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EXPLORE BAKBAKAN UK
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS

Our Story

At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for education and our commitment to our students. Thanks to our varied course selection and unique teaching techniques, our school has been ranked as the top Martial Arts School time and time again.


Bakbakan UK - Filipino Martial Arts is located in the heart of England, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. The skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Call us today to learn more about Bakbakan UK - Filipino Martial Arts.

 

OUR ARTS

Bakbakan Kali

Bakbakan Kali is a highly structured and progressive system that retains all of the core techniques, concepts and principles of the blade-based parent system of Kali Ilustrisimo, but differs in methodology and training.


Developed and systematised by Grandmaster Reynaldo Galang, Bakbakan Kali provides a vehicle for progression to the highest level through the unique structure and training methods that have evolved over several decades.


A highly effective martial art that has proven itself in both the tournament and street arena, Bakbakan Kali offers something for anyone seeking an effective martial art to study.


Bakbakan UK - Filipino Martial Arts is located in the heart of England, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. The skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Call us today to learn more about Bakbakan UK - Filipino Martial Arts.

 

OUR ARTS

Hagibis Striking and Grappling

Hagibis is the integrated throwing and grappling art that was developed by Grandmaster Rey Galang after many years of research into a wide variety of Filipino and Asian empty hand combative systems.


Heavily informed by the weapons techniques practiced in Bakbakan Kali, the focus of the Hagibis system is to rapidly end a confrontation through the maximum efficiency of motion.


Practice of the empty hand components of the Filipino Martial Arts is integrated in all aspects of training in the Bakbakan Kali system within all Bakbakan UK training sessions.

 

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Classic Arnis

A separate system to Bakbakan Kali, the Classic Arnis system of the late Grandmaster Placido Yambao is revealed and offered only by Bakbakan International after ten years of research and translation of original text by Grandmaster Reynaldo Galang.


The Classic Arnis system is a very structured presentation of the Espada y Daga methods practiced during the early 20th century.  The bladed methods are often consider to be the backbone of the Filipino Martial Arts and the Classic Arnis system is an important element of the martial heritage propagated by Bakbakan International.

 

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Bahad ZuBu Kali

A separate system to Bakbakan Kali, the Bahad ZuBu Kali system embraces the dynamic and explosive methods of Grandmaster Yuli Romo in his interpretation of the parent Kali Ilustrisimo system of the late Grandmaster Antonio 'Tatang' Ilustrisimo.

A blade-based Art, Bahad ZuBu Kali is effective at all ranges, but especially at close range where highly developed reflexes, body mechanics and sensitivity come to the fore. The Art is renowned for it's dynamic disarming methods and destrcutive close range applications.

 

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Filipino Boxing

The Filipino Boxing system presented by Bakbakan UK embraces the generic and diverse skills present in many Filipino Martial Arts systems.

Incorporating techniques similar to Western Boxing, the system has the addition of head, knees, elbows, low-line kicks, throws, take-downs, locks and limb destruction techniques that are popular in the Filipino Martial Arts.  Practitioners hone their skills through extensive padwork drills, partner training and sparring.

 

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