Filipino Martial Arts (Escrima, Kali, Arnis)
As a self defence orientated martial arts school, we believe that a knowledge of how to handle and defend against weapons is essential. While many martial arts teach some weapons, none do so in such a comprehensive manner as the Filipino martial arts. Compared to other martial arts which teach empty hand techniques first before weapons, with Filipino martial arts it is the opposite way around. We train Guro Nate Hill's Blood and Bones Tactical program. There are two main strands to the program, single stick/baton and blade work. It is a reality based self defence system with weapons which caters for military, police and civilians alike. Guro Nate comes to Ireland on a regular basis to give seminars and gradings.
While we have many years experience training Filipino weapons along side our other empty hand martial arts, it was informal. We were a Blood and Bones study group since October 2019 and since July 2021 we are qualified to teach Phase 1 of the Blood and Bones Tactical blade syllabus.