September 19, 2012
One of the strongest motivations of students to the martial arts is that of self defence. Indeed, a great deal of effort is expended by many organisations to demonstrate that they are able to provide potential students with the most effective techniques available with which to confront adversaries and defend themselves. It is common wisdom […]
September 28, 2011
A lot of people ask me about the translation of weapons training to empty hand training in Arnis. Many people are drawn to the style by the promise that a practitioner can learn how to use a particular weapon and then apply the same movements to other different weapons and empty hand training. I have […]
June 15, 2011
Balintawak Arnis is a single stick system. It has evolved from a short sword system (or systems). In its current iteration, it focuses on single stick applications at close range. However, contained within the system, there are applications, sets and drills for a wide variety of other weapons including forward and reverse short bladed weapons, […]
April 10, 2011
Recently Scott Brailey and John Russel organised a training day at Five Dock. The following are some shots taken from training on the day. Feeder side (left) about to block receiver side’s (right) counter after lifting to free their stick. Quebec Kali, taught alongside Balintawak Arnis, can be applied to a variety of weapons (single […]
February 20, 2011
Casual training in Moore Park, February 2011. *Apologies for the rubbish sound: still overcoming some technical difficulties.
February 3, 2011
Training has started for the year. Private tuition is being offered- contact for details. Classes to follow at an Inner West location soon.
November 8, 2010
Self defence with knife and stick training Balintawak Arnis is a Filipino martial art which trains stick fighting techniques. While training is initially conducted with a single rattan stick, it can be transferred to knife, sword, open-hand and other weapons. Also known as kali or eskrima (sometimes spelled escrima), Arnis is a group of martial […]