Arnis/Escrima with Combat Science

Arnis/Escrima with Combat Science

Arnis/Kali/Escrima is a complete martial arts system that does not focus exclusively on unarmed techniques (as in Judo, or Muay Thai), weapons techniques (as in Iaido or Kendo), striking techniques (as in Karate or Boxing), or grappling techniques (as in Judo or Brazillian Jiu-jitsu). Rather, Arnis integrates all of these. Students are taught to use any weapon that is available, regardless of shape or size, or else to fight empty-handed — they should be equally skilled with and without weapons. Arnis covers all ranges of combat: long range (with feet, stick, or rope), medium range (with hands, feet or stick), and close range (with elbows, knees, stick or knife). It also includes wrestling (grappling) techniques, wrenches, takedowns, sweeps, throws, joint-locks, and pressure point strikes. Because of this versatility, Arnis can be seamlessly integrated with many other martial arts. Join Punong Guro JB Ramos as she leads an introduction to these techniques.