At All-Star Taekwon-do we have infused Kuntaw Kali Kruzada into our curriculum to include the improvised use of available “weapons” to increase your chances of success in serious self-defense situations.

All Star Kuntaw Kali Kruzada Training near West Caldwell, NJ

KUNTAW KALI KRUZADA — Filipino Martial Art

Founded in 1993 by Professor Rico Acosta, Kuntaw Kali Kruzada is a Filipino martial art system that places equal emphasis on both armed (blunt and edged weapons) and unarmed self-defense. The goal of the system is to keep training as realistic as possible. This includes simulating the speed and aggression of real attacks coupled with unexpected angles of attack. In addition to empty hand self-defense, the Kuntaw Kali Kruzada system is taught deploying weapons including single stick, double stick, stick and dagger, as well as bladed weaponry.

Maestro Rich Acosta - West Caldwell, NJ Kuntaw Kali Kruzada Training


Our Kuntaw Kali Kruzada/FMA curriculum has been specifically designed to provide students with a complete set of armed and unarmed self-defense skills.


FMA teaches practical self-defense skills from our footwork, to recognizing uncommon angles of attacks, to dealing with multiple attackers, and/or armed attackers. FMA has it all.

Improvised Weapons

Most of what is learned in our system can also be applied using “improvised” weapons, including pens, keys, umbrellas, and more. Learn how to use what’s on-hand to gain an edge!

Chief Instructor, Maestro Rich Acosta
Maestro Rich Acosta - West Caldwell, NJ Kuntaw Kali Kruzada Instructor

Selected students at All-Star Taekwon-Do train under the guidance of Chief Instructor, Maestro Rich Acosta, Maestro has 30 years of experience in the martial arts, including training in Kali Arnis/Eskrima, Kuntaw, Jujutsu, Karate, and Aikido.

Master Nick Malefyt
Master Nick Malefyt - West Caldwell, NJ Kuntaw Kali Kruzada Instructor

Master Nick Malefyt, Owner of All-Star Taekwon-Do, is currently a Certified Level 2 Trainer in Kruzada Kali Eskrima. Nick has also trained in both Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and Doce Pares.

Kuntaw Kali Kruzada training near West Caldwell, NJ

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All Star Taekwon-Do
Located in Tiger Tennis & Fitness Club

42 Fairfield Place
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Tue & Thur: 6pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am
Seminars/Self-Defense Workshops
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