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Founder / Head Instructor:

Masirib Guro Joe Habis
Kali Circle Combat System - Kali Silat Evolution


Pioneer of Kali and Pencak Silat in Lebanon in 1993, Masirib Guro Joe Habis is one of the highest ranking and leading ambassadors of Kali Silat Evolution in the world, and the founder of the Kali Circle Combat System.

Qualified as a 7th Dan Master Instructor in Kali Silat Evolution under Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous, he holds 14 black belts and Instructor certificates. The Kali Circle is his personal vision of a highly effective reality-based combat system, developed through his fourty years of martial arts experience and over twenty-five years of teaching.

His system also includes a Tactical Training program for the Lebanese Special Forces, as well as Law Enforcement and security professionals, a Kids' program, a Women's Self-Defense program and a Psychomotricity university curriculum. As a former philosophy teacher, he recently published a Kali Circle Combat Philosophy that emphasizes the ethics and concepts at the foundation of his art.

Today, Masirib Guro Joe Habis leads a team of outstanding instructors who teach at the Dojo or in their own clubs, and regularly give seminars at home and abroad. He is the Lebanese Technical Director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation, and the president and founder of the Lebanese National Kali Committee.


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Dojo Instructors:  

 

Guro Marc Helou
Kali Circle Instructor

A student of Joe Habis for over 25 years, Guro Marc Helou is a certified 5th Dan Instructor in both Kali Circle Combat System and Kali Silat Evolution under the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. He also holds a 1st Dan Taekwondo Black Belt, and was a Full Contact fighter in Dominique Valera's team in France.



   

Katalungan Guro Rabih Bou Diab
Kali Circle Instructor

A student of Joe Habis for over 20 years, Katalungan Guro Rabih Bou Diab is a certified 4th Dan Instructor in both Kali Circle Combat System and Kali Silat Evolution under the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. He trains the Lebanese Special Forces, and holds an Instructor certificate in Russian Systema.




 

   

Katalungan Guro Bassam Nakfour
Kali Circle Instructor

A student of Joe Habis for over 15 years, Katalungan Guro Bassam Nakfour is a certified 4th Dan Instructor in the Kali Circle Combat System and in Kali Silat Evolution under the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation.



 

   

Katulong Guro Ali Hemade
Kali Circle Instructor

A student of Joe Habis for over 15 years, Katulong Guro Ali Hemade is a certified 3rd Dan Instructor in both Kali Circle Combat System and Kali Silat Evolution under the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. He is also a Valencia Lameco Eskrima representative, a two time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, and was the Lebanese National MMA coach from 2015 to 2017.


 


   

Madunong Guro Khaled Mehanna
Kali Circle Instructor

A student of Joe Habis for over 10 years, Madunong Guro Khaled Mehanna is a certified 2nd Dan Instructor in both Kali Circle Combat System and Kali Silat Evolution under the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. He also holds a 2nd Dan Taekwondo black belt and is a former Lebanese Kickboxing champion.


 


   

Women's Self Defense : Lahong Guro Joe Habis
Press Article