Filipino Boxing / Panantukan

Unbelievably fun and cool!  Take western boxing and take away all the rules.  Sometimes called 'dirty boxing' the sub-system of Kali called Panantukan is a great foundation for self defense.  Learn more then contact us below or at 206-789-2411.


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Panantukan Classes

Panantukan (or Filipino Boxing) is one of several empty hand areas in the art of Kali and is one of the 5 arts emphasized at MKG Martial Arts International.  Sometimes called Suntukan and dirty boxing by sport fighters, our students consistently rate the Panantukan classes as the “coolest” and most fun on our schedule! A great art to have in your personal self defense arsenal and an awesome workout!

Things you will learn

Here are a few things you will learn when you take MKG's Panantukan classes

Basic self defense

A sense of community





Beginner friendly


Manage stress

Base martial arts skills


Overall fitness

Our curriculum covers

This blade influenced boxing art focuses on limb destruction, intercepting an opponent’s offense, off balancing your opponent, punching in both leads and using a variety of hand, fist and arm surfaces for striking. Punches, elbows, knees, head butts, low kicks, shoulder and forearm strikes are combined with a diverse combination of body manipulations and “nasty” tactics to form an extremely effective ‘boxing’ method. Target areas vary from western style boxing in that the art is less a ‘competitive’ format than a ‘combative’ one.


More about the art of Panantukan

This art was traditionally a bare handed contest, so the tactics differ slightly from the arts that are conditioned to use a glove. The choice of targets is expanded because there are no “illegal blows.” The back of the head, the groin, the arms and the spine are common targets we train safely in this art.
Benefits of this training include:

  • Develops a high degree of coordination, timing and dexterity.
  • Competency in basic boxing offense and defense is emphasized so that students have a solid foundation to which they can add the more technical elements of the art.
  • A multitude of training methods provide an extremely diverse, challenging and interesting classroom experience.
  • The “anything goes” tactics are a very effective foundation for self-defense situations.

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MKG is not a gym, it is a martial arts school. You can get a work out and hit or kick a heavy bag anywhere. But if you really want to LEARN martial arts and immerse yourself in multiple art forms, then you owe it to yourself to give MKG a try. I took my first Phase/Mixed Arts class at MKG about 8 years ago and have been enrolled at the school since. I consider the students and instructors at MKG some of my dearest friends, more like a part of my extended family. The sense of community is second to none.


Bruce S

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I have been training at MKG for 5 years now, and continue to be impressed with the quality of martial arts instruction. The instructors are awesome, your training partners are enthusiastic, and the training facilities are top notch. Plus, it's one of the few schools in the country that teaches savate. Seriously, if you want to train in martial arts, come check out MKG.


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MKG is an amazing place to train, I never felt better than when I was training there. The people are incredible, and I only felt self concious for the first few days of class, after that I felt like I belonged. Everyone is easy to talk to, and the trainers are all great people. I recommend it for anyone either trying to get into shape, or learn martial arts. It's a great place to train.

Corrine B...

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I've NEVER had so much fun working out. And working out was my original intention for starting martial arts classes but I didn't know I would enjoy learning about the different types of arts they teach. I started only going to two classes a week but now do 6 classes a week.


Lonnie N...

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I've moved around a lot in my life, and since I've been a life-long martial artist, this means I have trained in a lot of different schools. I've been at MKG since April of 2012, and have to say that I have never trained at a finer martial arts educational institution.


Tim P...

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There are no egos at MKG, I sense that the instructors and advanced students place the needs of the beginning and intermediate students above their own. MKG also host some of the world's foremost instructors who teach seminars on the weekends; there is so much going on its hard to keep track of it all.


Kali / Silat classes

Throughout Southeast Asia, Silat describes a whole host of martial concepts and systems. From Silat we concentrate on an exact understanding of leverage, body positioning and brutal finishing.

The Minnesota Kali Group’s Silat classes feature Guro Inosanto’s Maphilindo Silat, Kali Silat, Serak and the training taught by the late Pa Herman Suwanda’s Mande Muda Silat system.

The classes featuring this great art are the Silat, Kali and upper level Phase classes (Phase 2 and above).

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