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SEMINARS:




2021

6 - 7 February 2021
Online seminar with Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous, founder of Kali Silat Evolution. 

   
   
2019

7 - 14 July 2019
Kali Silat Evolution Summercamp in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.


The Kali Circle Team at the KSE Summercamp 2019 in Portugal,


Congratulations to Kadua Guro Natalia Sancha ! Welcome to the Kali Circle Instructor Team !

Such a joy to share the knowledge ...
KSE Summercamp 2019 - Portugal



A great honour to be awarded the title of Masirib Guro, 7th Dan, by Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous, at the Kali Silat Evolution Summercamp in Portugal !
Thank you Jeff for being such an infinite source of inspiration, and a lifetime friend and mentor.


   
 

09 - 10 February : Beirut Camp 2019

 

Beirut Camp 2019 with founder of Kali Silat Evolution, Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous, at the Dojo.

   
2018

October 2018
Publication of "The Philosophy of Martial Arts in the Kali Circle", by Joe Habis, in the philosophy review Alcinoé.

   
 

18July 2018
Amazing training in London with Kali / JKD legend Guro Bob Breen, founder of 4D Combat, and our common student Zak Brophy, today both Kali Circle and 4D Combat Instructor.

   
 

1-8 July 2018
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Taghazout, Morocco.

   
 

25 June 2018
Laura Zablit and Sandro Karam entered the Dojo at the age of 4. Today, at 16, they become the youngest Kadua Guros in the history of our style.

   
 

24 - 25 February : Beirut Camp 2018

Congratulations to Guro Marc Helou, 5th dan Chief Instructor, who has been training with me for over 20 years. And to Katalungan Guros Karim Debbas and Bassam Nakfour, 4th dan Senior Instructors, after 13 years of consistent training and true commitment.

   
2017

16-17 November 2017 
Participation in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar given by Andre Galvao and the Mendes brothers in Beirut.

   
 

July 2017
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Porto, Portugal.


   
 

22 March 2017 
Women's Self Defense seminar at the Dojo
A big thanks to Natalia Sancha, Andrea Böhm, and Khaled Mehanna for their great assistance !

   
 

4 - 5 March : Beirut Camp 2017

   
2016

29 October 2016 
Conference on "The Philosophy of Martial Arts in the Kali Circle" organized by Dr Jad Hatem, head of philosophy at the Saint Joseph University, with the kind assistance of Katulong Guro Bassam Nakfour and Madunong Guro Khaled Mehanna.

This conference was published in the 8th number of the philosophy review Alcinoé.


   
  24 September 2016
Kali Silat Evolution seminar given by our Kali Circle Instructor Madunong Guro Khaled Mehanna in Rostock, Germany.
 
   
 

3 September 2016
Kali Circle senior instructor Rabih Abou Diab receiving an award from the Lebanese Army.

   
  July 2016
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Rome.
   
 

25 April 2016
Self Defense seminar given by Lahong Guro Joe Habis at the Dojo, with the assistance of Kadua Guro Khaled Mehanna and Andrea Böhm.

   
 

14 April 2016
Dragons Black Belt examination at the Dojo.
Congratulations to Lila Saouma, Iris Bassil, Noa Daudelin, Philippe Saade, Arthur Zablit, Layl Bteich, and the Armani brothers Taymour and Layth.


   
 

22 March 2016
Kali demo for the Lebanese Army given by our Kali Circle Instructor Team, with Katalungan Guro Marc Helou and Katulong Guro Ali Hemade, in Hamat.


   
 

12 - 13 March : Beirut Camp 2016

   
 

23 January 2016
Women's Self Defense Seminar at the Dojo
A special thanks to Natalia, Andrea and Khaled for their precious help.

   
2015

21 September 2015
Kali demonstration by the Lebanese Special Forces, trained by our Kali Circle senior instructor Rabih Abo Diab, during the Martial Arts Festival in Beirut.

   
  August 2015
Kali seminar with our Kali Circle senior instructor Marc Helou, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System), in Kfardebian.
   
2014 December 2014
Kali Sikaran seminar given by Katulong Guro Ali Hemadeh, from the Kali Circle Instructor Team, at the Trojan Club in Larnaca, Cyprus.
   
  October 2014
Kali Sikaran seminar given by Katulong Guro Ali Hemadeh, from the Kali Circle Instructor Team, in Abu Dhabi.
   
 

April 2014
Kali Circle Instructor and Atos fighter Ali Hemadeh wins the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014. Congratulations Ali !!

   
 

15 - 16 March : Beirut Camp 2014

   
 

The Making of "Inside the Kali Circle"


   
 

9 February 2014
Women's Self Defense class given by Natalia Sancha, from the Kali Circle team, to the refugees at Maroun El Ras, as part of a humanitarian project.

   
 

8 February 2014
Women's Self Defense seminar with Guro Joe Habis at the Dojo.


   
 

January 2014
Ali Hemade, du Kali Circle Instructor Team, gagne une Médaille d'Argent au Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu European Open à Lisbonne, et 2 Médailles de bronze au Munich Open 2013.

   
 

5 January 2014
Kadua Guro examination at the Dojo.

   
2013

1st November 2013
Kali Sikaran seminar with Katulong Guro Ali Hemade at he 9th Eshtibak camp in Kfardebian

   
   
 

14-19 July 2013
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.

   
 

May and June 2013
Women's Self Defense seminars with Guro Joe Habis, at the Dojo.

   
 

10 February 2013
Congratulations to our new Kadua Guro Zeina Hanna.
Welcome to the Kali Circle Instructor Team !

   
 

9-10 February 2013 : BEIRUT CAMP 2013
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

   
2012

10-11 November 2012
- MMA seminar with professionnal MMA fighter Joakim Engberg, from Sweden, organised by Madunong Guro Ali Hemadeh at the Triumff Sports Club in Beirut.

   
 

7-14 November 2012
- MMA seminar with professionnal MMA fighter Joakim Engberg, from Sweden, at the Dojo

   
 

15-20 July 2012
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.

   
 

28 June 2012
- Congratulations to our new Kadua Guro Zak Brophy, from England.
Welcome to the Kali Circle Instructor Team !

   
 

28 June 2012
- Examination at the Dojo, School of Martial Arts.

   
 

16-30 May 2012
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes with World Champion Suyan Queiroz, from Brazil, at the Dojo, School of Martial Arts.

  

   
 

20 Mai 2012
- MMA seminar with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Suyan Queiroz, from Brazil, at the Dojo, School of Martial Arts.

   
 

Mai 2012
- Kali session with Kadua Guro Karima Hawwa, from the Dojo Kali Circle Instructor Team, at the orphanage Light For Nepal Children, Kathmandu.

   
 

11-12 February 2012 : BEIRUT CAMP 2012
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

  

   
 

2 February 2012
- Instructor seminar with Royce Gracie at the Dojo, School of Martial Arts
UFC Hall of Fame legend, Winner of UFC 1, UFC 2 and UFC 4, 7th Dan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.

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1 February 2012
- Participation of the Kali Circle in Royce Gracie's seminar, organised by the Lebanese Ju Jitsu Federation in Beirut.

   
 

29 January 2012
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Madunong Guro Ali Hemade, certified Associate Instructor (2nd Dan) by Guro Joe Habis and recognized by the IKAEF, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System), in Beirut.

   
2011

3-4 December 2011
- Valencia Lameco Eskrima seminar with Guro Felix Valencia, founder of the style, organised by Madunong Guro Ali Hemadeh at the Triumff Sports Club in Beirut.

  

   
 

1-8 December 2011
- Valencia Lameco Eskrima seminar with Guro Felix Valencia, founder of the style, at the Dojo.

  

   
 

July 2011
Professional training with Hervé Corre, sports expert, Deep Muscle Development theorist and creator of Synthetic Stretching, in Paris.

   
 

17-22 July 2011
Participation of the Kali Circle in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.

   
  14 July 2011
- Kali Sikaran demonstration with Katulong Guro Marc Helou and the Kali Circle Instructors at the Jimbo club in Beirut.
   
 

7-8 May 2011
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Madunong Guro Ali Hemade, certified Associate Instructor (2nd Dan) by Guro Joe Habis and recognized by the IKAEF, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System), in Kfardebian.

   
 

5-6 February 2011 : BEIRUT CAMP 2011

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- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

   
2010

31 October 2010
- Kali Sikaran demonstration with Madunong Guro Ali Hemade and the Kali Circle Instructors, at the opening of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Beirut.

18-25 July 2010
- Participation of a team of 5 Instructors and Kalistas from the Dojo in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.

17-18 April 2010
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Guro Joe Habis, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System), in Niha.

17 February - 03 March 2010 : BEIRUT CAMP 2010

    

- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

2010
- Intensive Kali Sikaran training session with the Lebanese Special Forces, given by Katulong Guro Rabih
Abou Diab, certified Full Instructor (3°Dan) by Guro Joe Habis, and recognized by the IKAEF.

   
2009

19-26 July 2009
- Participation of Guro Joe Habis and a team of 3 Kalistas from the Dojo in the annual IKAEF Summercamp
in Radevormwald, Germany.

10-11 June 2009
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katulong Guro Ute Niendorf, from Germany.

April 2009
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Guro Joe Habis, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System), in
Beirut.

25 February - 10 March 2009 : BEIRUT CAMP 2009
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

   
2008

November 2008
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Guro Joe Habis, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical Combat System),
in Dmit El Chouf.
- Kali Sikaran demonstration with Guro Joe Habis and a team of Dojo Instructors, at the opening of the
Eshtibak Institute in Ain El Remmaneh.

October 2008
- Kali Sikaran demonstration with Guro Joe Habis and a team of 6 Dojo instructors, during the Thai Boxing
World Championships at the Phoenicia, in Beirut.

July 2008

- Participation of Guro Joe Habis and a team of 12 Kalistas from the Dojo in the annual IKAEF
Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.
Congratulations to:
Katulong Guros (Full Instructor - 3°Dan) : Marc Helou et Rabih Abou Diab.
Kadua Guros (Apprentice Instructor - 1°Dan) : Karima Boustany, Ali Hemade, Sebastien Gentil.
Phase 3 : Youmna Gemayel


July - August 2008




- Kali Sikaran seminars with Guro Joe Habis, at the Eshtibak Camps (Lebanese Tactical Combat System)
in Becharre Cedars, and in Faqra.


February 2008 : BEIRUT CAMP 2008



- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

February 2008
- Intensive Kali Sikaran training session with the Lebanese Special Forces, given by Madunong Guro
Rabih Abou Diab, certified Associate Instructor (2°Dan) by Guro Joe Habis, and recognized by the
IKAEF.

   
2007

September 2007



- Kali Sikaran seminars with Katalungan Guro Joe Habis, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese Tactical
Combat System), in Taanayel.


July 2007




- Participation of Katalungan Guro Joe Habis and a team of 10 Kalistas from the Dojo in the annual IKAEF
Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.
Congratulation to :
Kadua Guro (Apprentice Instructor - 1°Dan) : Rana Sabbagha
Phase 3 : Ziad El Khoury, Ali Hemade, Michel Maalouf et Karim Debbas
Phase 2 : Carl Hamod et Mirna Abi Aad

July 2007
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Madunong Guro Marc Helou, certified Associate Instructor (2°Dan) by
Katalungan Guro Joe Habis, and recognized by the IKAEF, at the Eshtibak Camp (Lebanese System of
Tactical Combat), in Kahlounieh.

June 2007
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Madunong Guro Marc Helou, certified Assistant Instructor (2°Dan) by
Katalungan Guro Joe Habis, and recognized by the IKAEF, organized by Urban Art in Bzebdine Hidden
Valley.

March 2007
- Martial Arts seminar: Kali Sikaran with Katalungan Guro Joe Habis, Ju Jitsu with Alfred Riachi (5°Dan),
Muay Thai with Kru Yai Peter Jammous, and Hapkido with Tarek Shoughari.

February 2007
- Intensive Kali Sikaran training session to the Lebanese Special Forces, given by Madunong Guro Rabih
Abou Diab, certified Associate Instructor (2°Dan) by Guro Joe Habis, and recognized by the IKAEF.

   
2006

July 2006
- Participation in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Radevormwald, Germany.

February 2006
- Kali Sikaran seminar to the Lebanese Special Forces and to Law Enforcement, given by Katalungan
Guro Joe Habis, in Dbayeh.

January 2006



- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katalungan Guro Fred Evrard, from Tahiti.
- Chinese medicine seminar with Fred Evrard and Dr Charles Gibert, from Tahiti.

   
2005

November 2005 : BEIRUT CAMP 2005



- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

November 2005
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katalungan Guro Joe Habis at the American University of Beirut (AUB),
organized by Alfred Riachi (5°Dan-Ju Jitsu).

October 2005
- Participation in the IKAEF Instructor Camp in Colone, Germany.

August 2005
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katalungan Guro Joe Habis at the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Wentorf,
Germany.

March 2005
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katulong Guro Ute Niendorf, from Germany.

January 2005



- Shootfighting seminar with Joakim Engberg,World Shootfighting Champion, from Sweden.

   
2004

December 2004
- Systema (Russian Martial Art) seminar, with Jérôme Kadian, from France.

Novembre 2004
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Katulong Guro Joe Habis at the American University of Beirut (AUB),
organized by Alfred Riachi (5°Dan-Ju Jitsu).


Octobre 2004




- Kali Sikaran and Chinese medicine seminar with Katalungan Guro Fred Evrard, from Tahiti.


August 2004




- Participation of Guro Joe Habis and a team of 5 Kalistas from the Dojo in the annual IKAEF
Summercamp in Wentorf, Germany.

June 2004
- Participation in the IKAEF Viking Camp in Tylebäck, Sweden.


January 2004 : BEIRUT CAMP 2004



- Kali Sikaran seminar with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran and
technical director of the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation (IKAEF).

   
2003

October 2003 to June 2005
- Kali Sikaran sessions as a university topic in the Psychomotricity Institute of the Saint-Joseph University,
in Beyrouth, given by Katulong Guro Joe Habis.

October 2003
- Kali Sikaran demonstration at the Beirut Marathon.

September 2003
- Kali Sikaran demonstration at the Hoops sport center in Beirut.

August 2003
- Participation in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Malente, Germany.

   
2002

August 2002
- Participation in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Malente, Germany.

March 2002
-Kali Sikaran demonstration during the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) festival, in Beirut.

   
1997 November 1997
- Kali Sikaran seminar to the « Working Children » of the slum villages in Calcutta, India, given by Joe
Habis with the precious help of Dr Andre Megharbane.
   
1996 July 1996 : BEIRUT CAMP 1996
- Kali Sikaran seminar with Masirib Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali Sikaran.
   
1995 August 1995 : BEIRUT CAMP 1995
- First Kali Sikaran seminar in Lebanon, with Masirib Guro Jeff Espinous, from France, founder of Kali
Sikaran.
   
1993 August 1993
- Participation in the annual IKAEF Summercamp in Valloire, France.
   
1992 August 1992
- Participation in the first IKAEF Summercamp in Ardeche, France.