Whether called arnis, kali or escrima, this Philippine martial art’s primary weapon is the rattan stick. Instructors teach single- and double-stick techniques, and the stick will often be used to represent a bladed weapon for self-defense drills. Empty-hand self-defense training in the areas of striking, locking and throwing complement the weapons-based training for sword-and-dagger fighting, double-stick fighting and locking drills with the stick.
Referred to as “the art within your art,” arnis will supplement your previous training so you can smoothly react to combat’s ever-changing variables. This system includes applied footwork, blocking, sword combat, counterstrikes, disarms, locking, choking and empty-hand versus weapon techniques.