Filipino Martial Arts Workshop
Pacific Media Expo presents a virtual workshop on Filipino Martial Arts featuring Celestino “Tinni” Macachor of Estokada De Campo, Emiliano ” Zapata” Dacuyan Jr. of Sayaw Ng Kamatayan, and Eduardo “Boy” Ceniza of Baraw Sugbo/Arnes Diablo.
Event starts off with Celestino “Tinni” Macachor and Estokada De Campo at 5pm. This will focus on single stick techniques derived from the DeCampo Uno-Dos-Tres system of Eskrima.
Followed by Emiliano “Zapata” Dacuyan of Sayaw Ng Kamatayan (Yaw-Yan). Known as the godfather of Filipino Kickboxing, he will share the unique techniques of Yaw-Yan that helped him remained undefeated in many Kickboxing matches throughout Asia during the 70’s and 80’s.
Closing out the workshop is Eduardo “Boy” Ceniza of Baraw Sugbo/ Arnes Diablo. This is specifically a knife defense system he learned from his father which has deep roots in Cebuano Filipino Martial Arts history.
The event is free to watch through the Pacific Media Expo website www.pacificmediaexpo.org. Die hard Filipino Martial Arts practitioners can register for the “FAN” experience for $10 and participate live through Zoom. Questions can be asked and participants will be eligible for product raffles that will distributed by our sponsors. ALL proceeds will go to the presenters.
Eskrima is the name given to the native combative systems of the Philippines by early Spanish explorers. As the indigenous natives of the time had no name for their combative practices, Eskrima was used as it was very similar to how the Spanish fought with their short sabers.
Much later in history, as the use of swords dwindled due to modernization and practitioners favored the use of burned rattan sticks, the term Arnis was used. Many growing up in the late 60’s to 70’s used this term.
During the mid 80’s in the United States, the name Kali was coined to help market and promote the Filipino Martial Arts worldwide. Using the Spanish term Eskrima would have caused people to believe that the combative systems were handed down from the Spanish and not originally their own. This is the term today that many people recognize worldwide to identify with the Filipino Martial Arts.
Eskrimadors is the name for practitioners of the original combative arts of the Philippines.
Workshop: Sunday, November 22
- Sunday, November 22
5PM – 8PM
- Filipino Martial Arts
- Zoom and