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Kali – Essential, practical and fun weapons-based training!

Develop incredible skills for self-defense and success.


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Kali is a dynamic and functional martial art developed for mass attack as well as single opponent confrontations. Due to the total-body nature of this physical workout, tons of calories are burned during every class. You’ll likely find that you’ll be drawn to a healthier lifestyle and diet with regular Kali training. As your natural eating signals become better regulated, food cravings will disappear, and you’ll eat less as a result. Not only is Kali a good way to relieve stress and frustration, but it may help to make you happier, too. The endorphins released by physical activity can be active in your body for as many as four hours after exercise.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Kali is an ancient martial art form from the Philippines, it's offense-oriented, and is based on the use of weapons such as sticks, knives and swords. Kali has a long history as a successful fighting method because the weapon gives a student an edge in real fights and mentally prepares them to face armed opponents of any size.
A: While the classes can be physically and mentally challenging at times, you do not need to get in shape first. Kali is designed for everyone, regardless of fitness level. In fact, taking classes is the best way to get into shape. Our class format is created to gently push students beyond their limits, but also allow them to progress and reach their goals at a pace they feel comfortable with.
A: There are no set rules for how often to practice. Some students come as often as 3 or 4x a week while others come only 1 or 2x. The benefits of Kali are innumerable, so we believe that you will find the right number that works best for your body, schedule, and life.

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Michelle Arena
- a month ago
Excellent my son has been going to Derderian Academy for almost 6 years and he has learnt so much and his confidence has greatly improved. I would recommend to anyone..

Andrew Whitman
- 2 months ago
I have practiced martial arts under Sifu Raffi for around 8 years now. I started (nervously) from scratch, but Sifu Raffi and all of the other instructors worked patiently and constructively to build my skills and my form. Never have I been felt down, never have I felt like I didn't belong here and never have I regretted signing up at this school. I have accumulated much knowledge and made many new friends through my experience here, and it's been completely worth every minute spent in the dojo. Also, Sensei Susan leads an incredible yoga class every week. You'll find yourself working muscles you didn't even know you had. Highly recommend.

Saikon Gbehan
- a year ago
My son has been attending Derderian for about 3 years. When I first signed him up, I didn't really know what to expect. However, the more he went, the more he enjoyed it. He started in the Tigers (younger) class just learning the basic foundations of martial arts. He has since moved up to the Dragons and is so excited and motivated to learn more and move up in the ranks. As he achieves higher belt levels and stripes, I noticed that he has gained more confidence. Its a great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Eric Covino
- 12 months ago
Our daughter joined up recently and we couldn't be happier. It's a really positive and welcoming environment with extremely accomplished and competent instructors and staff. We are grateful that there is a strong focus on the core tenets of the martial arts and that promotions are earned rather than given. I would highly recommend Derderian to anyone looking to experience, or have their child experience, an authentic martial arts program with all the amazing & beneficial life lessons that come along with it. A+

Patricia Lewis-Porrazzo
- a year ago
My son has attended to Derderian Academy for the past three years and has loved it! The staff is extremely patient and takes their time with each individual student. They reinforce having manners, having integrity and respectfulness towards others. My husband and I would strongly recommend to Derderian Academy to any young girl or boy who is interested!

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