I.  Foot work

  • Continuation of all previous footwork and partner drills
  1. Retirada Caballero (Shuffle step)
  • Atras and abante (forward and back continuous) on forward attack with high line plansada (will help when someone leans in with head on strikes)
  • Midline plansada (help when someone sticks out hands or arms)
  • Low line plansada (teach to move knees)
  • High, Middle and low
  1. Paikot (Circular movements clockwise and counter clockwise)
  • Sagasa (charge) #12 strike step in with left to left push step in with right to right #5 thrust
  1. Paikot with partner
  2. Paikot with sagasa as you charge you and your partner cross either right shoulder to right or left to left
  3. Paikot with partner: add sagasa and use paikot to evade left or right
  • Retirada Ilustrisimo
  1. Apak sa Likod, counter strike as opponent strikes to lead or rear knee
  2. Lutang, counter strike as opponent strikes lead knee
  3. Old style (Abella), counter strike as opponent strikes lead knee
  • Illustrisimo combined with caballero
  1. Partner strikes at knee step back illustrisimo, then strikes at other knee to illustrisimo, caballero forward with strikes as partner caballero back to evade
  • Forward Replace
  1. Stationary, partner feeds #1 or #4 to parry, grab and arm drag
  2. Forward,
  3. Backward
  • Rear Replace
  1. Stationary
  2. Forward
  3. Backward
  • Slide-n-step (pendulum)
  • Hakbang Paiwas (Full Side Step)
  1. Center, right side, Center left side
  2. Side to Side
  3. Isolation Right and left sides (from neutral stance and fighting stance)
  • Tatsulok (Triangle)
  • Lalake (Male  Triangle)
  1. Pekiti Tirsia Method b, partner strikes at knee and step back then partner strikes at other knee step across then step in to attack
  2. Illustrisimo Method, partner strikes at knee to step out
  • Babae (Female Triangle)
  1. Tatsulok Ilag Lihis (Evade), partner feeds #1 and #4 as you evade with footwork and bob
  2. Tatsulok Ilag liyad (Bob and Weave), partner feeds either #1 and high #6 or #4 and high #7
  3. Tatsulok Ilag Yuko (Ducking), 1. partner feeds #6 or #7,  2. Partner feeds #6 or #7 as you duck strike to body or knee
  4. Tatsulok Sipa Sa Tuhod (Triangle with Knee), Strike defense, neck hold, kick defense
  5. Tatsulok At Apak Sa Likod Ng Tuhod, partner feeds straight punch, partner feeds #1 or #4 strike
  • Pa’upo
  1. Pekiti tersia method,
  1. partner feed #5 and counter with #5
  2. Partner feed #5 if bukas guard counter with #1, #7, #3
  3. Partner feed #5 if serada guard, counter with #4

2.  Illistrisimo method

  1. Hakbang Palihis (step to avoid) Abella style
  2. Luhod-Luhod (can drop knee all the way to floor)
  3. Horse stance
  4. lead stance
  5. Do either 1 or 2 with #1 and #4 strikes or #6 and #7 strikes


II. Twirling set

  • 3 types of twirling
  1. Wrist
  2. Elbow
  3. Shoulder
  • Down twirl front change (armpit tuck)
  • Down twirl back change
  • Front and back change combination
  • Up twirl
  • Up and down twirling change over shoulder and in arm pit
  • Up twirl change over shoulder to down hand
  • Up twirl to down twirl change over shoulder with low hand tap
  • Combine all previous drills
  • Front change, back change and reverse twirl low hand change with various footwork.
  1. Rear replace
  2. Forward replace
  3. Ilustrisimo
  • Combination
  • 4 corner pivot 90 and 180 degree turns changing at neutral stance
  • Down twirl hand stop and change
  • Down twirl hand stop high and low and change
  • Down twirl hand stop high and low and change to sumbrada and twirl
  • Down twirl hand stop high and low and Redondo to back change with pivot
  • Down twirl hand stop high and low and Redondo to arm pit pivot and drop change, hand inside to under change and lift to under change and sumbrada
  • Down twirl hand stop high and low and Redondo front kick thrust under leg change with sumbrada to twirl
  • Finger eight twirl


III.  Striking Flows

  • Figure eight down a,b
  • Left side down redondos
  • Right side down redondos
  • Plansada a,b,c
  • Figure eight up a,b
  • Left side up redondos
  • Right side up redondos
  • One side of  X
  • Other side of  X
  • Abiniko a,b,c,d,e,f
  • Thrust and slash a,b,c,d
  • Combination


IV.  Bantay Kamay(sectors of the left hand check)

  • Bantay Kamay / Aberta (7 sectors forehand strike)
  1. Left hand (palm down) check opponents hand inside
  2. Bouncing tala bartikal block with left hand palm down check
  3. Left hand check opponents back of wrist (your left hand is under your right hand)
  4. Left hand check opponents back of wrist (your left hand is over your right hand)
  5. Lefthand check under opponents “punyo” (your left hand is under your right hand with a #12 strike)
  6. Lefthand check under opponents “punyo” (your left hand is over your right hand with a #6 strike)
  7. Switch hand from right to left
  • Penetration of the 7 sectors of the left hand (Abella Style)
  • Bantay Kamay / Serada (6 sectors of the back hand)
  1. Left hand check on the top of opponents back wrist
  2. Left hand check inside on opponent’s forehand (from bottom of crossed sticks)
  3. Left hand check inside on opponents forehand (from cross position of sticks or 3 o’clock position)
  4. Left hand cross over on top of your stick and your opponents and snake your left hand to your opponents wrist and apply disarm with the crook of your elbow.
  5. Switch hand from right to your left
  1. Grabbing the punyo of your stick and switch
  2. Grabbing the tip of your stick and switch

6.  Parry the #1 strike go with the force, stick hand passunkeet #4 as left knife hand check under opponent’s wrist

  1. Penetration of the 6 sectors of the left hand (back hand)


V.  Block check series

  • Talang vertical with #1 placement
  • Outside low wing #3 placement, or pass with stick and check with left
  • Low wing to #1 hand placement
  • Outside deflection to #3 hand placement
  • Inside low wing sweep to #1 hand placement
  • Drop stick to hand check, or outside low wing to hand check
  • Talang vertical with #1 placement, or Low wing with #1 placement
  • Inside deflection with #1 placement
  • Sumbrada with #1 placement
  • Outside deflection and left hand placement
  • Pluma and #3 hand placement
  • Passunkeet with left hand placement


VI.  Block check hit series (follow block check series with following strikes)

  • Drop weight pivot and strike #6 to ribs
  • Drop weight pivot and #1, or #3 upper cut strike
  • Pivot to #6 or #4 strikes
  • Pivot drop to #1 to hand, elbow or head
  • Pivot to #4 or #6 to either bicep, head or opposite hand
  • #3 upper cut strike, or Drop weight pivot and #1
  • Pivot drop to #2, or Pivot to #4 or #6 to either bicep, head or opposite hand
  • Drop weight pivot and strike #6 to ribs
  • Drop stick or #12 strike
  • Pivot drop to #1 to hand, elbow or head
  • Pivot and #4, or #12
  • Pivot and drop weight to #1

VII.  Block check hit counter series (empty hand and stick)

Same as block check hit, but know feeder defends counter with block, hit to hand, pass and cut or pass


VIII.  Thrust series (1-12)


IX.  Snake disarm series


X.  Vine disarm series


XI.  Know at least 3 disarms from every angle


XII.  12 Areas or kali

  • Solo Baston/olisi
  1. Single stick
  2. Single sword
  3. Single axle
  • Doble Baston/Olisi
  1. Double sticks, canes
  2. Double sword
  3. Double ax
  4. Sword and shield
  5. Ax and shield
  6. Shield and dagger
  • Espada y Daga, Olisi y Baraw
  1. Long stick – short stick
  2. Stick and dagger
  3. Sword and dagger
  4. Stick and shield
  5. Sword and shield
  • Baraw- Kamot, Daga (single Knife)
  1. Dagger and empty hands
  2. Bali song (Butterfly Knife)
  3. Single short stick
  • Daga y Daga/Baraw y Baraw (two Knives)
  1. Dagger and dagger
  2. Dagger and shield
  3. Double short sticks
  • Tabak Maliit/olisi Palad
  1. Palm, pocket, or yawara stick
  2. Double end dagger
  • Panantukan (Mano Mano), Kamot Kamot- Panagmut (empty hands)
  1. Panantukan (boxing) system
  2. Panadikan/ pananjakan (sikaran) Kicking system
  3. Dumag, Layug, Buno Destchon (Grappling and wrestling) system
  4. Hampak-higot-Hubud-Lubud (tie and hit, untie and hit, blend and hit)
  5. Kinomutay/epit (pinch)- Kagat/Angkad (bite)- Kugat (choke)
  6. Songab (finger thrusting)
  7. Siko- Tuhod system (elbow-knee)


  • Sibat (staff), bangkaw (spear)
  1. Bangkaw (spear)
  2. Sibat (staff)
  3. Duta (oar)
  4. Heavey stick (Dos Manos)
  5. Log stick (Dos Manos)
  6. Spear and stick
  • Maluwag Maluwag (flexible weapons)
  1. Latigo (whip)
  2. Lubid (rattan or rope vine)
  3. Kabit or De Cadena (chain)
  4. Kanggan (Jacket)
  5. Buritot- page (sting ray fish tale)
  6. Olisi toyok (nunchaku long and short)
  7. Tabak toyak (nunchaku)
  8. Putong Tagkus (stick blend)
  9. Sabitan (belt)
  10. Sarong (cloth around waste)
  11. Ecut (Handkerchief)
  • Tapon- Tapon (Throwing weapons or objects)
  1. Dirt, pepper, mud
  2. Stone, rock, sand
  3. Coins
  4. Yo-yo
  5. Baraw (dagger)
  6. Spikes (metal)
  7. Rattan darts, bamboo darts
  8. Bankaw (spear)
  9. Simbalan (light Spear)
  • Lipad- lipad (projectile weapons)
  1. Pana (bow and arrow)
  2. Sumpit (blow gun)
  3. Pana (sling shot)
  4. Lantanka (portable canon)
  5. Pistol
  6. Rifle
  • Hilot Ancient and Modern healing arts
  1. Massage
  2. Acupressure
  3. Health arts
  4. First aid
  5. Ethics and Moral training
  6. History
  7. Rhythm training (music and dance)
  8. Spiritual training
  9. Mental training


XIII.  Terminology

Abecedario / Panguna = attacks / targets
Payong / Pamayong = umbrella counter-offense
Dakup y Punyo tapping (Dakup-to grab) and punyo attacks
Limahon nga Pagsugod = five attacks
Panastas / Pamilas = slash
Sungkete / Sak sak = thrust
Florete = double slash
Echekete= multiple thrusts
Sagang Labo =  close-quarters offense and counteroffense
Seguidas = continuous multiple advanced attacks
Hanut = to strike
Bunal =  vigorous strike
Bunal Patamos = strike to hit
Buno = thrust / stab
Pasaka Buno = upward power thrust
Madasig = fastness / speed