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Different clips sent by Kalahi Padded Sticks users

April 10, 2020

Guro Baste Carlos of the Carlos Hermanos Kalis Illustrisimo group tested Kalahi padded sticks while he is on a  vacation in the Philippines. Guro Baste  recommends Kalahi FMA Gear padded sticks. 

Kali Sikaran Karlshamn , Sweden

sent this video when they tested Kalahi padded sticks for 3 hours in a intense sparring with their students. 

FMA Tribe , Bologna , Italy  

On February 4,2020 FMA Tribe Italy held   their National Stick Fighting  Championship. Kalahi FMA Head gear was used in the event as well as the padded sticks. 

It was reported to us that no padded sticks were broken during the said competition.

April 9, 2020 

Who doesn't want a tough padded sticks? Everybody wants one , right?. For many years, Arnisadors  lived up with padded sticks that break almost break in an instant , and if  lucky enough, some would endure an average of 3  three round fights in Arnis tournaments. This has been going on for many years so we at Kalahi ,kept on finding ways to give a solution to this problem.

Normal padded sticks are made of  rattan core encased in a polyurethane foam. Rattan sticks due to its thin size and wooden characteristics would not last long specially on tournaments. Based on experience, an average of 30 pieces to 40 pieces padded sticks are broken in a National tournament with an average of  200 players. This is very costly to tournament organizers given the fact that regular  padded sticks cost Php 200 to Php 250 per piece.

In 2019,  Kalahi FMA Gear has began testing different polymer cores for padded sticks. We sponsored atleast 3 tournaments to test our padded. Different  materials were tested until we came up with the final one to be used for tournaments.
The basic features of Kalahi padded sticks are the following: Not flexing,  light weight, high dense foam, shatter free. This will  save a lot of money for tournament organizers and sponsors as there won't be sticks breaking on stick fights. To get our Padded sticks, they are available online at Ebay, Lazada and in our Website.

1st Testing- Baguio City , September 27-29,2019

2nd Testing- Bacolod City, October 12-13, 2019

3rd Testing- Arnis National Encencounter- December 16-18, 2019

The third testing at the National Arnis Encounter has proven that we have found the right stick core material but  showed us that we need to improve on the padded cloth and sewing to make them more durable. As a result, we changed our padded sticks cloth into a high tear resistant one.

As a result of different testings, we can now safely say that we can now release it in  the market .KALAHI FMA GEAR padded sticks are tested to be of tournament quality, a definitely good value for your money.