One important training philosophy that we have here is that the basis of training is sparring. When a new student comes to class, even with no experience at all, they start sparring the first class. With protective gear and a soft stick and/or knife, but sparring comes first. If not, the person can develop very bad habits for years before actually trying the art out.
Also, the art is experiential, meaning that each person must experience the fight for him or her self. It may be great that the techniques have been proven by others, but the technique by itself is useless without the sparring time to develop the proper attributes to be able to actually apply the techniques in a real situation. So, each individual must develop the ability to use the technique under real fighting pressure. That is the difference between knowledge and skill.
Our single stick certification program is organized as follows:
(click on any level to see test guidelines)
eligible to test for Guro Isa (1st degree Instructor)
eligible to test for Guro Dalawa (2nd degree Instructor)
eligible to test for Guro Tatlo (3rd degree Instructor)
eligible to earn MANDIRIGMA (WARRIOR) RANK
( you do not have to be an instrutor to earn this rank)
eligible to test for Guro Apat (4th degree Instructor)
You must teach the Battlefield Kali program and test your students to earn enough points and be promoted to the next levels.
- GURO LIMA (5th Degree Instructor)
- GURO ANIM (6th Degree Instructor)
- GURO PITO (7th Degree Instructor)
- GURO WALO (8th Degree Instructor)
- GURO SIYAM (9th Degree Instructor)
- GURO SAMPU (10th Degree Instructor)
PANGULO levels – HEAD INSTRUCTOR levels
MASTER PANGULO levels – MASTER HEAD INSTRUCTOR levels
KOMPLETO levels – FULL INSTRUCTOR levels
MASTER KOMPLETO – MASTER FULL INSTRUCTOR levels