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Unlocking the Secrets: The JKD-Kali Phase Method at Cali Combat Systems

Embarking on a martial arts journey with Cali Combat Systems is not just about physical exertion; it's a holistic approach to self-improvement, blending Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Martial Arts and Guro Dan Inosanto's Inosanto-LaCoste Kali. At the heart of this transformative experience is the JKD-Kali Phase Method, a unique teaching methodology designed to help individuals express themselves honestly within the realm of Jun Fan Martial Arts.


Cali Combat Systems places a strong emphasis on individual progress. The Phase classes, spanning six levels, provide a foundation for development. As students traverse these levels, they focus on refining body mechanics, building endurance, enhancing sensitivity, improving coordination, and establishing a robust technical base. The classes, characterized by high energy and a sense of fun, aim not only to shape you physically but also to make your learning enjoyable and comfortable.


Cali Combat Systems stands as a martial arts university, offering a curriculum that spans six core fundamental methods integral to the system:

  1. Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Gung Fu

  2. Inosanto-LaCoste Kali / Maphilindo Silat

  3. Submissions Grappling

  4. Israeli Krav Maga

This amalgamation of diverse martial arts disciplines forms the basis for a comprehensive and well-rounded training program.


Progress within Cali Combat Systems is marked by the Blended Arts Phase Program, which unfolds through six phases and various sub-levels. The first four phases focus on curriculum and knowledge, while the last two delve into personal development. Progression through these phases is dictated by the individual's level of interest, training time, personality, and ability.


The curriculum is thoughtfully organized into eight Areas of Study, each further divided into three levels—Basic/Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. These areas include:

  • Edge Weapons

  • Blunt Weapons

  • Guns

  • Dirty Boxing

  • Multiple Attackers

  • Ground Fighting / KinaMutai / Dirty MMA

  • Third Party Protection / VIP Security

  • Tactical Fighting Against Skilled Attackers / Elite Special Forces Combat / The RAT - Military Edged Weapons

  • The Psychology of Violence


The training at Cali Combat Systems extends beyond martial techniques. The curriculum incorporates Functional Fitness and eight key concepts:

  1. Weapons (Filipino Martial Arts – Kali)

  2. Kickboxing (Jun Fan Kick Boxing & Muay Thai Kickboxing)

  3. Trapping (Wing Chun, Jun Fan, Kali)

  4. Standing Grappling (Clinch, Pummel, Throws, Locks, Sweeps, Takedowns, Kinamutai)

  5. Ground Grappling (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shooto, Catch Wrestling, Dumog, Kinamutai)

  6. JKD Strategy and Tactics: The Art of Interception, Deception, Conserving Energy & Mastering the Present Moment (Mindfulness)

  7. Personal Expression: Integration, Adaptation, Experimentation & Personalization

  8. Attribute Development and Functional Fitness


Cali Combat Systems introduces a structured Wristband system, consisting of six levels, each requiring a specific duration of training. The progression is measured through color-coded wristbands, and advancement to the higher levels is by invitation only.


Testing at Cali Combat Systems is both comprehensive and rigorous. Midterm tests serve as check-ups, ensuring students understand techniques, while rank tests are detailed benchmarks to confirm proficiency. The testing process covers defensive tactics, self-defense, combatives, and survival drills, providing a holistic evaluation of a student's skills.


Cali Combat Systems is not just a martial arts academy; it's a journey of self-discovery, physical fitness, and personal growth. As you progress through phases, levels, and tests, you not only master martial techniques but also cultivate a mindset of continuous improvement. Remember, it's not just about what you earn but what you learn—making every drill and every sparring session a stepping stone towards becoming a martial artist who embodies the principles of Jun Fan Martial Arts.

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