4411 Mercury St #102 San Diego, CA 92111
Babao Arnis - Kali - Escrima
Are you interested in learning Filipino Martial Arts? Do you want to train in a martial art that teaches self defense against the stick, staff or knife?
The curriculum includes weapons attack, hand to hand combat, weapon to weapon, practical self-defense, trapping, and limbs destruction. You will be learning a combat art that is also practiced by law enforcement, military, and private guards.
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What is Eskrima (escrima), Kali, Arnis
Eskrima or Escrima refers to a class of Filipino martial arts that emphasizes weapon-based fighting with the stick, staff or knife. Alternative terms which have entered into common usage include kali and arnis. Eskrima and arnis are the most common among the many names often used in the Philippines today to refer to these arts.
The teachings of the basic skills in eskrima are traditionally simplified. With limited time to teach intricate moves, only techniques that were proven effective in battle and could easily be taught en masse were used. This allowed villagers, generally not professional soldiers, a measure of protection against other villages, as well as foreign invaders.
This philosophy of simplicity is still used today and is the underlying base of eskrima. Because of this approach, eskrima and the Filipino martial arts in general are often mistakenly considered to be “simple”.
This refers only to its systematization, not effectiveness. To the contrary, beyond the basic skills lies a very complex structure and a refined skill set that takes years to master.
Video: Brief introduction of Babao Arnis classes provided by the late Grandmaster Narrie Babao followed by a demonstration of the martial art using 1 and 2 escrima sticks, the bo staff and no weapon (empty hand defense). Master Nar Babao continues to teach and share his legendary father's knowledge.
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