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The Stand-Up Guys Fighting Method is the home of Cali Combat Systems Training Group in San Diego, CA a place for everyone. Whether you want to learn Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Silat, Combat JuJitsu, Krav Maga, Self-Defense, Workout or Get In Shape, we offer what you are looking for.

Forget Hollywood imitations, train with the real deal. Cali Combat Systems connects you to the lineage of Guro Dan Inosanto, the master who inspired generations of action films. Learn the combat skills that brought characters like "The Book of Eli's" Eli to life.

Simplicity: A daily minimize instead of a daily increase (being wise doesn't mean to "add" more, being wise means to be able to get off sophistication and be simply simple).

The three stages in Jeet Kune Do:

Phase 1 - Sticking to the Nucleus (Synchronization with Self)

Phase 2 - Liberation from the Nucleus (Synchronization with Opponent)

Phase 3 - Returning to the original freedom (Synchronization with Tools), Or:

"Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick is just like a kick... After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick is no longer a kick... Now that I've understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick is just like a kick." - Bruce Lee

Want to train like the heroes you admire? Cali Combat Systems offers the authentic Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Panantukan), Wing Chun, and Jeet Kune Do training that shaped characters like "Taken's" Bryan Mills and "Unknown's" Liam Neeson. Go beyond the movies, forge your own legend.

Whether you're seeking Semi-Private Small Group Lessons or engaging in Private Training Sessions, we provide instruction in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Silat, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Submissions Grappling, and Israeli Krav Maga. Whatever you're searching for, we have the training programs to meet your needs. Additionally, we offer courses in Active Shooter Defense, Rapid Assault Tactics, Military Edged Weapons, and Escape To Gain Safety - Women's Self-Defense.

Crave the grit of "Bourne" or the precision of "John Wick"? Master the real-world combat skills featured in these films at Cali Combat Systems. Train in Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Panantukan), Wing Chun, and Jeet Kune Do, just like Guro Dan Inosanto, and discover the power of effective, dynamic fighting.

Come Experience The Difference With Us!

Explore our dynamic and diverse course offerings, and take the first step towards your trial lesson by scheduling an appointment at your earliest convenience. Book Private Sessions, pay for Individual Private Lessons, and enroll in Weekly Small Group Classes easily through our online platform. For further details on attending a trial class, feel free to contact us.

"If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo."

- Bruce Lee

Beyond the silver screen, beyond the hype. Cali Combat Systems trains you in the same battle-tested Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Panantukan) and Jeet Kune Do principles that fuel the action in films like "The Bourne Series" and "John Wick." Get real, not reel, fighting skills.

We Help Students:

  • Gain Confidence

  • Help them Develop a Survival Game Plan to Escape To Gain Safety

  • Learn Self-Defense against Projectile (Guns), Impact (Stick) and Edged (Knife) Weapons using Rapid Assault Tactics

  • Help them Develop Simple, Direct and Natural Responses to a Violent Confrontation

  • Help them find Emotional Contentment overcoming Fears and Recovering from Trauma

  • And Spirituality through Contact Combat and Mental Tougheness through Mindfulness

  • As well as Stress Inoculation Training needed to Survive a Violent Altercation


Ever feel the adrenaline rush of watching a perfectly executed fight scene? Experience it for yourself at Cali Combat Systems. Train in Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Panantukan), Wing Chun, and Jeet Kune Do, the styles that inspire action icons like Jason Bourne and John Wick.


Experience elite Cross Training in Bruce Lee's Contemporary JKD & FMA (Progressive Fighting Systems, JKD Concepts), Southeast Asian Martial Arts (Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Maphilindo Silat, Panantukan "Dirty Boxing"), Jun Fan Gung Fu (Chinatown JKD, JKD Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Savate, Muay Thai), Jun Fan Grappling Arts (Catch Wrestling / Submission Grappling, Combat JuJitsu, BJJ, Shooto, Dumog, KinaMutai), and Israeli Krav Maga. Our offerings also include Active Shooter Defense, the New Rapid Assault Tactics (Includes Clinch & Ground RAT), Military Edged Weapons, and Escape To Gain Safety - Women's Self-Defense.

"I fear not the man who practices 10,000 kicks once but the man who practices 1 kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee


Explore our Personal Training sessions designed to kick start your fitness journey. Whether you seek instruction in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali-Arnis, Maphilindo Silat, Panantukan "Filipino Dirty Boxing," Jun Fan Gung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jun Fan Grappling Arts, Savate "French Kickboxing," or aim to enhance your overall fitness, our private sessions cater to everyone. We provide a unique alternative to standard personal training or executive fitness programs, aligning with the philosophy and principles outlined by Bruce Lee in Jeet Kune Do. The art of Jeet Kune Do is traditionally passed down through one-on-one Private Lessons, and instructor certification is exclusively achieved through Intensive Personal Training Programs and Private Lessons.

"When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body." - Bruce Lee


Embark on a shared learning experience with our Semi-Private Lessons, accommodating groups of up to 4-8 individuals. The objective of this group is to uphold and propagate Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, delineating and instructing the core curriculum. Our aim is not to confine but to liberate, encouraging each participant to discover their unique expression of Bruce's art. Various pricing options are available based on your desired weekly training frequency, with additional discounts offered for 3-month, 6-month, or annual memberships. The Semi-Private Group Class focuses on Streetfighting techniques, and participants must be at least 13 years old due to the nature of the techniques taught. Our Head Instructor/Sifu boasts extensive experience, commencing his teaching journey in 1996. His diverse background includes roles such as UCSD Recreation Center Instructor, JKD/Kali Instructor, Kids JKD/Kali Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor at a Chabad Men's Club, Active Shooter Defense Instructor, Private Jewish Day School PE Coach, Krav Maga Instructor at Lee's ATA Tempe, Taekwondo Instructor at a Gym, TKD Kids Class Assistant-Instructor, and engagement in Anti-Drug and Anti-Gang Martial Art Themed School Assemblies.

​"There isn’t any difference between Jeet Kune Do, Original Jeet Kune Do and Jeet Kune Do Concepts. Whatever you want to call it. It’s the same. To understand the JKD Concept, you have to be trained in the original JKD or Jeet Kune Do that Bruce Lee trained. As he says, JKD is a path to personal enlightenment.” - Guro Dan Inosanto

We Train Those Who Protect Us

Dominate any threat with C.C.S. Tactical Teams. Learn battle-tested Control Tactics, Defensive Measures, and Rapid Assault Combatives tailored to real-world scenarios. Master impact weapons, edged weapons, and firearms (both offensively and defensively) through proven programs like PFS-R.A.T., Israeli Krav Maga for Law Enforcement and Military, and Filipino FMA-Kali Eskrima Arnis. C.C.S. Tactical Teams forge real-world warriors. Their syllabus seamlessly blends the most relevant combat and self-defense programs, from PFS-R.A.T. and Israeli Krav Maga to Filipino FMA and Integrated Ground Fighting Systems. Stay ahead of the curve with their cutting-edge approach.

  • Security Professionals: Third Party Protection Specialists, Bodyguards, and also to

  • Law Enforcement: S.W.A.T., the F.B.I., C.I.A., D.E.A. and Tactical Teams, as well as to

  • Military: Elite Military Spec. Ops. to Navy S.E.A.L.S. (Seal Team 6), Delta and other Elite Units. Most importantly we teach you to

Those Who Need Protecting, namely to be able to Protect Our Families and Loved ones with real world tried and tested combatives, that work in extreme self defense situations.

Have you ever been captivated by the intense fight scenes in movies like "The Bourne Series,” "Batman: The Dark Knight Series," "Jack Reacher," "John Wick 3," "Netflix Wu Assassins," "The Book of Eli," "I, Frankenstein," "The Equalizer," "Unknown," "Taken," and many more? If those scenes thrilled you, you'll be excited to know that the same dynamic elements of Filipino Martial Arts, Kali, Panantukan, Wing Chun, and JKD as taught by Guro Dan Inosanto are integral parts of our training here at Cali Combat Systems.

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From "Batman" to "Wu Assassins," iconic fight scenes come alive with Filipino Martial Arts. At Cali Combat Systems, you can train in the same lineage, learning from Guro Dan Inosanto's students. Unleash your inner action hero with every strike.

CCS Functional Martial Arts Curriculum Overview

Our full JKD curriculum effectively cross-trains the concepts & techniques of seven major martial arts.  It is the source of the material taught in our Stand-Up & Grappling classes, and therefore is studied by attending both of them. Our full JKD curriculum teaches all five areas of empty-hand self defense:

  1. Striking (Kick-Boxing)

  2. Hand Trapping

  3. Joint Manipulation 

  4. Clinching (Stand Up Grappling)

  5. Grappling (Ground Grappling)

According to Law Enforcement and FBi statistics approximately 90% of all fights include a variations of weapons and multiple opponents. 

Our diverse training programs cater to all levels and goals, We focus on four main priorities:

  • Weapons Combatives: Learn to handle sticks, knives, and other weapons effectively with our Inosanto-LaCoste Kali and Pekiti-Tirsia Kali programs.

  • Stand-Up Kickboxing: Develop striking and footwork with our Fight Rhythm JKD, blending Jeet Kune Do with Jun Fan Gung Fu and Thai Boxing.

  • Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling: Master ground fighting with our Integrated Ground Fighting Systems, drawing from Bruce Lee's principles and Sifu Larry Hartsell's expertise.

  • Multiple Opponent and Self-Defense: Prepare for real-world scenarios with our Retzev Combatives, based on Israeli Krav Maga.

Join us and discover the thrilling world of Filipino Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do.

We train for realistic self defence against Multiple Opponents and Weapons through method of teaching we call Combat Flow. Our full blended phase curriculum utilizes four major branches of the martial arts, to form its core fundamentals:

  1. South East Asian Martial Arts (Inosanto-LaCoste Kali / Maphilindo Silat / Panantukan Filipion "Dirty Boxing")

  2. JKD Kickboxing (Contemporary Jeet Kune Do & Kali / FMA / Jun Fan Gung Fu / Chinatown JKD / Wing Chun / Muay Thai / Savate)

  3. Jun Fan JKD Grappling (Street Grappling / Combat JuJitsu)

  4. Retzev Combatives (Israeli Krav Maga)

Ready to take your first step? Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our programs and schedule a free trial class.

Rank/Belt Progression:

  • Phase 1. BASIC: Levels 1-2-3A-3B

  • Phase 2. INTERMEDIATE: Levels 1-2-3A-3B

  • Phase 3. ADVANCED: Levels 1-2-3A-3B




Cali Combat Systems: Where tradition meets modern self-defense. Unleash your inner warrior and become the master of your own destiny.

Cali Combat Systems Martial Art Systems & Sub-Systems

KALI-SILAT MOTION: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Filipino Martial Arts

Unleash Your Inner Warrior 

Cali Combat Systems: Unleash Your Inner Warrior with Filipino Martial Arts
Ever seen a movie fight scene so thrilling, it left you wanting more? That adrenaline rush, the precision of the strikes, the raw power – that's the essence of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), and Cali Combat Systems is your gateway to mastering it.
More than just "sticks and blades," FMA is a complete system encompassing:

  • Weapon-based combat: Kali, Eskrima, and Arnis are umbrella terms for the art of fighting with sticks, knives, and other weapons, honed to razor-sharp effectiveness.

  • Empty-hand mastery: Panantukan, "Filipino Dirty Boxing," and Silat are brutal and efficient hand-to-hand fighting styles, utilizing every part of your body for devastating attacks and takedowns.

  • Adaptability and flow: FMA isn't about rigid techniques; it's about fluid movement, adapting to any situation and mastering the art of using your opponent's strength against them.


Cali Combat Systems offers a unique blend of FMA styles, drawing from the lineages of renowned masters like Guro Dan Inosanto, Tuhon Apolo Ladra, and Sifu Paul Vunak. We offer:

KALI - ESKRIMA - ARNIS: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Filipino Martial Arts

Kali (In the West), Eskrima, and Arnis collectively represent the traditional martial arts of the Philippines, focusing on weapon-based combat with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, firearms, and improvised tools. These arts, taught at Cali Combat Systems, have gained popularity globally, especially among Military, Police, and Security Agencies due to their effectiveness. The curriculum encompasses defensive movements, footwork, blocks, disarms, and more, offering a comprehensive approach to self-defense.

In contrast to other Asian martial arts, Kali introduces weapons training from the outset, emphasizing that bare-handed techniques naturally derive from weapon exercises. This approach builds muscle memory and acknowledges the advantage of an armed individual over an unarmed one. The training involves a single set of techniques for sticks, knives, and empty hands, promoting motion grouping, where weapon and empty-hand movements share common angles and footwork.

A distinctive feature of Filipino martial arts is the Third Hand Principle, emphasizing the use of the free hand for control, trapping, disarming, blocking, and simultaneous actions. The curriculum at Cali Combat Systems draws from influential instructors like Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Paul Vunak, Tuhon Apolo Ladra, Guro Burton Richardson, Guro David Seiwert, Guro Daniel Sullivan and Guro Ron Balicki among many others.


INOSANTO-LACOSTE KALI: Mastering Weapons and Multiple Opponents

The weapons component of our art equips us to efficiently handle both weapons and multiple opponents. Our curriculum in Kali focuses on knife and stick fighting, teaching you how to adeptly defend against blades and use them effectively. Referred to as the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), our practice is rooted in the Philippines, historically known as the epicenter of weapons-based martial arts.

Filipinos demonstrated the efficacy of their relatively crude sticks and edged weapons when they defeated the Spanish invaders. The Spanish, initially unsuccessful, had to return to Europe, bringing back guns and black powder to secure victory. These weapons-based systems continued to be effective even in more recent history, such as during World War II against the Japanese forces. Commonly known as Kali, Arnis, or Eskrima, the Filipino martial arts are umbrella terms, with Kali translating to the study of "Body Motion."


Our weaponry training spans a diverse spectrum, covering sticks, blades, knives, flexible weapons, and opportunistic tools. We train in three impact weapon ranges – Corto, Medio, Largo – and also delve into Panantukan, Mano-Mano, Destructions, and Dumog. Our approach involves strategic thinking on three levels, akin to playing chess while others engage in checkers mode. We focus on developing a constantly moving and attacking strategy with a robust O.C.R. (Offense - Counter - Recounter Offense) game plan. 


In addition to executing attacks, our training emphasizes countering opponents' attacks with responses and executing recounters for each counter. This cultivates the ability to think at least three levels ahead in a fight. Using the acrostic OCR, we implement Offence, Counter, and Recounter Offense strategies, attacking before, during, and after an altercation. The philosophy encapsulated in C.O.M.B.A.T. (Counter On Motion Before Attack Time) underscores our commitment to proactive defense. Our training prepares individuals to engage multiple opponents, with a focus on not lingering on any one adversary. Crucially, we instill the principle of never sacrificing oneself on the ground, advocating a strategy of biting, fighting, and standing up in the face of confrontation.

According to Guro Dan: "In the field of strategic Knife Defense, the Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali is the most progressive, practical and sophisticated system of Tactical Knife Self-Defense and Edged Weapon awareness that I have ever encountered." - Guro Dan Inosanto


PEKITI-TIRSIA KALI: A proven Close-Quarters Fighting System

Founded in 1897, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali remained a closely guarded family system until its introduction to the U.S. in 1972. Originating from the Visayan region, this close-quarters fighting art incorporates edged weapons and empty-hand methods. It has earned recognition as the official combat system for the Philippine Marine Corps and Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police. Cali Combat Systems integrates Pekiti-Tirsia Kali into its curriculum with influences from Tuhon Apolo Ladra and Guro Dan Inosanto.  Learn the strategic knife defense system favored by Special Forces and law enforcement, proven effective in real-world scenarios.


Silat, originating from Indonesia and the Philippines, offers a fast and brutal approach, including ground fighting (dumog) techniques. The Maphilindo Silat taught at Cali Combat Systems draws from instructors like Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Burton Richardson, and others. Experience the lightning-fast, off-balancing strikes and powerful take-downs of this Indonesian-influenced style.

Maphilindo Silat

Silat, a martial art originating from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Southern Philippines, encompasses both weapons-based and empty-hand techniques, known for its off-balancing and sweeping motions. The Malay Archipelago boasts numerous Silat systems, each with distinct characteristics, weapons, and techniques. Closely related to Kali, Madjapahit Silat, taught at the Sydney Kali Academy, amalgamates elements from Indonesian Silat, Malaysian Bersilat, and Filipino Silat.

The Majapahit Empire, spanning Southeast Asia from 1292 to 1389, influenced the diverse martial arts of the region. Guro Dan Inosanto, in tribute to his Silat instructors, founded Maphilindo Silat, drawing from various Silat systems studied under masters from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, including Herman Suwanda and Edgar Sulite. Maphilindo Silat combines empty-hand techniques with weapon use, such as the short stick and sarong, focusing on counter-fighting and manipulating an opponent's body efficiently within a brief timeframe.

Emphasizing the concept of flow, Maphilindo Silat underscores the smooth transition through movements, entering, takedown, and finishing phases. Silat instruction at Cali Combat Systems integrates weapon usage and prioritizes entering techniques, follow-ups, and efficient finishes with maximum impact. The structured classes at Cali Combat Systems aim to provide students with a robust progression, emphasizing drilling positions, techniques, and scenarios in both standing and ground situations.

KUNTAO KALI-SILAT: The Fusion of Eastern Martial Arts

KunTao Kali-Silat, an Eastern Asian martial arts program, blends influences from Kali, Dynamic Fighting Arts Kali-KunTao, Inosanto Silat, and Panantukan. Starting with weapons training, it seamlessly transitions to empty-hand and grappling techniques. This self-defense-oriented approach incorporates stick and knife combat, emphasizing both contested and non-contested skills development training. Combine the weapon-based combat of Kali with the vicious efficiency of Kuntao, a warrior system known for its devastating strikes and grappling techniques.

PANANTUKAN - FILIPINO DIRTY BOXING: Maximum Efficiency in Street Fighting

Panantukan, known as Filipino Dirty Boxing, is a street-oriented fighting system using all parts of the body for maximum efficiency. Originating from knife-fighting principles, Panantukan includes upper and lower body striking techniques, making it a realistic and efficient self-defense art. Cali Combat Systems integrates Panantukan with influences from Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Daniel Sullivan, and others. Unleash your inner fighter with this "dirty boxing" style, utilizing every weapon your body offers to dominate any opponent.


Cali Combat Systems isn't just about learning techniques; it's about transformation. We build confidence, develop mental agility, and equip you with the skills to handle any situation with grace and power. Explore the diverse and dynamic world of Filipino Martial Arts at Cali Combat Systems, where traditional techniques meet modern self-defense needs. Join us to embark on a journey of empowerment, skill enhancement, and holistic well-being. Ready to unleash your inner warrior? Visit our website or come train with us today! We'll help you discover the thrilling world of FMA and empower you to become the master of your own destiny.


Unveiling the Art and Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do at Cali Combat Systems

Exploring the Roots
Jeet Kune Do (截拳道), often abbreviated as JKD, is more than just a martial art—it's a philosophy born out of the visionary mind of the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee. Developed in the 1960s and 1970s, Bruce Lee, alongside his dedicated student Dan Inosanto, embarked on a comprehensive study of various martial arts. What emerged from this extensive exploration was a revolutionary system of training, distinguished by its simplicity, directness, efficiency, effectiveness, and non-classical approach.

A System Beyond Tradition
Unlike traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not confined to fixed patterns. It embodies a philosophy with guiding principles. The essence of JKD lies in its dynamic and adaptive nature, emphasizing the integration of the best striking, trapping, and grappling techniques from diverse martial arts. This amalgamation, coupled with innovative training methods, created a system known for its economy of motion.

Philosophy in Motion
Jeet Kune Do emphasizes minimal movement for maximum effect and extreme speed. It operates on the concept of using different tools for different situations, categorizing them into ranges such as kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling. Bruce Lee famously described it as a "style without style" or "the art of fighting without fighting." This philosophy encourages practitioners to be like water—fluid, spontaneous, and responsive.

The Evolution to Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
Originally named for the concept of interception, Jeet Kune Do, according to Bruce Lee, is more than just a name; it is "the art of expressing the human body." In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation officially coined the term Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (振藩截拳道) to honor Bruce Lee's Chinese given name, Jun Fan. This umbrella term includes Jun Fan Kickboxing, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Jun Fan JKD Grappling.

Unleash Your Inner Warrior: Dive into the World of Jeet Kune Do at Fight Rhythm
Yearning to unlock the power and philosophy of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (JKD)? Fight Rhythm is your gateway to mastering this dynamic and effective martial art, offering a unique blend of authenticity and contemporary training.

Beyond kicks and punches, JKD is a way of life. It's about adaptability, fluidity, and expressing yourself through movement. Unlike rigid styles, JKD emphasizes "using no way as way," flowing seamlessly between ranges and techniques to overcome any opponent.

"Man the creating individual is always more important than any established style or system" Bruce Lee

Unveiling the Curriculum at Cali Combat Systems
More than just kicks and punches, Jeet Kune Do is a philosophy, a way of moving and thinking that empowers you to adapt and overcome any challenge. We offer:



Rooted in Jeet Kune Do, this system incorporates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing for a well-rounded approach to self-defense and combat. Cali Combat Systems proudly affiliates with Progressive Fighting Systems, founded by the renowned Sifu Paul Vunak. An integral part of Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and Kali, PFS incorporates elements from Bruce Lee's JKD, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Thai Boxing. This combat system, developed by Navy SEAL combat instructor Paul Vunak, has been adopted by elite forces worldwide. Explore the ever-evolving world of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts. Understand an opponent's energy, train joint manipulations, and master the art of flowing seamlessly between ranges.

"The winner of a street fight is not the person with the most beautiful techniques, but the person with the best attributes" Guro Paul Vunak.


Hone your natural attributes like speed, agility, and coordination through the innovative training methods of Bruce Lee. Develop a powerful foundation for your Jeet Kune Do journey. Devoted to preserving the arts and philosophies of Bruce Lee, Jun Fan Gung Fu at Cali Combat Systems focuses on enhancing natural attributes—coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength, and agility. With influences from Guro Dan Inosanto and various other esteemed instructors, students engage in high-energy kickboxing drills, trapping, locking, and in-fighting.


Learn the arsenal of Bruce Lee himself, handed down by his first-generation students and preserved by Sifu Tim Tackett. Master the devastating effectiveness of this simple yet sophisticated art. As an official Training Group of Original Chinatown Jeet Kune Do, Cali Combat Systems offers authentic training based on the Chinatown-era JKD as taught by Bruce Lee. Under the guidance of 1st generation students Bob Bremer and Jim Sewell, this program delves into the principles and concepts that defined Sijo Lee’s classes.

More than just self-defense, JKD at Fight Rhythm empowers you to:

  • Build confidence and mental agility: Master the art of adaptability and overcome challenges both on and off the mat.

  • Develop a healthy lifestyle: Improve your coordination, timing, speed, and endurance through dynamic training methods.

  • Connect with a supportive community: Train alongside like-minded individuals who share your passion for JKD and personal growth.

​"Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick." - Bruce Lee

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee

​"After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick is no longer a kick." - Bruce Lee

Unearth the Essence, Train Authentically
Cali Combat Systems stands as a haven for those seeking genuine training in Jeet Kune Do. The curriculum is crafted to expose practitioners to the purest form of JKD, allowing for personal expression and growth in alignment with Bruce Lee's principles. Join us to delve into the art, philosophy, and spirit of Jeet Kune Do—the dynamic, ever-evolving martial path that transcends boundaries and empowers individuals to express themselves honestly and authentically.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

"Now that I've understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a kick." Bruce Lee

"To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself." - Bruce Lee 

Ready to take your first step? Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our programs and schedule a free trial class. Let us guide you on your journey to becoming the ultimate expression of yourself, just like Bruce Lee envisioned.

​​"Nowadays you don't go around on the street kicking people, punching people — because if you do (makes gun shape with hand), well that's it — I don't care how good you are." - Bruce Lee

Ready to unleash your inner warrior? Here's what awaits you:

  • Expert instructors: Trained under Bruce Lee's lineage and renowned masters like Guro Dan Inosanto and Sifu Paul Vunak, our instructors provide authentic guidance and personalized support.

  • Structured yet flexible training: We offer beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert programs, tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  • A supportive community: Train alongside like-minded individuals who share your passion for Jeet Kune Do and personal growth.

“Research your own experience,

Absorb what is useful,

Reject what is useless, and

Add what is specifically your own."

- Bruce Lee

Visit our website or come train with us today! Discover the thrilling world of Jeet Kune Do and become the master of your own destiny.


Unveiling the Integrated Ground Fighting Systems

Unleash Your Inner Grappler: Integrated Ground Fighting Systems
Ever felt the thrill of mastering control on the ground? Integrated Ground Fighting Systems (IGFS) at Cali Combat Systems is your gateway to unlocking a diverse and effective grappling arsenal, drawing from the wisdom of renowned masters like Bruce Lee and Sifu Larry Hartsell.


The Legacy of Sifu Larry Hartsell
The Integrated Ground Fighting Systems (IGFS) at Cali Combat Systems is a testament to the legacy of the late Sifu Larry Hartsell. As an original student of Bruce Lee, renowned instructor, and bodyguard to the stars, Sifu Hartsell founded the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association. Integrated Ground Fighting Systems, a hybrid system he crafted, integrates elements from various grappling arts studied over decades.


The Essence of Integrated Ground Fighting Systems

A Reality-Based Approach
Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is not just a grappling system; it's a reality-based approach to fighting in the grappling range. Sifu Hartsell drew from arts such as Jeet Kune Do, Judo, Russian Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Japanese Shooto, Filipino Dumog, Indonesian Silat, and Catch As Catch Can Wrestling. The system focuses primarily on the "grappling range," offering a complete and effective means of self-defense.


No-Holds-Barred Philosophy
Embodying the philosophy that there are no holds barred in a real fight, IGFS doesn't limit training to one singular system. The goal is to prepare practitioners for any situation, allowing exploration and utilization of various styles in combat. The system also incorporates Paul Vunak's KinaMutai asymmetrical grappling system.


The Expertise of Sifu Jeramiah Giehl
Sifu Jeramiah Giehl, an Associate Level Instructor in the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association under Sifu John Doty, leads the IGFS classes at Cali Combat Systems. Holding Black Belts in Combat JuJitsu and ShorinJi Ryu JuJitsu, as well as being a Level 5 Professional Grappler, Sifu Jeramiah has years of experience actively training in grappling arts.

Exploring Integrated Ground Fighting Systems

Philosophy and Range
Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is rooted in sensitivity, flowing with positioning, escapes, takedowns, throws, and ground fighting. It combines the best practices from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Filipino Kun Tao, Dumog, Russian Sombo, Shoot wrestling (Shooto), and Catch Wrestling. The training involves understanding and practicing techniques in the grappling range.


Self-Defense and Realism
For self-defense purposes, the IGFS classes at Cali Combat Systems emphasize the real-world applicability of grappling and ground fighting. Techniques involve pinching, biting pressure points, and the use of elbows, knees, and head-butts for self-preservation. This approach is influenced by South East Asian grappling methods.

Areas of Focus
The curriculum covers a wide array of areas, including takedowns, throws, counters, reversals, strong and tight positions, transitions, prevention, escapes, submissions, and submission counters. Understanding when and where to apply strikes, eye gouging, and defending against strikes in the clinch are integral components.

More than just takedowns and submissions, IGFS is about:
•    Adaptability: Flow seamlessly between positions, escapes, and attacks, leaving opponents guessing.
•    Efficiency: Leverage technique over strength, mastering control and leverage to dominate the ground.
•    Realism: Train for the unpredictable nature of real-world encounters, not just the controlled environment of tournaments.
•    Self-defense: Gain the confidence and skills to handle yourself in any situation, on or off the mat.


Benefits and Applications

Self-Defense and Street Confrontations
Understanding Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is not just beneficial for tournaments or sportive competitions. It serves as a practical tool for self-defense in real-world scenarios, especially if one finds themselves on the ground during a street confrontation. The emphasis on sensitivity, tight technique, and a wide array of skills provides a comprehensive understanding of self-defense.

Filthy Mixed Martial Arts Training
For those interested in Filthy MMA, grappling knowledge is a must. IGFS offers a well-rounded training regimen for developing ground skills, positions, submissions, and the ability to escape wrestling situations. The real-world effectiveness of these techniques has been proven over the years in actual MMA fights as well.

Cali Combat Systems offers a unique blend of grappling styles:
•    Jun Fan JKD Grappling: Ground fighting principles rooted in Bruce Lee's philosophy of adaptability and efficiency.
•    Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling: Explore the diverse and dynamic world of submission grappling with no limitations.
•    Judo and Wrestling: Develop powerful takedowns and throws, setting the stage for ground dominance.
•    Filipino Dumog and Silat: Learn the fierce, close-quarters grappling techniques of Southeast Asia, perfect for street self-defense.
•    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Master the art of leverage and submission holds, honed through years of competition and refinement.


Control and Minimal Harm
The IGFS classes at Cali Combat Systems teach the art of control without causing harm, making it suitable for scenarios where one aims to restrain an aggressive person without causing significant injury. This knowledge is valuable for law enforcement, bodyguards, correctional officers, bouncers, and anyone seeking effective self-defense techniques.


Join Cali Combat Systems for Integrated Ground Fighting Systems
Whether you are aiming to enhance your ground skills for competitions or seeking practical self-defense techniques, the Integrated Ground Fighting Systems classes at Cali Combat Systems offer a comprehensive and effective training experience. Led by Sifu Jeramiah Giehl, these classes provide a unique opportunity to explore a system that transcends traditional boundaries, preparing practitioners for real-world confrontations and diverse martial scenarios.



Pioneering Krav Maga at Cali Combat Systems

Unlocking Your Inner Defender: Krav Maga at Cali Combat Systems

Ever felt the need to be prepared for anything? Krav Maga isn't just about throwing punches - it's about building confidence and learning practical self-defense skills honed in real-world scenarios. At Cali Combat Systems, we bring you the power and effectiveness of Krav Maga, a system trusted by the Israeli Defense Forces, U.S. military, and law enforcement agencies worldwide.


Unveiling the Effectiveness of Israeli Krav Maga
Israeli Krav Maga, the official Hand-to-Hand Combat System of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), stands as a testament to its unparalleled effectiveness. Adopted by elite military and law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Military, FBI, CIA, and more, Krav Maga has proven its worth in real-world combat scenarios.

The Origins of Krav Maga
Developed by Imi Sde-Or, Krav Maga finds its roots in Imi's diverse combat experiences and rigorous training background. Imi's journey began with boxing, wrestling, and training in the gymnasium owned by his father, a self-defense instructor for the police force. Imi delved into Judo and Jujitsu, earning Dan ranking in JuJitsu. His accomplishments include winning the Wrestling Championship in 1928-29 and the National Boxing Championship in 1929.

Imi's evolution as a fighter continued with street fights against anti-Semitic nationalist Nazi youth gangs in Bratislava during the late 1930s. His commitment to honing his skills culminated in making Aliyah to Israel, where he joined the Palmach and Haganah. Imi was subsequently tasked with developing the combat system for the IDF, a role he fulfilled until his retirement in 1964. Even after retirement, Imi continued to refine and adapt Krav Maga to meet the needs of civilians.

Rooted in Reality:
Developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, Krav Maga wasn't born in a dojo but on the harsh streets of Europe. Facing anti-Semitism and violence, Imi combined his skills in boxing, wrestling, and Judo to create a system focused on survival and immediate effectiveness. This isn't about fancy kicks or intricate routines; it's about simple, instinctive movements designed to neutralize threats and escape harm.

The Essence of Krav Maga at Cali Combat Systems
The Krav Maga instruction at Cali Combat Systems is a result of Coach Jeremiah Giehl's training under esteemed instructors. Influences include Expert 5th Dan Alain Cohen (Israeli Krav Maga), Chief Master Longoria (ATA Krav Maga), Mr. Anthony Landgren (ATA Krav Maga), and Darren Levine (KMW), among others.

Adaptable and Efficient:
Krav Maga isn't a rigid style – it's a toolbox for navigating real-world dangers. You'll learn to utilize your environment, improvise weapons, and exploit an attacker's weaknesses. We train to react under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and emerge victorious in the face of adversity.

More than just kicks and punches, Krav Maga is about:
•    Practicality: Learn simple, effective techniques designed for real-world scenarios, not competitions.
•    Efficiency: Leverage your instincts and natural movements to neutralize threats quickly and decisively.
•    Adaptability: Flow seamlessly between strikes, grapples, and disarms, responding to any situation with precision.
•    Self-empowerment: Build confidence and awareness, knowing you can handle whatever life throws your way.


Krav Maga Federation - Alain Cohen
As an official affiliate school of the Krav Maga Federation of America, Cali Combat Systems upholds the principles of Krav Maga as established by Official Israeli Krav Maga Coach/Instructor, Expert Alain Cohen. Authorized by the Israeli Sport Ministry Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel, the Krav Maga Federation of America ensures that Krav Maga remains a self-defense system rather than a martial art.

A Holistic Approach to Self-Defense
Krav Maga is not just a collection of techniques; it's a comprehensive self-defense system designed to address real-world threats. It emphasizes practicality and efficiency, teaching individuals to defend themselves against various types of attacks. Krav Maga is characterized by its instinctive movements, rapid counterattacks, and the integration of defensive and offensive maneuvers.

Beyond Self-Defense:
Krav Maga isn't just about physical defense; it builds mental resilience and situational awareness. You'll gain confidence, improve your fitness, and develop the critical thinking skills needed to handle any situation with clarity and control.

Embracing Krav Maga for Real-World Security
Cali Combat Systems welcomes individuals to explore the potent world of Krav Maga for their self-defense needs. The curriculum draws from the rich lineage of Krav Maga and its evolution under the guidance of esteemed instructors. Whether you are a civilian seeking practical self-defense skills or a law enforcement professional aiming to enhance your combat abilities, the Israeli Krav Maga program at Cali Combat Systems provides a dynamic and effective approach to personal security.

Cali Combat Systems Advantage:
Our instructors, led by Coach Jeremiah Giehl, have trained under renowned masters like Expert 5th Dan Alain Cohen of the Krav Maga Federation of America. We offer a safe and supportive environment where you can learn at your own pace, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned practitioner.
Ready to unleash your inner defender? Visit Cali Combat Systems today. We offer free trials and flexible class schedules to fit your needs. Take control of your safety and empower yourself with the practical, dynamic skills of Krav Maga.

​Unleash Your Inner Warrior: Specialized Seminar Courses at Cali Combat Systems
Looking to expand your skillset and boost your confidence in any situation? Cali Combat Systems offers a diverse range of specialized seminar courses designed to equip you with practical tools and techniques for real-world scenarios. Here's a glimpse into what we offer:

Self-Defense & Personal Protection:

  • E.T.G.S. (Escape To Gain Safety): Empower women and children with practical self-defense skills.

  • Filthy MMA: Combine weapons, clinch fighting, and diverse techniques for street-effective self-defense.

Essential Self-Defense Tools:

  • De-Fang The Snake: Learn to neutralize and escape chokeholds with confidence.

  • Single Stick / Double Stick: Unleash your inner warrior with the dynamic techniques of stick fighting.

Advanced Combat Strategies:

  • KinaMutai (Bite, Fight & Stand-Up): Explore the brutal effectiveness of pressure points, biting, and stand-up fighting.

Weapons & Tactical Skills:

  • Single Stick / Double Stick: Unleash the power and versatility of stick fighting for offense and defense.

  • Knife Grappling / Weapon Retention: Learn to control and disarm edged weapons, even in close-quarters situations.

  • Gun Defense / Active Shooter Defense: Equip yourself with essential strategies for surviving active shooter situations.

Professional Skills & Tactics:

  • LE Control Tactics / Use of Force Seminar: Deepen your understanding of legal and effective use of force for law enforcement professionals.

  • Expandable Baton: Master the effective deployment and strikes of this versatile self-defense tool.

  • Military Edged Weapons / Defensive Tactics Seminar: Hone your skills in military-grade edged weapon handling and self-defense.

Advanced & Specialized Training:

  • Street Fighting / Mass Attack (Multiple Opponents): Prepare for the unpredictable nature of street confrontations and learn to handle multiple attackers.

Elite Techniques:

  • The R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics) [as taught to Seal Team 6] (including Clinch & Ground): Gain access to elite-level combat tactics developed for and used by the most highly trained special forces units.

These are just a few of the exciting courses we offer! Whether you're a beginner seeking practical self-defense skills or a seasoned practitioner looking to refine your expertise, Cali Combat Systems has something for everyone.

Ready to take your training to the next level? Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our specialized seminar courses and unleash your inner warrior!

“Self knowledge is the basis of Jeet Kune Do because it is effective, not only for the individual’s martial art, but also for his life as a human being.” Bruce Lee

Explore Our Comprehensive Workshop Offerings:

Specialized 4-5 hour workshops designed to delve into specific facets of Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Jiu-Jitsu, or Krav Maga.


  1. ETGS - Women's Self-Defense (8 - 16 Week Course): Acquire fundamental self-defense skills against various assailants and scenarios, covering grabs, bear hugs, hair grabs, stand-up kickboxing, ground grappling, weapon defense, defanging the snake, improvised weapons, gun defense and offense, rape prevention, and anti-abduction techniques.

  2. Jun Fan Kickboxing (2 Day): A comprehensive course ranging from beginner to advanced, covering 5 ways of attack, bridging the gap, tactics, intercepting, stop hits, destructions, pendulum attacks, primary and secondary attacks, trapping, and Jun Fan grappling methods.

  3. Street Trapping & Killer Instinct (2 Day Exclusive): Explore the balance between relaxation and aggression in a fight, known as "The Rally." Learn entries to the straight blast and efficient trapping combinations.

  4. Street Fighting Concepts - Mass Attacks & Bar Survival Tactics: Dive into the street-smart origins of Jeet Kune Do, including survival tactics for mass attacks and bar situations.

  5. Filipino Weapons (2 Days): Learn drills and techniques for single stick, double stick, stick and knife, and knife alone. The course concludes with a stick and knife sparring tournament.

  6. Stick Fighting - Defense & Offense (1 Day): Grasp the fundamentals of stick fighting, covering single and double stick techniques, as well as stick grappling.

  7. Street Grappling & Weapons Grappling (2 Day): Blend traditional and modified Jiu-Jitsu with Filipino Martial Arts, incorporating elements from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Explore stick, knife, and gun grappling/defense.

  8. Active Shooter Response Tactics (1 - 2 Day): Learn tactics from Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga, and Jiu-Jitsu to counteract active shooter/mass casualty events. Topics include crowd movement, extraction techniques, family and facility safety, and hostage situation survival.

  9. 3 Laws Safe: Law Enforcement Continuum (2 Day): Explore the 3 Laws Safe Method, covering control tactics, defensive tactics, and combatives/termination tactics. Learn weapon retention, arrest and control procedures, and scenarios involving impact, edged, and projectile weapons.

  10. Military Edged Weapons - Survival Systems: Strategy and Tactics (1 - 2 Day): Delve into the fundamentals of knife fighting, knife sparring, defanging the snake, essential flow drills, knife stalemates, hostage situations, and ground survival with knife grappling.

  11. Rapid Assault Tactics (2 Day): Learn the RAT as taught to Seal Team 6, covering various RATs, weapons RAT, ground RAT, energy RAT, executive RAT, and military combatives.

  12. Third Party / Personal Protection Operator (5 Day): Comprehensive training covering carjacking defense, hostage scenarios, anti-terrorism, airplane hijacking defense, team tactics/formations, room clearing, extraction, combat medicine, mass attacks, RAT, and VIP security/third party threat protection.


Unleash Your Inner Warrior in Just 2 Days: Transform Your Skills in Just 2 Days - 10 Hours!

Ready to transform your life and master real-world self-defense in record time? The Cali Combat Systems IPTP is your gateway.

"Give me two days, and I can turn you into a fully competent street fighter with the same system taught to the Navy SEALs!" - Paul Vunak

Here's what you can expect:

  • Become a confident, competent fighter in just 2 days (10 hours).

  • Train under the same system used by Navy SEALs and elite agencies like the FBI and CIA.Get trained by expert instructor Jeramiah Giehl, a certified Progressive Fighting Systems instructor.
    Become an instructor candidate - upon successful completion, you may be eligible for an official instructorship certificate!

  • Learn Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T.) - hand-to-hand combat, weapons defense, and ground survival skills.

  • Master the streamlined, effective methods of Progressive Fighting Systems, developed by renowned Navy SEAL combat instructor Paul Vunak.

This program is ideal for:

  • Anyone seeking rapid and effective self-defense skills.

  • Individuals with limited time for extensive training.

  • Those who want to learn from the best, using proven systems trusted by elite forces.


Understanding that individual training may pose budget constraints for some, we offer the opportunity to form small private training groups of up to six people. This approach helps distribute costs while retaining the benefits of small-group, intensive teaching.


Upon completing the IPTP, each participant will receive a certificate of participation tailored to the specific program they followed.

Private Training Options:

Form a small group (up to 6 people) to share costs and benefits of personalized instruction. Create your own remote training group with customized training material for up to a year. Combine elements of Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto/LaCoste Kali, and JKD Grappling tailored to your group's needs. Don't wait - invest in your safety and confidence. Take the first step towards becoming an unstoppable force!


Our Law Enforcement Control Tactics Program is meticulously crafted to empower Police and Law Enforcement Officers with mastery in Anti-Terrorism Techniques, Weapon Disarming Techniques, Takedown Techniques, Arresting Techniques, Submissions, and more. Covering every level of the Force Continuum, our Law Enforcement Programs methodically address Level I attacks through life-and-death Level III attacks in a direct and efficient manner. Our curriculum draws from Contemporary Jeet Kune Do (Filthy MMA) and Israeli Krav Maga, expertly adapted to meet the specific needs of Law Enforcement (LEO). Participants will gain proficiency in:

  • Defense against Common Attacks

  • Edged Weapons Defense (Knife Attacks)

  • Defense against Firearm Threats

  • Weapon Disarming Techniques

  • Weapon Retention

  • Arresting and Handcuffing Procedures

  • Takedown Techniques

  • Police Holds and Control Tactics

  • Submissions (Ground Fighting)

  • Escort Techniques

  • Expandable Baton Techniques

  • Aggressive Attack Defense

  • Multiple Assailants (Mass Attack)

  • Anti-Terrorism Techniques

Whether through group seminars or personalized one-on-one training, we extend our expertise to Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel, ensuring they are equipped with essential skills for their critical roles.


Ever wanted to possess the lightning-fast reflexes and decisive action of a Navy SEAL? Cali Combat Systems brings you the R.A.T. system, the same elite-level training used by US Navy SEAL Team 6, designed to neutralize threats swiftly and effectively.

Master the Three Phases of Domination:

  1. Entry: Learn to bridge the gap between you and your attacker, closing the distance with explosive precision.

  2. Forward Pressure: Maintain relentless momentum, disrupting your opponent's balance and controlling the flow of the fight.

  3. Termination: Deliver decisive strikes to neutralize the threat, utilizing the most effective techniques for real-world self-defense.

R.A.T. is more than just techniques - it's a mindset:

  • Develop razor-sharp awareness: Learn to anticipate and react to threats before they even unfold.

  • Embrace aggressive action: Train to take control of the situation and neutralize threats with confidence.

  • Master efficient movement: Minimize wasted effort and maximize your impact with every move.

Cali Combat Systems offers:

  • Expert Instruction: Trained by experienced instructors certified in the R.A.T. system.

  • Realistic Training: Train in dynamic scenarios that mirror real-world situations.

  • Personalized Approach: Tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Ready to unleash your inner warrior and become a force to be reckoned with? Contact Cali Combat Systems today and unlock the power of R.A.T.!


The Escape To Gain Safety course caters to women of various age groups aiming to acquire self-defense awareness. This program imparts defense concepts to empower women, enabling them to stay on their feet and swiftly retreat to safety in case of an assault. The focus is on targeting vulnerable points on the assailant, including the eyes, throat, groin, and shins.


“To better understand martial arts, one must understand history. To understand history, one must understand culture. To understand culture, one must understand philosophy and philosophers and what they were trying to express to the people of that time period.”

 - Guro Dan Inosanto


Additionally, we provide an MMA-High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Fit program structured around 5-minute MMA rounds, ranging from 3 to 6 rounds. This program offers a 15-35 minute workout with 1-minute breaks in between, incorporating the use of MMA Fitness Dummies. Upon request, we also offer Warrior X-Fit, ATA Fit, and Cardio Kickboxing programs.

Cali Combat Systems: Jeet Kune Do | Kali | Silat | Krav Maga

Feel free to discover our dynamic and diverse range of courses, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment for your introductory lesson at your earliest convenience.

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