The Kali Gear Aluminum Training Ginunting is a great tool for training blade awareness and control. We designed it to give you the feel of a real ginunting in weight, balance, and grip, so you can get more out of your training.
Training with a rattan stick is a common practice with in the Filipino Martial Arts, but edged weapons are at the source of the art. Live blade training is good, but not not always practical or safe. By using a training weapon that mimics the real weapon, you can refine your skills without the risk of getting cut or cutting someone else. That's why we made this - to help you train.
Modeled after a traditional fighting ginunting from the islands of Panay or Negros, the Aluminum Training Ginunting looks real. With the simulated blade contouring and the shape exactly like that of the real blade, it will fool anyone over 3 feet away. The handles are machine milled with a very tough ABS plastic that will not crack. The contoured grip and allows better control with the same feel as the traditional design. Made in the USA.
|Overall Length:||26 inches (66 cm)|
|Blade Length:||20 inches (50.8 cm)|
|Long Edge Length:||18.5 inches (47 cm)|
|Top Edge Length:||6.5 inches (16.5 cm)|
|Handle Length:||6 inches (15.2 cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||1/4 inch (.6 cm)|
|Handle Material:||ABS Plastic
|Blade Material:||Aircraft Aluminum|
|Weight:||15 ounces (425g) to 1 lb 1 ounce (482 g)|
Great training tool!
Posted by Keith P. Myers on 20th Feb 2018
This aluminum trainer is top-notch! Good workmanship and good balance. This trainer matches the length and weight of a typical 26 inch stick pretty closely. The only think I had to do was take some fine grit sandpaper and smooth off some of the edges on the plastic grip to make it more comfortable. It may seem a little pricey, but I like to point out that you will spend far more time working with a trainer than a real blade. So don't skimp on the trainer!
I Vanquish My Enemies
Posted by Paul on 25th May 2017
In the morning I fashion a loin cloth from my Home Depot canvas apron and pray to the spirit of Lapu-Lapu to divulge the appropriate amount of punyo one needs. When the incense smoke clears I take my training ginunting to the front yard where I bow in and warm up with various footwork and drills. The neighbors look over briefly and with disapproval as I glide effortlessly, my pale skin reflecting sunlight into the eyes of all creatures in the vicinity. As the sweat glistens on my bare chest I imagine I killed Magellan and resisted the Spanish. Meanwhile my neighbors call the cops because my canvas apron has unraveled.
As for the ginunting, it is well made and well balanced. It is a pleasure to swing, feeling it move through the air, cutting, slashing, thrusting imaginary opponents. My yard is not for conquest. The tip has a bit of a sharp point so I don't recommend a jab to your training partner's eyes or an angle 5 through the exit. The handle has holes where the handle is attached to the tang. This can cause hot spots with extended use. I found tape relieves this for the most part.
Overall this is a great training tool and I'm considering buying another one so I can be an Osprey helicopter for Halloween. I'm so lonely.
Superior Sandata Training Tool
Posted by Guro Kurt Leffler II on 21st Mar 2015
I ordered this item recently and was very pleased in the rate of receipt. The purchase was straight forward. The packaging was intact after traveling all the way to Alaska. Having used this item extensively for the past month, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy this piece. It is well balanced, the detail work on the blade and handle are nicely done. Overall, I would suggest this to anyone serious into sandata training for FMA. I will be buying another one.
Best Training Ginunting on the Market
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Nov 2014
Great value for the money. Sturdy, balanced, solid. Withstands a lot of abuse & contact. All my kali mates were impressed with its appearance & handling.
Best training Blade Ever
Posted by Arthur on 28th Sep 2010
i just received my training ginunting and as soon as i took the wrapping off i was blown away,it feels so good in your hand.well worth the money.i recommend this training blade to anyone
Amazing Training Weapon
Posted by Anthony on 13th Sep 2010
These are the best by far. Well balanced, comfortable, with the look of the real thing. What more can you ask for?
This is a great training blade.
Posted by Troy on 31st May 2010
This is a great training blade. Everyone believes its a live blade until they look at the edge. The construction and materials are superior in every way. The weight, length, and balance feels just like my live ginunting blade. I recommend this to all combat enthusiasts.
feel of a traditional live blade
Posted by Eric on 31st May 2010
This ginunting has all the feel of a traditional live blade without the fear of cutting your leg off. Training with a sword, where you must keep the edge oriented correctly is a necessary part of Kali and this one is very sturdy and has a comfortable grip so it won't beat up your hands. The weight and it's distribution is very close to other traditional live ginuntings so practice is practical. Overall a well made excellent product for serious students.