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Eskrima: Filipino Martial Art
Contributor(s): Godhania, Krishna
ISBN: 1847971520     ISBN-13: 9781847971524
Publisher: Crowood Pr
    OUR PRICE: $33.26  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2010
The history, evolution, and essential principles and concepts of the Filipino martial art

Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands and this fascinating book explains why Eskrima uses training weapons, such as rattan sticks and daggers, from the earliest stages, alongside unarmed techniques. Dynamic and flexible, with a wide range of training methods, the technique can be practiced by students of all ages and levels of fitness. Well-known and respected as a highly practical weapons-based system, Eskrima is practiced worldwide by civilians, law enforcement personnel, and special units within the military. These training methods have been found particularly effective at increasing coordination and reflexes, providing a fast track to developing the qualities needed for practical self-defense. The instructional section of the book illustrates how the Eskrima martial artist is able to succeed in a wide range of combat situaions involving fighting with both weapons and open hands. Techniques, two person flow drills, self-defense applications, training with specialized equipment, and the philosophy of the art are all covered in depth.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Martial arts; Philippines.
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Training
- Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts & Self-defense
- Sports & Recreation | Wrestling
Dewey: 796.8
LCCN: 2010502389
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.50" W x 0.75" (0.85 lbs) 176 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Krishna Godhania is an experienced martial artist who has spent the past 18 years studying Eskrima in the Philippines. He is the Eskrima technical editor and columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated magazine and he heads the Institute of Filipino Martial Arts.