Kuntao

Kuntao

Kuntao is a term from the Hokkien Chinese dialect meaning Way of the Fist (similar to Chuan Fa, or Fist Technique). Purely Chinese kuntao styles exist in China and Taiwan, but kuntao styles have been spread for centuries by merchants and other travelling Chinese people. You can find kuntao styles in Indonesia, Malaysia (particularly Borneo), the Philippines (where it is often called Kuntaw),...

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Yaw Yan

Yaw Yan

Yaw Yan (Filipino Kickboxing), (Dance of Death) is the proper name for Yaw-Yan, a Filipino martial art developed by Napoleon Fernandez. The art resembles Muay Thai in a sense, but differs in the hip torquing motion as well as downward-cutting of its kicks. The acknowledged originator of Yaw-Yan is Grandmaster Napoleon A. Fernandez, a native of Quezon province, himself an undefeated All-Asian...

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Suntukan

Suntukan

Suntukan is a form of Filipino boxing found in the northern Philippines. Suntukan Stickfight is a modern mix of Karate and Modern Arnis (amongst others). It was invented by Johan Skalberg. It hasn’t got any belts, and is not very tradition-bound. It is an effective branch of martial arts. Suntukan Stickfight is a modern mix of Karate and Modern Arnis (amongst others). It was invented by...

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Sikaran

Sikaran

Sikaran is a form of Filipino martial arts whose history dates back to the early 1500s before the Spaniards came. It is the art of foot-fighting where the farmers use their strong legs to drive the partners outside the designated line (pitak) which was drawn in rice fields about 25 sq. ft. Sikaran and Sipa are both Tagalog terms for “kick” but with a notable difference: the...

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Pangamut

Pangamut

Pangamut or pangamot is a Filipino martial art taught by Dan Inosanto, Kevin B. Smith, and many others. It is composed of panantukan (hand techniques), dumog (grappling), pananjakman (kicking and sweeping), kaukit (foot trapping), and kino mutai (biting and gouging). in its unarmed aspects; augmented by exercises and practices for development of internal power inspired by Chen Taijiquan; and,...

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Pananjakman

Pananjakman

Pananjakman is the Filipino martial art of low-line kicking, part of Eskrima and related to Panantukan. Some claim that pananjakman is an art in and of itself, while others feel that it is simply the kicking portion of Eskrima, separated only for marketing purposes by certain schools to teach it as a “new system”. Pananjakman is not known in the Philippines itself and is generally...

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Kombatan

Kombatan

Kombatan is a Filipino martial arts system. The head and founder of the system is Ernesto Presas. The style is known for its double stick techniques but features other stick and blade techniques, as well as empty-hand methods. Kombatan Arnis is a composite of various classical and modern fighting systems used in the Philippines.  The student of Kombatan Arnis is introduced to the various...

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Kali Sikaran

Kali Sikaran

Kali Sikaran is a Filipino martial art. The art of Kali has its roots in the ancient Filipino history dating to before the Majapahit Empire, which dominated South East Asia during the 5th and 6th centuries. The art was used against the Spaniards in their attempts to conquer the islands. The famous Ferdinand Magellan was defeated by the national hero Lapu Lapu that was an ancestor of ...

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Jendo

Jendo

Jendo is a Filipino martial art that utilizes empty hand, sticks and bladed weapons as a means of self-defense. Jendo originated in Mandaluyong, a small city located in the central part of Luzon Island of the Philippines. It was founded by Jonathan Makiling. In 1996, Jendo was one of the very few martial arts able to pass the screening and requirements of the Philippine Sports Commission as...

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Espada y Daga

Espada y Daga

Espada y Daga is a modern discipline of Eskrima and the Filipino martial arts (FMA) believed to be influenced by Spanish swordsmanship, in particular the Spanish style of Side-sword and Dagger used by the Conquestadors who invaded the Philippine islands in the 16th Century, and not the Rapier and Dagger styles used for dueling and self defence purposes by the Spanish upper classes as was...

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