Updated: May 23, 2022
Cali Combat Systems: "we Bite, Fight and Stand-Up (Kinamutai). In the streets there may be weapons i.e Guns, or or Knives or Multiple Assailants you need to use Asymmetrical Tactics to fight, apply an uninterrupted bite and get up when you can safely do so."
We offer training classes in Bruce Lee's Contemporary Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, KunTao Silat, Panantukan, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Israeli Krav Maga.
“Research your own experience, Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." - Bruce Lee
Our Head Instructor is a accomplished Martial Artist with over 30 years of experience who is either a Black Belt or Instructor in Multiple Martial Arts. He has been involved in the Martial Arts as both a Student and Instructor since 1992. Having began training as a teenager. He has studied Martial Arts such as: Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak and Sifu Tim Tackett, Submission Grappling-Wrestling (Freestyle, Greco-Roman, Catch Wrestling, Sambo, JuJitsu, Shooto, Dumog, KinaMutai), Taekwondo, Trapfighting (a blend of JKD, Boxing and Shoot Fighitng), Wadu-Ryu JuJitsu under Grand Master J. Pat Burleson, Eskrima-Kali-Arnis under Guro Dan Inosanto and Tuhon Apolo Ladra, Aikido, Kendo, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ, Israeli Krav Maga and Ninjitsu (To Shin Do). Since 2012 Mr. Giehl has been furthering his studies specifically in the Martial Art lineage Descending of the Masters, Sigung Bruce Lee and Guro Dan Inosanto, he is Full Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do (JKD Concepts, Inosanto Blend Phase Method, Progressive Fighting Systems), Kali (Inosanto-LaCoste, Pekiti Tirsia, Panatukan, Ilustrismo), Silat (Maphilindo, Mixed Silat, KunTao, Harimau, Madjipahit) and Jun Fan Martial Arts (Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Jun Fan Grappling, Chinatown JKD).
"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
Mr. Giehl is a Full Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak in Bruce Lee's Contemporary JKD & FMA. He is a Certified Level 1 Instructor in Israeli Krav Maga under 5th Dan Expert Alain Cohen. He is an Associate Level Instructor in the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association under Sifu John Doty. He is also Certified 2nd Level Coach in Chinatown JKD under Sifu Tim Tackett. He is also 1st Degree Black Belt in Combat JuJitsu, ShorinJi Ryu JuJitsu and Songahm Taekwondo. He is a 5th Level Professional Grappler under Sensei David Tice. He holds a Level 1 - ATA Krav Maga Instructor certification under Chief Master Daniel Longoria. He is the leader of the San Diego Chinatown JKD Study Group with experience as a Recreation Center Instructor at the UCSD Rec. Center teaching Jeet Kune Do (Contemporary Jeet Kune Do, JKD Concepts, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Inosanto-LaCoste Kali). He has Military Edged Weapons Instructor and Law Enforcement Control Tactics Certifications. He also has experience as an Active Shooter Defense Instructor and has assisted Sifu Paul Vunak when he is teaching IPTP's in Rapid Assault Tactics and the Golden Goose. He has also has training in Pekiti Tirsia Kali in the iKali Combat Blade and Warrior Kali Knife Defense, as well as Single and Double Stick. And he is a Certified Single Stick Instructor in DFA Kali-KunTao. He has trained with some of the legends in the Martial Art world including Guro Dan Inosanto in Lacoste Kali, Regino Ilustrisimo, Maphilindo Silat and Madjaphat Martial Arts. He has trained with Guro Daniel Sullivan in Panantukan (Filipino Dirty Boxing) and Harimau Silat. He has also trained with Sifu Burton Richardson in Battleground Kali, Silat For The Street and BJJ For The Street. As well as training with Sifu Francis Fong in Wing Chun. He has Certifications in a Cage Fitness, Warrior X-Fit and Fitness Kickboxing. He also has experience and training in Personal Training, PE Coaching, Sports Medicine and Weight Training.
"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
At Cali Combat Systems we teach an eclectic blend of martial arts that we call the Stand-Up Guys Fighting Method, which is a Functional Martial Art geared towards Reality-Based Self-Defense, not tournament competition. It is a blend of Fight Rhythm JKD - Bruce Lee's Contemporary Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts (JKD Concepts, Contemporary JKD) and Original Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jun Fan Gung Fu, Chinatown JKD, Wing Chun), Kali-Silat Motion a blend of Inosanto-LaCoste Kali (Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Pekiti Tirsia Kali) and KunTao Silat (Maphilindo Silat, Harimau Silat, DFA Kali-KunTao, Silat for the Street, DFA Karambit, Madjiphat Martial Arts), Integrated Ground Fighting Systems - a blend of Jun Fan JKD Grappling (Wrestling, Dumog, Silat, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Kinamutai) and Submission Grappling (Trapfighting, Wadu Ryu JuJitsu, Combat JuJitsu, Catch Wrestling, Shooto, Sambo, Shorinji Ryu JuJitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ) and First To Fight - Israeli Krav Maga.
Our classes will help you:
Gain Personal Confidence.
Find Emotional Contentment.
Find Elevation through Contact Combat.
Improve Physical Fitness, Flexibility and Mental Focus.
Develop a Survival Game Plan To Escape To Gain Safety.
Acheive a Sense of Accomplishment through Acheivement of Goals.
Build Self-Esteem, Self-Assurance and Develop a Sense of Responsibility.
Stress Inoculation Conditioning needed to Survive a Life Threatening Situation.
Learn Self-Defense against Guns and Edged Weapons using Rapid Assault Tactics.
Develop Simple and Direct Natural Responses to a Violent Confrontation.
And Build Mental Toughness and Strength to Stand Up To Bullies and use Verbal Jiu-Jitsu (Conflict Resolution Skills).
Come experience the difference with us!
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We recommend you try our Cali Combat Systems - Inosanto Blend Phase Method class with us. In which we offer training in the 4 distinct areas of Cali Combat Systems system namely: Weapons - Kali-Silat Motion (Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Panantukan Silat), Kickboxing - Fight Rhythm JKD (Contemporary JKD & Chinatown JKD), Grappling - Integrated Ground Fighting Systems and Mass Attack / Self Defense - First To Fight - Israeli Krav Maga.
"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
In each class we train Functional Reality Based Self-Defense against Impact Weapons (Rattan Sticks, Ginunting Training Swords), Edged Weapons (Training Knifes & Karambits) and Empty Hands (JKD, Panantukan, Dumog, Silat) emphasizing Sensitivity Drills (Trapping-Hubud & Mook Jong) utilizing Progressive Resistance. Then we train "Aliveness" drills using Kicking Shield / Mitt-Padd Drills as well as Defang the Snake Sparring, Grappling and Isolation Sparring. We then end with Gun-Defenses. We always seek deal with Stress Inoculation, Situational Awareness and Multiple Opponents (Mass Attack) realities within our training scenarios building skills so that you can effectively defend yourself.
We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse courses, current schedule, and schedule an appointment for your visit and first lesson at your earliest convenience.
The Stand-Up Guys Fighting Method is our Original and Concepts based Functional Jeet Kune Do program in which we teach original Original Jun Fan JKD as well as Bruce Lee's Contemporary JKD and Kali including Progressive Fighting Systems - Military Edged Weapons, Rapid Assault Tactics, Filthy MMA, De-Fang The Snake, E.T.G.S., Street Fighting, Street Grappling, Mass Attack and Jun Fan Martial Arts (Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan JKD Grappling).
First to Fight Israeli Krav Maga: is our Israeli Krav Maga Reality-Based Self-Defense program for Civilian, Police, Military, VIP Protection, Security Organizations and other various Protection Programs. We teach authentic “Israeli” Krav Maga as taught in Israel at the Wingate Institute under Krav Maga Expert Alain Cohen. This is a Reality Based Self-Defense system. This includes our Self-Defense, as well as Gun Defense, Knife Defense, and Active Shooter Defense programs. “– Master Alain Cohen. I would further state that yes “Krav Maga is a training method” that compromises a Self-Defense System this emphasizes a Simple and Direct approach to Personal Protection that relies on and improves your bodies Natural Responses to a Violent Confrontation.