Pangamut meaning bare hand is a broad term for the empty hand systems of the Filipino martial arts which include sub-systems known as Panantukan or Suntukan which translates to punching or striking or more commonly known as Filipino boxing. Pananjackman / Sikeran or Sipa which are terms used for low line Kicking along with Dumog the Filipino term for grappling which include various takedowns, joint locks, chokes, and strangles.
Panantukan is the Filipino art of boxing which is a very sophisticated system heavily influenced by the knife with many of its techniques and training methods translated from the knife systems along with other weapons used within the Filipino martial arts. Panantukan is essentially a bare fist art which utilises strikes to the groin, elbows to the body and face, arm wrenching, head butting, bone breaking, open hand strikes and off balancing with essential foot sectoring techniques within dynamic footwork.
Pananjakman is the art of kicking on a low line; the reason for a low line only is the art was developed in conjunction with weaponry, with this in mind a high kick can quite easily be taken out by a stick or knife; however some styles of Filipino martial arts like Sikeran do use the high kick.
Filipino Grappling can be classified into three areas, Stick grappling, Knife Grappling and empty hand standing grappling which become affective by breaking the opponents balance which involves both pulling the arms and pushing the shoulders, manipulating the opponents head and sweeping the legs and applying joint locks to the fingers, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
The Filipinos teach empty hand lock flows called Luyog which immobilise fingers, wrist, elbows, and shoulder, what makes the training method so unique is how the locks flow from one to the other, many other martial systems teach similar locks but are not practised in flow. Warriors Eskrima teach a basic 15 count lock flow which is not fully comprehensive of the system rather selection of all the possible locks with an example of how to flow smoothly from one to another, following the development of the flow drill counters with the live hand are then taught which need great development of sensitivity.
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