Modern Arnis: Filipino Art of Stick Fighting
Covering a variety of preparatory stretches and warm-up exercises, the 12-zone striking and defense systems, hand-to-hand combat ("trapping hands”), flow-practice drills, sinawali and redonda, this 160-page, fully illustrated text gives novices a tangible amount of self-defense skill through specific drills. For example, the sinawali is taught without sticks, in empty-hand fashion, to illustrate how its weaving motions can be easily translated into empty-hand movements for blocking, punching, and takedowns. He discusses the 12 important angles of attacks on the human body, 12 basic ways of dealing with each angle, plus stick and sword disarming techniques.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - donp - LibraryThing
I actually don't have this edition or the famous "yellow book" edition, but rather the one originally published in the Philippines, with a lot more detailed drawings and drills. Read full review