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 […]
Learn the basic skills which will serve as your foundation in training
Arnis is a practical and effective Filipino fighting art. The signature of this awesome martial art is the fast and fluid stick and empty hand techniques. "Arnisadors" or Filipino stick fighters are indeed fast and deadly.
This section will introduce you to the basics of arnis. These basic skills will enhance your speed and fluidity. As the legendary Grand Master Tinong Ibanez said: "Practice the basics and the rest will follow".
While these basic skills can be learned alone, it is highly recommended that you train with the proper guidance of a qualified instructor to achieve the best results.
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 […]