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Sinko-Set Escrima

Escrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is a martial art originating from the Philippine Islands. It employs a 24 to 28-inch rattan or bamboo stick as its primary weapon, making it a striking art that includes blocks, parries, strikes, and pokes for self-defense.​


Escrima has been widely recognized as an effective martial art for a long time. During World War II, when the Japanese Imperial Army occupied the islands, local Filipino men used Escrima sticks or machetes to ambush Japanese patrols, causing the Japanese soldiers to fear leaving the safety of their barracks.​


Today, the same techniques are practiced for self-defense against modern threats. The class structure caters to beginners and experienced martial artists alike, guiding them through specific techniques at each rank level up to Black Belt. The class is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including seniors, men, women, teens, and those in wheelchairs with full use of their arms and upper bodies.​


Professor Foley, an expert in various stick-fighting forms, teaches Sinko-Set Escrima, a system that utilizes single and double stick drills and combinations. The first class starts on April 2, 2018, and interested individuals can call (208) 719-0227 to sign up.​


While sticks will be provided for beginners, students are encouraged to purchase their own sticks eventually. For high-quality Escrima sticks, one of the best sources is the website

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