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Filipino Stickfighting

(Modern Arnis/Escrima/Kali)

Filipino Stickfighting, also known as Arnis, Kali, or Escrima, touted as a martial art without rival. Rooted in the history of the Philippines, it has been brought to the United States by Grandmaster Remy Presas as Modern Arnis. A consolidation of many styles, such as single/double stick, sword/dagger, and empty hand, this Art utilizes many of the fighting systems of the Philippine Islands.

Modern Arnis Domog is a synthesis of decades of experience in the martial arts by Sifu/Guro Doug Pierre. Our program consists of a no-nonsense approach to defense using rattan sticks as training tools. Students are instructed in empty hand methods which constitute the karate, jujitsu, and kickboxing aspects of this Art. The result is a fluid and graceful form of realistic self defense, which can be learned and practiced by anyone not just the young and fit. Our eldest student is 86 years young; Sonny began here at 74.

Like Many Arts we use a belt system that proceeds from a white belt up to a black belt, and Instructor. Students in the beginning class concentrate on learning basic stances, strikes, and drills. More advanced students (yellow belt and above) will learn empty hand techniques, grappling throws, takedowns, and will have the opportunity to practice and compete 'spar' with one another.

Students entering the Filipino Stickfighting course will be asked to purchase a pair of sticks from the school. As students progress to yellow belts and higher, they will need to purchase a school uniform.