Arnis is a Filipino Martial Art where it uses Hardened sticks for training. It is the extension of the hands. There are many variations and styles of Arnis so it is "performed…" differently depending on the Guro(instructor). But the basics on holding and strike with the stick is the same. One holds the stick a Fist's length away from the tip of the sticks tip. One must hold firmly without loosening the fingers when striking. The strikes vary from angle strikes with slicing motion or impact strikes. The target of basic strikes in many styles of Filipino Martial arts also varies, from the top of the head(temple, eyes,neck, etc.) to the torso and legs. It is recommended to practice the basics with a real Guro ,Punong Guro or Master, who is certified or affiliated with a Philippine organization or Filipino Martial Arts school. (MORE)
Modern Arnis is a type of Filipino martial art that was founded by late Remy Presas as a self-defense system. He wanted to create an injury free training method as well as a s…ound self- defense system and preserve the old Arnis method. The name modern Arnis was first coined by Remy Presas' younger brother Ernesto Presas for describing his style of Filipino Martial arts. Since 1999, Ernesto Presas has called his system as Kombatan. It is heavily derived from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo (machete) and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak and has influences from other Filipino and Japanese martial arts. One unique characteristic of Filipinomartial arts is the use of weapons from the very elementary stage of learning. Modern Arnis follows the tradition. The main weapon used is a rattan stick, called a cane or baston (baton), which comes in various sizes but is usually about 28inches ( 71cm) in length. Both single and double stick techniques are used with an emphasis on the former. Unarmed defense techniques against stick and bladed instruments (which the stick sometimes represents) are also taught..
In the earlier days, the cane was considered sacred. Thus, the Arnis practitioner always tried to hit the opponents hand and arm and not hit the other partner's cane. This also had its advantages and was a preferred method for combat. It was referred to as "defanging the snake", which is making the opponent drop his weapon and turn him to a weaker threat. However a lot of would be practitioners disliked the method because of immense pain and injuries involved. The result was a wipe out of this art form. In many places in Philippines, Japanese martial arts like Judo and Karate took over the indigenous systems. Remy Presas' initiative of modernization of the traditional art form was to make it popular and preserve the tradition. He introduced the method of cane-on-cane during practice. This motivated more people to take up the art form and allowed it to be taught in various schools. "Defanging the snake" still remains one of the principal moves of modern Arnis and while practical sessions one would typically target the other person's hand or arm. This is also used as an empty-handed technique, known as "limb destruction". Arnis which is also known as Kali differs mainly from the other martial arts systems so as it teaches empty handed techniques in the advance stage of training instead of the basic levels. The logic for this is that weapons are only a larger extension of the body and the same footwork and movements are used for armed and unarmed combat. Thus if one starts out with weapon combat the body automatically gets trained and conditioned for unarmed combat as well. In the mid 1940s after the Second World War, the Kali masters from Philippines migrated to the states. It was only after a few years after that the Kali and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) were taught on an international scale. .
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The study of FMA (arnis, escrima, kali) is the most practical form of self-defense. It is no wonder why Black Belt Magazine has rated it as one of the top 10 for personal self… defense. Many assumes that arnis is only a weapons based art. What some don't realize is that the stick or knife is just a tool to heighten the threat level and accentuate the skill/coordination required for training. The same techniques apply to empty-hand work as well with little to no modification of technique. Therefore, theoretically, once the skill is established with regards to weapons training, the empty hand work heightens as a byproduct therefore making for a much more skilled martial artist in a shorter amount of time. It is amazing how much creativity and practicality there is in FMA training. And the fact that it doesn't require any practitioner to have a greater physique but relies on technically superior movements and defense theory. (MORE)
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Do the footwork for all sinawali and redonda o…r switch and coordinate the sinawali and proper movements. Emphasize all the strikes either 12 or 6 counter attacks or blocks. . (MORE)
1. Develop physical, mental, and spiritual discipline. 2. Conquer your fears. 3. Lose weight and gain flexibility 4. Increase your self esteem 5. Find release from stress 6. T…ap into ancient philosophies for health and overall success in life. 7. Learn "who" you are and what your capable of achieving (MORE)
his is my self definition...Arnis as a sport means it is a GAME played by two people using 2 wooden sticks as a weapon, there is a loser and a winner at the end of the game...… while Arnis as an art is all about the technique, creativity, deliverance of the moves, gracefulness of the hand, coordination of the hands and body to make a beautiful exhibition... (MORE)
Facilities and Equipment The game is played by using prescribed padded stick in delivering artistic and legal blows, strikes, thrusts, and disarming the opponent to gain scor…es. COMPETITION AREA Shall refer to the area by which the conduct of the competition shall be set or held including the free zone around it. Dimensions The playing area is a square measuring 8.0 meters by 8.0 meters with a two (2) meters minimum free zone around it, and a clear space without any obstruction up to a height of not less than 5 meters from the playing surface. Lines of the Playing Area All lines of the playing surface are 5.08 cm. (2 inches) and must be of different color from that of the floor and other lines previously drawn for other purposes. Boundary Lines Four lines mark the boundary of the playing area. The free zone distance measuring 2.0 meters are drawn outside of the playing area. Match Lines Two lines of 1.0 meter long and 2.0 meters apart mark the horizontal match line. The horizontal match lines are drawn 3 meters from the boundary lines that run perpendicularly to the official's table, and 3.5 meters from the boundary line that run parallel to the official's table. (MORE)
The History of Arnis dates back before the colonization of the Spaniards, during those periods it was called Kali and the techniques of the art is focused on bladed weapons fi…ghting. Kali was widely practiced throughout the archipelago; both nobleman and commoners were enthusiast and practitioners of the said art. Also during those days Kali is being taught in a school like training grounds, which was called Bothoan along with military tactics, Alibata (Native Alphabet), and herbal medicines. On the dawn of April 27, 1521 the Portuguese navigator and warrior named Ferdinand Magellan was defeated by a native warrior chief named Lapu-lapu this was the recorded incident which Kali was used against foreign invaders. Forty years after that event, on April of 1564 another warrior navigator from Spain named Miguel De Legaspi landed in Abuyog Leyte Philippines. He was aware of the unfortunate fate of Magellan so took a non-hostile approach to avoid battle with the native. He befriend the warrior chief Malitik, it is at this point he witnessed the deadly fighting skills of the natives through a demo to entertain them. Afterwards he traveled to the nearby island of Sugbo and met another warrior chief named Tupas, he took a non-hostile approach to again avoid confrontation. For the second time he witnessed the formidable fighting techniques of the natives through a demo. Years have passed by Spain was able to colonize the Archipelago thru the use of religion and what was then regarded as modern weapons such as Muskets and cannons. The Spaniards claimed the Archipelago and named it "Philippines" in honor of the King Philip of Spain. This was the start of the dark age of Kali, in the year 1764 the Spanish overlords banned the practice of Kali to the natives. Using the alibi that the natives were wasting time practicing it instead of tilling the fields. However the natives knew too well that their colonizers were just afraid that such skills would be used in a revolution against them because due to oppression the revolutionaries were gaining support from the natives. The natives, hidden from the watchful eyes of their colonizers, practiced Kali secretly. Due to some cultural influence of the Spaniards the term Escrima, Estoque, Fraile, and Kaliradman were used to regard the native fighting system. It was also during these period when the natives were able to develop the stick fighting techniques of the art, which was proven to be as versatile as the bladed weapons technique. Even the Moro-Moro stage play to entertain the colonizers was utilized as an excuse to practice the fighting system. In 1873 the fighting system was renamed "Arnis" derived from the word Arnes which means colorful trapping on defensive armors used on the Moro-Moro plays. Some of the heroes of the Philippine revolution were also practitioners of Arnis namely Andres Bonifacio, the spouses Diego and Gabriela Silang, and the young General Gregorio Del Pilar. The National Hero Jose Rizal was also reported to practice the fighting system. As well as the founder of Aglipayan Church Rev. Gregorio Aglipay was also recorded as a practitioner of the art. (MORE)
modern Maylay culture refers to the ancient Filipino martial art ofKali as Arnis today , unlike many other countries martial artswhich start with open hand and boxing techniqu…es first beforeprogressing into weapons forms, Kali or Arnis stresses startingwith kali sticks first before moving into open hand applications.Kali sticks are as described: (two rattan or hard wood sticks ofequal sizes in each hand spun in intricate striking patterns likebatons) (MORE)