Involves bare handed defense against striking weapons (stick, viper), as well as the use of these weapons. When working with single or double stick, the whole body is used to create powerful movement which is not only quite effective but also beautiful as well.
Defending against the knife is an essential part of Eskrima. Our basic principle is that you can effectively defend against knives or other thrusting/cutting weapons if you know the appropriate techniques – regardless of size or age.
– BARE HANDED COMBAT
Every one of our techniques can be applied with either weapons or bare handed. Therefore, when you learn a technique or movement, it can apply not only to a hand to hand situation, but a weapons application as well. This makes a practitioner of Eskrima not only diverse, but versatile as well, in dealing with any situation that may arise.
Is a small grip-sized object or weapon when used with the appropriate skill, can multiply striking-power or agility. This could be a pen, a belt or even a bag. Anything item available at hand can be used by a skilled Eskrimadors a means of self defense.
– SELF DEFENSE ON THE STREET
Self defense is an important part of the Eskrima curriculum and is taught to all practitioners. They learn when either avoidance or dealing with a dangerous situation is needed. Practitioners train to handle different situations depending on the level of danger involved and how to resolve the situation in the quickest manner whether the attackers are armed or not. Will escape and avoidance be possible or will combat skills be needed keep everyone safe. These skills are only used as a last resort to protect the person involved and those around them.