KNSFHP 1169.11 (1 credit)
Come and learn the traditional martial art of the Filipino culture; Eskrima. You’ll train in the same methods the Filipino’s used to fight off Magellan and his army in the 1400’s, saving their island from an invasion. You’ll learn both single and double stick techniques, along with offense, defense, and counter-strikes. This is a fun class designed to get you moving, work your hand-eye coordination, and laugh while you learn. No experience required.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
- Two Eskrima sticks (3/4″ diameter preferred), mouth guard, 1 pair of fingerless mma training gloves (padding on the knuckles and back of hand including thumb coverage)
What You Will Learn:
- Basic offense, defense and counter strikes
- Basic footwork
- Basic sparring techniques
- History of the sport
What To Expect:
- moderate movement in every class
- light contact with padded sticks (provided)
- no contact to the head
- increased hand-eye coordination
- increased cardio ability
- better body movement awareness
- Sticks are an extension of the hands; without the hands, there can be no sticks.
- The Filipino martial arts (kali, eskrima, arnis) teach weapons first, after which come the empty-hand techniques.
- The Filipino martial arts represent the most well-rounded and practical fighting techniques in the world.
- The Filipino martial arts are the only ones that can complement any other fighting style.
- Stick fighting is suitable — and beneficial — for everyone.
- The Filipino martial arts help you connect the dots in your self-defense training by focusing on versatile concepts rather than a different technique for every situation.
- Stick fighting is not just about using your weapon.
- Filipino weapons training encompasses much more than just traditional sticks and knives.
- Taking up the Filipino martial arts can reinvigorate your training, whether you’re a beginner or a master.
- Although some instructors focus on sport, the Filipino martial arts are a form of reality-based self-defense and a great example of a complete MMA system.
Source: Black Belt Magazine: https://blackbeltmag.com/filipino-martial-arts-facts