• Filipino Martial Arts

Filipino Martial Arts

Filipino Martial Arts

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  • Author
    Peter Ah Lewis
  • Publisher
    The Crowood Press
  • Publication date
    15 July 2016

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Filipino Martial Arts

  • Author

    Peter Ah Lewis

  • Date Published

    15 July 2016

  • Publisher

    The Crowood Press

  • Pages

    300 pages

  • ISBN

    9781785001581

Book Description

The indigenous martial arts of the Philippines archipelago are known by a variety of names including Arnis, Arnis de Mano, Eskrima or Escrima, and are widely respected for the development of combat-effective defensive strategies and skills. The Filipino martial arts are fast and dynamic and utilise a diverse range of training methods to augment the journey towards achieving advance abilities in defending against weapons-based or empty-hand encounters. Supplemented by over 320 colour photographs, this exciting book explores the fundamental, intermediate and advanced techniques of double and single stick categories that are standard across many systems of the Filipino martial arts. A methodological breakdown of the basics of each technique is provided, and possible approaches to advancement and development are presented using a range of both individual and partner-based activities. Each outline also takes into consideration the potential for applying the technique in various scenarios, from emtpy-handed to multiple weapons categories, with an emphasis on adaptability and versatility. Foreword by Grandmaster Reynaldo S. Galang.

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