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Eskrima (sometimes spelled "Escrima"), also known as Kali or Arnis, literally translated means to skirmish or fight. This method of martial arts is unique from the onset in that the student is introduced to weapons training immediately. From a traditional standpoint this was so that one with very little training could be effective in defending ones homeland. The majority of these techniques translate directly into open hand defensive counters that can be deployed in almost every type of self defense situation. From open hand defense to being attacked by a weapon to multiple attackers Inayan Eskrima provides realistic solutions to defending oneself.
* Traditional Filipino Martial Arts
* Effective Open Hand and Edge Weapon Defense
* Effective Self Defense
* Positive Training Environment
* Enhances Hand-Eye Coordination through Reflexive Drills
* Stress Management
* Weight Management
For more information please contact Pangulong Guro Jon Ward at (408) 607-4625.
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- Inayan Martial Arts Association
Panantukan - Panantukan is a Filipino method of boxing. Todays system of western boxing is said to have been heavily influenced by this method of Filipino open hand fighting. The major difference between the two boxing methods is target selection and the use of body movement. In Panantukan, the target often used is an attackers limb and or supporting joint.
Inayan Serrada - Serrada literally translated means to close or to shut. Serrada is a medium to close range style emphasizing the use of blade or stick 18 to 26 inches in length. Responses or counters to strikes are primarily linear in fashion, with the main theory being to close in on an attackers strike to shut down his or her power and speed. Serrada translates to both knife and open hand applications. Serrada is considered one of the most important styles within Inayan Eskrima because it bridges the gap between long and short range defensive counters and attacks. Inayan Kadena de Mano - Kadena de Mano literally translated means Chain of Hand. Kadena de Mano is the primary open hand and knife system within Inayan Eskrima. Kadena is one of the most complex styles taught within Inayan Eskrima due to its training drills and its ability to flow from one theory to another. Knife defenses, open hand counters, trapping skills and nerve strikes are cornerstones of this style.