Is there any special name for eskrima sticks? Like in aikido there is bokken, jo, tanto, is there some original name for the sticks other than just "sticks"? I only know the term sinawali, but this refers more to the action with double sticks than the sticks themselves (and is only for double, not single stick).
They can be called 'kali sticks', 'arnis sticks', 'baston', etc. Just insert arnis style sticks is ok. Or even just 'arnis'. There's diff. styles of arnis and the term depends on which style you're referring too. There are also diff. material for the sticks themselves. People usually just get whatever you refer to :)
It is just a stick. A piece of rattan. I heard someone refer to the sticks as arnis but I don't think they have any specific name. And it makes sense from a historical point of view as it was just a stick to train with in times when carrying the sword (or any other sword-like weapon) was prohibited.
I have heard the terms "yantok," "rattan," and "baston" used in Eskrima. "Yantok" is just the Tagalog word for rattan (the most common material for Filipino fighting sticks), while "baston" means "cane." So the words are simple descriptions; "stick" seems an analogous term in idiomatic English.
There are at least two dozen languages spoken in the Philippines, many with a million or more speakers. I would be entirely unsurprised to see some of those languages' words for "stick," "baton," "cane," or "rattan" occasionally used as well.
In my province in Cebu, located in central Philippines, we refer the arnis/kali/eskrima stick as "OLISI" or "GAROTE." All cebuano eskrimadors young and old alike (the old school) use the terms above. I hope this will satisfy your queries.
Filipinos without FMA knowledge usually call it "yantok" or "arnis" (with a stress on the "-tok"), but FMA practitioners would just call it arnis, yantok, stick, kali stick, baston, or (insert FMA style here) stick.