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Who We Are

Nomad Kali & Combat Fitness: Pekiti Tirsia Kali, MMA, & Fitness Training that seeks to enhance the development of our students throughout their entire educational experience. Our staff is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about providing the best Martial Arts School in the Rockland County area. We offer the tools and support necessary for our students to reach their full potential. Do you want to learn at our Martial Arts School? Get in touch with us today.


Our Nomad Kali & Combat Fitness classes are a unique combination of Strikes, Blocks, Kicks, Weapon training & Total Body Conditioning. Have Fun, work hard and learn valuable self-defense techniques!


We believe in total body fitness training, to prepare us physically and mentally, to handle any and all Weapons and Empty Hands Training. This training is designed to develop strength, agility, dexterity, constitution and muscle memory. This is achieved with the training we do.


The total body training, revolves around body weight training. We make use of various styles of training, such as Circuit Training, High Intensity Interval Training, Super Set Training all blended with traditional Calisthenics, Cardio and Yoga Stretching, to bring together an effective and complete regimen, that WILL prepare anyone for a variety of situations that life will attack you with.

Services Offered

Pekiti Tersia Kali

Filipino Martial Arts

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a highly effective close-quarters fighting system. It is one of the oldest Martial Arts of the Philippines. Indigenous to the Visayan region; PTK originated within the Negros Occidental province. This fighting science is considered one of the best and most complete Combative Systems today. 

For more than 300 years It was used by Filipino “Indios” against the ruling Spanish regime. In those times the Filipino Martial Arts were banned, and the carrying of a bladed weapon by Filipinos was strictly prohibited by the Spanish military. If caught, the offender(s) would be imprisoned. 


In response, the Filipinos replaced the use and carrying of any edged weapons with rattan sticks, and practiced in secrecy, and even hidden it in dance and other performing arts. Hence, this fighting art was kept alive to the present day.

Based on tactics and strategies derived from edged weapons, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a  complete system that incorporates both weapons and empty hands methods. Pekiti-Tirsia is an ancient art that has evolved to stay relevant for modern combat and aggressive self-defense scenarios. Developed for use against single and multiple attackers. 


Pekiti-Tirsia is proven effective in combat, and is invaluable for preparing Operators of the law enforcement and military community. In the country of origin, Pekiti-Tirsia has become the only system recognized by the Philippine government, as the basis for the official combative programs of their Armed Forces; Including the elite Force-Recon Marine battalion and Philippine National Police. 

MMA & Fitness

Boxing, Kickboxing & Conditioning

Combat Fitness is a superior total fitness program. It seamlessly blends conventional training, such as calisthenics, weight lifting, resistance, cardio, isometrics and plyometric exercises with innovative athletic training, such as Cross, High Intensity Interval, and Circuit Training. It is a functional platform designed to push one above and beyond, to break through limitations and bring out one’s greatest potential, because it is ever changing, evolving and never boring! 

Our newly added KajuKenbo Karate class will give you the best of Traditional Martial Arts & Teaching!


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Because most physical confrontations occur at such a close range, you will always face a high probability of falling to the ground. Therefore our Hybrid Grappling system main emphasis will always be how to further protect yourself from being taken down to the ground and what to do if you end up there as well. We combine Jiu Jitsu and catch wrestling techniques which makes truly unique from other traditional Jiu Jitsu or Wrestling Academies.


Our Grappling techniques use leverage rather than strength to attack the weak areas of an opponent. These techniques include various forms of joint locks applied to shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and knees. You will also be taught various choking techniques that can render even very powerful attackers harmless or even unconscious. The practitioner can make a choice as to how much force to apply in order to end a confrontation. This has the benefit of reducing the risk of lawsuits due to injuries that could be caused by striking alone.


Finally, unlike other arts that proclaim their self-defense techniques are too “dangerous” to practice in a realistic manner, our Hybrid Grappling System is safely practiced, against opponents through “randori”, or live grappling. This will give you a very high degree of confidence in your own technique.


Kenpo Karate, Judo & Jiu Jitsu

The name Kajukenbo is a portmanteau of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for Boxing.


It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of OahuHawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of five martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, George Chang and Adriano Emperado.

Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of strikingkickingthrowingtakedownsjoint locks and weapon disarmament.

Today, Kajukenbo is practiced all over the world in many different branches. In contrast to many traditional martial arts, students are not required to mimic their teacher, but are encouraged to develop their own "expression" of the art.

Kajukenbo continues to evolve with each generation and maintains its primary focus on realism and practicality. There are usually martial arts schools that will change along with time to fit into the day's society. It is generally thought that "unfair" moves, such as strikes to the eyes or groin, are perfectly acceptable, as is whatever else the practitioner feels is necessary to get home that day.


Training workouts emphasize cardio conditioning and functional strength. While individual schools may show variation, it would not be unusual to train with sandbags or boxing gloves.


There are core self-defense techniques at the heart of Kajukenbo and Kajukenbo schools eschew impractical and flashy moves. Most kajukenbo curricula feature counter-attacks to punches, kicks, grabs, as well as using knives, sticks and guns to counter back. While this base of common knowledge will keep schools' styles similar, there is plenty of room for variation.


This openness tends to encourage schools to incorporate other arts into their practice. The primary concentration of all Kajukenbo schools remains real world self-defense, because protecting one's self in a street-fighting situation is primary.

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