In Filipino stick fighting, one of the first things you need to learn is basic striking and counter-attack. But there is more to striking and counter-attacking than most sticking fighting practitioners think, especially in Balintawak Eskrima. Some of these principles are so simple many stick fighting practitioners fail to apply them during training. The good […]
Filipino Martial Arts training and drills to enhance your stick fighting skills
Filipino Martial Arts training and drills were developed to help develop the qualities of a good stick fighter into their students. Filipino Martial arts have an endless variety of drills that you can do.
Some exercise drills, such as Striking, Sombrada, Shadow Fighting, Sinawali, and Sequidas, are originally set as structured drills and are specifically designed to keep practitioners in motion fast and to practice several variations while defending.
For instance, in the “Sumbrada” drill, one practitioner delivers an attack, which the other practitioner counters, delivering a counter-attack, which is later countered, delivering a counter-attack on the other side, and so on.
Regardless of how excellent an Arnis Escrima practitioner is in using his or her weapon, it’d do badly unless he or she executes the proper footwork that brings him or her to the intended target. That’s why, in this post, we discussed the different footwork used in Arnis Filipino martial arts. The knowledge you will […]
Without a doubt, the most crucial performance variable in the Filipino martial arts of Arnis Kali Eskrima is striking. If you can strike fast and hard, then you have an edge over your opponents. In this post, we will explore tips on how to strike fast and hard in Kali Eskrima. These tips will help […]
This is a story about how double stick training improved my dexterity and body coordination. One day, I injured my right arm. I could not use it for Eskrima training because of the pain. I tried using my left hand but it felt awkward and weak. I couldn’t strike straight and my strikes weren’t very […]
In this article, you will learn stick fighting tips to boost training and performance. These tips are usually applied by different practitioners of Filipino Stick Fighting as a form of exercise but they are also very effective in preparing you for training and actual combat. These hacks will not only condition your body but also […]
Martial artists are lifting weights to gain more power and force in their kicks and punches as well as boost muscular strength. Lifting weights aren’t necessarily the most crucial part of the online martial arts training you’re practicing. However, weight training can undoubtedly improve your fitness level and over-all conditioning – something which is very […]
Balance is an essential part of practicing the FMA. Arnis, Eskrima, and Kali preferring gross motor skills over fine motor skills have a different requisite about balance compared to most East Asian martial arts. This can be seen in the many counterparts of FMA in which it infrequently employs movements that require backward spine bending […]
Balintawak Eskrima evolved from blade-based martial art into one that uses the rattan and empty hands. Thus the principles of using the weapon are transferable to the bare hands. Out of these essential principles, the principles of attacking, slumping and body shifting are among the most basic as they are related. In this post, we […]
In this post, we’re going to cover Balintawak Escrima footwork. A good stick fighter should have good footwork. The art of footwork varies among different stick fighting styles especially in Stick Fighting and we will cover the most commonly used footwork in the Filipino martial arts of Eskrima. These basic principles of footwork should help […]
Balintawak Arnis was originally designed as a defensive art. Guru Andrew P. Obon, the Grandmaster of APO-Balintawak Self-Defense System, said that a Balintawak fighter would not make the first move and wait for the opponent to attack first. Such is the confidence and superiority of Balintawak when it comes to Escrima Self Defense. Balintawak Arnis […]