Why Arnis?

Discussion in 'Filipino Martial Arts' started by Abu Idris, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Abu Idris

    Abu Idris New Member

    Why did you choose Kali/Arnis/Eskrima out of all the martial arts?

    Also is it enough as a system on its own for self defence, or is it better to train something like boxing or muay thai alongside?

    If you do crosstrain this art why do you crosstrain and not just practice this alone?

    Im just curious as to other peoples perspectives, because Im considering taking up this art but wondering whether it would be worth getting myself down a boxing gym at the same time?
  2. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Eskrima is a complete system in that it does have kicks, punches, locks and throws, in addition to the weapons.

    Once you have an understanding of the concepts you'll see that there is a big crossover between the weapons and empty hands, perhaps more so than the majority of other arts.

    Boxing can be fairly inexpensive, so it's a good option if you can spare the time and money, but it does depend who is teaching the Eskrima as the whether it's going to be necessary.

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