Arnis/Kali Weapons Training
The Arnis/Kali weapons training program includes all of the benefits of our self-defense training, plus the use of weapons, including stick and knife fighting. Elite Martial Arts & Extreme Fitness is the only school in Connecticut that is certified for this elite weapons training.
What is Arnis/Kali?
Arnis, Kali, or Escrima as it is also sometimes referred to, is a weapons based martial arts which originated in the Philippines. Due to the underlying philosophy and focus of simplicity, Arnis/Kali is both practical for anyone regardless of age, gender, etc. and is incorporated in training programs for military branches, government agencies, and local law enforcement around the world.
At Elite Martial Arts & Extreme Fitness, students are first taught how to utilize a single stick as a weapon for self-defense including a focus on footwork, hand-eye coordination, and striking vital points and organs of the body. This foundation is essential for the student to move on to advanced weapons training, which includes empty-hand techniques and a variety of edged (knives, machetes, etc.) and impact (short/long sticks, improvised weapons like pens, car keys, or even a rolled-up magazine) weapons. This ensures the student is prepared for any situation and opponent.