Arnis is from the Philippines, and was brought over by the Spanish! Arnis involves the use of 1 or 2 sticks varying in size from a 1 ft to 3 ft long. Arnis techniques are executed empty- handed or with such a weapon as a stick or a knife. Arnis stresses stricking and parrying techniques, using the hands. Training is very physical and arduous, with an emphasis on strategy. We also teach a Chinese system that is more circular in pattern! Arnis means “Arnis De Mano,” harness of the hand.”
Arnis Kali Escrima