Kali Arnis Escrima Books

Kali, Arnis, and Escrima, often referred to collectively as FMA (Filipino Martial Arts), are dynamic and versatile combat systems with deep roots in the history and culture of the Philippines. These arts, renowned for their practicality, adaptability, and efficiency, have evolved over centuries of intercultural exchange, conflict, and innovation.

The origins of FMA can be traced back to pre-colonial times when the indigenous peoples of the Philippines developed their own methods of combat and self-defense. These ancient fighting systems, known by various names such as Kali, Eskrima, and Arnis, were deeply intertwined with everyday life and were passed down through oral tradition and practical application.

With the arrival of Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, FMA underwent a period of transformation and adaptation. Spanish conquest and subsequent occupation led to the integration of European swordsmanship techniques with indigenous Filipino martial arts, resulting in the emergence of new hybrid systems. The Spanish term "Arnis," derived from the Spanish word for armor (arnés), was adopted to describe these arts, which often utilized sticks or wooden weapons in training.

During the American occupation of the Philippines in the early 20th century, FMA experienced another wave of evolution and modernization. The American influence, along with the banning of traditional weapons training by occupying forces, prompted practitioners to develop empty-hand techniques and adapt their training methods to ensure the survival of their martial heritage.

Today, Kali, Arnis, and Escrima are practiced and taught worldwide, with a diverse range of styles, techniques, and approaches reflecting the rich tapestry of Filipino culture and history. These arts are renowned for their emphasis on fluidity, adaptability, and practicality, with techniques that can be applied in both armed and unarmed combat scenarios.

The practice of FMA encompasses a wide range of skills, including striking, blocking, grappling, joint locks, and weapon disarms. Training often involves the use of rattan sticks, knives, and other traditional weapons, as well as empty-hand techniques and sparring drills.

Beyond their effectiveness in combat, Kali, Arnis, and Escrima embody the spirit of resilience, resourcefulness, and community that defines Filipino culture. These arts serve as a source of pride, identity, and connection for practitioners around the world, fostering bonds of camaraderie and mutual respect across borders and cultures.

Our store offers a curated selection of Kali, Arnis, and Escrima books that delve into their history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to FMA, these books provide invaluable insights into the rich and diverse world of Filipino Martial Arts. Explore our collection and deepen your understanding and appreciation of these timeless and practical combat systems.

Balintawak Arnis: Book 1 Basics, Principle and Values by Andrew Obon

Balintawak Arnis: Book 1 Basics, Principle and Values by Andrew Obon

Prezzo di listino $18.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD Prezzo scontato $18.95 USD
The North American Legacy of Remy Presas: The Complete Modern Arnis Empty Hand Anyos - Execution & Applications Book by Dan Anderson

The North American Legacy of Remy Presas: The Complete Modern Arnis Empty Hand Anyos - Execution & Applications Book by Dan Anderson

Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $59.95 USD Prezzo scontato $49.95 USD
Modern Arnis: The Art Within Your Art Book by Dan Anderson

Modern Arnis: The Art Within Your Art Book by Dan Anderson

Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD Prezzo scontato $29.95 USD
Modern Arnis For The New Millennium: The MA80 System Arnis/Eskrima Book by Dan Anderson

Modern Arnis For The New Millennium: The MA80 System Arnis/Eskrima Book by Dan Anderson

Prezzo di listino $34.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD Prezzo scontato $34.95 USD
Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar G. Sulite Book by David Gould

Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar G. Sulite Book by David Gould

Prezzo di listino $34.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD Prezzo scontato $34.95 USD
Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: The Essential Techniques of Cabales Serrada Escrima Book by Mark Wiley

Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: The Essential Techniques of Cabales Serrada Escrima Book by Mark Wiley

Prezzo di listino $16.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $16.95 USD
Arnis: History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts Book by Mark Wiley

Arnis: History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts Book by Mark Wiley

Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD Prezzo scontato $29.95 USD
Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting Book by Remy Presas

Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting Book by Remy Presas

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD Prezzo scontato $39.95 USD
Arnis Self-Defense: Stick, Blade, and Empty-Hand Combat Techniques of the Philippines Book by Jose Paman

Arnis Self-Defense: Stick, Blade, and Empty-Hand Combat Techniques of the Philippines Book by Jose Paman

Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $19.95 USD
The Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo: The Filipino Fighting Art Explained Book by Antonino Diego

The Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo: The Filipino Fighting Art Explained Book by Antonino Diego

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Arnis Presas Style & Balisong Book by Ernesto Presas (Preowned)

Arnis Presas Style & Balisong Book by Ernesto Presas (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $39.95 USD
Filipino Knife Fighting Presas Style Book by Ernesto Presas (Preowned)

Filipino Knife Fighting Presas Style Book by Ernesto Presas (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $99.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $99.00 USD
The Masters Speak Book by Jose Fraguas

The Masters Speak Book by Jose Fraguas

Prezzo di listino $12.49 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $12.49 USD
Pananandata Guide Balisong Butterfly Knife Openings Book by Amante Marianas

Pananandata Guide Balisong Butterfly Knife Openings Book by Amante Marianas

Prezzo di listino $14.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $14.95 USD
Tatsujin Vol 4: Strongest Combat Techniques Book & DVD (Preowned)

Tatsujin Vol 4: Strongest Combat Techniques Book & DVD (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $59.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $99.00 USD Prezzo scontato $59.95 USD
Escrima Self Defence Book by Mark Romain (Preowned)

Escrima Self Defence Book by Mark Romain (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $79.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $79.95 USD
Arnis The Up and Down Method Book by Neofito Santos

Arnis The Up and Down Method Book by Neofito Santos

Prezzo di listino $22.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $22.95 USD
Arnis: Filipino Art of Stick Fighting Book by Abu Jalmaani

Arnis: Filipino Art of Stick Fighting Book by Abu Jalmaani

Prezzo di listino $49.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $69.00 USD Prezzo scontato $49.95 USD
The Art and Science of Stick Fighting: Complete Instructional Guide Book by Joe Varady - Budovideos Inc

The Art and Science of Stick Fighting: Complete Instructional Guide Book by Joe Varady

Prezzo di listino $18.24 USD
Prezzo di listino $22.95 USD Prezzo scontato $18.24 USD
The Filipino Martial Arts as Taught by Dan Inosanto Book **SIGNED** (Preowned) - Budovideos

The Filipino Martial Arts as Taught by Dan Inosanto Book (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $199.00 USD
Prezzo di listino $499.00 USD Prezzo scontato $199.00 USD