What iKALI Training Program is best for you?

Blending traditional and contemporary teaching methods, the Art Of Blade provides a new fresh philosophy to instruction and training in our courses.  We based the course development and teaching upon a key belief:  Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn.

This allows practitioners, instructors, and schools to choose the program to meet their objectives all based on the combative art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali:

  • The Kali-4-Kids program was developed to disguise the practice application for schools, instructors, and parents who want to teach or practice Kali with a younger practitioner.
  • The iKALI Academy program provides an individual focused training program on the Art of Blade.  (Yes, schools use this program too).
  • The iKALI Fit program (still under development) provides a fitness program that challenges athletes of all levels, and provides a challenging curriculum that can be practiced at home or in a school with an instructor.

Rooted deep in the history of the indigenous cultural art of the Philippines, these courses all build on the applications and foundation of learning the proper techniques with a weapons based approach.

Adaptable Training Course Designed To Fit Your Situation


The Kali4Kids Curriculum is comprised of four courses: Double Stick, Single Stick, Empty Hand, and Flow & Application. In our rotating curriculum, you teach three months of each of the three primary modules (DS/SS/EH) in succession. Students are eligible to be taught the fourth module, Flow & Application, after testing on the other three modules. The F&A Module can be taught during regular classes or as a separate class.

iKALI Academy

The iKALI Academy is a progressive and easy-to-follow training program designed for the individual who wants to learn KALI, the instructor who wants to pursue continuing education, and schools that are looking to challenge their adult students.

Each week Academy members receive a new lesson, which consists of short videos and a student guide to help them learn it.  Additionally, student have access to live instruction from Tuhon Apolo via a private facebook group, which consists of hundreds of members from around the world.  The iKALI Nation is a highly engaged and active Facebook community that supports each other in skill development, drills, tips, and feedback.

The iKALI Academy provides the perfect complementary program for any martial artist.

iKALI Fit (Under Development)

The iKALI Fit curriculum is a fitness based program that building on the practical nature of KALI.  Using the weapons of PTK, practitioners develop fitness, muscle strength, and endurance.

Many fitness programs require a level of fitness, but anyone can “swing a stick”.  The opportunity to begin where you are, and progress over time makes iKALI-Fit a unique solution available for everyone.

Train anywhere.  Train with a partner. Train in a school.

But always…Learn to teach.  Teach to learn!

Ranking Systems

We believe that your skill is your rank!  However, we also understand that kids really need to see the progress they are making.  For adults there are specific skill and other requirements for advancement also.

Ranking Within The Kali-4-Kids Program

The Kali4Kids Curriculum has a ranking system of three levels, each with their own color handkerchief. Each level is comprised of one star, two star, three star, and a colored trim. Students advance through the level by testing on each module.

For every completed module, a students earns a new handkerchief with a new star or stripe.