Escrima Lesson 1: Fundamentals

Everest Pepper, the Chief Instructor of Krav Maga, at the Academy of Self Defense, goes over some basic fundamentals of the Escrima system that we will be teaching soon.

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Discover Escrima: The Dynamic Martial Art of the Philippines

Welcome to the world of Escrima, a fascinating and dynamic martial art that hails from the Philippines. Known for its speed, agility, and precision, Escrima (also referred to as Arnis or Kali) is not just a form of self-defense but a cultural treasure that has been passed down through generations. This blog post will introduce you to the basics of Escrima, highlighting its history, techniques, and the benefits of incorporating it into your martial arts practice.

A Brief History of Escrima

Escrima’s roots can be traced back to the early Filipino tribes who developed these fighting techniques for protection and warfare. Over the centuries, Escrima has evolved, influenced by various cultures and martial arts, but it has always retained its core principles of efficiency and adaptability. It gained global recognition for its effectiveness, especially in weapon-based combat, and is now practiced by martial artists worldwide.