Filipino Martial Arts | Eskrima-Kali-Arnis
Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima-Kali-Arnis) Classes
Filipino Martial Arts (FMA, also known by the names Eskrima, Kali or Arnis) includes empty-hand as well as weaponry training, which is essential for self-defence in this day and age, when weapons attacks are becoming more common and more vicious.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2008 a weapon was used in 79% of attempted murders, 67% of murders and 41% of robberies. A knife was the most common type of weapon used in committing these offences - more common than a firearm.
So if you're concerned about your personal safety when faced with a weapon, then our FMA classes give you a solid foundation in dealing with weapons.
Weapons training teaches us about what we can pick up to use in order to defend ourselves, but more importantly, how to recognise things that can be used as weapons against us in self-defence situations.
Our FMA curriculum includes the following weapons:
- Single Stick / Sword
- Double Stick / Sword
- Stick & Dagger / Sword & Dagger
- Knife / Dagger / Other Edged Weapons
- Palm Stick
- Staff / Spear / Pole
- Improvised Weapons
- Flexible Weapons
Above: Robert Halaijian training with Doce Pares Grandmaster Diony Canete
Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima-Kali-Arnis) Videos
A.I.M. Academy Founder & Chief Instructor, Robert Halaijian, training with the amazing Doce Pares Grandmaster Percival Pableo in Cebu, Philippines at a picturesque waterfall (1998):
A.I.M. Academy Masters Demonstration at the National All Styles Championships (2001):
A.I.M Academy Founder & Chief Instructor, Robert Halaijian, demonstrating some of the locking and restraining techniques found in Doce Pares Eskrima, including armlocks, neck-crank, face-lock and unarmed applications: