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The traditional martial arts of the Philippines, emphasise the use of sticks, knives, and various improvised weapons.

About Eskrima

Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is a Filipino martial art rooted in the country's history and culture. It emphasizes weapon-based fighting techniques, with a focus on sticks, knives, and improvised weapons. Here's a concise overview:

  • Weapons: Training involves the use of sticks

Versatility: Eskrima teaches practitioners to adapt to various combat scenarios and use everyday objects as weapons.

  • Training Methods: Drills, forms, sparring, and disarming techniques are integral parts of Eskrima training.

Principles: Key principles include flow, economy of motion, and adaptability.

  • Modern Practice: Eskrima has gained international recognition and is used in military and law enforcement training.

  • Cultural Significance: It holds a special place in Filipino culture, celebrated annually on Arnis Day.

Find a class near you

107 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch

Experience the Thrill of Eskrima, the Dynamic Filipino Martial Art

Benefits of Eskrima Training

  • Improves self-defence with practical weapon techniques.

  • Enhances coordination, reflexes, and agility.

  • Builds strength and endurance.

  • Cultivates mental focus and quick decision-making.

  • Teaches adaptability in combat scenarios.

  • Fosters camaraderie and teamwork.

  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem.

  • Provides a holistic workout for mind, body, and spirit.

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