Is Arnis/Kali/Escrima/FMA just Stick Fighting?

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Is FMA/Arnis/Kali/Escrima just stick fighting? In short no it’s not… Usually. this is just in my experience and your experience may differ from mine.

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  1. Accidental Seaman says:

    List of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) Original Forms, System or Style only

    Weapons Category
    – Arnis
    – Eskrima
    – Kali
    – Balintawak***
    – Mopudlos
    – Baraw
    – Espada y Daga
    – Sinawali
    – Hinagiban
    – Pudlosan
    – Eskrido
    – Florete
    – Latigo (San Miguel bullwip)
    – Ardigma

    Empty hands Category
    – Yawyan
    – Panantukan
    – Dumog
    – Agbatol
    – Combat Judo
    – Hikawan
    – Hawid Pukan
    – Sikaran
    – Pukanan
    – Panipa
    – Kuntao
    – Khanashokan

    These are all that i can remember, but i know there are more.

    Arnis is the official name for the Philippines national sports and is the unifying terminology of Arnis/Eskrima/Kali; these three can be attributed in general to as a "stickfighting art" but if you inspect it carefully, each one has it own distinctive system and style the same way in all of the list i provided herewith.

    I was about add the balisong, but i had never personally know a group that had organize balisong system. Though balisong is an original Filipino weapon.

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