This is a martial art from the Philippine Islands that utilizes a 24" to 28" rattan or bamboo stick as a weapon. It is a striking art that incorporates blocks, parries, strikes, and pokes as instruments of self-defense. Long known as an effective system of martial art, Escrima, Arnis, or Kali has been in use for a very long time. In fact, during the World War when the Japanese Imperial Army was occupying many of the islands, the local Philippino men were ambushing Japanese patrols using only their sticks or the occasional macheltte. They were so effective that the Japanese soldiers were refusing ot leave the safety of their barrackaded bases.
Today, we practice the same movements for self-defense against modern villians. The class is structured to take the novice as well as experienced martial artist through specific techniques at each rank level all the way up to Black Belt. The class is great for just about anybody including Seniors, Men, Women, teens, and people in wheel chairs that have full use of their arms and upper bodies.
Professor Foley has studied many forms of stick fighting to include Escrima, Kali, and Arnis. Our system is called Sinko-Set Escrima and uses singe stick and double stick drills and combinations. Call now to get on the list for the first class starting on April 2, 2018. (208) 719-0227
We have sticks for you to use in the beginning, but you will want to purchase your own eventually.
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