Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is a Filipino martial art that focuses on using weapons, mostly sticks, when in combat. It’s also the national sport of the Philippines. During an Eskrima training, expect to learn about joint locks and control, as well as disarming your attacker. There’s also empty-handed fighting that may include punching, throwing, kicking, and grappling. Book a Kali training today and learn to utilize these techniques, whether in a martial arts competition or real life.
Strawweight, welterweight, heavyweight champion ... it seems like there are lots of boxing titles out there. Did you ever wonder where these came from? The titles are derived from the different weight classes and sanctioning bodies within the sport. Here is what it all means.
Directly translated into English, Wing Chun (or Wing Tsun) means “an ode to spring”. However, despite its pleasing title and deflective approach to force, Wing Tsun is a direct, destructive and fearsome martial art when dealing with an attacker.
There are plenty of ingredients when it comes to the wonderful mixture called “success”. If you ask different people you will get plenty of different answers. However, there will ALWAYS be this one ingredient in every single one of those recipes. So, what’s the secret ingredient that success cannot be made without?
It’s no secret that the martial arts have been around for some time. Of course, there are a few “modern” martial arts like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Krav Maga, but the practice of recording a structured style, and passing the techniques down from masters to novices across generations, goes back centuries – and longer.