Eskrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (Filipino Martial Arts, FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling, and weapon disarming techniques. Although, in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

Rosada Two Hand Balintawak Arnis Escrima — How I found Eskrima Arnis in the Philippines around Cebu Lapu Lapu and Bohol.

In discovering Rosada Two Hand Balintawak the first thing I noticed is that it looks different from all the other Arnis Escrima and Balintawak I have seen on youtube videos. This is because Rosada asks the question, "What if my opponent holds my stick?"  Rosada then went on through trial and error to formulate a whole new system […]

Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima World Federation Stick fighting Workshop — Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA) Dojo Jakarta Indonesia

On July 17, 2010, a group of Arnis/Eskrima enthusiasts gathered in Jakarta at the Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA) Dojo at the Tetra Pak Building complex in Buncit Raya, for a 3 hour intensive Eskrima Stick Fighting Workshop. The workshop was hosted by the CMAA in response to continuing interest from Indonesian martial artists in […]