Filipino Combat Systems "FCS Kali"
FCS Kali was founded by Ray Dionaldo, who seeks to preserve the ancient combat arts of the Philippines through the dissemination of concepts, both in its traditional forms of the past as well as variations developed to increase its applicability today.
These martial arts were created through the assimilation of combat systems used by invaders from countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and Spain, which have tried to conquer the Philippine archipelago throughout the ages. The combat arts of the Philippines evolved as a direct result of the changing of circumstances and the intrinsic need of self-preservation prompting them to an outstanding progressive genesis.
Filipinos learned often out of necessity, how to prioritize, allocate and use common resources in combative situations which makes these tactics proven in battle, and strategically effective in the management of a variety of weapons within the fight melee.
Through the comprehensive study of Filipino Combat Systems you can find elements from other martial arts in many of the techniques. FCS Kali can enable the practitioner to fill the gaps between the various concepts and techniques because it understands and uses the common denominators that all share. Foundations like this can make it a highly compatible supplement for different styles of martial arts.
The Organization of Filipino Combat Systems emphasizes tribal values which are summarized in seeing all of its members as a family, and always give the respect to each other as any warrior would deserve.