Private and Public Lessons in the New Haven Area
TAPD Kali Curriculum Strategy
We expand your knowledge of impact weapons and knife defense, while introducing multiple attacker defense drills.
Things get fun with a variety of other edged weapons and an introduction to projectile and flexible weapons.
Level 4 & 5
Both of these levels have some new techniques and strategies with known weapons but focus on refinement of skills under more intense sparring and scenario training.
Additional Weapons Covered
claw-like Indonesian knife with finger loop
knife that combines boxing with blade work
1-ft. staff for close-quarter striking and grappling
single and double Escrima stick fighting techniques
3-ft. "half-staff" with striking and grappling techniques
4-ft. and 5-ft. staff that combines staff and long sword movements
hacking and slashing utility short sword
versatile Native American short axe for all ranges, great for manipulation
eclectic archery techniques for movement in mid and close range
close-quarter handgun defense and basic usage
sash used as an improvised weapon; techniques apply to scarves and other textiles
While true slung shots (think batteries in a sock, crafted with the intent of causing extreme damage) are illegal, the basic usage concepts can apply to flexible improvised weapons with uneven weight distribution, such as keys on a lanyard or even baseball hats.