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Filipino Kali Tactics: Zoning, Sectoring, Limb Destruction & Kaukit


Zoning refers to the movement of the Kali practitioner away from the force of an attacking limb. This movement generally occurs at 45, 90 or 180 degree angles to the attacking limb and is almost always accompanied by a Limb Destruction.


Zoning may occur to the inside or outside of the attacking limb, but the outside position is preferred since it places the Kali stylist in a position to utilize one side of the opponent as a screen against the other side. This position forces the attacker to move a greater distance because he must travel around (or move) the side of the body that is screening the Kali practitioner before initiating another attack.

Because zoning requires the opponent to cover more distance for a follow-up attack, it allows the Kali stylist more time for a successful counter. This position also makes it more difficult for the attacker to defend against a counterattack. And finally, it restricts the number of directions any follow-up attacks may come from, referred to as Sectoring.

Zoning is also used to negate an attack by more than one assailant. This is accomplished by the Kali practitioner moving the nearest opponent into a position which utilizes the aggressor's body as a screen from the other attackers. This allows the Kali stylist to fight one side of an attacker, and one opponent, at a time.


Φιλιππινέζικες Πολεμικές ΤέχνεςSectoring

Sectoring is an imaginary grid used to predict the area into which an attacking limb will travel. The grid is employed when the Kali practitioner makes contact with one of the attacker's limbs. By combining zoning with sectoring, it is possible to force or "funnel" an attack into a preferred section. In this way, the attacker can be drawn into a move that the defender is anticipating. Knowing where the attack will come makes it relatively easy for the Kali stylist to counter and destroy the limb.

The necessity of restricting and anticipating an opponent's attack is obvious when related to weaponry. Even a glancing blow with a weapon can be disabling and, sometimes, fatal. As a result of the weapons orientation of Filipino Kali, the art has evolved a very precise methodology for dealing with armed or unarmed attacks.


Limb Destruction

A Kali practitioner, because he is accustomed to wielding a weapon, identifies an opponent's punch or kick as a potential target. The emphasis of the empty hand art is on hitting instead of blocking.


Although an attack to the limb or head or body is largely dependent on the opponent's distance from you, striking first to the attacking limb or limbs has several advantages. In Kali, strikes to the attacker's limbs are designed to hit vulnerable bones, muscles and nerves, causing severe pain and immobilizing the appendage. The pain from these strikes may disrupt or offset further attacks by the opponent. The damaged limb may also restrict the opponent's mobility or leave various areas open to attack.

Moreover, with one or more limbs immobilized or impaired, the attacker has fewer options for further attack. Another advantage of striking the limbs is that it gives the Kali practitioner greater flexibility in choosing targets and forces the attacker to defend against more possibilities. The final advantage is that attacks to the limbs are more difficult to defend than attacks to the head or body. This is because the Kali practitioner does not have to commit his arm or leg as far into the opponent's defensive perimeter.



Kaukit is the foot trapping method utilized in Filipino Kali, similar to the core principles of Kuntao Silat. A Kali practitioner, by using foot sectoring unbalances and offset's the opponent, bringing him in vulnerable positions, with no structure, unable to defend properly, unable to produce ballistic power and most of all immobilized! This is done in conjunction of Panantukan and Sikaran techniques.


Also the Kaukit techniques can damage the ankles and feet of the opponent, creating dislocations, sprains and strains... Moreover, the Kaukit techniques are done beyond the field of vision of the opponent and are not anticipated because most of the opponents do not even know that their feet and legs can be attacked this way...



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