Friday, September 17, 1999

7 Ways to Train Inosanto LaCoste Kali

There are seven ways to train the Twelve areas of Inosanto LaCoste Kali:

  1. Abecedario – One side continually feeds, the other side defends and counter acts. Analagous to throwing batting practice. Abecedario has twelve stages.
  2. Contra Sumbrada – a counter-for-counter training method. In other words, you hit me, I defend and hit you back, you defend and hit me back, etc. Analagous to playing catch. Sumbrada has twelve stages.
  3. Mixing Abeceario and Sumbrada.
  4. Solo Training.
  5. Hitting Objects.
  6. Sparring.
  7. Visualization, meditation.

These 12 “areas” are sometimes referred to as “Sub-systems” due to the fact that each sub-system can be broken down with several individual parts and each have their own specific traits and personality.

At the Inosanto Academy they have added Muay Thai to the Sikaran to make it more complete and to adapt it’s training methods.

Guro Dan Inosanto often uses this system because of its efficient organizational structure.

Other Dan Inosanto notes from my old site:

NOTE: Posted on 8/12/2014 to mirror my old archives by backdating to 9/17/1999.



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