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 is 1 certification offered at this time, Filipino Kali
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 videos.
Kali students will be tested Two times, once at level 4, (To make sure that they are making sufficient progress) and finally for the Black Belt test. 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 up to level that they are testing for (4, or 8), 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 $20 and $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.