Tag Archives: filipino martial arts

Cabales Serrada Escrima

  Bigger isn’t always better: Serrada Escrima Cabales Serrada Escrima The system of Philippine martial arts known as Cabales Serrada Escrima was founded by Grandmaster Angel Cabales (1917-1991) and first taught publicly in the year 1966 in Stockton, California. Originally GM Cabales’ system consisted mainly of Espada y Daga (Stick and Dagger) techniques, but after

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Pekiti Tirsia Kali

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Pekiti Tirsia Kali History The Pekiti-Tirsia system of Kali originates from the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines and was formulated by the Tortal family of Negros and Panay islands in the late 1800’s. The family patriarch, Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, the sole heir and its present guardian, Grand

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HeyRosa DeCuerdas Escrima

Ever Hear of HeyRosa DeCuerdas Escrima? Heyrosa De Cuerdas Eskrima The Liborio G. Heyrosa De Cuerdas Eskrima system is an extremely unorthodox Filipino fighting system that utilizes stick, knife and hand-to-hand fighting methods coming out of Cebu.  It is characterized by its close-quarter combat techniques where students must be able to fight in tight spaces with little to no lighting,

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Saavedra Escrima

Saavedra Escrima The island of Cebu in the Central Visayan Islands of the Philippines is considered the home and motherland of the Filipino Martial Art of Escrima.  The most prominent and influential Escrimador in the history of Cebuano Escrima was the great, Lorenzo “Tatay Ensong” Saavedra (1852 – 1944). The Saavedras are arguably are among

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Doce Pares (12 Pairs)

“Doce Pares” is an Eskrima/Arnis Martial Arts Club that was founded in Cebu City in January 12, 1932. Originally it was a breakaway group of students and instructors from the ‘Labangon Fencing Club’ of the 1920’s which was influenced heavily by the Saavedra and Cañete families. The original instructors of the Doce Pares taught their

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