Through the next 30 years, the Sayocs have evolved their training with first hand experience working in Security and the law enforcement field. It is quite an attestment to Tuhon Chris Sayoc's skill level that even today people still lay claim to his achievements many years later. Most importantly, Tuhon Sayoc has learned from the past that martial arts goes beyond the memorization of drills, he considers all the life lessons passed down through every generation of his family as essential components of Sayoc Kali. The mere repetitions of movements and patterns are but a small part of Sayoc Kali's popularity. Sayoc Kali is about the ancient principles of the preservation of the tribe. Sayoc Kali treats its members with utmost respect and as part of a strong united family. It is an ever growing organization with a solid ranking system. All the top instructors have been with Sayoc Kali for more than ten years, some twenty or more. It is regarded by many as a highly evolved Filipino Martial Art. Now Sayoc Kali has become the leading trainer for US military knife combatives.
On "All Blade, All the Time": SAYOC - SILAK (formerly the Sayoc Fighting System) is the complete curriculum including stick, whip, empty hand, etc. for those who may have confused the two. That has always been stated openly.
There's even two separate websites.
"All blade..." is not a literal saying. It is a mental note that at ANY point in time of an attack a blade can be introduced by you or the attacker. So many drills or techniques get complacent and the teaching gets watered down when it does not address this crucial factor.
On price: People pay thousands of dollars to go to the dentist, but believe that instruction that could mean life or death is overpriced. That says a lot about what they think their own knowledge, skill level and most importantly their life or their loved one's lives are worth.
As a leader in the field of edged weapons combatives it has been sought after by many noted martial artists, Special Warfare military operatives, DEA, Air Marshall, ICE, SWAT, as well as many individual practitioners worldwide.
Included within the curriculum:
Logical order of thinking
Non linear striking
Multiple man teamwork
Multiple blade usage
Optional firearms training
With practitioners within its organization from systems such as Atienza Kali, Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Bahalana escrima, DBMA, Inosanto/Lacosta kali, JKD, Ninjutsu, Boxing, various grappling systems etc. the Sayoc organization continues to be a dynamic and evolving system. Never satisified with the "status quo" it challenges itself, practitioners and other martial arts to grow beyond their expectations.
"Sayoc: Not the past, but the Future"
Made up by the Sayocs to cash in on the interest in FMA. This system is interesting only to those who are new to FMA and are clueless about the history of the Sayocs.
Claims to be "all blade all the time"but it's more like "all money all the time". Expensive DVDs that teach "knife fighting" to teenagers and those who want to pretend their badasses LOL. Claims to be effective but is actually based on confusing and complicated templates that will naturally be forgotten in the heat of a real knife fight.
It's not really FMA, because its not from the Philippines. It was made up in the Sayoc's Tae Kwon Do club in the US.
If you're interested in knife fighting, you're better off learning it from Pekiti, Illustrisimo or any of the other true FMAs.
(oh by the way, some of the Sayoc's deluded keyboard warriors will try to delete this soon hehehehe.)