Step into the extraordinary world of Filipino Martial Arts with Kapisanan as Guro JB Ramos, main instructor at Toronto-based martial arts school Combat Science, shares her knowledge in an introductory workshop. Don’t miss this chance to be inspired by the dynamic and unique fighting styles steeped in Filipino heritage and history!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
12-2PM @ Krudar Muay Thai
152 Augusta Ave. (Across Kapisanan)
$10 Drop In Fee
Limited Space! First-come, First-served!
Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) is a comprehensive weapon-based fighting system that covers Arnis/Kali/Eskrima. While the classifications are currently debated, they are understood as territorial as well as indicative of the diversity of fighting styles incorporated in Filipino Martial Arts (arnis comes from the Northern islands, Kali, an ancient signifier for ‘blade’ and Eskrima, a Filipinization of the Spanish word for fencing ‘esgrima’ are recognized in the Visayan islands and the southern islands of Mindanao respectively).
Made unique by its roots in indigenous self-preservation, its widespread influences, including Spanish culture and other combative styles of the Malay and Chinese, and its resilience throughout the ages—if FMA's illustrious history alone doesn’t convince you, then its modern practicality and effectivity as a form of self-defense should be more than enough reason to pick up the rattan stick today!
From an archipelago’s repertoire of warrior tactics in the precolonial era to the Spanish rule that prohibited native weapons (but did not stop Arnis from flourishing in ritual dances and performances instead), Arnis as a sport continues to grow in popularity as a favored combat system as well as providing us an apt and meaningful representation of the versatility of Philippine society and culture. Often called a “complete” martial art, Arnis teaches you skills for both armed and unarmed combat, recognizing that a warrior must be prepared for anything. The fighting spirit of Arnis is about more than just weapons or style. Join Kapisanan, Combat Science and Kruday Muay Thai as we immerse ourselves and learn more on this ancient practice and all it offers.