The Filipino Martial Arts (often referred to as, Eskrima, Kali or Arnis) are made up of tribal, village and family arts, and they are a reflection of the history and multi-racial society from which they come. They include an uncountable number of individual systems, and personal styles of fighting, that have been developed over several centuries.
Whilst much of our Filipino Martial Arts training is based on a synthesised blend of those ancient arts, we do, however, also teach one specific system – the world famous 1932 Doce Pares Multi-style system.
As a method of close-quarter fighting, Filipino Martial Arts are hard to beat. The principles of combat are based on understanding angles of attack and defence – whether the weapon used be a knife, bottle, machete, stick, or the empty hand. Training, therefore, includes all aspects of empty-hand and weaponry-based skills.
Eskrima full-contact stick fighting contests are fast and furious, and demand exceptional levels of physical fitness and conditioning – not to everyone’s taste, but there if someone wants it.
Another benefit of the Filipino Martial Arts is that they can be studied by young, old, able-bodied and disabled people alike.