But first...

Revealed: The Secret Method that Allowed Filipinos to Become Devastating Fighters

(without the need for a training partner)

Just imagine: the beautiful island of Mactan, near modern day Cebu, Phillippines...

It's 1521.

And, using just tribal swords, Chief Lapulapu and his tribesmen have just defeated the steel armour clad Spanish conquistadors, including dispatching their leader, Ferdinand Magellan, leaving his ship to limp away and tell the tale...

Glorious celebrations ensue as the invaders are repelled!

But it won't last.

The Spanish return, in greater numbers, and with firearms, and by the late 1500s the Spaniards have conquered the majority of the region, going island by island.  

Divide.

And.

Conquer.

And by now having now secured this part of the lucrative trade route, the Spanish cannot afford to lose their grip on the region, and so...

The occupying Spanish issued a decree, banning citizens from carrying full sized tribal swords (such as the wave-bladed kris, and the head-hunting Kampilan) for fear of losing control of the islands to the ferocious Filipinos.

But despite this, Filipino fighting practitioners found ways to maintain their skills and keep the arts alive!

Either practicing together by moonlight, as part of "quaint island dances" (Sayaw*), or by training alone in secret.

*Sayaw is Cebuano for "to dance", and is used in Filipino Martial Arts to refer to a practitioner performing a solo demonstration of weapon skill.

As well as hidden in the motion of dances, part of training in secret was the adoption of readily available objects including rattan sticks, and the bolo (an agricultural machete-type tool).

Rattan sticks were integrated both directly into the fighting styles, and used as a training tool where the stick is representative of a tribal sword, as the body motions and ranges are very similar.

Now, thankfully I do not live in a country occupied by a foreign force, but I have had to spend extended periods of time without access to a training partner. 

During that time, I have developed my own skills as a Filipino Martial Arts practitioner by training solo and learning from my teachers remotely.

With a lot of trying, failing and trying again, I have distilled the methods I find to be most effective.

And I'd love to share these methods with you today.

So, are you stuck at home, or can't find an instructor nearby?

Learn with me, step by step, in my oh-so-glamorous garage gym.

Prefer watching?  Cool, here's a quick video overview:

Watch Intro Video

Introducing: Filipino Martial Arts - Solo Training

Who is this course for?

This is for anyone who is:

Stuck at home or can't get to class, and needs guidance and inspiration for training Filipino Martial Arts at home. 

Interested in learning a new martial art, but can't find an instructor nearby.

Already trains Filipino Martial Arts and looking for a reference library for techniques, solo training drills and classes to work along with.

My aim is to help you feel accomplished and energised by: 

- Training Filipino Martial Arts and exercising the mind.

- Working out with callisthenic exercises (even when there's only a few minutes available).

- Tracking and improving mindset / positivity over time.

- Watching me on the receiving end of my instructor (ouchy), 

Instruction is step-by-step and easy to digest, and you're in control, as you can do it at your own pace and to suit your schedule.

"This course will save many Kali practitioners out there.

Harry keeps it simple, fun and educational.

Definitely the best buy in a long time. Highly Recommend 👍🏼"  - Sara



Who am I?

and why should you want to learn from me?

I'm Harry, and I'm award winning Filipino Martial Arts instructor, as well as a dad of two young crazy whirlwinds!

So I know exactly what it's like to have a strong drive to train but very limited time.

Especially if I have to think up a workout when it's the end of the day and it's been one of those nights.

Over my 15 years of training and 10 years of coaching I haven't always had access to my instructors, or training partners my level, and so a lot of my own practice has been as Solo Training.

Throughout 2020 I have shared my methods of Solo Training for Filipino Martial Arts with my students and others across the world, with positive feedback and warm appreciation.

And through that I have created this course to help people develop their Filipino Martial Arts by training at Home.  Either because they can't get to a class, or want Solo Training to supplement their usual classes.


My obsession with Filipino Martial Arts* began when I saw a class of "that stick twirling thing" back in 2004, grabbed hold of the learning opportunity, and never let go.

*Kali / Arnis / Escrima are other names for it!

I've always been drawn towards the combination of brain-body puzzle, graceful flowing motion, and ferocious overkill fighting attitude!

Through coaching others (for more than 10 years now), I've sharpened my skills for explaining complicated things in simple, logical steps, so that anyone can understand and learn - my aim is always to provide lightbulb moments!

But don't just take my word for it...

"Very clear" - 5 Stars

Col

Harry's videos are very easy to watch and follow along with. Very clear instructions, with exercises building up bit by bit through the videos. I enjoyed watching it.

Brilliant workouts - 5 Stars!

Gary

These step by step workouts are a fantastic way to carry on with solo drills at home - the easy to follow guidance by Harry makes these workouts all the more enjoyable!

Videos look great - 5 Stars!

Jon

I've always thought you were a good teacher. The price is a bargain, and working at my own pace suits me perfectly!

Highly Recommended! - 5 Stars!

Sara

This course will save many Kali nerds out there. Harry keeps it simple, fun and educational. Definitely the best buy in a long time, Highly recommend 👍🏼

Good for mind, body and soul! Five Stars

by Ruth

Five Stars, great for practicing things in your own time (pause video, try out the move, repeat a few times, fine tune, go again), motivational and clearly broken down into workable steps and these also fit into other combinations. Good for the mind, body and soul :-)

What's in the course?

✔️ Instructional series for learning Filipino Martial Arts at Home - can't get to a class today? No problem.

✔️ Three months worth of solo classes to work along with in your own time - come and join me as I guide and motivate you through the training sessions, it'll be like you're in the gym with me.

✔️ Learn how to improve coordination, balance, footwork, speed, power and adaptability with this principle-based art - make new connections in understanding.

✔️ Coaching and guidance through 180+ minutes of bite-size, easy to follow technique videos - sharpen those skills.

✔️ An equipment-free callisthenics training system and 6 week fitness and mindset programme, with goals and progress - measure real improvements.

✔️ Technique videos on the fundamentals of stick and empty hands striking and footwork - get to the right place, at the right time.

✔️ A world class seminar series with more than 90 minutes of seminar videos of my instructor... Enjoy watching me on the receiving end!

✔️ Get access to samples from across the modules (including a cool live class on Espada y Daga) for free, as part of the Free Preview.

I'm serious about training

Is there enough for me to do and see progress?

Absolutely. For the serious practitioner, an example schedule for 6 to 18 weeks of training could be:

  • 4x per week timed callisthenics workout - about 5 - 10 minutes each time.  I recommend doing this in the morning, to prime the day with some endorphins.
  • 2x - 5x per week, train along with a video solo class - about 30 minutes each time, plus warm up and cool down.
  • 3x - 4x per week, review technique videos and make notes.
  • DAILY - complete the mindset challenges.
  • 1x per week (for entertainment and inspiration) - review a seminar video.


The callisthenics programme includes a starting measurement and an ending measurement to see progress over time and the results of effort.

- I can't improve what I don't track, and I can't track what I don't measure consistently -


After the first 6 week cycle, swap out the exercises for something more challenging, and run the programme again (and again) for more (a)gains!

Sorry, couldn't help myself...

There are 30 solo training class recordings, so you could do 5 classes per week for 6 weeks, or 2 classes a week for 15 weeks.  

Of course favourite classes can be repeated, as repetition is the mother of skill...

How long will it take?

as I don't have much time...

This course is totally flexible:

Maybe you have a couple of hours to work out? Great! Take your time and be really precise and mindful, this time is for you, so make the most of it.

Got 30 minutes and not sure what to do? Cool, pick one of the live classes and work along with the video.

Maybe you can "only" grasp a few minutes squeezed in between other things?  Good, let's work with what you have.

The course player remembers where you get to, so if you get interrupted (everyone needs to recharge at sometime) you can come back later and carry straight on - no worries.



Tell me more about what's in the course?

What a good-looking question

- Technique Videos

This course has 40+ technique videos explaining: striking and combinations with and without an object, and essential footwork to get you to the right place at the right time.  

Step by step, so anyone can understand.

- Full Solo Classes

Solo Training class recordings are taught directly from my garage (so glamorous!)... Come and join me in one of them and and we'll put some skills together.

There's more than 30 classes to choose from, so there's bound to be something cool.

Or do them all in order, for 3 months training (at 2x per week) without repeating a class.

- Callisthenics Training Guide

There is also a section purely on callisthenics training (strength/fitness training with no equipment needed), including 30+ minutes of videos explaining what to do and how, and a 6 week fitness and mindset training programme which can be downloaded and customised.

This includes recording results every session, progressive overload, and a like-for-like test at the start and end to see progress over time.

Once completed, swap out the exercises for something more challenging and run the programme again for more gains. 

- BONUS Seminar Videos

Cool video material (90+ minutes) from a seminar taught by one of my instructors, the amazing Matt Teasdale.

The seminar has three sections:

  • Unarmed self defence at long range - manage distance to escape, use long range tools and stay in balance!

  • Unarmed self defence at close range - flip the switch and use devastating techniques to overwhelm your enemy in order to escape.

  • Daga vs daga - build a framework of responses through long, medium and close range when both you and your enemy have edged objects. Thought provoking stuff.

Bonus material

Tell me more about the bonus material?

  • Solo Training Classes

    Join me for a half-hour class taught directly from my garage - it'll be like we're in the gym together!

  • Callisthenics Training Guide

    Get a full workout with no equipment needed with a 6 week fitness and mindset program - smiles all round.

  • Seminar Videos

    Watch me learning / get beaten up by my instructor, Matt Teasdale: unarmed defence at close and long range, and daga vs daga!

Pricing

So, how much will all this cost me?

Well, I thought this would be a question...

By now we're so far down this page that I hope I've managed to show the massive value which is on offer here.

It's enough material to keep training for 3 months or more, and includes more than 20 hours of video.

I have spent countless hours and more money than I'd like to think about training and travelling the world learning the skills I teach in this course (and learning the coaching skills so I can teach it effectively), so I could easily charge a lot for this information.

But:

a) I had a lot of fun at the same time as learning, and 

b) I want to help people.

I suppose I could give this all away for free, but it's a sad fact of life that some people equate "free" with "no value".  

And having to literally "buy in" makes people more likely to follow through and actually do the course - which is ultimately what I want to happen!

The price for this course is £120.

But, I truly admire people who take action!

So, for the next 30 people only, there's a 50% discount to £60.

Yep, just £60 (for the next 30 people), for:

  • 180+ minutes of instructional videos
     - to deepen understanding.
  • 30 minute callisthenics training guide
     - options for all primary movement patterns.
  • 6 week fitness and mindset programme
     - for more smiles all round.
  • More than 90 minutes of seminar footage
     - to kick back and relax.
  • Over 15 hours of recorded live classes
     - so we can workout together!


Please be aware that this low price is only available for the next 30 people who sign up.

After that, the price will go back up (and it'll still be brilliant value).

Watch Intro Video

Here's a sample of what's inside

F.A.Q.

Do you recommend online learning ONLY?

No.

The best way to learn is in person, with a skilled teacher, AND with video instructional material to reinforce that learning.

If you are a complete beginner, it is hard to learn correct technique from video alone, particularly on your own.

However, if you are already an experienced martial artist or instructor, or already practice the art, you can gain some brilliant insights and extra skills from videos - I know I have (otherwise I would not produce my own videos!)

Finally, if no physical instruction is available, sometimes we have to make do with the next best thing.


What happens after I sign up?

People who sign up get instant access to stream all the videos across all devices (with a suitable data connection).

Make progress at your own pace, re-view anything at any time, and ask me questions if you need to (I respond to all emails).


Can I try it for free?

Yes!

You can get a sample from each of the core modules for free, just click on this Free Preview link (or the button at the top of this page) to access it, and make sure what's on offer is the right thing for you.


Do I have to give you my email address?

You need to use an email address to create an account on the platform, so the course player knows it's you, and remembers where you got to last time.

I will send you emails about the course, like: a short getting started guide, checking how you're getting on, and to let you know when there are updates.

I will also send you emails about martial arts training in general (and related topics), and other courses I think might interest you.

I will treat your email address with the respect I hope others will treat mine, and if you don't like the emails you're getting, you can unsubscribe at any time.


Need help or got more questions?

Well, did I mention that I respond to all emails?  Good!  Send me a (nice) message to: harry@fightdad.co.uk.

Course curriculum

  • 3

    Technique Library - Double Stick

    • Double Stick - Open Pattern 1

    • Double Stick - Open Pattern 2

    • Double Stick - Open Pattern 3

    • Double Stick - Sinawali 4

    • Double Stick - Sinawali 4 variation 1

    • Double Stick - Sinawali 4 variation 2

    • Double Stick - Sinawali 4 variation 3

    • Double Stick - Sinawali 6

  • 4

    Technique Library - Single Stick

    • Stick Striking - Angles of Attack

    • Stick Striking 1 - Witik

    • Stick Striking 2 - Labtik

    • Stick Striking 3 - Backhand Redondo

    • Stick Striking 4 - Forehand Redondo

    • Stick Striking 5 - Dunga

    • Stick Striking 6 - Abaniko

    • Stick Striking Drill 1

    • Stick Striking Drill 2

    • Stick Striking Drill 3

    • Stick Striking Drill 4

    • Stick Striking Drill 5

    • Stick Striking Drill 6

    • Stick Striking Drill 7

    • Stick Striking Drill 8

  • 5

    Technique Library - Footwork

    • Footwork 1

    • Footwork 2

    • Footwork 3

    • Footwork 4

    • Footwork 5

    • Footwork 6

    • Footwork 7

  • 6

    Technique Library - Empty Hands

    • Punching - Make a Fist

    • Punching 1

    • Punching 2

    • Punching 3

    • Punching 4

    • Punching 5

    • Punching 6 - Hammer 1

    • Punching 7 - Hammer 2

    • Kicking 1

    • Kicking 2

    • Kicking Combination 1

    • Elbows - 1-14

  • 7

    Fitness (Callisthenics) Training Guide

    • Six Week Callisthenics Training Programme - PDF

    • Six Week Callisthenics Training Programme - Excel Download!

    • Callisthenics Movements - Overview

    • Callisthenics Movements - Upper Body Push Variations

    • Callisthenics Movements - Squat Variations

    • Callisthenics Movements - Upper Body Pull Variations

    • Callisthenics Movements - Hinge Variations

  • 8

    Live Classes

    • Class 1 - Double Stick (Cabca 2 for power and coordination, Sinawali and cool variations with applications)

    • Class 2 - Panantukan (creating an angle with footwork, and an inside entry to elbows)

    • Class 3 - Double Stick Sinawali with footwork

    • Class 4 - Sikaran (creating an angle for a KICK, scoop defence workout)

    • Class 5 - Sword and Daga (flow with attack, defend, attack)

    • Class 6 - Sikaran (Jab n Block, knees and elbows)

    • Class 7 - Single Stick (stick fighting drills - defence and attack)

    • Class 8 - Panantukan (Jab Cross Hook + defence and counter, Switch Cross drills)

    • Class 9 - Double Stick fighting concepts part 1

    • Class 10 - Sikaran Combinations and Pads

    • Class 11 - Double Stick fighting concepts part 2

    • Class 12 - Sikaran knees and elbow combinations

    • Class 13 - Single Stick (block and counter attack)

    • Class 14 - Panantukan (destroy the Jab)

    • Class 15 - Single Stick - Tip Up or Tip Down Blocking

    • Class 16 - Panantukan - Combinations with Hammer Strikes

    • Class 17 - Double Stick (advanced sinawalis)

    • Class 18 - Sikaran defences to Jab-Cross-Hook

    • Class 19 - Daga vs Daga (long and mid range)

    • Class 20 - Sikaran (four corner responses)

    • Class 21 - Stick and Daga (diamond footwork)

    • Class 22 - Panantukan (bridge and hammer! Diamond footwork)

    • Class 23 - Single Stick (striking and long range defence)

    • Class 24 - Panantukan (inside gunting on the Jab)

    • Class 25 - Daga and empty hands workout

    • Class 26 - Panantukan (elbow destruction defences)

    • Class 27 - Sword and Daga (mid and long range)

    • Class 28 - Panantukan (Split Gunting vs Jab)

    • Class 29 - Double Stick (fight with sinawali)

    • Class 30 - Panantukan (hook defences)

    • Class 31 - Single Stick (attack, defend, counter attack through ranges)

    • Class 32 - Sikaran (Side Kick, in combinations)

  • 9

    BONUS - Seminar Videos

    • Matt Teasdale - Part 1, Long Range / Unarmed

    • Matt Teasdale - Part 2, Close Range / Unarmed (Monyet)

    • Matt Teasdale - Part 3, Daga vs Daga

    • Jerry - Kadena de Mano

    • Jerry - Single Stick