How do I sign up for the iKALI Academy?

You can see the details and register for the iKALI Academy: click here

Where can I get ongoing iKALI training?

The best way to get continuing education is to become a member of the iKALI Academy. There is a lesson released every week, as well as live lessons within our Facebook Group. Click here to learn more.

Additional opportunities for continuing education are at the seminar’s we conduct. This includes The Gathering in Ft Lauderdale (First weekend of Dec), the Las Vegas Supershow (last weekend of June).

Finally, we offer continuing education at the regional seminars held by iKALI certified instructors. Please send an email to if yo want to know more.

Is the iKALI Academy training just a bunch of seminar footage?

No.  The lessons that makeup iKALI Academy are built from scratch to develop students in online/classroom environment.

These lessons are grouped into courses to take advantage of Tuhon Apolo’s ability to build student’s skills to an effective level.

In addition to the course videos, you will also get private instruction in our Facebook group, seminar vidoes that build on the Academy lessons, and special instruction that isn’t made public.

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Do I need a partner to train?

We have a number of students where their schools do not offer KALI. In this case, we recommend that you have a friend join with you and then go through the program together.

But, it is not a requirement. The course is built to allow you to train by yourself if that is your situation.

We already have 100+ Academy members, and that doesn’t include our affiliated schools. Individual trainers can and do connect via our private Facebook group and train together.

Finally, as a single practitioner, any training that you do individually accelerates any progress you make attending continuing education at a seminar.

We invite you to try the program, as there are no long term commitments.

As a member of the iKALI Academy, do I also get access to KALI-4-KIDS?

The iKALI Academy online training does not include the KALI-4-KIDS program.

If you are interested in adding the KALI-4-KIDS program to your school, please contact us at  We have special pricing for school owners that enables program access for all your school members as well as your staff.

What am I getting FREE?

Just like many martial arts schools give away a uniform when you sign up for a program, we’re giving away access to our foundational program for trying the iKALI Academy.  This course forms the foundation that all of Tuhon Apolo’s teaching is built upon.

As long as you’re an active member you will continue to get a new lesson every week, the iKALI Live session, instructor feedback, and more.

See all the details here.

Could I take the iKALI Blade course and teach it in my school?

Yes.  We already have instructors that have taken the iKALI Blade course, and as they learn it they teach it as well.

This follows Apolo’s “Learn to Teach. Teach to Learn”® model, and we encourage all our students to teach.

If you are a school, and are teaching iKALI programs, please contact us. We have special pricing for school members that allow your parents and adults access to the curriculum as well.



How is this different from other PTK online programs?

We really can’t speak to other online programs quality or course content, and we support the spreading to the Indigenous Art Of KALI.

Pekiti Tirsha Kali all falls under the instruction and guidance of Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr., and the iKALI Academy techniques are based in the teachings learned by Tuhon Apolo Ladra.

Apolo also brings the additional expertise of curriculum development specifically designed to support martial arts schools and student development.  Examples include:

  • Previously owned and operated 59 martial arts schools in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan area.
  • Constructed the KALI curriculum used by Karate America to deploy a complementary program to support Tae Kwon Do schools and integrated KALI with a Krav Maga program.
  • Developed the KALI-4-KIDS curriculum currently taught to more than 30,000 students worldwide.
  • Desired curriculum developer that allows martial arts schools to integrate KALI into additional programs of instruction seamlessly for both instructor and student.

Apolo does not currently operate a school, and all of his courses are available exclusively here at the Art Of Blade.

If you have any other questions, please send us an email at to send us a question.

Request an invitation for the Kali-4-Kids program, and we'll provide all the next steps and details on how to get started.