A Little Info. About Eskrima
The origins of the Filipino art of Eskrima, (also known as Escrima, Arnis, or Kali), are quite difficult to pinpoint exactly. This is due to the large number of different systems that are present within the islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Over the centuries the diverse cultures that have made up the Philippines have blended their heritage to create a national fighting system that utilises swords, daggers, knives, and fire hardened sticks for combative purposes.
The name Eskrima / Escrima (meaning skirmish) was coined by the Spanish invaders of the Philippines who required guns in order to subdue the island natives and their deadly fighting skills.
The study of Eskrima on its own has proven to be a highly effective, and in many cases, realistic method of combat and self-defence. However it can also be studied alongside other effective martial arts, such as Kempo Ju-Jitsu, allowing the practitioner to develop their own training to another level, whilst also developing new perspectives about their martial arts