Filipino Martial Arts refers to ancient fighting methods devised in the Philippines, the most popular of which are known as Arnis/Kali/Eskrima. The intrinsic need for self-preservation was the genesis of these systems. It has a very long history of combat effectiveness. Only recently has this art become more conspicuous in many countries and enjoyed the popularity of other martial arts. Its difference from other martial arts is that the student is taught to train with weapons from the very start, rather than starting on empty hands training (like many martial arts do). This type of training builds manual dexterity in the practitioner and also trains faster conditioned responses to various attacks. Although it is weapons based, it also includes striking (kicking and punching), wrestling and grappling, and even groundfighting, as well as teaching practical defenses against most weapons. All classes in our Club contain stick fighting training, knife defence training and hand to hand combat ( known as Panantukan or Filipino Dirty Boxing). Filipino martial artists are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and their ability to turn ordinary household items into lethal weapons. Weapons-training takes precedence because they give an edge in real fights, gears students to psychologically face armed opponents, and any object that can be picked up can be used as a weapon using FMA techniques. Empty hands training is then taught as the stick is merely an extension of the hand. Due to the fact that Phillipino inhabitants have small postures this martial art is perfect for women and for self defence purposes. Recently FMA has appeared in the cinema, in movies like Bourne seires, Mission impossible 3, Big Stan, Enter the Dragon, Sherlock Holmes and others.
Our Instructor :
Guro Krzysztof Herman
- 11 years of FMA experience
- 6 years of instructor experience
- Modern Arnis – 3rd black belt Lakan Tatlo (3 DAN)
- Bahi level I – instructor – Nickelstick Balintawak
- Vice president of FADMP
- FMA knowlage gained at: numerus summer camps, seminars and trainings at the Philippines, in Poland, Germany, UK and from USA masters.
- More then 3000 women trained during self defence classes.
- Sayoc Kali – trainings
Styles trained in our Club:
- Modern Arnis – FADMP – training program
- Balintawak Nickelstick Style – Grand Master Nick Elizar
- And other FMA.
We are non profit organisation - our goal is to propagate FMA in Wales by trainings with our profesional and experienced instructos- all collected money is used for equipment and further trainings.