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Old 05-13-2008, 07:03 AM   #9
Michael Miller
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 70

There's alot of debate that begins happening among practitioners when you try to exchange the terms and systems of Kali, Eskrima, and Arnis...Kali being the first named indigenous system of the Philippines, while Eskrima and Arnis were coined after Spanish arrival. To tell the truth the art wasnt even called anything, it was tribal and passed down in families...didnt even have a name. Kali came from blade work, but the ideas / methodologies do translate to stick, cord, projectile, and empty hand ...yes, very true concerning not just being a bladed system, but seeing everything as a weapon.
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