Nunchaku Uke and Atemi

Nunchaku Uke There are only a few effective blocks that can be performed with the weapon. The weapon is normally considered to be an offensive, not defensive weapon. Nonetheless, there are some blocks with which you will want to become familiar. Perhaps the most obvious block is to hold one stick in each hand using Read More …

Tambo, Yawara, and Kubotan

These are various Japanese stick weapons that are often under twelve inches in length. These weapons were traditionally made of wood, but you can also find them today made of nylon, hard plastic, metal, rattan, or other stiff materials. None of these weapons have a predefined length or diameter. Tambo The Tambo generally has a Read More …

Yantok Sinawali

Sinawali refers to weaving or moving the weapons so that they interplay in a continuous pattern of movement. Within Escrima arts Sinawali are drills and exercises that teach patterns of flowing movement. Most Sinawali are repetitive in nature. A specific pattern of movements is performed and at the completion of the pattern you are positioned Read More …