The Kali system is exceptionally well developed in the art of footwork. Just this one aspect of the style makes it a great addition to the skill set of any martial artist, whether an expert or a young budding martial arts enthusiast.
Kali offers a taste of something different: hand-to-hand, as well as stick and knife training. And who doesn’t want to make that thwacking sound of a stick on a target?
The generosity and kindness shown by Master Apollo is heartfelt. As a martial arts instructor, you would be remiss not to explore the opportunities the art of Kali could provide for your school either as an add-on or standalone program.
What is also extremely attractive is his answer to the second and third question — the counter to the counter to the counter. You know, the questions that always come up, “Yeah, but what if he does this?” “What if he grabs your wrist?” “What if, what if?”
Apolo’s mastery of the subject matter is evident in that he effortlessly shows you the counter to the counter. And then shows you the additional counter to the counter while bringing you back to the original technique or concept he was first teaching.
This is important as a student, because you get this ah-hah! moment where you see what we are trying to accomplish. Getting back to the original technique or using a technique we just learned is extremely important in building confidence that the technique or concept is sound.