Filipino Martial Arts Bristol

Eskrima, also known as Kali and Arnis is a martial art style that was created and developed within the Philippines. It is one of the most effective, adaptable and diverse martial arts systems in the world.

You may have even seen Filipino Martial Arts without realising it, as it is used extensively in movies such as the Bourne Identity, Book of Eli, Iron Man, and Total Recall. As well as Resident Evil and Star wars Episodes 1, 2 and 3.

The simple reason for this is that Filipino Martial Arts are effective. They have been battle tested through centuries of combat and have evolved and developed over the years to deal with modern threats.

At its heart, Eskrima is a weapons based martial art. It focuses primarily on the use and defence of the stick and the blade as well as incorporating advanced empty hand techniques to help defend against multiple opponents. It is one of the world’s most complete martial arts systems. Within a few months training you will literally be able to use anything as a weapon, from a magazine to a pen.

Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima (CDP) is the style of Eskrima that we teach here at Masters Academy Bristol. It was developed by the living legend Supreme Grand Master Ciriaco “Cacoy” Canete. Cocoy Doce Pares Eskrima focuses primarily on the close range aspects of Eskrima. It works to deal a multiple of rapid strikes, disarms, throws and takedowns to an opponent within quick succession.

Here at Masters Academy Bristol we offer a complete system of martial arts study that include weapons, striking, multiple opponent strategies, the control and defence of the blade, grappling, throws and even competition.

The programme will cultivate numerous mental and physical benefits including stress relief, mental focus and self discipline, increased coordination, flexibility, an increase in fitness, as well as being super fun.

Start your Filipino Martial Arts journey today and experience the benefits Eskrima has to offer.

Training Eskrima is for you if:

You want to learn one of the most effective self defence systems in the world – The Filipino Martial Arts deals in all areas of self defence combat. It is taught to military operatives, the police, law enforcement and security. The Eskrima programme will teach you how to deal with all areas of combat with an emphasis on the blade and multiple opponent strategies.

You want to get into great shape – Eskrima is the fastest martial art style in the world. Therefore, providing a fast and effective workout. Fitness will happen naturally as your body moves faster and responds quicker with consistent practice.

You want to compete – Fantastic! Our coaches compete in Eskrima on a regular basis and have a great track record. We will be hosting competition training for those who want to compete at the highest levels.

You’re interested in travel – Our coaches travel to the Philippines every year in order to stay at top level and keep up to date with cutting edge martial arts material. If you’re interested in travelling, competing and learning more about the Filipino culture then opportunity awaits the serious practitioner.

Filipino Martial Arts Class

  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm Monday
  • Bristol Cathedral School, College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS
  • Metered parking on Deanery Road or at College Street car

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