Kali is an ancient martial art of the Philippines dating back to the ninth century. Kali is one of the most comprehensive martial art systems available. Encompassing an entire spectrum of weaponry, Kali also features sophisticated "empty hands" techniques, kicks, knees, sweeps, throws and joint locking techniques. This highly efficient, combat proven art emphasizes an understanding of motion, body angulation, timing and footwork. This art is practiced by many masters well into their 70s, yet it is highly effective. The system of Filipino martial arts taught at the Syracuse Martial Arts Academy is the method taught at the Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles, California.