It uses both cutting and impact weapons. Edged weapons include the spear, sword, bolo knife, while the strike weapons includes seasoned with rattan sticks and fire sticks of hardwood trees. In Kali as a system of unarmed combat, which includes the application of various punches, kicks, elbows and other body parts. In contrast to other martial arts such as kung fu and karate, which are first studied martial arts, before moving to work with weapons, Filipino martial arts Kali start with weapons. In the gauge technique bladed weapons possession studied first, and then easily transformed into the work of the shock weapons and unarmed combat.
Guru Wade explains it simply: "Nothing changes." During the Second World War the Philippines were occupied by Japan, and again Filipinos refused to obey the new invaders more than the previous one. While welcoming the Americans, Filipinos eagerly enlist in the U.S. Army. The first and second Filipino infantry regiments Armed with your favorite weapon – the sword of bolo, fought in the campaign for the liberation of their homeland. Filipinos are also organized guerrilla groups, known as bolo battalions. Guerrillas near the blade and the preferred dogfight. To attack, they are usually organized system in the form of the inverse triangle.
In the far apex of the triangle was the man who finished off the enemy, abandoned by other partisans of the two front rows. After the war many enterprising Filipinos who practice Kali and Escrima (Calixto and eskrimado), left the Philippines and went to Hawaii and California, which has become the new home for a large Filipino community in the United States. And of course, they brought with are different styles of Filipino martial arts. Meanwhile, back at Berkeley, where the guru Wade patiently shows the correct movements near the student who misunderstanding something in the legs. Together with the other Calisto they long and monotonously repeated movements as long as the student does not understand and will not move properly. Then Wade shouted 'That's it! " and darts off in the direction of another group. 'Diagonal attack is excellent! " – Tim Wade recites while watching eyes of sparring the other group. Diagonal attack, says guru Wade is able to destroy any horizontal or vertical stroke or a diagonal stroke. Continuation of the article of the Filipino martial arts