Negative articles, misconceptions and rumors about Sayoc Kali were spread out by anonymous individuals in various sites. Often behind the scenes where there is no Sayoc rep to correct the inaccuracies. Here are the facts, Tuhon Chris Sayoc trained in PTK, a mere three years and has since trained with other masters of FMAs like Cacoy Canete of Doce Pares who he regards as the FMA instructor who influenced him the most.
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.
Sayoc Kali is a highly evolved Filipino martial art.
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