1 Week Comprehensive Combat Escrima Training in the Philippines

Comprehensive Escrima Training in Palawan, Philippines

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If you are interested in street defense, welcome to learn Jaguar Escrima, a non classical martial art for quick reaction and improvisational defense. Instruction is by Mike Garner who has over 30 years experience teaching the martial arts of Escrima, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, and kick boxing. With location near Sabang beach in Palawan, the Philippines, you will surely be able to enjoy a great time besides learning new techniques. In the Philippines, they train harder and play harder.

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  • 4 hours training a day
  • Training 5 days a week
  • Conditioning and weapon training
  • Training with experienced trainer
  • Plenty of time to explore
  • 6 nights lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Simple native style accommodation can be provided to the students, or they can choose from a variety from cheap to expensive hotels in Sabang.


Training is 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. However, this schedule, just like Jaguar Escrima, is flexible and training hours and days can be tailored to suit the student. During your training, you will do conditioning and stretching, which are essential in any form of martial art training. The majority of training time will be spent on how to use Escrima modern weapons, and to master the techniques of the art.

Jaguar Escrima

Jaguar Escrima is non classical combining elements of Muay Thai, Kick boxing, Karate, and Krav Maga. It is not a competition martial art, but one designed for street combat. Escrima utilizes weapons which, in modern time, are mostly light and concealable, such as extendable batons, extendable nunchaku, and belt buckle knifes. This feature along with the unarmed combat make Jaguar Escrima formidable street defense.

Course preparation

Conditioning is an essential part of training. Thus, although Jaguar Escrima welcomes all levels alike, physical preparation before coming to the camp, and for the hot and humid climate in the Philippines is highly recommended.


Mike Garner
Mike Garner has over 30 years experience teaching the martial arts of Escrima, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, and Kick boxing. He has taught in places as diverse as Micronesia, India, Thailand, the Caribbean, England, and the Philippines. Mikes Thai boxing instructor's were Thosophan Sitiwajana (Toddy) Chinawut Sirisompan (Woody) and Krinsak Sirisompan (Krin) these were the original Thai boxers who brought Thai boxing to England in the 1970s Mike also learned the Thai style of stick fighting from them known as Krabi kribong. Mike learned Escrima from many different instructor's both in the Philippines and England. In India Mike learned Kalari (Indian stick fighting) and when in Africa for several months learned Nuguni stick fighting.


The Philippines

The Philippines is a country of islands located in tropical South East Asia. It is famous for its many gorgeous beaches. Heavily influenced by the Spanish and American culture, it is one of the most popular destinations for tourist worldwide. Some of the major points of interest in the Philippines include Cebu island, Boracay island, and Manila city - the country capital.

Sabang beach

Sabang is home to the world famous underground river, with Sabang beach located just a 5-minute walk from the Jaguar Escrima training camp. You can enjoy white sand and turquoise water here during your non-training time.


Food is not included in the price. Students are responsible for their own meals during the whole duration of the training. There are simple restaurants and more expensive ones like at the Sheridan hotel.

Things to do (optional)

Puerto Princesa

Ugong rock

Underground river


What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Free time to explore the region and the beach
  • Training 4 hours a day, 5 days a week with flexibility
  • Training with weapons

What's not included

  • Air tickets
  • Food
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplanes

Arrive at Puerto Princesa airport (PPS). From there, you can take a bus to Sabang.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 24% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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