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- n. The traditional martial arts of the Philippines, which emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, and various improvised weapons.
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This picture also shows the eskrima sticks that Nightwing adopted as his signature non-lethal weapon at some point.
If you study, say, kung fu, and you spend the weekend learning eskrima, for instance, then most of what you will see will likely be new to you.
At the risk of revealing that I've actually spent time contemplating what one would do, I think the best bet would be a mix of parkour and eskrima, if the latter was learned with a live Dog Bros.-style training and the sticks could be rigged to be high-powered versions of shock knives.
Hull wing chun offer classes in the full wing chun system and also thai boxing, eskrima, chinese boxing and self defence.
He has a Kali class, Kali is very heavily laced with Kung Fu and what we do with the eskrima sticks, practice knives, and empty hands is the most practical I've seen to date.
the envoy - i don't drink much either, honestly. haha, well i hope the drunk post didn't deter you from my blog completely :P omega - aww you skipped it at first :P glad the tweet makes more sense now. i STILL laugh inside when i see him because he looks like david duchovny. and yes, i would LOVE to take up eskrima in the philippines. there's a headquarters there!
i didnt feel like i could practice/progress enough before i leave and i'm trying to save money now.. i quit at a time where i was basically done with the self defense program so i saw it as a good time to quit.. and i still want to do martial arts in the future. actually, in the philippines i want to study eskrima..