WHAT IS ARNIS?
A Traditional Martial Art From the Philippines
Known as Arnis, Escrima/Eskrima, or Kali, the Filipino Martial Arts are most famous for using tools - especially rattan sticks - in training. We believe that our students should be able to use anything in the environment in self defense, empty-handed or armed.
Our safety-first approach allows our students to comfortably and confidently defend themselves in any situation.
A version of what we teach is included in physical fitness programs in elementary schools in the Philippines.
Students in our KPA Kids and KPA Teens/Adults programs learn Presas Arnis, a blend of two FMA styles, Modern Arnis and Kombatan.
A Traditional Martial Art for Ages 4 and up
Karate instruction is proven to help with grades, focus, and other sports.
Our Doushin Karate system combines three fundamental Japanese styles - Shotokan Karate, Kyokushin Karate and Jujutsu - into a blended whole that emphasizes respect, courtesy, discipline, and self-defense.
Force Necessary is a collective term for a series of practical courses based around the use of hand, stick, knife, and gun in self defense scenarios.
It's all of the great advice and tools you get in martial arts training, stripped down to easy-to-learn essentials.
Our Force Necessary coursework is ideal for security, law enforcement, military as well as self-defense savvy people from all walks of life.
ABOUT KINDRED PROTECTIVE ARTS
The word "kindred" is another term for the word "family". That's how we think of our students and our school.
Training with KPA means you train in a safe, inclusive environment with people committed to helping each student achieve their goals.
You belong at KPA.
Dayang Tatlo (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Mark Lynn at Hidden Sword Martial Arts
Dayang Dalawa (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Datu Tim Hartman of the World Modern Arnis Alliance
1st Degree Black Belt in Kobudo from Sensei Mike Proctor and Sensei Keith Yates at the American Karate Taekwondo Organization (AKATO)
Jackie also writes The Stick Chick Blog at www.thestickchick.com
4th Degree Black Belt in Pacific Archipelago Concepts from Hock Hochheim
Lakan Tatlo (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Mark Lynn at Hidden Sword Martial Arts
Level 10 Instructor in Force Necessary: Knife from Hock Hochheim
1st Degree Black Belt, Goju-Shorei Weapons System from Keith Freeman
Master in MiraRada Escrima from Grand Master Art Miraflor