What to expect?

Our guest instructors will be taking you through their unique perspectives on The Cognitive Kali Method.

  • Connecting movement and exercise to brain health

  • Modifying the ancient art of Kali to be accessible

  • Making martial arts fun and engaging for all!

Instructor(s)

Learn more about your instructors here

Guest Instructor Kyle Espiritu

My name is Kyle Espiritu. I started my martial arts journey 12 years ago, and I have been a fanatic ever since, training in different styles such as Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, and, you guessed it, Kali. My interest in Cognitive Kali started in my tenure at UCLA where I joined a neurology-focused research team that studied the connection between teaching styles and learning output. With experiences in neurological studies and martial arts, joining the Cognitive Kali team was a perfect blend of my two backgrounds. Now, as a budding martial arts instructor and life-long student of brain health methods, I seek to meet, work, and train with passionate individuals with similar interests, while spreading my love and knowledge of the martial arts to those around me

Guest Instructor Javier Corral

Javier Corral combines his work as a health psychologist with his doctoral research in clinical psychology, and his work as a martial arts instructor. His martial arts background includes Filipino martial arts, civilian and professional self-defense systems, and Historical European Martial Arts. As a link between his interests, he found Cognitive Kali, and began training in this method with Paul McCarthy.