The kris sword is a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade. The number of curves on the blade (known as luk or lok) is always an odd number and commonly ranges from three to thirteen waves. It is believed that the wavy blade increases the severity of wounds inflicted upon a victim
This course teaches the Philippine martial art style of Arnis (also known as Kali or Escrima), which focuses solely on using the kris sword for self-defense. Fighting skills are demonstrated using the kris sword in combination with a second sword, a knife, and an escrima stick.
Although a real kris sword may be found relatively expensive to most people, the techniques presented may be simulated with the alternative aids presented within the instruction.
This instructional video is an ideal teaching aid for review, rank testing, competition, and self-defense.
Topics include the following: Stances, blocks, angles of attack, fighting principles, sword and stick techniques, katas, and alternative training weapons.
Grandmaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in the styles of Kali/Arnis, Escrima, Kobudo, KoBuMooMiKido, and other various styles of martial arts. Currently, he has published over fifty books and instructional videos covering topics such as martial arts, the entertainment arts, math, and engineering.