A couple years ago, several of the educational cable networks each produced programs showcasing martial artists traveling around the world and learning from masters of various systems. The Discovery Channel, based here in Silver Spring, Maryland, offered a program of this format called Fight Quest. Fight Quest featured MMA fighter Jimmy Smith and his companion, Army Combatives-trained Doug Anderson traveling around the world, experiencing a new martial art each week. In one of their top episodes, they traveled to the Philippines and each of them trained under a different group of instructors in the Filipino martial art of Kali, an art we train here at the Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy in Odenton, Maryland, just south of Baltimore.
That level of preparedness is why we know we can count on our Kali training when it counts. Yes, it seems crazy, but how would you rather face an attacker? With your barehands? Or knowing that anything you put your hands on instantly became a deadly edged or impact weapon by virtue of your training with the Filipino art of Kali at the Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy in Odenton, Maryland?