The Academy of Filipino Martial Arts embraces the Dan Inosanto system and focuses primarily on the concepts of stick fighting, knife fighting, and unarmed combat. The Academy of Filipino Martial Arts joined Warrior Mountain Academy in April 2023.

About Us

Kali is an ancient term used to signify martial arts in the region of the Philippines. In the Southern Philippines, it is called Kali-Silat. Silat refers to the movements of the lower body. Filipino stick fighting was entrenched in the island’s culture long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish arrived, they saw a wavy-edged sword about 30 inches long made of wood called a “Kalis.” During the Spanish occupation, they forbade the practice of Kali. The Spaniards called the art Eskrima or Arnis. That is why all three words are used to describe this art.



Saeed Badiei

Guru Saeed Badiei began studying martial arts in 1979, and received a black belt in Taekwondo and a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido. Guru Badiei has also studied Kali, Silat, Muay Thai, Jun Fan Kung Fu, and Shooto.


Adult Classes

Sat, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
• One class/week - $50/month

Discounts available for Warrior Mountain Academy members