Dumog

Dumog is the term used in Eskrima to refer to wrestling techniques. A specific system of Filipino wrestling, Buno, is considered by some to be more advanced. “Combat Judo” is another local name. Buno is the term typically used in Luzon, specifically in the Southern Tagalog provinces as far south as Mindoro while Dumog is the term more widely used in the Visayas and Mindanao. The...

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Cinco Teros (The Five Strikes)

Cinco Teros or Cincosh Teroesh (“Five Strikes”) refers to the five most basic strikes in eskrima, which is a class of Filipino martial arts that emphasizes staff and sword fighting. The art is composed of the four basic cuts and one basic thrust. There are varied patterns for the strikes depending upon the teacher or in the system. However, the Cinco Teros is believed to have...

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Buno

Buno is a system of Filipino wrestling like Dumog. There are various Buno styles, one of which is Harimaw Buno. Harimaw Buno, formerly Harimaw Lumad (King of Tiger Wrestling), is a style of Buno used by the Mangyans of Mindoro and the Aetas of Infanta, Quezon. Although Buno usually use standing throws, control locks, joint manipulation, striking and ground wrestling techniques, the martial...

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Arnis

Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino martial arts founded by the late Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. The term Modern Arnis was also used by Remy Presas’ younger brother Ernesto Presas to describe his style of Filipino martial arts;...

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Eskrima

Eskrima or Escrima refers to a class of Filipino Martial Arts that emphasize stick and sword fighting. Other terms which have entered into common usage include Kali and Arnis de Mano (harness of the hand); occasionally the abbreviation FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) is used. Eskrima and Arnis are among the many names primarily used in the Philippines today to refer to these arts. The name Kali,...

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