Mano a Mano Kali

based on Inosanto / Lacoste blend Kali

Kali Escrima Arnis Freising

Selbstverteidigung Freising, Mano a Mano Wing Tsun / Freistil, Inosanto Lacoste Salutation

Inosanto-Lacoste Kali Salutation







Dies ist die wörtliche Form der Inosanto Lacoste Salutation.


With Heaven and Earth as my witness, I stand before the Creator and mankind of Earth.

I strive for knowledge and wisdom with the five senses and beyond the five senses.
I strive for the love of mankind and there will be no needless shedding of blood.
I bow not in submission, but in respect to you.
I extend the hand of friendship over the hand of war, and look to the Creator for divine guidance.
But if my friendship is rejected, I am trained to be a warrior.
I stand in symbolism, for I serve only the Creator, my family and my country.
With my mind and heart, I cherish the knowledge my instructors have given me.
For it is my life in combat.
I am prepared to go against you even if your skill is superior to mine.
And if my body falls to you in combat, you have only defeated my physical body.

For my fighting spirit will arise to the heavens, for it is unconquerable.








The Symbolism behind the logo of the Lacoste-Inosanto Kali Blend

  •  The Universal triangle
  •  The circle represents the Creator: form with continuous motion.
  • The Kali triangle: love, compassion, humility
  • The stick: the core of the Filipino martial art. The first weapon taught, from which to learn all other weapons
  • The blade (points upward toward “Life”); the blade is taught after the stick
  • The fist representing the empty hand art of the Philippines
  • The half moon symbolizes the “half” of the Philippines (Southern Philippines) which were never under Spanish rule, and also the “moonlight,” which was the only time kali practitioners could safely practice their art during Spanish rule
  • The four parts of the circle represent the four saints called upon by Kali Practitioners: Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Uriel and Saint Raphael
  • Ancient “K” for Kali, kaliradman
  • Ancient “E” for Eskrima, estocada and estoke
  • Ancient “S” for Silat