Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Traditional Martial Arts of Filipino

The Calesthenics

Arnis, Kali and Eskrima

Is a martial arts originated in the Philippines, a stickfighting, a hand to hand combat and a knife fighting style that made. Sticks are made from rattan sticks that measures 30 inches long. Traditional arnis is usually practiced in three forms of play. They are solo baston or single-stick in which a long stick or baston is used; the espada y daga or sword and dagger in which a long stick or sword and a wooden dagger are used; and the sinawali, a native term applied because of its intricate movements of the two sticks resemble the weave of sawali(crisscross fashion), the bamboo split weave pattern used in walling and matting which was very common in Visayas Islands. They used kicking techniques but usually low kicks.
Anyone says that arnis is came from the first Filipino hero Lapu-lapu a native warrior chief of Mactan who defeated the conqueror and warrior Ferdinand Magellan. Today, modern arnis is become popular founded by Remy Presas. He created modern arnis because the arts lost, due to the influenced of Japanese martial arts became popular around the Philippines. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. It is included in the physical education course and a priority sport in Palarong Pambansa in the Philippines.

Ronnie Ricketts

Ronnie Ricketts a Filipino actor and martial arts instructor became popular by making action movies especially his movies Mano Mano 1 to 3. He said that the last part Mano Mano 3 had a subtitle Arnis, the Lost Art it proves that arnis came from the Philippines because  Americans think that arnis was came from them or in Asia.

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