A Filipino martial art focusing on bare-handed techniques as well as fighting with weapons, especially sticks and knives. Kali
is often called Escrima (Fencing) or Arnis (a name given by the Spanish
to the decorations on the weapons). Kali
places a great emphasis on wrist
strength, dodging, mobility and smooth
flow. Other main aspects are the implementation of articular levers and the study
of the human body
's pressure points. It is a very effective fighting style, using every
part of the body
as a weapon and ditching flashy techniques in favor of quicker, more straightforward ones which can provide fast kills.
"Karate is a one-on-one confrontation between two honorable fighters; Kali is war."