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ESCRIMA – WEAPON COMBAT
FEscrima (fencing) is known as one of the most effective weapon-based martial arts from the Philippines.
ESCRIMA AS A HOBBY
Escrima is suitable for women and men of all ages as a combat sport and fitness training.
The training starts with one rattan stick (50 cm) and eventually advances to two sticks and then to bladed weapons and a staff. The use of weapons of different length and weight is based on the same principles, so it is easy to switch from one weapon to another.
HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF TRADITION
Escrima has roots in the Philippines. It is hard to identify the actual origins of Escrima, as it has been developed throughout hundreds and thousands of years by the people of the Philippines in different combat situations. There are hundreds of different styles of Escrima.
Escrima training process starts with the use of one and two sticks as a weapon. This is exceptional in this discipline compared to other combat sports, where weapons come into picture only later in training. It is common to get to know lots of different weapons and learn their use while training. Practitioners get to know sticks of different length and weight, followed by knives, tonfa, shields and so on.
The focus of the training is primarily on finding the right balance and force. The weapons used in Escrima can sometimes be heavy and their handling requires the use of the whole body. The same basic principles can be applied to different fighting styles. Escrima also covers unarmed self-defence against an unarmed or armed opponent.
Student ranking system is used in Escrima.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Escrima is suitable for women and men of all ages.
Escrima is a part of the weapon-based system (Weapons Combat Systems) created by grandmaster Lars Lind, whose other segments include Historical Weapons Combat based on the medieval German fencing and Wing Tsun Weapons Combat, which covers traditional weapons in Wing Tsun.
START ESCRIMA TRAINING WITH OUR BASIC COURSE
You can start practising Escrima on our basic course, which lasts for 7-8 weeks; training is twice per week; one training lasts for about 60 minutes; you will learn the basics on the course.
TRAINING CLOTHES FOR BASIC COURSE
The official outfit on the basic course is a white t-shirt and black pants as well as white-soled shoes for indoor training.