Kali is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines and emphasizes weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons. In recent years, there has been increased interest in Kali for its usefulness when defending against knives and other street encounters. Students focus training on body mechanics with and without weapons. They will focus on footwork that can keep them alive in an altercation against a weapon. Classes are offered for ages 17 and up.