This is one of the most exiting aspects of the FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) and is recognised as its close quarter experts.

Balintawak means Heroes of the Cry of Freedom, referring to the famous freedom fighters of the Filipino revolt against Spanish domination. The name was also given to a small street in Cebu City, Philippines where the first balintawak escrima (Spanish word meaning skirmish) club was established in the 1930s by the late Great Grand Master “Anciong” Bacon. The balintawak system emphasizes both in-tight and long-range fighting and utilizes the single-stick and empty-hand applications for practicality.

Note: we do not currently train or teach Balintawak but are ourselves in the process of learning this aspect of Filipino Martial Arts and look to incorporate it into our syllabus in the future

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