Until you can get your blade out or pick it back up the empty hands training will get you by. It was the last thing I learned when training Kali with Tuhon McGrath (knife, stick, empty hands). It is the lowest of quotients but still very valuable.So in your experience does Kali translate well into an unarmed fighting system? I mean have you used the destructions etc ?
I’ve seenAgainst a good striker reaching out to gunting a guys arm with your bare hands is a losing proposition. Good in drills bad in practice. But use shielding destructions like elbows to biceps against looping hook punches or elbows to the fist of an uppercut (or top of a foot on a front kick) are very viable because even if you miss the timing you are still protected. Actually, I have had fair amount of success using a gunting against karate guys who like to backfist, but that is really specific and I don't think it is very "real world."
Kali has boxing it just adds other stuffLean to box
Yes. I look at Jon Jones and Anderson Sylva and you get dirty boxing. On many websites they call them dirty fighters. When I watch Sylva against the ropes his covers IMO are classic FMA or even 52 blocks. In FMA The destructions, just like disarms cannot be forced, otherwise you risk chasing. In defensive mode, my covering motion, when the timing is right opens the opponent up for destruction. In offensive mode, the way my opponent blocks or covers sets up the destruction. Of course if they are well trained with little wasted motion this becomes much more difficult. On the street, our success comes mostly from surprise. They don’t know what we do and we don’t give it away until we are ready to move.So in your experience does Kali translate well into an unarmed fighting system? I mean have you used the destructions etc ?