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 […]
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.
Although the martial art system is simple, stick fighting training in Sinawali is quite difficult. Many people tend to ignore the training, thinking that it’s unnecessary. But sinawali training can enhance your stick fighting skills, especially if you know how to do it right. 4 Double Stick Drills That Boost Eskrima Performance Double stick drills […]
Attacks can hurt your opponent immensely. Make sure that as a Kali practitioner, you perform it correctly. If you can, you’d have an edge over an opponent. The kali fighting tips for attacking, grappling and grabbing will help enhance your skill as a stick fighter. Kali Fighting Weapons of an Eskrimador An Eskrimador can employ […]
Since you’re here, it is safe to assume that you are interested in Filipino Stick Fighting (eskrima/arnis/kali) to a certain degree. You may have seen Arnis training in action at the movies or have seen some of the best masters demonstrate their skill on YouTube. There is no doubt that Kali Eskrima is a formidable […]