Apolo Ladra

Black Belt presents LIVE training with Apolo Ladra. Join us in his seminar The iKali Solution: Thrive Don't Just Survive.

Apolo Ladra is one of the greatest Pekiti Tirsia Kali in the U.S. under the lineage of Dan Inosanto and Leo Gaje Jr.. His program iKali: The Art of Blade has continued to carry on the legacy of these Filipino arts for instructors world wide.

Today we are fortunate enough to have Apolo join us for a live training seminar teaching some of his Kali techniques. These combative arts are a multi dimensional style of fighting that incorporate open hand, bladed weapons, and Kali sticks.

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