Eskrima – Filipino martial art book (signed and inscribed)
Eskrima, otherwise known as Arnis (de Mano) or Kali is the indigenous martial art of the Philippine Islands. Well known and respected as a highly practical weapon based system, it is practiced worldwide by civilians, law enforcement personnel and special units within the military.
This book traces the history and evolution of this art form; it also highlights Eskrima’s essential training principles and concepts. The instructional section of the book focuses on Eskrima’s unique ability to function in any range of combat with and without weapons. Techniques, two person flow drills, self defence applications, training with specialised equipment, and philosophy are covered in depth. Written by one of Eskrima’s leading exponents it will prove essential to the novice as an introduction to the art, whilst the advance training methods will be invaluable reference aids to the most experienced practitioner.
Krishna Godhania has more than 27 years experience of the martial arts, and has spent the past 18 years studying Eskrima in the Philippine Islands. He has a global reputation as being one of the leading teachers of the Filipino Martial Arts. He is the Eskrima Technical Editor and Columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, and has had articles published in Fighting Arts International, Combat, Black Belt, Inside Kung Fu, Blitz and Fighters magazine. He has also been featured in various Filipino Martial Arts books such as the Masters of the Blade and Filipino Fighting Arts.
He currently heads the Institute of Filipino Martial Arts, an organisation dedicated towards the promotion and propagation of Eskrima-Kali-Arnis. He teaches seminars around the globe and is currently one of Eskrima’s most sought after teachers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, quality printed pages.
10 August 2016
This guy trained my eldest brother so I couldn’t resist buying this great book (albeit a few years back now).
Krishna is truly a legend among us. Trained by the great Abner Pasa and demonstrates such precision, this guy is by far one of the greatest hand to hand combat trainers around, buy the book!
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, great material and great technician
15 March 2018
Excellent book, great material and great technician, huge respect for the guy ,,,buy this book if you are a FMA GUY GIRL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about FMA
10 September 2018
This book belongs in every martial artist/combative system student’s library. A really well organised book on the history and principles of Eskrima. The author shows his knowledge and dedication of the art through the descriptive words and photos throughout this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars
2 August 2017
Informative and very well written
5.0 out of 5 stars Eskrima Filipino martial art
15 February 2017
The book contains the history and good details.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book to get started
18 December 2012
A well put together book to help those interested get started. Gives good detailed instruction on the basics of Eskrima. I’m glad I bought it as I am now able to explore the subject with a more inquiring mind.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice.
6 December 2012
It gives some nice points about Eskrima, its story, some applications. Obviously only a practicing martial artist is going to actually get something out of it.