Eskrima Training Video

Eskrima Training Video Bonus Material:

A guide to the 12 basic striking angles and footworks

Understanding the traditional striking of Eskrima learned from Guro Ted LucayLucay is important for making use of the FREE reference guide that you’ll recieve with the Sinawali Encyclopedia.

The striking angles in order with their targets:

  1. Temple (opponents left)
  2. Knee (opponents right)
  3. Knee (opponents left
  4. Temple
  5. Thrust to the midsection
  6. Slash across the abdomen
  7. Slash across the abdomen
  8. Thrust to throat or heart
  9. Collarbone
  10. Thrust to throat or heart
  11. Collarbone
  12. Mid-line strike to the skull


Learn these strikes and more in this Bonus Eskrima Training Video

When learning the angles of attack it’s important to grasp a few fundamental concepts.  Every strike should engage the whole body.  When you first learn Eskrima the tendancy is to utilize only the arm and shoulder muscles when attacking.  This is inferior in speed, power and range to moving from the core of the body.  Watch the Eskrima training video above again and note how Guro Patterson moves from the core on each strike.  In order to improve your co-ordination work one angle at a time in sets of at least 10 Isa-hans.

(Isa-Hans are single strike commited with your full focus and power behind them.)

Be absolutely precise in your angle of attack.  Your #1 angle attack should always follow the same trajectory in training.  Beyond just developing better co-ordination this level of perfection in training will actually improve your ability to fight with the skills you are developing.  Think of a pro boxer taking apart a sloppy bar brawler to sink this lesson home.

Keep a log of isa-hans.  Set yourself goals of 1000, 5000 and then 10,000 on each angle.

Once you are comfortably fluid with the angles using your rattan sticks train them with a range of different tools.  Any weapon you carry should feel like second nature in your hand.  Practice also with found objects, branches, pool cues, pipes, etc.

Practice hard, practice often.

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