In this video you will progress quickly from basic footwork into combative sword and stick techniques that are renowned the world over. Classical single stick movements Sunkite as well as striking combinations, disarming, locking, and take-downs. Double Baston is one of the keys to understanding the Philippine Combatant System. When you master the movements in the video you will understand why.
Solo Baston for Beginners: An Introduction to Arnis - Kali - Eskrima, Book 1
How is Arnis played?
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Arnis , as a martial art , was spawned in Philippine soil. It was known in ancient Philippines as kali, an ancient Malayan word that implies a large bladed weapon longer than a knife. This art was practiced primarily for self-defense by the pre-Spanish Filipinos who were noted for their friendly nature and legendary hospitality. The art of hand-to-hand combat has always been an integral part of the Filipino in his long, turbulent, and bloody history. By force of necessity and self-preservation he became an expert in fighting with his hands, either bare or with a stick and a bladed weapon. Even before the introduction of the bladed weapon, the early Filipinos were already a fighting people using the bow and arrow or the longbow.
Solo baston: Arnis’ most popular weapon
Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino fighting arts founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. It is derived principally from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo machete and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak Eskrima , with influences from other Filipino and Japanese martial arts. RA is a consolidation of House Bill No.
The attacker right delivers a strike using his cane while Punong Lakan Garitony Nicolas counters with a vertical block. While the knife is said to be the backbone of the Filipino martial arts FMA , the solo baston or single stick is its most popular weapon. As a weapon, the solo baston is treated in varying ways among the many systems of FMA. In some schools, it is a mere training tool to teach the movements of the blade.