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.
Filipino Martial Arts by Peter A.H. Lewis
About the author
Peter Lewis has been studying the martial arts for over forty years. In 2004 he became the first non-Filipino to be authorised to teach by the revered Grandmaster Epifanio 'Yuli' Romo, and he is currently a Senior Instructor of the elite Bakbakan International organisation headed by Grandmaster Reynaldo S. Galang. He is a founding member of the British Council of Kali, Eskrima and Arnis Instructors (2006), which was established to provide unity among exponents. An established author, Peter has contributed to Fighters, Combat and Martial Arts Illustrated magazines and the books, Warrior Arts of the Philippines and Masters of the Blade by Reynaldo S. Galang.
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