One of only a few books on the subject written by a native-born Filipino author, Arnis Self-Defense offers a twofold, interrelated focus. It first looks at the unique Filipino culture — how it was greatly influenced by Spanish colonization, the oppression it suffered under foreign rule, and how the desire for freedom led to the development of the martial art of arnis. The book then presents the distinct technical aspects of this indigenous fighting art. Centering on the Kombatan method forged by Grandmaster Ernesto Presas Sr., it describes numerous maneuvers utilizing stick, blade, and empty-hand components and details their myriad practical applications. A wealth of photographs and drawings clearly illustrate the principles and techniques described. The author depicts arnis in its true light, as a simple, pragmatic method of self-defense, while debunking the more fanciful theories surrounding it as it surges in popularity.
Covering a variety of preparatory stretches and warm-up exercises, the 12-zone striking and defense systems, hand-to-hand combat ("trapping hands”), flow-practice drills, sinawali and redonda, this 160-page, fully illustrated text gives novices a tangible amount of self-defense skill through specific drills. For example, the sinawali is taught without sticks, in empty-hand fashion, to illustrate how its weaving motions can be easily translated into empty-hand movements for blocking, punching, and takedowns. He discusses the 12 important angles of attacks on the human body, 12 basic ways of dealing with each angle, plus stick and sword disarming techniques.
Teach Yourself Stick Fighting for Self-Defense! Discover a stick fighting method that actually works in the streets of today. This training manual focuses on the most practical stick fighting techniques for self-defense. It combines stick fighting techniques from a variety of Kali Arnis grandmasters. Although highly effective, the training and techniques are easy to learn. Now you can learn stick-fighting adapted for the streets of today, because this training manual has all the exercises you need. Get it now. Learn Street-Effective Stick Fighting * The single best strike which will end 99% of street-based confrontations! * Strike drills covering all angles of attack. * Proper stance and movement to get the most power from your strikes. * Little known but very effective snatch techniques to take your opponent's weapon. ... and much more. Versatile, Modern, and Practical The Arnis stick is one of the most versatile martial arts weapons. You can apply the techniques in this stick fighting book to a wide range of common items such as: * Half a pool cue * Umbrella * Wooden stake * Stick on the ground, etc. This flexibility makes it very practical for self-defense. Suitable for Women, Men, Young, and Old Learn everything you need to train in this practical method of modern Arnis. * Clear and simple instructions. * Easy to follow diagrams. * Flow drills to make the techniques instinctive. Includes 4 Free Bonuses Get your copy of Practical Arnis Stick Fighting today and you will also receive: * A never-ending Vortex Control Self-Defense training schedule. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * Special report: How to swim 50+ meters underwater. * A 15-minute yoga stretch routine for increased flexibility, strength, and balance. This publication has the approval of Peter Sunbye, creator of Vortex Control Self-Defense. Teach yourself Practical Arnis Stick Fighting today, because the traditional stuff doesn't work on the streets. Get it now.
Arnis training record keeping made simple with the Arnis Journal. Keep track of your Arnis Instructor, weight, Arnis techniques, your Arnis training partners, Arnis Drills, and any Arnis notes.Get the Arnis journal along with any Arnis gear you pick up. The Arnis journal goes great with your Arnis gi, Arnis shorts, Arnis shirt or any Arnis safety equipment.The Arnis journal is great since it is a 200 page record of your training sessions and easy to update and also look back at to refresh your memory,Get a couple of the Arnis journals as they make great Christmas gifts and birthday presents. Be the envy of your Arnis class!
Learn about the history, culture and techniques of filipino escrima with this informative martial arts guide. The history of the Philippines and her martial arts is a history of resistance and revolt. Born into this fertile time and place, Grandmaster Leo M. Giron became a child of revolution. He grew up in a time when martial arts training was a necessity, not a luxury. His system was taught to him by five renowned masters; his experience honed in the jungle warfare of World War II. The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting art—a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.
Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts is an intriguing collection of essays on Filipino martial arts. Featured are insightful essays by Filipino martial artists: Krishna K. Godhania Antonio E. Somera Abner G. Pasa Dr. Jopet Laraya Felipe P. beano, Jr. Rene J. Navarro For centuries, Filipino martial arts have played integral and often momentous roles in the history of the Philippines and in the survival of the Filipino people. But what are these arts? Where do they come from? How have they developed? Where are they headed? And what inner dimensions do they offer their practitioners? These questions, among others, form the basis of Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts.
Modern Arnis, the Filipino art of self-defense, was the brain child of Grand Master Remy A. Presas. From 1957 to 2001, he spread the art from its humble beginnings in Bacalod City in the Philippines to being an internationally known martial art. It was through his efforts that the dying arts of arnis and eskrima became revived. In 2001, Grand Master Presas passed away and left a void in the martial arts world. A number of senior students, both in the Philippines and the United States, continue to carry the torch. Prof. Dan Anderson is one of them. Prof. Anderson began his training with GM Presas in 1980 and continues on to this day. A US and world karate champion, he has used his experience to formulate what he calls the MA80 System Arnis/Eskrima. The MA80 System Arnis/Eskrima is unique as it takes influences not only from Modern Arnis, but from Balintawak Eskrima and Integrated Eskrima as well. This manual is the first of its kind as it details, chapter by chapter, the progression from beginner to Black Belt. All the techniques, exercises and drills needed to achieve full skill in this system are meticulously detailed within this book. Hundreds of photos depict: all the fighting ranges: the corto (close range), medio (medium range) and the largo (long range) cane and empty hand disarming techniques cane & dagger (espada y daga) footwork timing joint locking classical arnis styles and the Tapi-Tapi capture and locking tactics and much, much more. "This book of Dan's, in your hand, or any book written by Dan is a treasure chest of explorations and ways for you, the reader, to take part in these explorations. They are truly users guides." Bram Frank Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame 2007 Weapons Instructor of the Year
A seldom seen view of Arnis/Modern Arnis the Filipino fighting art of Professor Remy Pesas as seen by 1st Generation student / Senior Master Instructor, Grandmaster of Arnis: Bram Frank. Modern Arnis is seen through the perspective of the family art of the Bolo and knife, (edged tools) rather than a stick. The art of the blade as hidden in Modern Arnis based on the family style of Bolo is shown. The Presas family was known for teaching bolo to the brigades during WWII. Bram was named by the last of the Presas family GM Roberto Presas and The Worldwide Family of Modern Arnis and Filipino Martial Arts Council as the Guardian of the Legacy of Presas bolo. Bram's innovations and translations are shown: the same as he teaches at the FMA festivals in the Philippines.Some history of Modern Arnis in the USA is told.