Instructor Thomas Sipin has been teaching martial arts for 35 years. His edged weapon program has been approved and purchased by the USMC and Homeland Security. Mr Sipin is a 9th Degree Black Belt in the Filipino system of Doce Pares Eskrima under Dionisio Cañete and is a former Director of the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF).
Instructor Thomas Sipin and his son Kelii, a fourth degree Doce Pares Eskrima black belt, will show you the basic techniques for single stick eskrima. These techniques include gripping, multiple strikes and the classifications of strikes. The Sipins will also instruct on some advanced strikes and twirling, as well as basic attacks, abesedario, and tapi-tapi.
Intermediate Single Stick and Introduction to Double Stick Eskrima.
Expands on the basics of single stick eskrima and introduces the basics of double stick eskrima. The double stick curriculum includes basic warm ups, strikes and twirling, and arko with footwork. The Sipins complete this segment with instruction on double stick abesedario, ska-hulog, corto orihinal, and partner drills.
Approx. 42 min.
Eskrima Disarms, Locks, and Takedowns.
Learn to defend yourself from eskrima attacks with multiple defense techniques. These techniques include empty hand disarming, single stick disarming, striking with disarming, locking abesedario with and without takedowns, snaking, and live hand control. The Sipins also include variations of each technique to enable you to defend yourself from any type of attack.
Approx. 54 min.
Eskrima Trapping Drills and Introduction to Controlled Sparring.
Introduces trapping drills and controlled sparring. Includes stick trapping as well as knife trapping. The Sipins then show you how to counter attacks with controlled sparring. These exercises include both trapping to single and multiple counters, again including variations for each technique for a more enhanced instruction.
Approx. 48 min.
Introduction to Stick and Dagger.
Introduces eskrima stick and dagger techniques. This video includes lessons on blocking, angle attacks, abesedario and serra todo. The Sipins instruct on three and five count abesedario drills along with six count abesedario and double three count abesedario.
Approx. 51 min.