Has anyone here actually learned or trained Kali/Escrima/Arnis in the Philippines? When I was there late last year I couldn't find any training areas where it was taught. I ended up practicing at a Tae Kwon Do school instead.
Originally posted by Mormegil
There seems to be a number of teachers in Negros Occidental. Before I went home to the Philippines to visit a few years ago, I asked if anybody knew any teachers on the Inayan Eskrima Digest listserv. It's a pretty good resource (I haven't been reading it for a few years though): http://www.martialartsresource.com/filipino/filipino.htm
I got a few numbers. I ended up training briefly (2.5 days) with Grandmaster Nene Tortal. He happened to be in Manila at the time. An amazing experience. I probably would have gotten a lot more out of it if I had prior experience in Pekita/Dekita Tirsia, and more FMA experience in general. He seemed pleasantly surprised that I didn't have any TKD or Karate training.