20 Step Introduction to the Filipino Martial Arts (Escrima)
- Loose fitting clothes and comfortable shoes are helpful along with a short 28" (71cm) stick. No prior martial arts training is necessary.
The Filipino martial arts are known by the names Kali, Escrima and Arnis. Most people think of it as "That Stick Fighting Art" , but it is much more. The Filipino martial arts are a complete system encompassing Hands, Feet, Weapons and Joint Locking. Many police and military around the world are now learning these arts are due to the effectiveness of the techniques.
The course teaches the following:
The Salute or Bow
Warm-ups and Stretching
Forward Angle STepping
Reverse Angle Stepping
Six point Stepping
Hand Speed Drills
Thai or Shin Kick
Street Defensive Tactics
Rear Choke - part 1
Rear Choke - part 2
Ground Fighting #1 - Guard, Mount, Side Mount
Ground Fighting #2 - The Reality of the Street
Ground Fighting #3 - Maneuvering in the Guard
Warm-ups for the Stick
Nine Angles of Attack
Long Range Blocking
Certificate of Completion
"If you want to learn to fight go somewhere else.....If you want to learn to survive, join us."
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wanting to know more about the Filipino martial arts is welcome to take the course.
David Seiwert has been studying, teaching and training in a wide range of martial arts from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines since he was 12 years old.
He is currently retired from the engineering field and regularly travels to Southeast Asia to further increase his knowledge and understanding of these indigenous arts.
When not traveling he spends his time teaching, giving seminars, writing books (found on Amazon) and producing videos about the fighting systems of these regions.
For more information or training material on the martial arts you can contact me by email or please check our website.