domingo, 25 de dezembro de 2011

5 Last Woman standing - Kali Filipino martial arts (part 5 of 5)

4 Last Woman standing - Kali Filipino martial arts (part 4 of 5)

3 Last Woman standing - Kali Filipino martial arts (part 3 of 5)

2 Last Woman standing - Kali Filipino martial arts (part 2 of 5)

1 Last Woman standing - Kali Filipino martial arts (part 1 of 5)

sexta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2011

Feliz Natal e um Próspero Ano Novo!

A todos os Familiares, Irmão de vida, Amigos que troco porrada na cara, amigos normais rsrs. e aos colegas de face, Boas Festas, que não seja só uma data onde o consumismo tá sempre em alta, mas sim, que sirva de unir seus familiares e amigos, onde a paz e o amor estejam presente. Fica um grande abraço. FELIZ NATAL E UM PRÓSPERO ANO NOVO. FAMÍLIA CLARKE

quarta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2011

Praticantes Femininas de Kali Silat - (Female students of Kali Silat)

A estudante de Kali Silat - arnis- eskrima Ania Puczynska é uma entre várias praticantes da arte marcial filipina, arte conhecida como letal por seus praticantes e admiradores, uma arte marcial que literalmente o praticante decide se seu inimigo viverá ou não!

The student of Kali Silat - eskrima-arnis Puczynska Ania is one of several Filipino martial art practitioners, art known as lethal by its practitioners and admirers, a martial art that literally the practitioner decides whether or not your enemy live!

domingo, 16 de outubro de 2011

Mariah Moore Fillipino Martial Arts Demo Onaway High School

Agenda para 2012! Curso em Porto Velho RO


Southeast Asian martial arts in films and other media including Filipino kali, Thai Krabi Krabong and old-school Muay Thai, and Indonesian pencak silat

Films (by date):

Daab / Sword (TBD) - krabi krabong
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - kali, pencak silat
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) - kali
Mission Impossible 3 (2006) - kali
Ultraviolet (2006) - kali
Tom Yung Goong/The Protector (2005) - krabi krabong
Batman Begins (2005) - keysi
Puteri Gunung Ledang (2004) - pencak silat
Daredevil (2003) - kali
The Legend of Suriyothai (2003) - krabi krabong
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - kali
Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - kali
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) - kali
Matrix: Reloaded (2003) - kali
The Hunted (2003) - kali
Ong Bak/Thai Warrior (2003) - krabi krabong
Sema, the Warrior of Ayudhaya(2002) - krabi krabong
Equilibrium (2002) - kali
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) - krabi krabong
Blade II (2002) - kali
The Bourne Identity (2002) - kali
Scorpion King (2002) - kali
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) - kali
Kiss of the Dragon (2001) - kali
Bang Rajan (2000) - krabi krabong
Under Seige (1992) - kali
Exposure (1991) - kali
Out for Justice (1991) - kali
Rambo III (1988) - kali
Game of Death (1978) - kali
Man with the Golden Gun (1974) - krabi krabong
Enter the Dragon (1973) - kali

And coming soon - Ong Bak 2!!!

FILM: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Overview: Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross, trying to unveil Operation Black Briar---an upgrade to Project Treadstone---in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne (Damon) sets up a meeting with Ross (Considine) and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in eradicating him.

Rating: 9.2 (of 10) - This is an amazingly good piece of action. There isn't much of a plot, save as a continuation of the previous two, but it really doesn't need one. Like knocking over the first domino, the resulting chain reaction isn't a surprised - you can only watch in amazement as all the pieces fall.

Featured arts: Once again, Jason Bourne utilizes recognizable Filipino kali techniques in the various hand-to-hand fight scenes. Typical of the other two, use of improvised weapons (a book and a towel), The fight scenes are fast, furious, and brutal. The entire film is a heart-pounding end-to-end action sequence, with barely time to catch your breath between bursts of energy. The use of the towel to finish off an assassin looks suspiciously like sarong from pencak silat Mande Muda - which would not be surprising considering the source of the choreography - but given that FMA has lots of flexible weapons techniques, it is hard to say for sure.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Resident Evil - Extinction (2007)

Overview: Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own knowing that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation lead by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Issacs. Things get weird - there are flesh-eating zombies as usual. Why stop now when you can make a few more zombie flicks?

Rating: Unrated (so far)

Featured arts: Rumor has it that there is a pretty nasty bit of double kukri fighting. This might be derivative of Bando but is more likely just another exotic weapon substituting for the usual kali sticks.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Mission Impossible 3 (2006)

Overview: During a party, former super-spy Secret Agent Ethan Hunt is once again called back into action by IMF Operations Director Musgrave for the newest mission, to recover a missing IMF Agent, Agent Lindsey Farris who has been captured in Berlin by the toughest villainous Owen Davian, a prominent dealer in the international black market. Ethan must confront Owen Davian the toughest villain person he's ever faced.

Rating: 8.2 (of 10) - with a big budget and decent stars, this MI is once again a solid movie packed with lots of action. It doesn't offer anything fundamentally new from its predecessors and it is hard not to see Cruise, the actor, instead of Hunt the role.

Featured arts: An unmistakable kali scene is thrown into a flashback - while training an agent, Hunt apparently requires her to learn sinawali (amongst other things). Amusingly, the woman's technique looks pretty good especially compared to Cruise who is passable but clearly not a kalista.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Ultraviolet (2006)

Overview: Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease (hemophagia), giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal, healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war... Milla Jovavich again, only this time vampires instead of zombies. Do you detect a pattern?

Rating: 6.3 (of 10) - Some interesting scenes but still not much better than a B-film. And seriously lacking any conceptual or character development. Why does Hollywood need to kill decent sci-fi with its forumlae?

Featured arts: Hard to say precisely - likely some kali influence. But the film also features a fire sword duel, one of which is a burmese dha with square nose. Unusual but a nice touch.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Batman Begins (2005)

Overview: Returning to a distinctly "dark knight" feel, Batman Begins presents the prequel to the Batman saga. The early history of the emotionally tortured Bruce Wayne includes training in remote Tibetan locales in strange and deadly arts. As usual, his sometimes savage response to criminality and victimization offers an edgy insight into his early character.

Rating: 8.2 (of 10) - One of the better Batman movies certainly. Both a good story and good action, it can stand-alone for the uninitiated or prove itself as one of the best of the series.

Featured arts: The recently developed art called "keysi" was utilized for this film (as it was also used more recently in MI-3). The intention was show an art that was both unusual and distinctive, but also brutally effective. The Keysi Fighting Method or KFM was co-founded by Inosanto International Martial Art Instructors Association Instructors, Justo Dieguez Serrano and Andy Norman. Both are based in JKD and demos of their art include movements that appear similar to pencak silat, muay thai, and kali. Use of kali sticks is evident in out-takes.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Tom Yung Goong (The Protector) (2005)
Overview: A young man Kham (Tony Jaa) from the countryside of Thailand grows up in the company of elephants. When one of the elephants is kidnapped by unscrupulous businessmen, the youth heads for the big city to track them down and save his boyhood friend.

Rating: 7.2 (of 10)

Featured arts: Hot off the success of Ong Bak, Tony Jaa once again executes impressive demonstrations of old school Thai kick boxing (Muay Chai, Muay Boran) as well as Thai weapons (Krabi Krabong). In particular, there is an excellent fight between him and Lateef Crawder (Brazilian capoeira) in burning temple full of water (from fire sprinklers). And Jaa utilizes the unique Thai "mae sowks" or forearm shields, using elephant bones in place of the traditional weapons. In many cases, the plot is shaky and the action overly staged - however, it definitely worth watching.

YouTube: Watch the fight scene

FILM: Puteri Gunung Ledang (2004)

(Princess of Mount Ledang)

Official Web site

Excerpt from Web site on pencak silat

Overview: Filmed in Malaysia, this period epic from the late 15th century depicts a forbidden romance between Gusti Putri, a Javanese Hindu princess and Hang Tuah, a Malay Muslim warrior from Melaka, against a backdrop of war and mysticism.

Rating: 9.1 (out of 10) - This is a very good movie, both as a historical epic and as a martial arts flic. Some may not agree with the high rating, but the high production values, substantial story (based on a Malaysian tragic myth), and sumptuous scenes make this very watchable. A must-watch for anyone with an interest in pencak silat or SE Asia.

Featured arts: It is one of the first major movies to centrally feature pencak silat. It makes direct reference to the cultural, spiritual and mystical nature of the art, as well as showing fight sequences, with and without weapons. The quality of the fight choreography is a little rough in places, compared to the current standards, but this is an excellent introduction of the general public to pencak silat.

YouTube: Watch the opening fight scene (about 5 min. in)

FILM: The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Overview: A sequel to the modern spy thriller, the Bourne Identity, this film continues the theme of efficient but likeable assasin out-of-control with amnesia. When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent--who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne (Damon) and Marie (Potente) have been living under assumed names--the pair collapse their lives and head out. Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

Rating: 8.5 (of 10) - A generally accessible A-class film with lots of great Hollywood action - and not bad as a sequel.

Featured arts: Carrying on the general use of Filipino martial arts as part of Bourne's arsenal of weapons, several fight scenes feature well-choreographed use of recognizable FMA technique. Although most people may not notice the difference, the FMA enthusiast can pick up on some of the distinct movements in the use of knife and third hand.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004)

Overview: Another zombie movie featuring Milla Jovavich. It may have an actual movie synopsis - but that's not why you're watching it anyways.....

Rating: 5.8 (of 10) - ummmmm, another zombie B-film with Milla Jovavich couldn't possible be good.... could it?

Featured arts: There are two different uses of sinawali (from kali) using double asp. This is very similar to the arts used in Ecks vs. Sever by Lucy Liu. Nothing new to see here. But still fun.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Overview: Another sequel, to a pretty decent B-movie called Pitch Black that first launched Vin Diesel's career, Chronicles finds Riddick now a hunted man, in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. The Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Once again Riddick is poised to save humankind from evil by being twice as evil himself.

Rating: 5.6 (of 10) - this is a bad movie. There was lots of potential but it somehow never translated to the screen.

Featured arts: Vin Diesel claims to have trained in kali describing it as an "art originally from Spain that was imported to the Philippines" - oh dear! However, it didn't seem to help shape his fighting ability overmuch. The double daggers he likes to throw around were apparently influenced by sinawali.

YouTube: Watch the trailer

FILM: Daredevil (2003)

Overview: Matt Murdock is a lawyer who was blinded during a chemical accident when he was a kid. However, after that accident his other senses were heightened to a superhuman degree making him the costumed hero known as Daredevil.

Rating: 6.1 (of 10) - Like many comic superheros, the movie treatment isn't always flattering. Wooden, ridiculous, and unbelievable in equal measures. Still, Daredevil is kind of fun....

Featured arts: The influence of any particular arts is indeterminate. However, there is a sinawali-like feel resembling kali to the staff when it separates into two pieces - with a cable in between the two for catching and choking. It is pretty mildly influences, if at all.

FILM: Matrix: Reloaded (2003)

Overview: In part two of the Wachowski Borthers' Matrix trilogy, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) begins to explore his superhuman abilities. He must gain enough control over the Matrix to be able to defeat the forces arrayed against him in the real world. Zion, mankind's last free city, has been located by the machines. With 250,000 sentinels only hours away, Zion's military leaders scramble all hovercrafts and personnel to defend the city and its people. Believing mankind's salvation lies not with a military action, but with the Oracle's prophecy, Morpheus pleads for time and resources to allow the Oracle to contact Neo.

Rating: 7.5 (of 10) - A veritable orgy of martial arts and stunt wire work, the action scenes continue to follow the spectacular standards set in the first film. While the plot lines become harder to follow, the film is a worthy follow on from the ground breaking part one.

Featured arts: While most of the arts applied by Neo and others echo Chinese influences, there are snatches of Filipino arts. In particular, there is a decent sinawali scene in the melee fight between Neo and a group of attackers arranged artfully on a double staircase.

FILM: Suriyothai / Legend of Suriyothai (2003)

Overview: Filmed in Thailand, this period epic from the 16th century relates the tumultuous history of Siam and its ongoing battles within and without the kingdom. Harried by its eternal foe Burma (now Mayanmar), Siam suffers terribly when the death of its beloved king throws its future into question. Infighting and backstabbing eliminate leader after leader as the forces of Burma descend upon Siam's borders. The film follows the life of the heroine, Suriyothai, who eventually becomes the queen of King Mahachakrapat. from the age of 15, to her tragic death as she sacrifices herself to save her country.

Rating: 8.1 (of 10) - While the story and cinematography are occasionally hard to follow, it is worth watching several times. Partly to catch all the details of the many intrigues, but also to take in the sumptuous costumes and depictions of a rich but unfamiliar historical and cultural landscape.

Featured arts: Although the martial aspects of this film are limited appropriately to the battlefield, several major battle scenes provide ample insight into the weapons, armour, techniques and context for Krabi Krabong. There is little hand-to-hand or one-on-one combat.

FILM: Ong Bak (2003)

Live demo from Tony Jaa

Overview: This movie offers a classic martial arts plot, but filmed entirely in Thailand, with Thai stars and production. When the head of Ong-Bak, the sacred Buddha of a poor village in Thailand is stolen, the population is plunged into misery. The Buddha was the focal point of an anniversary vigil believed to bring rain to the drought-stricken area. Young Ting is selected by the villagers to travel to Bangkok and rescue the relic in time for their ceremony.

Rating: 8.6 (out of 10) - as martials arts films go, this has all the right stuff in it and it isn't painful to watch in between the numerous fights and stunt scenes. And it offers a unique view of Thai culture.

Featured arts: This films does for traditional Muay Thai (such as Muay Boran and Muay Chaiya) and Krabi Krabong what Bloodsport did for karate/kick-bocking. Using highly stylized but dramatic fight scenes, the film portrays the unique energetics and techniques of the Thai arts, distinct from today's sport Muay Thai. Using a mixture of different older systems, Tony Jaa displays tremendous acrobatic ability and strength.

FILM: Sema, the Warrior of Ayudhaya (2002)

Overview: Sema, the son of a swordsmith, has fallen in love with the beautiful Rerai. However, she has already been engaged to Moo Khan, another warrior, against her will. Devastated, Sema joins the Siamese army as a nomad and fights the Burmese invaders.

In Thai only (no English sub-titles) - available only in SE Asia.

Rating: 8.7 (out of 10) - It is most unfortunate that there are no sub-titles because the film appears to be quite good - well-filmed and stunted with some meaningful plot and character development as well. Naturally there is very little (if any) CGI in use - all the extras are real people and the open-field combat scenes are intense.

Featured arts: Similar to the Legend of Suriyothai and Bang Rajan, this is an epic feature jam-packed with historical combat action between the Burmese and the Siamese. All forms of krabi krabong are present including mae sowks, daab song meu (and nung meu), spear and shield and much more.

FILM: Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002)

Overview: Set in 1765, during the reign of Louis XV, an epic adventure based in part on a well-known French legend. In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is leaving a trail of mutilated corpses across the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a seemingly near-human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years.

Rating: 7.9 (out of 10) - This is an odd film, combining the otherwise distinct genres of horror, martial arts, and historical fiction. It is reaonably well acted and produce but hovers around the threshold of B-movie. Still, it is well worth watching, whether you like the fight scenes or not.

Featured arts:

FILM: Blade II (2002)

Overview: One could say that, not only is this yet-another-vampire movie, it also a sequel to yet-another-vampire -movie. However, thanks to the influence of Wesley Snipes who is himself a martial artist, this version of "Dracula" continues to amuse. Blade, played byMr. Snipes, is a half-vampire himself but with a real distaste for bloodsuckers. He is a vigilante for the rest of unknowing humanity. In this sequel, Reapers, a new breed of vampire that feed off humans and vampires, emerge with plans for world domination and Blade must team with the Bloodpack, an elite team of vampire warriors specifically trained to hunt him, in order to defeat this new menace.

Rating: 7.4 (of 10) - fun but repetitious - it doesn't offer much over the previous Blade movie. By itself, it might have garnered 8.2.

Featured arts: Needless to say, many arts are present in this film including Japanese swords arts like kendo/kenjitsu and Brazilian capoiera (Snipes actively practices). In particular though, several sequences feature sinawali (when the assassin fights Blade in front of the "god lights") from kali/eskrima/arnis.

FILM: Equilibrium (2002)

Overview: In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. Whe he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it.

Rating: 5.9 (of 10) - Words like "ridiculous" and "melodramatic" come to mind - the movie is not even a proper B-film in its quality. It has a few interesting moments and might have been a good story if a bit more work was done on it. In many respects, the concept of the grammaton cleric who has a handgun-based martial art seems to have been the entire motivation for the film.

Featured arts: To suggest that there is actually any influence from kali may be somewhat hyperbolic. However, there is this pretty neat final fight scene with close range handgun grappling. Sayoc, Pekiti-Tirsia kali and Lameco all have something similiar called "tapping" (as do other Filipino arts), typically applied to knives. The similarity is notable but slim.

FILM: The Hunted (2002)

Overview: In the green woods of Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After brutally slaying four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slayings are the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him.

Rating: 7.8 (of 10) - somewhat wooden acting and a pretty sparsely developed set of characters keeps this from getting very interesting. The knife fights are .... reasonably good. Certainly it's nice to see some specific techniques happening but the plot keeps stepping on the credibility.

Featured arts: For real, the hand of Sayoc kali is clearly seen. The famed Sayocs acted as consultants and choreographers for the fight scenes.

FILM: The Bourne Identity (2002)

Overview: Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fisherman who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted.

Rating: 8.9 (of 10) - fast, smart action with lots of twists and turns. And the editting on the fight scenes is reasonably smooth without being dramatic.

Featured arts: Hand-to-hand fighting is dominated by well-defined use of kali. In particular, the opportunistic use of environment as weapons, such as a pen, reflects the nature of this Filipino art.

FILM: Scorpion King (2002)

Overview: In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King.

Rating: 7.2 (of 10) - Some smashing sword fights and some decent set design. But anything starring the The Rock has limitations. Meanwhile, lots of people seem to really enjoy it.

Featured arts: There is a clear kali influence with a sinawali training scene. In addition, though not clearly FMA-specific, there is a pretty fun fire sword fight.

FILM: Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Overview: Jonathan Ecks , an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever , a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order to kill them at will. Or something like that. Comic book spys and superheros.

Rating: 6.5 (of 10) - Wooden with usual problem of video games and comix being translated to movies.

Featured arts: Lucy Liu dazzles with a one-on-many double asp fight against a SWAT team. Her kali is pretty good as she fairly realistically deals them down.

FILM: Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Overview: Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian.

Rating: 6.5 (of 10) - Pretty standard B-film chop-socky with lots of setup fight scenes and unimaginative development. Boy meets girl, girl is threatened by criminal, martial arts erupts. Like that.

Featured arts: Jet Li does not specifically have a kali background, but several scenes feature stick fighting techniques. Awkwardly inserted, karateka show little adeptness with sticks while Jet Li just moves really really fast. The "40 stick fighters (in gi) against one" is interesting.. sort of.

FILM: Bang Rajan: The Legend of the Village Warriors (2000)

Overview: Oliver Stone presents a beautiful and violent Thai film; the true story of a rural 18th century Siamese village that managed to battle an army of 100,000 invading Burmese soldiers to a standstill for five months. When Bang Rajan's fearless warrior chief (Chumporn Taephitak) is wounded in battle, the men of the village elect a mighty rogue fighter who has been making raids on Burmese supply lines, Chan (Jaran Ngamdee), to step in and guide them.

Rating: 8.9 (of 10) - this is an excellent historical epic with good character development and action. It may not appeal to everyone as an Asian production. However, it has high production values and delivers good (true) story. The ending may disappoint for those expecting a standard Hollywood finish. The hair-dos and mustaches are fabulous.

Featured arts: Classic Siamese (Thai) and Burmese (Myanman) weapons arts, in particular Krabi Krabong, are in plentiful evidence. Extensive use and demonstration of open field combat, armour and shields, as well as a range of traditional weapons such as the dha, plong, and krabong, as well as exotic weapons like spiked war hammers.

FILM: Under Seige (1992)

Details pending....

FILM: Out for Justice (1991)

Details pending...

FILM: Exposure (1991)

Overview: An American photographer capturing the violent street life in Rio de Janeiro is attacked and his girlfriend raped when a drug lord thinks he has important information against him. The photographer studies the art of knife fighting, but as he trails his attackers he is unaware that the man who taught him to fight is the man he may have to kill.

Rating: 8.1 (of 10) - not a standard Hollywood thriller, the action is sparse but aesthetic. And the fighting scenes are intense and technique laden. Peter Coyote plays the role well and is easy to watch.

Featured arts: The knife fighting is clearly kali again - the angles of attack are even laid out by the erst-while knife instructor. There are specific training and fighting scenes that relate directly to no-nonsense FMA-based knife fighting.

Rambo III (1988)

Overview: John Rambo, unwilling to accompany old friend Colonel Trautman behind Soviet lines in Afghanistan, ends up going there on an unofficial rescue mission after Trautman is captured. Bullets and bombs fly in all directions as the indistructable Rambo quickly works his way through a large camp of Soviet soldiers.

Rating: 6.3 (of 10) - yet-another-Rambo movie - but admittedly, the opening stick fight is one the earliest examples of kali in a major Hollywood picture. Even if it is suggested that the location is Thailand....

Featured arts: Once again, kali is clearly present - an overly dramatic but reasonably well choreographed double stick fight at the beginning makes for a great opening.

Game of Death (1978)

Details pending...

FILM: Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Overview: A classic James Bond film - Bond has been sent a golden bullets inscribed with 007. Bond's main lead is Francisco Scaramanga (Lee), also known as 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. Whilst trying to avoid Scaramanga, Bond must find the missing Solex Agitator. Part of the usual globe-trotting has Bond in Thailand.

Rating: 7.8 (of 10) - as with so many Bonds, it is fun to watch and with the usual range of characters, situations, and high-tech devices. Nothing out of the norm in this particular Bond flick. Except the krabi krabong maybe.

Featured arts: Easily one of the earliest krabi krabong scenes filmed for a major motion picture, the technique is clean, fast, and unadulterated. To keep the audience aligned with the vaguely Japanese theme, the two fighters appear in a "dojo" and bow woodenly to the apparently Japanese sensei. Once past their bows though, they are all Thai - and pretty damn good too!

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Details pending....





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domingo, 9 de outubro de 2011

Parabéns ao mais novo Faixa preta ( Lakan) Lucas Reis!

Lucas Reis fez o exame de Faixa preta, mas como tinha 17 anos ele ficou com a Marrom Ponta Preta, Hoje seu aniversário e quase um ano de pois de seu exame, ele é promovido automaticamente a Lakan, treinando duramente desde 14 anos comigo. Sendo o Segundo faixa preta de kali que formo, o Primeiro é o Lankan Guru Dalawa Alberto Guerra.

Parabéns Duplo meu amigo e guerreiro!

quinta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2011

quarta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2011

Entrevista Guru Rodrigo Okubo

Professor Rodrigo Okubo pratica artes marciais desde os 8 anos de idade. Ele é faixa preta em Kung Fú, Aikido e Kali Silat.

Ele nos fala sobre essa luta de auto defesa Filipina e explica quais os macetes de aprender auto defesa.


quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2011

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Caso você seja aluno particular, ou seja, caso o pagamento por suas aulas regulares seja integralmente pago ao seu Instrutor/Professor, você tem desconto de 50% nos seus exames de Graduação.

Vá até e faça sua inscrição! Você receberá um email de confirmação, com os dados bancários para o pagamento. Sua inscrição só estará completa após a confirmação do pagamento e o recebimento do número de depósito."

sexta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2011

Copa Oceânica de Artes Marciais

Mais uma Vez atletas de boxe Filipino representando!

sábado, 27 de agosto · 08:00 - 16:00
Colégio La Place de Piratininga. R. Manoel Pacheco de Carvalho, 80 - Piratininga - Niterói.
Mais informações
Lutas de K1 no Ring e de Light no Tatame.
Pesagem 8:00h
Início das lutas: 9:00h

Ingressos: 10 reais antecipado (entrada liberada dos atletas e 2 teinadores). Na hora 15 reais podendo aumentar sem aviso prévio.

Taxa de inscrição: 35 reais

Premiação: medalha de 1° e 2° Lugares. Troféu para maior equipe e para equipe campeã!!!/event.php?eid=234565489914266

segunda-feira, 15 de agosto de 2011


Original Message-----f3049051
From: Leo Gaje [mailto:
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 11:56 PM
To: P. Greg Alland
Subject: RE:Response

Dear Greg, Greetings,
Thanks for your e-mail.I wish you also good health and many more years of your dedications will be rewarded in due time.

You have all the reason to communicate directly to me because between you and me we had the beginning and that beginning was not enjoyed by anybody. Whatever,
the result of many years of absence, the foundation of our relaltionship was more than anything else. Actually, many got jealous of you because they wanted to get close to me as you were close to me. Billy had this notion that he can be close to me to grab the opportunity, but that is not the end of the philosphy and the culture which is ours.

Actually greg,we have no differences, it is just because of some greed that comes between us that made someone took the opportunity. No matter what you do the elements of the things you do comes back to me and that is the thing you cannot forget neither i will disown that. As a matter of fact the pekiti tirsia Germany/ Europe is
the fruit of your labor and the blade fighters, Guild of Tom Sotis. So, remember that when things are to be reckoned with, what ever happens we can still continue
our relationship like the old, old days. We are already matured and responsible enough to realize that forgiveness is the price of happiness and of course your skill to propogate the art as an FMA must be recognized.

This Novemebr is the biggest event in the Philippines. Now the government recognize the importance that the art will help the economy of the country and because of this we spearhead the movement by having the WORLd KALI GRANDCHAMPIONHIP, SPONSOREDBY THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT, DEPT. OF TOURISM , ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE PHILIPPINE SPORTS COMMISSION. I want you to be present because the President of the Philippines and the many dignitaries will attend the event. Tom Sotis will be the Chairman of the Knifefighting division. Awards will be given and promotions will be given personally by the President of the Philippines. Her Excellency Gloria M.Arroyo and the SEc. of Tourism Richard Gordon.

You come because I will present to you your official authority of the SINATIRSIAWALI and your special award for the 30 years of hard achievement in the promotion of the FMA. I have the power to elevate your credibility so that the world will recognized you as the true master of the art.You know Greg it is about time that you can lead the changes in the UNited States in so far as the true practices of the art.

Because of your ability to encourage people and your skill to win friends and influence people. Sooner we will be in the world sports, and I want you to be with
me wherever and whenever we make the world go round.If I can bring others to go with me into the highestpedestal of achievements, why can't I bring you when
had made sacrifices with me in new York and many places. I only want people who can stand before anyone and fight. One thing you will not find Billy
under my blessings.

So, let me know your plans and your plkan to bring people and I will accomodate you. But i want you todirectly deal with me and nobody else.

My best reagards and God Bless.

GRandtuhon Gaje
Greetings Leo:
Thank you for the time to digest your lasts emails. Our continued relationship in promoting the Philippine Martial Arts has always existed, dispite what others have said, about me, about Billy and about you. I have always been by your side, since the beginning and have continued to be by your side even behind your back and everyone elses. May I remind you we recite the following before and after each class, here it is verbatum:

"We are a circle, equal as one, with no beginning and no end. This is the art and science of human life, we call SinaTirsiaWali.

So I need your help to promote you publically: What ever you may prepare in the future is fine. What I need now is: A web page on your website and on Uli's of the following. It is Pekiti Tirsia. It never was Pekiti-Tirsia. I have given Uli use of already. The entry goes right to him. A promotion to Master. Not that I am, but others have heard you discredit me. A press release to everyone of only these details.

----Original Message-----
From: leo gaje []
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 10:28 PM
To: P. Greg Alland
Subject: RE: I will send you the November affair and you do the release


All participants arrive manila/transportation to clark will be made ready to each group: reception committee will be at the airport.


Instructors Candidate course training on Advanced technology

Opening ceremonies for the Grandchampionship welcoming ceremony by the Secretary of Tourism and Governor of Pampanga

Official opening and declaration by her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Philippines: Opening of the tournament proper.

Final Grandchampionship and awarding of Trophys for Grandchampion and Divisional Champions, Awarding of Special Awards and Grandpromotions for
higher Ranks and Titles to Pekiti-Tirsia Instructors.Guest of Honors: Chief of the Armed forces of the Philippines and Commissioner for the Philippine Sports Commssion.

Final Despedidas by the Government High Dignitaries: Dinner Party.

The training camp will feature comphrhensive, in-depth instuctionin all systems and categories of pekiti-tirsia kali and will be structured for all skill levels :Advanced instructors will be under the instructions of Grandtuhon to include the introduction of the Tri-V formula for Combat Sports in preparation for the tournament. A special private instructional blocksfor all for all class levels. Advanced instructors will have an opportunity to teach in review for the structured blocks of solo baston, double baston, daga y baston.

The is is the best opportunity to learn the most advanced Tri-V Formula taught for the first time to be used for combat sports under the personal tutelage foR
the Supreme Grandmaster. Each day will bring advanced knowledge that will be trained , drilled and fought on your path of mastery of the Pekiti-Tirsia system.

Basic recommended Gear list:
1)Suitable warm weather althletic clothing.

2)Athletic shoes.


4)Weaponry-rattan US made Aluminum training ginunting, parang and Dagas will be made ready for purchase, Authentic size,shape,
length,with hardwood handles, Philipine and US made live balde ginunting, Parang and other forms of indigenous blades will be ready for sale.

5) protective equipments, headgear, hand/elbow/ groin protection, safety eyeglass recommended.

MISC.Gear Casual clothing for ceremonies and recreations.

Hot line telephone numbers: Greg (917) 535 KALI (5354) - Tuhon: 063-919-200-36-67

GREG, I authorize you to do the Press release, LTG


Original Pekiti Tirsia System

Original Pekiti Tirsia System
Here is the Original Pekiti Tirsia System Outline by Tuhon Leo Tortel. Gaje, Jr.
* * *

Master Greg Alland, is a Full Pledge Master in Pekiti Tirsia
He & I have renamed his methods of study as SinaTirsiaWali in 1989.
* * *
Signed and witnessed: Full Pledge Master by Tuhon Leo Gaje
in Bacolod City, Philippines, 5th November 1997.
By: Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr., and Master Jerson Tortal
as witnessed by the Honorable Demosthenes Magallanes, RTC Judge
/ Federation Advisor/
* * * * *
Here are Master Greg Alland's Basic Outline of the Drill Routines
System A

Striking Points

System B

Cuatro Cuantos
Four Wall

System C


System D


System E

Cinco Teros
Five Attacks

System F

Papasok - Palabas
Break - In - Break - Out

System G

Sietc Teros
Seven Attacks

System H

Doce Witik
Clock System



Vale a pena ver de Novo!

quinta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2011

em agosto

em agosto

Matéria Especial Karambit

Faca Kerambit – séculos de história em uma faca ''moderna''

Por: Lakan Guru Richard Clarke - Faixa preta de Kali Silat 3º hagdan - Faixa preta de Kombato 3º grau. e-mail:

Talvez uma das mais exclusivas entre as muitas variedades de lâminas do arquipélago indonésio é a Kerambit. A origem desta inusitada faca foi na época do império Majapahit de quase 5.000 anos atrás. Desde lá ela foi desenvolvida como utensílio e arma nas Filipinas, Bornéo, Bali, Indonésia. Suas características são visíveis. Possui orifício na empunhadura onde fixa-se uns dos dedos, facilitando assim, a desferida do golpe.
Karambit ou Kerambit, é uma arma do Kali Silat. Originariamente era uma garra de Harimau, um dos maiores felinos (Tigre indonésio), e possuía várias formas de uso. A partir daí, os povos que adotaram ferramentas comuns em armas para defesa pessoal, logo perceberam que a Kerambit estava bem adaptada como uma arma defensiva.
Apesar da origem antiga, só recentemente há uma crescente popularidade da Kerambit pelos praticantes de artes marciais, em especial os lutadores de Kali Silat e Silat. Esta faca está sendo muito utilizada em filmes, resgatando as origens de sua história e misturando-se com o moderno.


A Kerambit é uma lâmina com uma curva acentuada e é, normalmente, duas vezes cortante. Foi concebida para ser realizada em um grip ( pegada ) invertida. A Kerambit possui um furo no cabo no qual é colocado o dedo indicador, proporcionando assim uma aderência extremamente segura, devido a esta característica é muito difícil desarmar alguém que a estiver empunhando.


Descreverei agora duas opções, de várias, para exemplificar o uso da Kerambit.

Primeira opção:

Foto 1
Ataque com uma adaga em pakal (pegada invertida), o Kalipi usa a mão viva para quebrar o ataque, atacando com o cutelo da mão o ante-braço da mão da arma do adversário.

Foto 2
A mão da Arma entra junto com a mão viva para não perder o contato, evitando uma outra investida.

Foto 3
Com o braço da arma controlado, o kalipi ataca com a Kerambit numa areá vital.

Segunda opção:

Foto 1
Ataque com uma adaga em pakal (pegada invertida) , o Kalipi usa a mão viva para quebrar o ataque, atacando com o cutelo da mão o ante-braço da mão da arma do adversário.

Foto 4
A mão viva captura a mão armada do agressor fazendo uma torção usando o antebraço para desarmá-lo enquanto o Kalipi aplica uma Rompida (ataque de baixo para cima ) na barriga e vai até o pescoço e volta indo para as costas do agressor como mostra nas fotos 5, 6 e 7.

Estes exemplos, acima descritos, foram uma pequena amostra do que se pode fazer com uma Kerambit. E se você quer praticar procure um instrutor credenciado para aprender da forma correta, não se deixando enganar com pessoas sem qualificações.

terça-feira, 5 de julho de 2011

Curso de Formação de Instrutores de Kombato

Curso de Formação de Instrutores kombato Niterói, São Gonçalo e áreas adjacentes, turma de 4 pessoas no máximo horário de treino segundas e quartas 21:30, duração de 1 ano a partir da data!graduação de Verde 3 para fazer exame para vermelha nível Instrutor passando com nota superior 80! valor por pessoa de 200 reais ao mês, já contando com exames. Inscrições mediante atestado médico, e qualificações na área. lembrando 4 vagas!

Prêmio será?

Blog de Kali Mineiro atualizado

quinta-feira, 30 de junho de 2011

Seminário Internacional


É com grande prazer que a FIAMEK (Federação Internacional de Arnis de Mano, Eskrima e Kali Silat), em conjunto com a AMKS (Associação Mineira de Kali Silat) traz mais uma vez o renomado Tuhon Greg Alland para o Brasil, em dois Seminários de 7 horas cada um, no Rio de Janeiro e em Belo Horizonte.

No Rio de Janeiro, o Seminário do Tuhon Greg ocorrerá dia 12 de Novembro, sábado, de 9h às 16h, no Parque do Flamengo.

Em Belo Horizonte, será no dia 13 de Novembro, mesmo horário, no Círculo Militar.

Para os filiados à FIAMEK, cada dia sai a 90 dólares; não-filiados, 120 dólares. No dia, filiados pagam 120 e não-filiados pagam 150.

Os interessados em participar de ambos os dias podem requisitar facilitações de pagamento.

Instrutores de Kali Silat e Kombato que trouxerem um aluno pagam metade; com dois alunos, entrada franca.

O pagamento pode ser feito integralmente, de uma vez, ou 50% para a inscrição e 50% após 30 dias. Sua vaga estará reservada com o primeiro pagamento, mas apenas será garantida com o segundo.

Devolução da inscrição: 50%, até o dia 12 de Outubro. Aquele que pagar em duas vezes não receberá de volta a primeira parcela.

Para o Seminário do Rio de Janeiro, enviem email, com nome completo, e receberá os dados bancários para depósito.

Para informações sobre o Seminário em Belo Horizonte:

ATENÇÃO: Ambos os dias possuem vagas limitadas. Não deixe para a última hora!

Kali Silat Brasil


Para enteder melhor o kaliman

" Seremos um circulo,sem início nem fim,respeitaremos todas as artes e ciências, praticaremos todos para aprender a nossa arte, por meio do corpo e da mente , atingiremos a alma; esta é a nossa arte : Kali Silat sina tirsia walli "

"Eu prometo para o criador no céu e meu instrutor na terra que vou dar valor ao conhecimento recebido, e escrever o ensinamento em meu coração.."

"Eu me curvo diante você por respeito, não por submissão.

Eu estendo a ti a mão de amizade, pois eu prefiro isso a mão da guerra.

Eu treino para ser um guerreiro com sabedoria."

"Eu estou preparado para combater você.

Mesmo sabendo que sua habilidade por ser maior do que a minha.

Não temo que meu corpo físico caia morto à sua frente.

Pois meu espírito se levantará novamente.

Ele é invencível."