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.
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.
Total Body 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!
Boxing, Kickboxing, & Grappling
Mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, is a term for the combat sport in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another by utilizing three general tactics: striking, finishing holds, and control. The rules allow the combatants to use a variety of martial arts techniques including punches, kicks, joint-locks, chokes, takedowns and throws. Victory is normally gained through knock-out, submission (one fighter concedes victory to the other by tapping the mat or his opponent with his hand), or stoppage by the referee, the fight doctor, or a competitor’s cornerman. MMA is also alternatively called NHB (for No Holds Barred), but this term is mostly retired. It is no longer an accurate description of the modern competitions which utilize many more rules than before. The first Ultimate Fighting Championship’s only rules were against eye-gouging, fish-hooking and biting. It was not unusual to see hair-pulling, toe-stomping and people being choked with the lapels of their clothing. One infamous early match even featured one combatant repeatedly striking his opponent in the groin. Currently, all of the major promotions have a list of rules and banned techniques.
As a result of MMA now being considered a sport, martial arts training and the understanding of the combat effectiveness of various strategies have changed dramatically over the last ten years. While the early years included the widest possible variety of styles (everything from Sumo to Karate), modern fighters often train in a mixture of only three styles: Amateur Wrestling (focusing on clinches and takedowns), Submission Wrestling (focusing on submissions and positioning on the ground), and Kickboxing (usually Muay Thai) (focusing on striking). These three distinct styles coincide with the “phases of combat” theory, which suggests that fights can be broken into three distinct phases, each requiring completely different skill sets: stand-up fighting, clinch fighting, and ground fighting. According to the theory, a fighter’s best strategy is to determine the phase in which he has the greatest advantage over his opponent and then to force the fight to take place in that phase. It currently appears that this is mainly correct, in the sense that if you are equally skilled in all phases of combat, you are prepared to take advantage of any weaknesses in your opponent. Well-known examples of MMA organizations are the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships. For more information about MMA’s evolution over time, see our history of mixed martial arts.
Karate, Kung Fu, Judo & Ju-Jitsu
It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii. 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.
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.
Michael DePasquale Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu
Combat Jujitsu is a modern and streamlined approach to Traditional Yoshitsune Japanese Jujitsu. Pioneered by Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr and further developed by his son and current Grand Master, Soke Michael DePasquale, Jr. Yoshitsune Jujitsu was developed in the early 1960’s when Junji Saito Sensei moved to the US. Saito Sensei created Yoshitsune Jujitsu by combining his favorite techniques from Hakko Ryu Jujutsu, Jigen Ryu
Jujutsu/Iaijutsu, Kodokan Judo and Hepi Ryu Bo Jutsu.
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