Escrima (also known as Arnis and Kali) is a weapons based Martial Art which comes from the Philippines. It is the national sport of the Philippines and has a very long history of combat effectiveness. Only recently has this art become more conspicuous in many countries and enjoyed the popularity of other more traditional Asian arts. Its difference from other Martial Arts is that the student is taught to train with weapons from the very start, rather than starting on empty hands training (like many martial arts do).
This type of training builds manual dexterity in the practitioner and also trains faster conditioned responses to various attacks. Although it is weapons based, it also includes striking (kicking and punching), wrestling, grappling, and even ground fighting, as well as teaching practical defences against most weapons. Please contact us to learn Escrima.