Modern Arnis: Filipino Art of Stick Fighting

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Black Belt Communications, 1983 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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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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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

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Contents

WARMUPS
9
PREPARATIONS
21
THE 12ZONE STRIKING SYSTEM
31
THE 12ZONE STRIKING DEFENSES
45
TRAPPING HANDS
63
FLOW PRACTICE
83
THE SINAWALI AND REDONDA
95
STICK DISARMING TECHNIQUES
119
SWORD DISARMING TECHNIQUES
145
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Remy Presas was one of the Philippines’ premier stick fighters. He became a national figure in his native country for blending the countless styles of the island--including important aspects from kali, escrima, tjakalele, and arnis de mano--into one system, which he named modern arnis.

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