Kamaytao is a combat art designed for urban self-defense; it is finding your place in the space you are in and in finding your way to survive in it.
The practical value is survival. The artistic value is of putting yourself- your motion and ideas- in relation to the space, so that a form of art is created in a moment.
Rehearsed or improvised, the goal of KamayTao motion is to engage in a meaningful communication with yourself and the space.
However, KamayTao training emphasizes the art of improvised motion as it relates to martial art. The student is encouraged from the beginning to put meaning and importance to every motion. Then aside from reproducing the forms and techniques that he/she haslearned, the student must have the skills to perform a fully improvised composition of combat motions.