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Filipino martial arts question and teacher respect

It depends on the teacher, but generally the answer is no, it's not disrespectful. The best teachers I've ever known had no problems with students training under other teachers. Many, if not most, ...
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Blisters from sticks

When I was doing Doce Pares Escrima several years ago, I ran into the same problem. I used cloth athletic/medical tape to cover up the blistered areas to give them a chance to heal and at one point, ...
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Blisters from sticks

Blisters can happen initially. I think it happens to everyone new to stick fighting. It's nothing to be too worried about. It probably just means you were over-eager in your training and went too hard ...
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Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

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 "...
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Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

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 ...
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Panantukan numbered template?

When I was doing Doce Pares escrima in California about 10 years ago, my instructor taught it to us as knife-hand strikes for 1-4, straight fist punches for 5-10, a hammer-fist blow for 11, and either ...
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Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

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. ...
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Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

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 ...
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Is there any special term for eskrima sticks?

FMA terminology Baston is one name for stick. There are others. This Wikipedia Article states that Garrote (spanish meaning "club") is sometimes used.
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