Apolo Ladra - Entry 6 on a bag
Using a bag is a very helpful way to build speed with Kali techniques without risking the injury of another student. Entry six has three strikes on either side of the body.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Conditioning | Targeting | Bag Drill | Rhythm
Apolo Ladra - Entry 4 on a Bag
Using the bag for Kali drills can be a helpful way to build speed without risking another student getting injured. Entry 4 has two targets on either side of the body.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Rhythm | Bag Drill | Targeting | Conditioning
Apolo Ladra - Entry 4 With A Tap And Twirl
The tap is used to mess with your opponent's rhythm. The subsequent twirl is used with the tap to fake a strike.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Partner Drill | Timing
Apolo Ladra - Kali Kab kab
This technique is a fake that is used to read how your opponent will react. The goal is to strike the hand that comes out to block the technique you were faking.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Partner Drill | Timing
Apolo Ladra - Entry 4 With A Tap
This variation of Entry 4 can be used to mess with the opponent's rhythm, making it easier for you to land potential strikes. It is important to make sure the students understand the application of this drill.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Partner Drill | Rhythm
Apolo Ladra - Meet and Merge
This technique involves faking a strike to the head to actually strike to the hand. Be sure students use control when working this drill.
Kali | Escrima | Partner Drill | Footwork | Weapons
Apolo Ladra - Kali Open Series
This is a combination of many of the Kali drills you can access on this site, making the techniques flow together. This will also help students learn how to better teach the techniques.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Footwork | Partner Drill | Combo
Apolo Ladra - Kali Entry 4
One of the foundational drills for all of Kali, Entry 4 will develop crucial targeting and footwork with the escrima. There are two strikes on either side of the body.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Footwork | Partner Drill
Apolo Ladra - Kali Entry 6
In entry 6, there are 3 places where you hit on either side of the body. Work on your footwork and fundamentals to master this Kali principle.
Kali | Escrima | Partner Drill | Targeting | Footwork | Weapons
Apolo Ladra - Kali Cradle
Reverse the normal triangle footwork to work on targeting the temple and the knee. The escrima should be cradled between strikes, hence the name of the drill.
Weapons | Kali | Escrima | Targeting | Partner Drill
Apolo Ladra - Heaven and Earth
Also called the High and Low drill, this Kali drill using an escrima, When training by yourself, make sure you've got a target focal point. The key is to hit diagonal with this drill.
Kali | Escrima | Weapons | Timing | Conditioning | Bag Drill
Apolo Ladra - Kali for Kids Footwork Drills
Keeping hands up and focus forward are key concepts for children's martial arts. Maintaining balance is critical for great martial arts technique.
Kids | Kali | Footwork | Agility | Focus | Coordination
Apolo Ladra - Kali for Kids Jumping Drills
This variation of the open triangle drill involves jumping to develop greater leg strength and agility. It is great for keeping kids focused in a class setting.
Kids | Kali | Footwork | Agility | Conditioning | Coordination
Apolo Ladra - Triangle Footwork - Lunging
Another variation of the open triangle drill, now students will work on changing their levels using lunges. This is also a great way to disguise repetition, building leg strength with the lunges.
Kali | Footwork | Conditioning | Self Defense | Agility | Conditioning | Kids
Apolo Ladra - Open Triangle Footwork
Another variation of open triangle footwork, this drill will help students learn to change their direction while defending themselves.
Kali | Self Defense | Movement | Footwork | Sparring
Apolo Ladra - Open Triangle Footwork Squatting
Learn how to disguise open triangle movements using body mechanics. Students won't realize how many squats they are doing because of the activity within in the drill.
Intermediate | Kali | Conditioning | Footwork | Agility | Kids
Apolo Ladra - Open Triangle Squatting
This variation of the open triangle drill uses squatting, which will help dodge swinging strikes to the upper body. It is great for kids learning basic Kali concepts.
Kids | Kali | Conditioning | Footwork | Self Defense
Apolo Ladra - Reaction Drill
This sparring drill will help students understand targeting and spacing. Understanding this concept will prevent kicks from landing on the elbow or other undesirable targets.
Kali | Sparring | Targeting | Spacing | Partner Drill | Reaction | Kicking | Blocking | Self Defense
Apolo Ladra - Parry Footwork Switch
This drill is a continuation from parrying with footwork. Now the partners will be able to switch sides for easier takedowns.
Kali | Partner Drill | Footwork | Takedown | Self Defense
Apolo Ladra - Sagang Labo
Develop counter-striking at close range with this drill. The partners should be flowing smoothly from offense to defense, with the opportunity to disarm at any time.
Self Defense | Empty Hand | Kali | Partner Drills | Matching | Timing | Rhythm | Weapons
Apolo Ladra - Stepping Inside Drill
Work on the third step, stepping inside, which helps with Kali takedowns. The first two steps are designed to break the leg. The drills works both with a partner and on the Century Versus bag.
Kali | Footwork | Partner Drill | Bag Drill | Self Defense | Timing | Reaction | Takedown
Apolo Ladra - Speed Drill
Using sticks and bags is a great way to continue to drill, but also build speed. Getting feedback from actually making contact is critical to mastering techniques.
Kids | Kali | self defense | conditioning | timing
Apolo Ladra - Entry 4 - Empty Hand
This drill disguises repetition by having young students sit down to work on Kali principles. Seated drills are an excellent way to help students focus on the upper body and often makes techniques much easier to learn.
Kids | Matching | Partner Drill | Kali
Apolo Ladra - Disguising Repetition
How do you get kids to continue to drill at a high level? Disguising repetition is a key to great reps. These drills will help with footwork, squatting, and tapping and combines them into this next combination.
Conditioning | Partner Drills | Kali