Welcome to the Dayton Kali Academy!

We are a school that is passionate about training and teaching the Southeast Asian Martial Arts.

We specialize in, but are not limited to the following arts:

Kali - Eskrima - Panantukan - Silat - Muay Thai - Jun Fan/JKD

These diverse yet complementary combative arts provide the student with an excellent balance between being a hand and foot technician, the ability to fight at all ranges, and intimate weapon knowledge. Techniques are taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allowing students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, coordination, strength and confidence.

Dayton Kali Academy’s foundation is built upon the art & philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. By using no way as the way and having no limitations as limitations, students are encouraged to research, experiment and create their own experience. Students can choose to work through the curriculums for certification or simply enjoy the classes for recreational purposes.

Come and experience the exotic Southeast Asian Martial Arts!

You will have the best time while practicing serious martial arts!


Movement is universal.
No one system has a monopoly on all that is good and functional in the martial arts.
The system that one chooses only matters if that person grows.
The greatest gift of the Martial Arts is they can assist the practitioner in growing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Spreading the Southeast Asian Martial Arts while providing a space for the cultivation of Human Potential - The total empowerment of the individual through an ongoing process of self realization.