304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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Monday to Friday: 7AM - 7PM
Weekend: 10AM - 5PM

Martial Arts
for Real-World

To equip students with practical defense skills, Maharlika Martial Arts Concepts promotes a blend of Southeast Asian fighting traditions with the teaching principals of Jeet Kune Do.

We emphasize shared concepts among these indigenous martial arts, prioritizing adaptability and real-world application. 

Kali Guro holds kriss knife for demonstration.

What do we do?

We’re glad you asked. 

Welcome to Maharlika Martial Arts Concepts, where ancient Filipino martial art Kali converges with diverse Southeast Asian styles, forming a martial arts experience deeply rooted in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Our academy integrates the principles and techniques of prominent Southeast Asian styles for a dynamic and comprehensive training regimen.

Our curriculum centers around Kali, renowned for its weapons-based focus, including hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling, and weapon disarming techniques. We explore Southeast Asian disciplines like Dumog, Silat, Muay Buron, and Panantukan, each adding a unique dimension to combat skills.


Maharlika Martial Arts Concepts pays homage to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do philosophy—embracing simplicity, directness, and efficiency. Join us for a martial arts journey where traditions harmonize with eclectic influences, offering a unique and inclusive training experience that hones physical prowess and enriches your understanding of Southeast Asian martial arts heritage.




In the core of our curriculum lies Kali, an indigenous martial art of the Philippines celebrated for its weapons-based focus. Within the realm of Kali, practitioners delve into the intricate world of hand-to-hand combat, where the fluidity of movements, joint locks, grappling, and specialized techniques for weapon disarming take center stage.


Silat emphasizes the rich and diverse martial arts heritage of Southeast Asia. Silat focuses on developing practical self-defense skills through the utilization of strikes, kicks, throws, and ground control techniques. Students will explore the unique aspects of Silat, including its emphasis on fluidity, adaptability, and the integration of traditional weapons such as the kerambit and sarong.

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do, created by Bruce Lee, is a dynamic and adaptive martial art. This course delves into the philosophy of intercepting fist, focusing on efficient and direct techniques. Students will explore elements of striking, trapping, grappling, and the seamless transition between these ranges to develop a well-rounded skill set for practical self-defense.

Life skills for all.

Kali is not just about learning self-defense—it’s about building confidence, discipline, and resilience in kids of all ages. Our experienced instructors create a supportive and fun environment where kids can develop essential life skills while mastering the art of Kali.

Here are just a few reasons why Kali martial arts is perfect for your child:

Boost Confidence: Kali empowers kids to believe in themselves and their abilities, fostering a positive self-image and mindset.

Improve Focus: Through focused training and drills, Kali helps kids develop concentration and mental clarity, enhancing their academic performance and daily activities.

Build Strength and Coordination: Kali training builds physical fitness, strength, and agility, improving overall health and motor skills.


Ready to give your child the gift of martial arts? Sign up for a free trial class today and see the difference Kali can make in your child’s life!

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