JKD /Kali

At Fifth Element students will learn combination of empty hand training and weapons training. Student will also develop agility, balance, coordination, speed, faster reflexes and response that support both defensive and offensive fighting skills. Training will consist of learning how to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and the ability to turn ordinary household items into improvised weapons when in danger for practical self defense using JKD/Kali techniques. Empty hands training is taught as the stick or blade is an extension of the hand. With the JKD Concepts the student will learn the concept of interception, control, punching with a vertical fist, trapping, forward and angular pressure and adaptation to the constant changes and fluctuations of live combat while protecting and maintaining their own center-line while controlling and exploiting the opponents. Students are encouraged to study other art forms so that they can expand their knowledge of other systems. The student then can add to his/her martial arts as well as to know how to defend against and exploit such attacks in self defense.
  • single stick (solo baston)
  • single sword
  • defending against multiple attackers
  • double sticks (doble baston)
  • double sword
  • sword & dagger
  • stick and a dagger (espada y daga)
  • disarms
  • double dagger (saber & reverse grip)
  • single dagger (saber & reverse grip)
  • weapon ground fighting and Kinamutai ground fighting
  • hand to hand combat – low kicks, boxing, trapping, open palm strikes, evasive maneuvers, counter attacks, control situation
Close-range, medium-range and long-range which involve extension of arms, legs and weapons, and cutting distance
Short range footwork, long range footwork, side to side, front and back, split action, low stance, pushing off from the lead foot, pushing backward by pushing off the lead foot, short lead hop. The footwork is based on Serrada, a triangular framework methodology.