dvd-kyusho-and-kali-empty-hands-vol1 (1)New Exclusive DVD Offering:

Another installment of the Kyusho Collaboratives

Integrating Kyusho into All Martial Styles with recognized and renowned Masters from around the world.

The Philippines has a long history of life and death combat. From ancient times to the modern day, the fighting arts of the Filipino archipelago have proven themselves time and again to be efficient, effective and extremely deadly forms of fighting. There are countless systems of Filipino martial arts spread throughout the thousands of islands in this region. Many are family arts and no "outsider" will likely ever learn them. Fortunately, many have also been made available to the rest of the world. From the Kyusho perspective the study begins with learning revival and restorations, but then develops mobile arm targeting as its Martial foundation.  When you dissect an attack, besides a kicking action, all other attacks start with the arms, but the challenge is that the arms are the fastest moving parts of the body with the greatest range of motion and directional attack capability.  So it is a very challenging section of training that should be integrated into every session, in so many variations.  There are other ways to make this level a bit easier and one is in the skill of Arm Trapping. Kali Master Raffi Derderian and Kyusho Practitioner Evan Pantazi - a collaborative film.

This is the first edition of this new DVD Languages included in DVD: English, Español, Français, more to come... This includes the Kyusho International Shihans during the filming, performing several arm KO's.

Kyusho Kali Volume 1:  Arm Trapping

Only 25€ (approx. $28)



Pictured Left to Right:

Anthony Rotella, Marshall Wolf, Mike Hebert, Evan Pantazi, Raffi Derderian, John Hagman and Cody Robyn.

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I am honored t be working a new project with an old Martial Arts friend of many years and actually it's about time we did.  Raffi Derderian of Johnson, R.I.(USA) has a long Martial Arts career and is a full time professional trainer .  We train mostly the same arts from varying styles as we both train Kempo, Uechi Ryu & Knife... we only vary in his study of Filipino styles and my Chinese training.  I am interested in Kali to see what additional tools it will allot my training.

Raffi-DerderianLet me introduce to my readers (someone that needs no introduction in New England) Raffi Derderian

  • Certified Instructor- JKD and Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Senior Instructor (over 20 years under Sifu Kevin Seaman) - Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts
  • 7th Degree Black Belt - Shinko-Ryu Kempo (promoted to 7th degree by Master Michael Campos of Zen Do Kai Association)
  • 6th Degree Black Belt - Uechi-ryu Karate under Master George Mattson
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Filipino Martial Art Combatives under Hock Hochheim
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt -Oki-Ryu Kenpo
  • Ranked "Expert" in Knife Combatives by the Congress of American Knifefighters (Hock Hochheim)
  • Recognized "Shihan of Martial Arts" by the International Uechi Karate Association
  • 8th Degree American Kenpo- Awarded by Larry Tatum 10th Dan.

"When I saw the art of Kyusho being demonstrated, the first thing I thought of was how great it would blend with Kali Empty Hands. It would take this already devastating art of nerve strikes to a new level. As martial artists, we have an obligation to be in a constant and never ending search to deepen our knowledge. The art of Kyusho is one I feel should be studied in conjunction with the empty handed method of Filipino fighting, and also its vast array of weaponry."


Raffi A. Derderian Jr.

This course will help any Martial Artist increase their effects and efficiency or non practicing individual with a quick self protection program you can learn in a single course.