I've been training at the same gym for a while now, and one of the classes they're going to be integrated into our place soon is a class in Panantuken. I've been looking for a striking art to go alongside my BJJ to round me out a bit. I consider myself more of a grappler but none of that matters if my opponent knocks me out before i can get an arms reach away of course. I googled this art to get a feel for it and see would it be something to go well along with my jiujitsu, and I'm at odds about it. While the demo's I found looked "cool" I'm generally an overall martial arts skeptic. In essence, I don't believe an arts claims until I see it demonstrated effectively and consistently, utilizing the main techniques of the art. ( i.e. your wing chun isn't effective just because you and your mates spar MMA style at your academy) This is why I'm in a bit of a weird spot with Panantuken. I don't have any experience with Filipino martial arts, but a lot of the drills and sessions I saw when searching youtube seemed very choreographed, and I couldn't find many sparring videos. Can anyone shed some light on panatuken's overall ( generalized ) effectiveness or skill transfers to 1 v 1 unarmed combat. I understand every art can teach you something but my goals are to do some amateur MMA fights when I get purple belt and wanted to start doing any legitimately strong striking art that will help with that goal.