Novice Level 2


Double Stick Training & Beyond

At Kali America, we specialize in Double Stick Training & Beyond, aiming to empower individuals of all ages for personal success, leadership growth, and self-protection. Our dedicated mission revolves around educating, engaging, empowering, and inspiring each student through our visionary online program that focuses on Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) training. By embracing this approach, we strive to cultivate a community of martial artists who are committed to practicing and promoting FMA worldwide, thereby preserving its rich heritage. Our ultimate goal is to openly and comprehensively share our knowledge, leaving no stone unturned, so that you can grow individually and gain a deep understanding of FMA (Filipino Martial Arts).

Double Stick Training & Beyond

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Sign of Respect to the elders, your teachers, classmates, family members, and guest. This is about exercising respect for both non-martial artists and traditional martial arts. Practicing self-respect at first and then to others by recognizing your own self-being and self-worth. And, of course, honoring your teacher and elders before you. The Mano (the hand) still is practiced to this day among family members in the Philippines.

Short Salutation
Long Salutation

Stances can be both advantageous and disadvantageous. In this case, stances explain the weight distribution so practitioners can gain an advantage in how to use the stances and when during combat training, or any simulation of training for sparring and self-defense.

Forward Stance
Kneeling Stance
Footwork is for closing the gap between you and the target, retreating, mobility for distraction, and advantage for the offense.
Angle Forward
Angle Stepping Back
Full Step back (Leg from front stepping back)
Rear Leg Stepping Back
Understanding different single offensive strikes and how to apply them on the bag to create power, strength, maneuverability, endurance, and speed
The Grip
Chamber Shoulder Position
X up strikes
Rapid Strikes F/R, R/F
Helicopter Strikes practice method
Helicopter Strikes overhead
Pasurutan (Combination) – Fan Series There are 6 sets of different Pasurutan. What is Pasurutan means? It means combination techniques that are a continuous flow of offensive attacks. Any offensive strikes can be also used as a striking block. These exercises are designed to help develop power, and speed with continuous blows of attacks. The Fan series emphasizes using one “fan” strike with other angles of attack. The single-stick pasurutan can be substituted with a blade.

Pasurutan Presentation
#1 Fan Series (Head Strike)
#1 Fan Series both sides of the bag
#2 Fan Series (Head Strike)
#2 Fan Series both sides of the bag
#1 & #2 Fan Series continuous
#1 & #2 both sides of the bag
#1 to #3 continuous combo
#1 to #3 continuous combo double of the bag
#4 Fan Series (to the Elbow)
#4 Fan Series (to the Elbow) double on the bag
#5 Fan Series (to the Groin) #5A & #5B
#5 Fan Series (to the Groin) #5A double on the bag
#5 Fan Series (to the Groin) #5B double on the bag
#6 Fan Series (to the Clavicle)
#6 Fan Series (to the Clavicle) double on the bag
Fan Series from #1 to #6 non-stop workout on the bag
Fan Series from #1 to #6 non-stop workout double on the bag
Blocking Umbrella Drills – These series are designed to understand the most important 5 angles of attack from any particular style but using our numbering systems of angles of attack from number 1 to number 5. There are two sides to this training. The attacker and the defender. Using only a series of continuous attacks the defender also uses a continuous flow of blocks against 1 to 5-angle strikes in different sequence order.

Presentation – Umbrella
Umbrella #2 with no partner
Umbrella #2 footwork with no partner
Umbrella #2 w/partner application
The block and counter drills are designed for students to learn how to deal with the different angles of attack (from 12 basic strikes #7 to #12) using a striking block with simple basic counter moves. These series can also be used against an unarmed attacker – empty hand vs. empty hand. Using what we call a striking block first to enter then into countering using 3 strikes to the body. The flow strike, the recoil, and finishing with the flow follow-through strike

Presentation – Sensitivity Drill
Simple Sensitivity Drill Exercise w/Stick
Presentation – Block & Counter (Sangga ken Pasuruno)
Block & Counter Drill #7
Block & Counter Drill #8
Block & Counter Drill #9
Block & Counter Drill #10
Block & Counter Drill #11
Block & Counter Drill #12
This particular drill is based only on four out of 12 target-angle attacks. There are numbers 1, number 2, number 7, and number 8. Both 7 and 8 can be substituted with numbers 3 and 4 due to the same angle but different heights and locations on the body target.

Presentation – Kuadrado Intro Overview
1-4 Count Entering on #1
Entering #1 Taking Turn
Entering #2
Entering #2 Taking Turn

Sinalapid (Sinawali) These are intricate Double Stick Training & Beyond x-weave pattern designs derived from clothing, basket weaving, and mats.
This is the double stick shoulder chamber on each shoulder unlike others Sinalapid that are chambers one on the shoulder and one under the armpit. There are many facets to this Sinalapid (Sinawali) Double Stick Training & Beyond. There are crossed and non-crossed drills that also can easily be translated to empty-hand training. The Sinalapid training with double sticks, knives or short swords is an important phase to go into the empty hand training.
The level of dexterity and properly chambered and execution of each strike are emphasized to develop good habits so the techniques that are executed are clear and precise.

Sinalapid Presentation
5 count with partner
5 count stationary hand application drill (against an empty hand attack)
5 count with no footwork (with double sticks)
5 count with footwork (with double sticks)
5 count strikes on bag training and empty hand application on the bag

Danugan – Filipino Boxing These lessons are designed for someone to learn or improve their empty hand boxing (Dinnanugan) techniques with an emphasis on using gloves. For those wanting to understand the way, my family’s Filipino boxing method has helped many fighters become undefeated. This training program will also be offered separately for those who wish to only focus on learning our KA Filipino Boxing.
Jab series on the bag
Jab series with focus mitt training
Jab series Freestyle on the bag
Focus Mitt Training blocking head block
Focus mitt training blocking body and head freestyle
JC Drill on the bag
JCJ Drill on the bag
Combo series 4 count with lead front kick (Lead Front Kick J, C, J)
Combo Series 5 count with lead front kick (Lead Front Kick J, C, J, Lead Front kick)
Laban Daga Knife Drills – Knife vs Empty Hand Drills These Daga Drills are designed to elevate the receiver or defender to momentarily stop and control using the method of taping/taping (Tapping Drills). It is used primarily to enhance the speed, maneuverability, and dexterity of both hands. Learning to catch as we would say. There is progression to these exercises to the next level on up. There are many different phases of this Laban Daga drills throughout the entire Kali America program from Novice to Instructor Levels. There will be different levels that will be packaged just for knife training enthusiasts. Keep in mind that these drills are just to develop your hand speed.
Laban Daga Taping/taping (Tapping Drills)
Laban Daga Presentation
Tapping Drill for right and left hand
Single Right hand into downward control
Single Left into downward
Double Hand Tapping Left Side
Double Hand Tapping Right Side
Double Tap left hand side then control
Double Tap right hand side then control
Triple tapping left hand
Triple tapping right hand

Your Instructor

Founder of Kali

Grandmaster Manuel R. Taningco

Hello – My name is Manuel Taningco and I am passionate about my martial arts learning, training and coaching. I started when I was 8 years of age. I am a STUDENT for life, learning, training, fine tuning, researching and learning again. As a former fighter, and competitor, I gained insight in coaching and love every minute of it from focusmitt works, to sparring partner, stickman, close quarter combatives and to blade training since teaching from 1975 to now.

My mission is to have Kali America become a household name among martial artists globally to help preserve my heritage of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) and to keep my family flame of knowledge alive.


Anyone who has the desire to learn and wants to keep learning with an open mind. For those, who have a martial arts background, this KA program can be a supplement training to complement your existing martial arts.

Keep learning and acquire the necessary uplevel training that are offered in this site.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by clicking here. Or you can join us in our private Kali America Group Facebook once you purchase this Level 1 and submit your receipt.

Get your friends or colleagues to join you to encourage each other to practice what is on the training platform of KA. We encourage you to use a different name for your group to submit to Kali America to be recognize as an affiliation study group.

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