Sayoc Kali is a highly evolved combat system used by military, law enforcement, and responsible civilians to protect themselves. Sayoc Kali was created and developed by Pamana Tuhon Christopher Sayoc.
Sayoc is a blade based system. While empty hand and impact weapons are taught, the main emphasis is on edge weapons. Students begin learning deployment and use of a single blade and progress to projectiles and multiple blade tactics.
Training beings with vital templates, deliberate exercises that emphasis targeting. It then moves on to feeder/receiver drills, where students learns the correct responses to defeat a trained opponent.
- Phase 1 – focuses on the use of the blade with the feeder mindset. This is where the student will learn rig setup and use, vital targets, transition drills, lines of cutting and more.
- Phase 2 – focuses on the receiver becoming the feeder. This is the empty hand training that allows one to survive the initial encounter with an armed opponent and move to a position of control. This includes controlling an opponent’s blade and deploying one’s own weapons. Training incorporates blade tapping, Silak (blade locking and controlling), and receiver grips, along with how to punch, kick, elbow, etc. without getting cut by the blade.
- Phase 3 – This is feeder verses feeder where both combatants are armed, employing blades effectively and efficiently with full knowledge of the previous two phases of training.
New England FMA is the only Sayoc Bothoan (training hall) in northern New England and is run by Sayoc full instructor Nicholas Stevens.
Fees and Training Times
We meet every Monday and Wednesday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Manchester School of Tae Kwon Do located at 270 Amory St, Manchester, NH 03102.
This is a locked location for training. Please contact Guro Nick prior to attendance. Walk-ins are not allowed.
All students must be members of the Sayoc Training Association, which is an annual fee of $85.
How to Begin
Contact Guro Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org