Friday, April 28, 2006

Villabrille Kali Angles

Inspired by the diagrams of the 3 of 9 Vital Templates in the Sayoc Kali members area I have mapped out the angle system for the Villabrille Kali system as we have been training them.

Note that angles that begin with a red circle are thrusts (punta) and those that begin with lines are cuts/slashes/strikes. Also note that this template is for stick and dagger and that angle 12, refered to as the 'Toreador' is a pincer thrust with both weapons simultaneously. It should also be noted that the angle 11 strike to the ankle does not have a complimentary strike on the opposite ankle. The only reason Eric could provide for why the complimentary angle strike is not represented is due to the numerological significance that Filipinos ascribe to the number 12. In any case it does not mean that the complimentary base angle attack is not targeted in Villabrille Kali.


At 4:51 AM, Blogger Professor Mark said...


I have been training the Villabrille-Largusa Kali system since 1979 and was certifed to teach this system from now Grandmaster Ben Largusa. Although I no longer associate with this group I would like to share something you may find useful.

Although in the early stages the angles of attack are taught to specific targets on the body then eventually are interpreted to be true angles of attack. In other words, the #1 angle for example can be directed to any target on the body as long as it mantains it #1 angle (to the hand, shoulder, ankle, top of foot, etc...) This is true for every attack angle.


Professor Mark Harrell

At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only five ways you can be attack and you are missing two important strikes......


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