ABOUT CCS

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.

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
 

Whether your looking for Semi-Private Small Group Lessons or Private Training Sessions. We Offer Training in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Silat, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Submissions Grappling, and Israeli Krav Maga. We have what your looking for. We also offer Training in Active Shooter Defense, Rapid Assault Tactics, Military Edged Weapons and Escape To Gain Safety - Womens Self-Defense.

Come Experience The Difference With Us!

We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course curriculum to schedule an appointment for your trial lesson at your earliest convenience. You can book Private Sessions, pay for Individual Private Lessons and Weekly Small Group Classes Online. To find out more about attending a trial class 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

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

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES - WAYS TO TRAIN WITH US

We offer world class Cross Training in Bruce Lee's Contemporary JKD & FMA (Progressive Fighting Systems, JKD Concepts), 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 as well as 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

PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS (PRIVATE / SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS)

We offer Personal Training sessions which can really kick start your training. Whether you are after 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 you are looking to improve your fitness our private sessions have something for everyone. We offer a great alternative to the standard personal trainer or executive fitness training. The philosophy in the tenets set forth by Bruce Lee and his mindset known as Jeet Kune Do.  Private Lessons (one-on-one) is how the art of Jeet Kune Do is supposed to be passed down, instructor certification is only attained 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

SEMI-PRIVATE SMALL GROUP LESSONS

A semi-private lesson can be split by up to 4 people. The purpose of this group is to preserve and promote Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do, to help define and teach the core curriculum, not to confine us but to liberate us, and to discover our personal expression of Bruce's art. Different price options are available depending on how many times you want to train each week, further discounts are given for 3 month, 6 month or yearly membership. The Semi-Private Group Class is a Streetfighting and the minimum age is 13 years old due to the destructive nature of the techniques. Our Head Instructor / Sifu, has many years of experience. He started teaching in 1996. His experience include being a UCSD Recreation Center Instructor, JKD/Kali Instructor, a Kids JKD/Kali Instructor, a Krav Maga Instructor at a Chabad Mens Club, a Active Shooter Defense Instructor, a Private Jewish Day School PE Coach, a Krav Maga Instructor at Lee's ATA Tempe, a Taekwondo Instructor at a Gym and a TKD Kids Class Assistant-Instructor as well as experience doing 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

C.C.S. Tactical Teams teaches the most relevant and practical Control Tactics, Defensive Measures and Rapid Assault Combatives, covering the range of Impact Weapons, Edged Weapons and Firearms (offensively and defensively), from the most relevant battle tested combat and self defense programs from PFS - R.A.T. (Seal Team 6 Combat System), Israeli Krav Maga for Law Enforcement and MIlitary, Filipino FMA - Kali Eskrima Arnis and Integrated Ground Fighting Systems (Catch Wrestling, Combat JuJitsu, BJJ, Jun Fan JKD Grappling Arts, KinaMutai). We also incorporate elements from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a dozen other battle tested combat systems in our Filthy MMA Program to...

  • 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 seen "The Bourne Series,” "Batman: The Dark Knight Series," "Jack Reacher," "John Wick 3," "Netflix Wu Assassins," "The Book of Eli," "I, Fankenstein," "The Equalizer," "Unknown," "Taken," and the list can go on. Did those fight scenes excite you? The feature elements of Filipino Martial Arts, Kali, Panantukan, Wing Chun and JKD as taught by Guro Dan Inosanto that we train here at Cali Combat Systems.

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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. 

 

We focus on four main priorities: 

  1. Weapons Combatives - Kali-Silat Motion (Panantukan-Silat) (Kali, Silat, Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu)

  2. Stand-Up Kickboxing Combatives - Fight Rhythm JKD (Jun Fan JKD Kickboxing) (Jun Fan JKD, Panantukan, Muay Thai, Savate)

  3. Submission Grappling - Integrated Ground Fighting Systems (Bite, Fight & Get Away) (Combat JuJitsu, Jun Fan JKD Grappling, Street Grappling)

  4. Retzev Combatives - First 2 Fight, Israeli Krav Maga (Self-Defense / Mass Attack - Multiple Opponents)

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 eight major branches of the martial arts, to form its core fundamentals:

  1. Contemporary Jeet Kune Do & Kali / FMA

  2. Inosanto-LaCoste Kali

  3. Maphilindo Silat

  4. Panantukan Filipion "Dirty Boxing"

  5. Jun Fan Gung Fu / Wing Chun

  6. Muay Thai / Savate

  7. Street Grappling / Combat JuJitsu

  8. Israeli Krav Maga

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

  • Phase 4. EXPERT / ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR (Black Belt)

  • Phase 5. FULL INSTRUCTOR

  • Phase 6. SENIOR FULL INSTRUCTOR

Cali Combat Systems Martial Art Systems & Sub-Systems

KALI-SILAT MOTION

KALI - ESKRIMA - ARNIS

Kali (In the West), Eskrima, and Arnis are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines that emphasize weapon based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, firearms, and various improvised weapons. Teaching defensive movements, footwork, blocks, disarms, and much more. Many Military, Police and Security Agencies around the world are now learning the Filipino Martial Arts due to the effectiveness of the techniques. It also includes hand-to-hand combat and weapon disarming techniques. Kali students start their instruction by learning to fight with weapons and only advance to empty-hand training once the stick and knife techniques have been sufficiently mastered. This is in contrast to most other well-known Asian martial arts but it is justified by the principle that bare-handed moves are acquired naturally through the same exercises as the weapon techniques, making muscle memory an important aspect of the teaching. It is also based on the obvious fact that an armed person who is trained has the advantage over a trained unarmed person and serves to condition students to fight against armed assailants. 

 

Most systems of Kali apply a single set of techniques for the stick, knife, and empty hands, a concept sometimes referred to as motion grouping. Since the weapon is seen as simply an extension of the body, the same angles and footwork are used either with or without a weapon. The reason for this is probably historical, because tribal warriors went into battle armed and only resorted to bare-handed fighting after losing their weapons. Many systems begin training with two weapons, either a pair of sticks or a stick and a wooden knife. These styles emphasize keeping both hands full and never moving them in the same direction, which trains practitioners to become ambidextrous. For example, one stick may strike the head while the other hits the arm. Such training develops the ability to use both limbs independently, a skill which is valuable even when working with one weapon. A core concept and distinct feature of Filipino martial arts is the Third Hand Principle (or Live Hand). Even when a practitioner wields only one weapon, the extra hand is used to control, trap or disarm an opponent’s weapon and to aid in blocking, joint locking, and manipulation of the opponent or other simultaneous motions such as biceps destruction with the live hand.

The Filipino Martial Arts taught at Cali Combat Systems are drawn from the instructors whom Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as 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

Is the weapons portion of the art. It allows us to deal with Weapons and Multiple Opponents efficiently. Kali - this is our Knife and Stick Fighting curriculum. You will learn how to defend against a Blade and how to use one very efficiently. The art we practice is also referred to as the Filipino Martial Arts or FMA. The Philippines has long been thought of as the epicenter of Weapons based Martial Arts. The Filipinos were able to defeat the Spanish with their relatively crude Sticks and Edged Weapons when the Spanish Conquistadores first attempted to invade the Philippines. The Spanish were forced to return to Europe and bring back guns and black powder to defeat the Filipinos. These weapons based systems were being used effectively to defeat invaders as recently as WW2 when they were employed with great success against the Japanese forces. The Filipino martial arts are known by many names but most commonly Kali, Arnis or Eskrima. Kali is an ancient word that serves as an umbrella term for all the Filipino martial arts. The word itself translates as the study of “Body Motion”. Although the base of the system is in Weaponry, its Empty-Hand systems feature some of the most sophisticated techniques and training methods in existence.

 

The Weaponry training covers a wide spectrum featuring Stick, Blade and Knife as well as Flexible Weapons and Weapons of Opportunity. We train Edged and Blunt weapons (Single Stick, Double Sticks, Single Knife) in Three Impact Weapons Ranges – Corto, Medio, Largo. We also cover Panantukan, Mano-Mano, Destructions, and Dumog. We train to think on Three Levels - we study Chess while others are fighting playing in Checkers mode, they trade off blow for blow, while we are working to develop a strategy to constantly move and attack all the while having a solid O.C.R. game plan. Along with Attacks you are taught Counters to the attacks - responses, and Recounters to each Counter. You develop the ability to think at least three levels ahead in a fight. We have talked about this in class. We use the acrostic OCR which stands for Offence - Counter - Recounter Offense. We attack Before, During, and After. Once an altercation starts it's always your turn. If they give you a knife, you disarm and give back generously. We use C.O.M.B.A.T. as an accronym for "Counter On Motion Before Attack Time." We train to be able to fight at least Three Opponents. We train for multiple opponents. You don’t spend too much time on any one opponent. And you never sacrifice yourself on the ground, we bite, fight and stand up.

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

Officially founded in 1897 by Grand Master Conrado Tortal. Pekiti-Tirsia was reserved in secret as a family system to defend the Tortal land until the art was brought to the U.S. in 1972 by Grand Master Leo Tortal Gaje Jr., the grandson of Conrado Tortal and heir to the Pekiti-Tirsia System. Since then, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali has expanded worldwide and influenced the creation of dozens of off-shoot combat systems. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a highly effective close-quarters fighting art indigenous to the Visayan region of the Philippines. Based on tactics and strategies derived from edged weapons, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a complete system incorporating both weapons and empty hands methods. Designed for both single and multiple attackers, Pekiti-Tirsia is an ancient art that has evolved to stay relevant for modern combat and self-defense scenarios. Pekiti-Tirsia is proven effective in combat and invaluable for preparing Operators of the law enforcement and military community. Pekiti-Tirsia is the official martial arts combat system of the Philippine Marine Corps and is the only Filipino Martial Arts system instructed to all Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is also the official martial arts system of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Internationally, it has been taught to thousands of police and military Special Operations personnel in the United States, Europe, India, Russia and across Asia.

The Pekiti-Tirsia Kali taught at Cali Combat Systems is drawn from the instructors whom Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Tuhon Apolo Ladra (Tri-V, iKali - Combat Blade, Warrior Kali - Double Stick - Knife Defense), Guro Dan Inosanto (Pekiti-Tirsia Kali).

 

PANANTUKAN SILAT

Silat is from Indonesia and parts of the Philippines. It is a fast, brutal while keeping your opponent off balance for devastating take down effects. Silat has style of Ground Fighting (dumog) which consists of breaking the opponent’s balance (body manipulation), takedowns, armbars, and controlling techniques on the ground.

The Maphilindo Silat taught at Cali Combat Systems is drawn from the instructors whom Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Guro Dan Inosanto (Madjiphat, Maphilindo), Guro Burton Richardson (KunTao, Silat for the Street), Guro Daniel Sullivan (KunTao, Harimau), Guro David Seiwert (KunTao) and Guro Ron Balicki (Maphilindo, Harimau, Mande Muda) among many others.

 

Maphilindo Silat

Silat is a loose term for a weapons based and empty hand martial art found in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Southern Philippines. It is known for its off balancing and sweeping motions. There are literally hundreds of Silat systems throughout the Malay Archipelago with different characteristics, weapons and techniques. As a martial art it is very closely related to Kali. The Sydney Kali Academy teaches Madjapahit Silat which combines elements of • Indonesian Silat • Malaysian Bersilat • Filipino Silat. The Majapahit Empire once included all of Southeast Asia (1292 to 1389) and spanned two thirds of the circumference of the globe. The exotic martial arts of this region are vast and diverse. Guro Dan Inosanto, to honour his Silat instructors, founded Maphilindo Silat, basing it on the various systems of Silat he has studied under Silat masters from Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, including Herman Suwanda and Edgar Sulite. The “Ma” comes from the Malaysian influence found in Maphilindo Silat. The “Phil” is, from the Philipino influence and finally, the “Indo” derives from its Indonesian influences. Maphilindo Silat is essentially a counter fighting style and incorporates empty-hand techniques along with the use of such weapons as the short stick and sarong. The general idea is to manipulate and destruct a part, parts, or the whole of an opponent’s body in a minimal period of time. This goal is achieved by a flow of techniques and movement through the phases of entering, takedown and finishing. The emphasis here is on the concept of flow, which is the smooth transition through a series of movements or techniques. Silat taught at Cali Combat Systems includes the use of weapons and focuses on entering follow ups and finishes using minimal effect with maximum output. Our classes are structured to give students a strong progression with an emphasis on drilling positions, techniques and situations both standing and on the ground.

KUNTAO KALI-SILAT

KunTao Kali-Silat is our Eastern Asian (the Filipino and India based) Martial Arts program that includes influences from Kali (Inosanto-LaCoste Method, Pekit Tirsia Kali, Regino Ilustrisimo), Dynamic Fighting Arts Kali-KunTao (Dekiti Tirsia Kali, Balintiwak, Dumog, Panantukan, Kuntao Silat), Inosanto Silat (Mixed Silat, Maphilindo Silat, KunTao Silat, Maphilindo Martial Arts, Silat For The Street), and Panantukan (Filipino Dirty Boxing), to teach us weapons based combat and defense that relies heavily on Stick and Knife combat as foundation but does move into empty hand standing and grappling with weapons in contested and non-contested skills development training. This is a self defense oriented combat approach that starts off training with weapons: sticks and knives and then moves into empty hand and grappling (Dumog), includes stick fighting (sparring) and stick grappling. Kuntao (sometimes spelled Kuntaw, Kuntau, Kun Tao, even Kuen Tao among a few other ways in SE Asia, is an ancient Filipino warrior system considered to be indigenous to the Philippines that consists of a very vicious approach to engaging in a conflict. This of course, makes Kuntao extremely realistic, together with being a tremendously practical and efficient fighting martial art for modern time self-defense use. With various open hand striking methods and low line kicks combined with tearing at the eyes, groin, lips and throat along with nerve attacks and joint destruction’s. These are  followed up with a variety of grabbing methods to a choice of take downs and off balancing methods that make this style of Kuntao very unique and lately, in big demand all over the world.

 

PANANTUKAN - FILIPINO DIRTY BOXING

Panantukan is the Filipino art of boxing. Sometimes referred to as dirty boxing, Panantukan utilizes all parts of the body, hands, forearms, shoulders, hips, knees to attack an opponent. In the 1800’s, boxers like John Sullivan were boxing with arms extended and wide stances… when the Americans went over to the Philippines, they witnessed a whole new way of boxing… which came from knife fighting – You cannot stand with arms extended with a knife; everything was close in, small movements, an abundance of footwork and body mechanics. Panantukan is a fighting system aimed at maximum efficiency, uses the whole body and consists of upper and lower body striking techniques such as punches, elbows, head butts, shoulder strikes, low-line kicks and knee strikes to the legs, shins, and groin. Panantukan is not a sport, but rather a street-oriented fighting system. The techniques have not been adapted for safety or conformance to a set of rules for competition, thus it has a reputation as “dirty boxing.” The constant changes in the angle and level of the attack are another technical aspect of Panantukan. It is especially attractive due to its comprehensive training concepts, efficiency, speed, dynamics, timing, precision, and its typical flow of action. The training curriculum contains techniques, drills, combinations, kicks, take downs, locks, and sparring. Common targets include the biceps, triceps, eyes, nose, jaws, temples, groin, ribs, spine, and the back of the neck. We provide training in Panantukan "Filipino Dirty Boxing," Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jun Fan Kickboxing and Savate "French Kickboxing."

The Panantukan taught at Cali Combat Systems are drawn from the instructors whom Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Daniel Sullivan, Guro David Seiwert, Sifu Paul Vunak and Guro Ron Balicki among many others

FIGHT RHYTHM JEET KUNE DO

JUN FAN JEET KUNE DO

Jeet Kune Do (截拳道; also “Jeet Kun Do," “JKD,” or “Jeet Kuen Do“) is a hybrid Martial Art and Philosophy developed in 1960/70s the late martial artist Bruce Lee, along with his student and protege Dan Inosanto, researched every martial art they could – what emerged was a compelling and completely new System of Training noted for its Simple, Direct, Efficient, Effective, and Non-Classical. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. The mixing of the best techniques for striking, trapping and grappling from each art they studied, as well as developing training methods to perfect these, made this new ‘art’ a very dynamic and complete system renowned for its economy of motion. The style emphasizes minimal movement with maximum effect and extreme speed. The system works on the use of different ‘tools’ for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (kicking, punching, trapping and grappling) with techniques flowing smoothly between ranges. It is referred to as a “style without style” or “the art of fighting without fighting” as said by Bruce Lee himself. A lot of Jeet Kune Do taught these days are “watered down” material without regard to the founding principles of the founder, Bruce Lee. Through our training sessions you will have access to this material in its purest form, not to confine us but to liberate us, to share with others what we have learned, and to discover your Personal Expression of Sijo Bruce’s art. 

 

It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack. However, the name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Bruce Lee to be just a name. He himself often referred to it as “the art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Bruce came to believe that styles had become too rigid and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “dry land swimming”. He believed that combat was spontaneous and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “be like water,” moving fluidly without hesitation. In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (振藩截拳道) to refer to the martial arts system that Lee founded. “Jun Fan” was Lee’s Chinese given name. The Jun Fan Martial Arts are comprised of Jun Fan Kickboxing, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan JKD Grappling. We offer Contemporary JKD & FMA (Concepts). The Contemporary JKD class sets out to expose you to training exercises and drills that will enable you to understand an opponent’s energy. Joint manipulations, traps, sweeps, strikes and an awareness of each range are the elements that favor the trained JKD practitioner.

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

PROGRESSIVE FIGHTING SYSTEMS

Cali Combat Systems is an official affiliate school of the Progressive Fighting Systems. The organization founded by world renowned martial artist Sifu Paul Vunak in the mid 1980's centers around Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and Kali. Sifu Paul Vunak has trained Under Guro Dan Inosanto as one of his top instructors for over 30 years. Guro Inosanto was Bruce Lee's Protégé, training partner and best friend. Also Mr. Vunak was one of the first people to train Gracie Jiu Jitsu in America, and a proud student of Rorion, Royce, Royler, and Rickson Gracie. Progressive Fighting Systems is an organization and a system of combat created by Paul Vunak, a senior student of Dan Inosanto. Inosanto is the protege of the legendary Bruce Lee and the only person ever certified by Lee to teach Jeet Kune Do. Techniques were cho sen for efficiency and realism and include Biting, Eye Gouging, Striking with the Head, Elbows, Knees and Gound Fighting. Bruce Lee's JKD serves as the foundation for PFS which has evolved to include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing. PFS is an extremely effective street fighting system that includes components for both self preservation and self perfection within a mixed martial art matrix. This system was developed by Navy SEAL combat instructor Paul Vunak can turn anyone into a potent hand-to-hand fighter in a short period of time. PFS has been utilized by the US Navy SEALs, DEA, CIA, FBI, and police agencies around the world.

"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.

JUN FAN GUNG FU

The Martial Art and Philosophy developed by the late Bruce Lee. Noted for its Simple, Direct, Efficient and Effective techniques! Jun Fan or Lee Jun Fan is the Chinese name of Bruce Lee. As a set curriculum, Jun Fan may be limited to specific techniques and training, while JKD has no such limitation. While Jun Fan is one tool that can be used to train the principles and concepts of JKD, it is not the only one. The Jun Fan Gung Fu classes at the Cali Combat Systems in San Diego are devoted to teaching and preserving the arts and philosophies of the late Bruce Lee. Students are able to enhance their natural attributes, such as coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength and agility, using the innovative teaching and training methods developed by SiJo Bruce, and preserved and taught to us by his protégé, student and training partner, Sifu Dan Inosanto. We offer Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Jun Fan Gung Fu is a mix of high energy kickboxing drills, intricate trapping, locking and in-fighting and occasional ground tactics.

The Jun Fan Gung Fu (Chinatown JKD) and JKD Kickboxing taught at Cali Combat Systems is drawn from the instructors who Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Paul Vunak, Sifu Tim Tackett, Guro Burton Richardson, Guro Daniel Sullivan, Guro Ron Balicki and among many others.

 

CHINATOWN JEET KUNE DO

Cali Combat Systems is an official Training Group of Original Chinatown Jeet Kune Do. Providing authentic Chinatown-era Jeet Kune Do training as taught in Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do as handed down by 1st generation students Bob Bremer and Jim Sewell under the direct supervision of 2nd generation instructor Sifu Tim Tackett. As first generation students of Bruce Lee, Bob Bremer & Jim Sewell are an inspiration for the Chinatown JKD. They provided unique insight into the training methods and practices that were part of Sijo Lee’s classes at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute: Los Angeles Chinatown Branch. Bob Bremer achieved the rank of Senior 2nd during his time at the Chinatown School. Jim Sewell earned a 1st Rank certificate. We teach authentic Jeet Kune Do taught by Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute: Los Angeles Branch, while maintaining a focus on personalization and continued growth in the martial arts as advocated by Sijo Lee. Learn the arsenal of Bruce Lee and his Chinatown-era Jeet Kune Do that made this simple yet sophisticated art famous for it’s devastating effectiveness.

Cali Combat Systems is the Official School for the San Diego Chinatown JKD Study Group

  1. 1st RANK: An important rank in Chinatown JKD. First rank signifies your commitment to the program through an investment of at least 6 months of training and being able to perform all Level 1 material.

    • SENIOR 1st: The first Student Trainer rank. In order for a student to receive senior rank, he or she must be able to perform all Level 1 techniques as well as teach them. Senior ranks are awarded in person only.

  2. 2nd RANK: Second rank represents proficiency in all Level 1 & 2 material. This includes the 5 ways of attack, full contact sparring, and the ability to control distance. Proficiency in supplementary material not required but is recommended.

    • SENIOR 2nd: This rank is a big accomplishment as a Senior 2nd can teach (for profit) all the material from both 1st and 2nd rank. In order to achieve Senior 2nd, one must be able to perform all Level 1 & 2 material as well as teach and evaluate.

​"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

"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 

​​"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

The Jeet Kune Do taught at Cali Combat Systems is drawn from the instructors who Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Paul Vunak, Sifu Tim Tackett, Guro Burton Richardson, Guro Ron Balicki, and Guro Daniel Sullivan among many others.

“Research your own experience,

Absorb what is useful,

Reject what is useless, and

Add what is specifically your own."

- Bruce Lee

INTEGRATED GROUND FIGHTING SYSTEMS

JUN FAN JKD GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION

Founded by the late Sifu Larry Hartsell, an original student of Bruce Lee, renowned instructor, body guard to the stars, and founder of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association, Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is a hybrid system containing elements of several grappling arts studied and tested over the course of decades by “the premier Jeet Kune Do fighter of our time” (Sifu Dan Inosanto said about Sifu Larry Hartsell). By combining techniques from systems 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, Sifu Hartsell created a reality-based system focused primarily on fighting in the “grappling range”. Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is a no-nonsense system of grappling and ground fighting that can be used to supplement nearly any other martial art style or can be trained as a stand-alone “system” offering a complete and effective means of self-defense. We also combine Paul Vunaks KinaMutai asymmetrical grappling system as well. Sifu Jeramiah Giehl holds a Associate Level Instructor ranking through the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association (Instructors Association) under Sifu John Doty (an original student of Sifu Larry Hartsell), he is a Black Belt in Combat JuJitsu and ShorinJi Ryu JuJitsu under Sensei David Tice, as well as being a Level 5 Professional Grappler, and has been actively training grappling arts for many years. He teaches an Integrated Ground Fighting System. No uniform (Gi) is required and sessions are open to students from any system that want to learn, however we will also train using clothes like shirts and hoodies in a way that is similar to Gi grappling at times. This system is offered exclusively at Cali Combat Systems.

INTEGRATED GROUND FIGHTING SYSTEMS

An integrated grappling (wrestling range, the Grappling range in Jeet Kune Do) system that consists of sensitivity in flowing with positioning, escapes, take-downs, throws, lockups and ground fighting from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Filipino Kun Tao, Filipino Dumog, Russian Sombo and Shoot wrestling (Shooto) and Catch Wrestling also known as “Catch-As-Catch-Can.” Integrated Grappling was a term formed before Mixed Martial Arts became part of the common vernacular. Integrated Ground Fighting Systems is the idea of Mixed Martial Arts or Blended Combat Systems. We operate under the premise in a fight that there is no-holds barred and bad guys will not fight limited on the concepts of one singular system instead there goal will be to demolish you by any means necessary and thus we train in a way that we will not limit the training regimen or style that we are willing to explore and use in combat. While most people go to the IGFS classes to improve their ground fighting abilities for tournaments – for self-defense purposes this type of grappling could be enhanced with the use of pinching and biting pressure points while utilizing elbows, knees and head-butts to weaken your opponent so leverage can be achieved that much easier. This is influenced by the South East Asian grappling methods that Jeramiah Giehl has been training in for many years. This particular range is very important to understand if you end up on the ground with a strong opponent. Size and strength is irrelevant due to the methods of training that develops proper technique and as long as it is constantly practiced. A useful and functional combination of grappling martial arts for Law Enforcement, bodyguards and correctional officers, bouncers, etc. The blending of these grappling styles a person to be able to take any extreme necessary for controlling an out of hand opponent with minimal harm if any at all to his or herself.

 

If you want to do a grappling or a no-holds-barred tournament, this class is real good for the development of ground skills for positions to submission or striking along with being able to escaping a wrestling situation. Moreover, it works fantastic for actual self-defense if you happen to end up on the ground during a confrontation. The ground is the last place you would want to be in an actual street confrontation. By understanding all the different grappling methods taught at CCS, you will definitely have a better perception of self-defense. For a one-on-one situation that you would like to control without actually having to do your opponent or your self any harm if possible. This is good knowledge to have if you just want to control and hold down an aggressive person for whatever reason. If you are doing a Mixed Martial Art (MMA) tournament fighting, grappling knowledge is a definite must have. That has been well proven over the years in No Holds Barred matches (now called MMA fighting., Weakness in grappling range has been recognized by many martial artists now a days and many learned the hard way.

 

For the Integrated Ground Fighting Systems class, everyone starts off in different ways, depending on the predetermined lesson plan that day. Ab work is always done, actually by popular demand, especially in that particular class. Many different ab exercises that are related to various submissions drills that are done to ensure tightness with each technique initiated. Positioning is usually gone over in detail depending on the level of people training at the time. Higher levels develop riding skills from position to position by regularly wrestling as a result of just flowing with each other. Submission drills are also performed in large amounts, which not only develops very good submission skills, but also is a great cardio and endurance exercise with good strong technique. Isolation wrestling by trying to escape each position while your partner is trying to hold you in position is another great way to develop a strong ride and a firm understanding of position as well as the sensitivity to feel the openings for escape or move to another position.

 

The areas to understand, which will give you a better idea of what takes place in the Integrated Grappling Systems as taught at the CCS are as follows:

  • Takedowns and throws

  • Counters and reversals to throws and takedowns

  • Strong and tight positions and transitions without the use of strength

  • Feeling when to flow from position to position (good kinesthetic perception)

  • Prevention of each position (again good kinesthetic perception)

  • Escape from each position

  • Submissions from every position with understanding of being able to flow to alternative locks

  • Submission counters

  • Position counters

  • Position reversals

 

The understanding of where and when to bite or pinch with eye gouging if ever needed for clench range street oriented self defense purposes. The use of different types of strikes in different grappling positions that cause real damage when used properly with skill (real good for Mixed Martial Arts or MMA training). How to defend strikes in the clench for both, stand up clench or on the ground (also very useful for MMA training and certainly, self defense purposes). Fight training for mixed martial arts (MMA), Jeet Kune Do/Muay Thai/Grappling.

The Submission Grappling taught at Cali Combat Systems are drawn from the instructors whom Sifu Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as Professor David Tice (Catch Jiu-Jitsu, black belt under Gokor / Gene Lebell, Erik Paulson), Sifu John Doty (JFJKD Grappling Instructor under Sifu Larry Hartsell), Sifu Paul Vunak (KinaMutai), among many others

FIRST TO FIGHT - ISRAELI KRAV MAGA

ISRAELI KRAV MAGA

Krav Maga has been adopted as the official Hand-to-Hand Combat System of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces). It's also the preferred system for U.S. Military, FBI, CIA and Law Enforcement agencies and proven to be extremely effective. Krav Maga was developed by Imi Sde-Or out of his experiences with "boxing, wrestling and" ... "he trained at a Gymnasium owned by his father, who taught Self-Defense" as a Self-Defense Instructor to the Police Force. He study Judo and Jujitsu he received Dan ranking in JuJitsu. Imi won Wrestling Championship in 1928-29, in 1929 he also won the National Boxing Championship. Imi further developed his fighting skills in brutal Street Fights in Bratislava he had to endure against anti-Semitic nationalist Nazi youth gangs in the late 1930's before making Aliyah to Israel to join the Palmach and Haganah and eventually being asked to develop the combat system for the IDF which he did until he retired in 1964 when he continued to develop and adapt Krav Maga for Civilian needs.

The Krav Maga taught at Cali Combat Systems is drawn from the instructors with whom Coach Jeremiah Giehl has spent his time training under with influences such as 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 many others.

 

KRAV MAGA FEDERATION - ALAIN COHEN

Cali Combat Systems is an official affiliate school of the Krav Maga Federation of America founded by Official Israeli Krav Maga Coach/Instructor, Expert Alain Cohen, authorized by the Israeli Sport Ministry Wingate Institute Netanya, Israel. Krav Maga is not a martial art but a self defense system developed by Imi Lichtenfeld before World War 2 where it later became the official Self-Defense system of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).

Specialized Seminar Courses We Offer:

  • Expandable Baton

  • De-Fang The Snake

  • Single Stick / Double Stick

  • KinaMutai (Bite, Fight & Stand-Up)

  • Knife Grappling / Weapon Retention

  • Gun Defense / Active Shooter Defense

  • LE Control Tactics / Use of Force Seminar

  • Street Fighting / Mass Attack (Multiple Opponents)

  • Military Edged Weapons / Defensive Tactics Seminar

  • E.T.G.S. (Escape To Gain Safety) - Women, Children Self Defense

  • Filthy MMA (Weapons, Wing Chun, Clinch RAT, KinoMutai, Mass Attack)

  • The R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics) [as taught to Seal Team 6] (including Clinch & Ground)

“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

WORKSHOPS

Specialized 4-5 hour workshops which focus on one particular facet of Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Jiu-Jitsu or Krav Maga. 

LIST OF WORKSHOPS

ETGS - Women's Self-Defense (8 - 16 Week Course). Learn the fundamentals of Self-Defense against various attackers and situations including but not limited to: Grabs, Bear Hugs, Hair Grabs, Stand Up Kickboxing, Ground Grappling, Weapons: Stick and Knife, Defang the Snake and Disarm, Improvised Weapons, Gun Defense & Offense, Rape Prevention and Anti-Abduction.

Jun Fan Kickboxing (2 Day). Course covers concepts ranging from beginner to advanced.  Topics include 5 Ways of Attack, "Bridging the Gap," Tactics, Intercepting, Stop Hits and Destructions, Pendulum Attacks, Primary and Secondary Attacks, Trapping, and Jun Fan Grappling methods.

Street Trapping & Killer Instinct (2 Day Exclusive). The ability to relax or be aggressive.  Bruce called this stage of the fight "The Rally."  Entries to the Straight Blast, plus our most efficient trapping combinations will be taught.

Street Fighting Concepts - Mass Attacks & Bar Survival Tactics. Learn the street savvy of the Martial Arts, which Jeet Kune Do was originated for.  Our Street Fighting Concepts Workshop puts it all together. Including Bar Survival tactics. 

Filipino Weapons (2 Days)Learn drills and techniques from Single Stick, Double Stick, Stick & Knife and Knife alone.  Course concludes with a Stick and Knife sparring tournament.  Prizes will be given out.

Stick Fighting - Defense & Offense (1 Day). Learn the fundamentals of Stick Fighting, Single and Double Stick as well as Stick Grappling.

Street Grappling & Weapons Grappling (2 Day). Learn traditional & modified Jiu-Jitsu along with Kina Mutai and Dumog from the Filipino Martial Arts coupled with the ballistic hits and counter time of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (hands, elbows, etc), Stick, Knife and Gun Grappling / Defense.

Active Shooter Response Tactics (1 - 2 Day). Learn Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu tactics against Active Shooter / Mass Casualty events, Evade-Barricade-Defend ASRT for Public Places such as School, Theatres and Houses of Worship, How to Safely Move Through Crowds, Extracation Techniques, Family and Facility Safety Protocols, Hostage Situation Survival, Gun Disarms, Start the Breathing & Stop The Bleeding Methods, Combat First Aid, How to Aid Law Enforcement, Fire and EMT, and After Math Coping Mechanisms.

3 Laws Safe: Law Enforcement Continuum (2 Day). Learn the 3 Laws Safe Method: Level 1 - Control Tactics, Level 2 - Defensive Tactics, Level 3 - Combatives / Termination Tactics, scalable Use of Force Escalation Continuum, Against Weapons - Impact - Edged - Projectile, Weapon Retention, Arrest and Control Procedures, use of Baton - Shield - Mace / Taser -, and Weapons Grappling Scenarios. 

Military Edged Weapons - Surivival Systems: Strategy and Tactics (1 - 2 Day). Learn the fundamentals of Knife Fighting, Knife Sparring, Defang the Snake, Essential Flow Drills, Knife Stalemates, Hostage Situation as well as Ground Survival (Knife Grappling).

Rapid Assault Tactics (2 Day). Learn the R.A.T. as taught to Seal Team 6, including the various RATs, the Weapons RAT, Ground RAT, Energy RAT, Executive, and so on, as well as Military Combatives 

Third Party / Personal Protection Operator (5 Day). Learn the Carjacking, Hostage Scenarios, Anti-Terrorism, Airplane Hijacking Defense, Team Tactics / Formations, Room Clearing, Extracation, Combat Medicine, Mass Attacks, R.A.T., and VIP Security / Third Party Threat Protection. 

INTENSIVE PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (IPTP)

2 Days, 10 Hours, Totally Change Your Life!

"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

Navy SEAL Combat Instructor Paul Vunak can turn anyone into a potent hand-to-hand fighter. Paul Vunak's high level training programs have been used by our U.S. Navy SEALS teams, the FBI, CIA, DOD, DEA, and over 50 police departments across the country. These agencies all have one thing in common - very little time to allocate to Defensive Tactics training. Vunak's streamlined system provides the most effective and efficient tools and tactics for Self Defense; not in weeks or months, but in days. Progressive Fighting Systems, certified instructor, Jeramiah Giehl will train you extensively in Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T.) including hand to hand combat, weapons defense and surviving being taken to the ground. This is an instructor candidate course. Most participants will be qualified to receive an official Instructorship Certificate, testifying that you are now qualified to teach this art to others.

Rates

Recognizing that individual training might not be in the personal budget for some people, we offer the ability to form a small private training group of up to six people to help spread the cost while retaining the benefits of small group, intensive teaching.

Certification

Upon the completion of the IPTP each participant will receive a certificate of participation for the specific program that he followed.

Private Training Program for Training Groups

This program is for people who want to start a training group remotely and we cover training material that can be practiced in one year period by the group. Including sources from various sources from the Arts of JKD, Inosanto/LaCoste Kali and JKD Grappling. Tailored made specifically for the needs of the group.

LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE / CONTROL TACTICS PROGRAM

Our Law Enforcement Control Tactics Program is designed to help Police and Law Enforcement Officers master Anti-Terrorism Techniques, Weapon Disarming Techniques, Takedown Techniques, Arresting Techniques, Submissions and more. Our Law Enforcement Programs cover every level of the Force Continuum. Level I attacks through life and death Level III attacks are presented in systematic, cut to the chase fashion. Our Contemporary Jeet Kune Do (Filthy MMA) and Israeli Krav Maga Curriculum is modified to fit the need of Law Enforcement (LEO). You will learn such topics as:

  • Defense against Common Attacks

  • Edged Weapons Defense (Knife Attacks)

  • Defense against Firearm Threats

  • Weapon Disarming Techniques

  • Weapon Retention

  • Arresting and Hand Cuffing 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

We provide Law Enforcement seminars in a group setting or will train Military, Law Enforcement, or Security Personnel on a one-on-one basis.

RAPID ASSAULT TACTICS (THE R.A.T.)

Paul Vunak's system, as taught to US Navy SEAL Team 6, is an extremely effective program that teaches one to quickly neutralize an attacker. Our studies focus on the Three Phases of an Engagement, necessary to stop an aggressor:

  • Entry

  • Forward Pressure

  • Termination

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE - ESCAPE TO GAIN SAFETY (E.T.G.S.)

The Escape To Gain Safety course is designed for women of all ages who desire to learn self-defense awareness. This program teaches women defense concepts to keep them on their feet and quickly retreat back to safety in the event of an assault. Emphasis is placed on attacking vulnerable points on the assailant such as the Eyes, Throat, Groin and Shins.

MINDFULNESS MATTERS

“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

MMA-HIIT FIT (HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL FIT.NESS) TRAINING PROGRAM

We also offer a MMA-High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Fit program based on 5 Minute MMA Rounds varying between 3 to 6 Rounds. You get a 15-35 Minute workout with 1 Minute breaks in between that utilizes the MMA Fitness Dummy’s. We also offer Warrior X-Fit, ATA Fit and Cardio Kickboxing upon request.

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

We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course offerings and schedule an appointment for your visit lesson at your earliest convenience.