Founded by Guro Joe Habis, the Kali Circle is a highly effective reality-based combat system, grounded in Filipino Kali, Pencak Silat, Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Kali Circle Combat System covers what he considers to be the four fundamental aspects of combat :
At the cutting edge of Martial Arts evolution, and completed with a constantly updated health system and a deep and practical philosophy of combat, the Kali Circle Combat System builds up highly skilled martial artists, trained to be able to adapt to any given situation.
Kali Silat Evolution
The art of Kali has its roots in the ancient Filipino history dating from before the Majapahit
empire which dominated Southeast Asia during the 14th and 15th centuries.
The word Kali is an ancient expression that may be a mix of the words Kamut (hand)
and Lihok (movement), wich was contracted into Kali : movement of the hand.
Founded by Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous, Kali Silat Evolution is a modern synthesis of several traditional Filipino Martial Arts, and some other fighting arts
from the ancient Majapahit area in Southeast Asia. It is one of the principal styles of
the IKAEF, the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation, and has schools and
organizations in over 20 countries.
The training concepts of Kali Silat Evolution are based on several sub-systems :
Panantukan (Filipino boxing) Sikaran (Filipino kickboxing) Doble Baston (double sticks) Solo Baston (single stick fighting) Daga (knife fighting) Espada y Daga (sword and knife) Kadena de Mano (close quarters empty hand training) Trangkada (joint locks and pressure points) Dumog (grappling) Silat Beladiri (Pencak Silat)
In Kali Silat Evolution, those concepts are woven together into a complete and very
effective fighting system. Any improvement in one aspect of the Art will lead to
an immediate progression in the others.
In a combination of empty hand training and weapons training, the practitioner
will develop speed, coordination, stamina, strength and reflexes that support self-defense
and fighting skills.