How to train and test for your certification.
Filipino Kali, & S.E. Asian KunTao are very rare arts, so many people who wish to learn it cannot find schools in their cities that are able to teach the techniques. Others may want to learn but cannot commit to regimented time periods each week. There are 5 certifications offered at this time, DFA Filipino Kali, Single Stick, Double Stick, Karambit and Knife (straight blade).
Personal instruction is the best way to train, but our methods and instructional videos allow students not living near one of our schools to progress from beginner to black sash at their own pace. Sifu/Guro David clearly and concisely explains the proper warm-ups, techniques, forms, and theory.
Each level of mastery is demonstrated on high-quality DVD’s by Guro David and his students. We recommend that you take this course with a friend if possible (but not necessary). It helps to have a workout buddy to practice techniques on, spar with, and share ideas. It’s also more economical because you can share the cost of the video courses.
Kali students will only be tested at Instructor level, but the should contact us by sending with periodic videos, (To make sure that they are making sufficient progress) and when they are ready they can test for the Black Belt or Instructor level.
The Black Belt test SHOULD be done in person (USA students only), either by coming here or bringing Guro Seiwert to you. You can host a seminar (this will hold down costs for you) if you like.
For the level tests the students must record themselves performing the requirements for each level, (you can contact us for the requirements) and put the videos on You Tube for Guro David to review, he will then grade the students’ performance, assess their skills, and provide feedback. Students that successfully complete those levels of training receive a certificate, which states their current ranked status. The cost for this is only $50 for Black Belt certification where you will be awarded a certificate, Black Belt and your name and photo will be added to the Instructors page on our website.
Sifu/Guro David is available by email to answer any questions or to further explain techniques.