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Tactical Kali T-Shirts - September 9th, 2009

We are happy to announce that Tactical Kali T-shirts are now available for purchase on the TK online store. T-shirts are Hanes 100% cotton and available in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

Edged Weapon Defense Seminar

Tactical Arts Academy and Tactical Kali presents a seminar on edged weapon defense. Taking place August 9th, 2009 from 9am to 5pm. For more information please view the Tactical Kali "Seminars" page.

Tactical Kali T-Shirts - June 14th 2009

We are excited to announce the production of the Tactical Kali T-shirt, soon to be available on the Tactical Kali online store and at Tactical Kali conferences and seminars.

New Erwin Ballarta Blog Coming Soon! - May 15th 2009

Please expect the new Erwin Ballarta Blog soon on the Tactical Kali website! The blog will be updated by Mataas na Guro Erwin Ballarta and you will be able to keep up with his latest thoughts and discussions on different martial arts and tacital topics. So check in with TacticalKali.com often to see Mataas na Guro Ballarta's latest blogs!

Arnis Pushed as National Sport - May 5, 2009

Arnis pushed as nat’l sport

May 5, 2009, 7:44pm

Members of Filipino Martial Arts, led by Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, have thrown their full support behind the bill filed by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri to make arnis the country’s national sport.

Romero and Zubiri, both avid arnis practitioners, are rallying strong support for arnis to be the country’s answer to Thailand’s muay thai, Japan’s karatedo and Korea’s taekwondo.

Zubiri recently filed Senate Bill 1424 that hopes to make the bill move on to its third reading in the senate and get a corresponding approval from the House of Representatives before hopefully the bill turns into law late this year.

Romero, meanwhile, is calling for a national Filipino Martial Arts congress this year to revive interest in local martial arts, especially in arnis.

“This is one sport that we can proudly say a genuine Filipino sport and that’s the reason why we are making efforts to revive its popularity,” said Romero.

“We have to do something about it because arnis is part of the Philippine culture. We were the ones who introduced the sport to the world.”

Arnis is a local form of martial arts that uses sticks as weapons.

The sport suffered a big blow recently with the death of Grandmaster Roland Dantes —the former Mr. Philippines who helped popularize arnis.

“We have to restore and preserve our own national treasure. If nobody would help arnis now, our 400-year-old martial arts would just die a natural death,” added Romero, who likewise wants to incorporate a World body for arnis like that of FIBA for basketball.

Helping Zubiri and Romero revive the sport are media practitioner Bill Velasco, URCC founder Alvin Aguilar and members of the Phil. Council of Kali, Escrima and Arnis Masters.

Romero said his passion for arnis and the Filipino Martial Arts is co-equal for his love of basketball.

The successful businessman bankrolled the training and participation of the Philippine basketball team in 2007 SEABA Championship in Indonesia and the 2007 SEA Games in Ratchasima, Thailand.

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

New Narrie Babao DVD NOW AVAILABLE!!

The Narria Babao instructional DVD is now available for purchase at our online store.

Introduction to Babao Arnis System - Conversations and Training with Grandmaster Narrie Babao.

An Instructional Film on the Filipino martial art of weapon combat.

Produced by Erwin Ballarta and Nick Papadakis