Traditional Filipino Martial Arts utilise both weapons-based and empty-hand techniques.
The terms Eskrima (Escrima), Kali and Arnis are used to describe these arts based upon the geographical area in which they were first developed and practiced.
Unlike many other Martial Arts, the Filipino Martial Arts teach the use of weapons prior to empty-hand techniques as this not only helps students gain an understanding of the practical application of defending against weapons, but also greatly enhances the empty-hand skills of the student.
Whilst we primarily study the Dacayana family system of Eskrima / Arnis, as taught by Grandmaster Alberto 'Jun' Dacayana, and the associated Alicaway Combat Knife System, we also teach various techniques and drills drawn from other Filipino Martial Arts as part of our Kali syllabus.
The Martial Arts we teach focus upon flow, precision, timing, body mechanics and control, and can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, fitness level or physical disability.
We are directly affiliated to both Dacayana UK and Europe and Holywell Martial Arts and the overriding aim of all of the material we teach is to protect and preserve life.
For more information on Dacayana Eskrima and the Alicaway Combat System (including history and lineage) please visit the Dacayana Eskrima Devon website.