Ancient Weapons and Close Range Arts from Southeast Asia
The ancient and highly practical arts developed by the ancient warriors of the Philippines consists of gaining and honing skills with blunt, bladed, or flexible weapons.
Like kung fu, before it popularized by the late Bruce Lee, the Filipinos strongly guarded this knowledge and held its usage as a protection in a world filled with violence, prejudice, and lurking deception. Very few nations have experienced invasions and takeovers like the Philippine Islands.
Times have Changed
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Many people believe that the Filipino martial arts are only a weapons art. On the contrary, it is a very efficient and effective empty-hand art. The use of elbows, knees, headbutts, kicks, and punches are common in close range fighting. Grappling techniques (standing or on the ground) include throws, trips, sweeps, takedowns, chokes, and locks.