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Filipino Martial Arts workout at home

Filipino Martial Arts workout at home

Filipino Martial Arts workout at home.

Because you have to practice Filipino Kali even at home if you want to improve quickly.

There is no “magic stick” that makes you learn Filipino Kali but there is an approach, a method that allows you to progress very quickly,but to do this you need your commitment and apply my advice.

Now if you follow these tips you can improve a lot and faster than you do today but you have to apply and practice Filipino Kali at home.

If you go to do Kali three times a week, in an hour of Kali in a gym you get instructions from time to time, but this is just an exercise book, To really develop the ability you need to practice hours that single movement thousands of times and only practice at home can make you develop your skills in Kali quickly.

It’s not enough for those 30 or 50 repetitions you do in the gym.

Nobody’s going to tell you this, and the good ones don’t just train in the gym and they’re never going to tell you.

Even if you attend the gym regularly, you don’t really speed up your learning, because classroom lessons aren’t just for you and your specific needs can only be cured of by you, and until you start regular practice at home to work on your weakest rings or practice everything you can do on your own then you’ll never put the turbo on your martial art.

That’s why I tell you and I recommend that you practice your skill at home between lessons.

Write your notes, repeat YOUR NOTES.

I explained to you in an article how to memorize your martial art look for it on the blog or click on the link.

In fact, this self-guided practice makes you strive to understand the techniques and material you study in the gym.

The process of trying to remember and put into practice forces you to analyze it.

You have no one to look at and copy, so you need to use your memory and critical thinking skills.

You have to be conscious if there’s something wrong with your balance, your weight, your position, your energy, your speed, your fluidity, your accuracy.

The more you practice at home, the faster you learn in the gym.

It is essential that you remember the movements, techniques and sequences you have learned and make an effort to perfect them outside the gym.

This allows you to develop your mental image of what movements must be.

Start developing Kali in your mind, remember that everything starts from there even if then in combat it happens unconsciously.

The sharper and clearer this image in your head, the more accurate and effective your movement will be.

If you add repetition to this then it will be a success.

Remember that repetition also makes even the most complex movements simple.

Rather than spending time in the gym which is more valuable at doing repetition of a coordination or a foul sequence at home, you have to go to the gym to learn new things and ready to move forward with the skills you have developed at home.

Of course in the gym you have to take advantage of the fact that you have training partners, that you can practice sparring which for me is a fundamental thing in Kali if you want to be able to apply the techniques you learn.

Below you will find some tips on how you need to structure your Kali practice at home if you really want to become an escrimador.

Filipino Martial Arts Kali Eskcrima Arnis

Focus on the skills with the greatest impact.

If you want to put the turbo in the Kali you need to start immediately to determine what are the most important skills that you have in practice at this time and the ones that will serve you in the future.

The skills needed to develop the first part that is essential are those that will allow you to learn many of the techniques you will learn in the future.

Ask your teacher what to practice at home, so you can do something about the lessons and coordinate the study.

It will probably be a mix of fundamentals and some things that you are studying in the gym and that you can do at home.

I recommend that understanding “the 5497 combination” of Kali that you saw do by an elderly student after class, can also be nice but you really have to work in a practical way on your skills first because this will give you the best return on yourself at your level today, I know it’s nice to see but he’s doing the same job for his achieved level.

These skills with their own level of experience are beautiful and appeal to everyone, but the fundamentals are the ones that save your life.

Never leave out the fundamentals to study techniques seen by advanced students, make your own path.

Now going back to the talk before, remember that some of the most important skills you can develop at home are the bio mechanics of the body, the game of legs with the coordination of your shots.

Regardless of the technique you’re learning, you need to be able to hit and move at the same time.

Kali is the moving body.

In home training sessions, start by separating your leg play and manual skills for practice focused on each.

Practice foot movement first.

Keep the stick in your hand on guard but do not use it, listen to your body as it moves, if you take unnecessary steps or movements, if you feel good, fluid, balanced.

I know you enjoy hitting the most but you’re learning and this stage can’t always be fun, but for example foot movement is one of the most critical steps to get real ability. Hand movement doesn’t matter if you’re not in the right place (the way of footwork), you have to learn the movement of your feet first before you use the stick.

After you’ve practiced a lot of footwork, practice the shots, you have to sharpen your shots to develop accuracy, accuracy, speed and power.

And here, too, you can isolate yourself to go and study the shot without “moving”.

Then, combine the two things in the full movement so that you’re doing your own footwork and shots at the same time.

Be sure to devote enough time to these steps, to get all the body movements working together.



You must be organized in your approach to the study and training of Kali

Divide the movements in many steps.

If you’re learning a combination often it’s best to start with repetition in small portions before you do it complete.

You have to analyze each step.

You need to be comfortable with each part then add a little more until you complete the full sequence and make it unique.

This allows you to identify and focus on the areas that need the most attention.

If you are struggling with a part, separate it from the combination.

Solve the problem with practice, then link movements with other parts in combination.


Include fundamentals in each session.

Fights are usually won on the basis of solid fundamentals.

Make sure you practice the basics regularly, so that it continues to improve them every session.

After many years of Kali practice, I start all my workouts with footwork and basic shots.

Multiple sessions, though short, are better than a long one.

Daily frequency is the key,

Try to practice a little every day, rather than doing just one long session.

Multiple sessions allow your mind not to get distracted or lose focus while learning and you’re more focused and more focused if the sessions are shorter.

Practice multiple sessions every day.


Keep a notebook with your practice sessions.

By keeping a diary, you will allow a better continuity between training sessions.

Mark everything, the one where you’re improved, what you’re studying, and what you want to train tomorrow and in the coming months.

Write down your goals and anything that can help you achieve it.

Registration questions you have for your instructor and advice you can have from other experienced training partners.

A notebook helps you stay focused and allows you to have an action plan from time to time and you immediately notice if you stop and do not progress so you can readjust your program to solve this problem.

“Now how do you structure a training session??”


I recommend this simple scheme for training at home:

1. Clipboard

Write down what you did in the previous training lesson.

Mark everything you need to review to better understand, write with a sign if you want to ask (?) or review (eye) something.

Write notes in the notebook about your workout.

Also include information about how you felt that day, even the time and what you ate (then I’ll explain why).

Write down in detail what you’ve done, and the things you’ve done wrong and want to improve on but not with three words so that when you read even after time you don’t waste time remembering what you meant or doing.

Write down what you want to practice and want to learn.

Write down the techniques, make drawings you don’t need that you are a painter.

Then on another notebook I recommend you make your notes in beautiful copy of the techniques, your own book.

Filipino Martial Arts workout

2. Heating

Increase body temperature to low impact, motor movements.

Make lenses and big movements.

If possible, instead of making “random” movements, use those of the fundamentals or a combination that you have just learned or that you are studying.


3. Fundamental Review

As I told you the fundamentals are the foundations on which you lean, you always spend a certain time perfecting your fundamentals.

This does not have to take much time and can also be done during heating.

Practice footwork and separate shots and together.

I like to do multiple repetitions of 500.

I know I’m 30 or 50 in the gym because I tell you you have to work out at home???

Now some use as a method count or others set a timer, pay attention and find things is better for you but I think they are two valid approaches but that should be used in different training contexts.


4. Technical Practice

Spend some time working on the specific combinations or techniques you want to improve or better understand.

Study variants.

Drills, footwork, disarms,passing, shots,movements, evasions, dodges, etc.

This can be something you’ve just learned in the gym, a weakness you want to improve on, or just something you want to pay more attention to.

Choose only 1 or 2 items, so you can give each focused attention.

Attention you also need to train with your hand alive.

During some private lessons I found a student named Alexander who is left-handed and for me it was absurd to let him learn with his “weakest” hand because in combat he would use his strongest hand, so he studied everything myself with the left-handed but in the stages you sparring or at least the shots pulled with intention to understand the real dynamics in conditions of left hand and right hand armed.

Now it’s critical that you practice with both hands and with an opponent’s asymmetries because all your techniques you learn need to be modified and adapted.

Hand Kali Eskrima FMA Right hand or left hand

5. Sample Performance

You have to do something that hinders you from performing your technique properly.

The obstacle can be the maximum speed you have, practice one or more combinations for multiple repetitions at full speed to develop speed and endurance.

Hit the tires to build power.

Fatigue combines different exercises in a short training interval to develop the basics of fitness along with your Kali skills.

Remember that combat requires energy and if you’re tired you don’t move and become a firm target.

Also if you practice competitions with protections you should also train with armor because they have a weight and take away energy.

This challenge will not only help improve your ability to apply these skills, but will also be helpful in identifying where things break.

This also helps you plan what you need to practice to improve yourself.

Filipino Martial Arts Kali Eskcrima Arnis

6. Sparring

That’s crucial for me.

Knowing how to apply techniques that you study in a non-cooperative context.

Needless to know the techniques if you can not apply them in combat and for this reason the practice of sparring with the stick is fundamental.

Parades, disarms, shots, dodges, etc. if you can’t apply them in the chaos of combat, you might as well go dancing.

Combat is not choreography.

If you want to be a martial arts actor that’s fine but it’s not my goal so this is not the place for you.

Now take time out of sparring, I’m not going to explain here how to do it and how to make it as effective as possible.

There are also many methods here to do sparring to best develop the necessary features in combat.

Filipino Martial Arts Kali Eskcrima Arnis


For learning FMA (filipino martial arts), having a training partner is very important, I would say fundamental, but there are also many exercises that you must and can do alone at home.

So no excuses!

Indeed I want to add that training alone or just training is necessary if you want to progress quickly in Filipino kali.

Even if you don’t have anyone at home to give immediate feedback, you shouldn’t let it be an obstacle to getting something done.

It is better to practice something than to skip altogether and there are tons of exercises you can do on your own and this not only for Kali/ Eskrima / Arnis applies to everything.

In general what I advise you is not to wait for the ideal conditions to practice and loosen up, just do it, learn to do things with what you have today.

Focus on what’s most important to improve your weaknesses.

Work on your weakest link.

You always have to organize your work if you want to see an improvement in a short period of time but this is because you are getting “ass”.

Keep a notebook, think about what you can do.

If you need a dummy build your own equipment you need.

Now go to training even if you’re alone!

Filipino Martial Arts workout at home.

Street Fight Mentality & Fight Sport


Con una passione per la difesa personale e gli sport da combattimento, mi distinguo come praticante e fervente cultore e ricercatore sulle metodologie di allenamento e strategie di combattimento. La mia esperienza abbraccia un vasto panorama di discipline: dal dinamismo del Boxing alla precisione del Muay Thai, dalla tecnica del Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all'energia del Grappling, dal Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) all'intensità del Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Non solo insegno, ma vivo la filosofia di queste arti, affinando costantemente metodi e programmi di allenamento che trascendono il convenzionale. La mia essenza si riflette nell'autodifesa: Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), Dirty Boxing, Silat, l'efficacia del Jeet Kune Do & Kali, l'arte della scherma con coltelli e bastoni, e la tattica delle armi da fuoco. Incarno la filosofia "Street Fight Mentality", un approccio senza fronzoli, diretto e strategico, unito a un "State Of Love And Trust" che bilancia l'intensità con la serenità. Oltre al tatami, la mia curiosità e competenza si spingono verso orizzonti diversi: un blogger professionista con la penna sempre pronta, un bassista dal groove inconfondibile e un artigiano del coltello, dove ogni lama è un racconto di tradizione e innovazione. Questa sinfonia di abilità non solo definisce la mia identità professionale, ma dipinge il ritratto di un individuo che nella diversità trova la sua unica e inconfondibile voce e visione. Street Fight Mentality & Fight Sport! Andrea


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