Filipino Knife Fighting
Book Specs $14.95 USD 5.5″ x 8.5″ 93 Pages 235 Photographs Black & White on White Paper Published 1984 by Modern arnis Federation
Datu Shishir Inocalla is a pioneer of wellness and the creator of the BMST (body mind spirit training and living system). He is a grandmaster of Arnis Filipino Martial arts, and master of Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation and natural healing. He was the Wellness trainer at the World HQ at David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Championsgate, Florida since 2003. He started martial arts training at age 8 and become a Yogic monk in India at age 15. He was persecuted for his spiritual belief and was detained in Tihar, Jail, India during 1975 Martial Law for 1 year at age 18. From 1980 he moved to Vancouver, BC. Canada where he started his holistic martial arts schools. He competed and won over 50 martial arts Championship and has been Featured in over 30 Films and TV. He became the action “Michealangelo” in the Ninja Turtles Movie and TV series. In 2011 he moved back to his ancestral land in Bicol province in Camarines Norte and started an Arnis Wellness self-sufficient farm.
About the Book
Filipino martial arts have captured the imagination of martial artists, military and Hollywood. No weapon more so than the infamous Balisong or “butterfly knife” has become the lure of FMA. In the Rare and Out-of-Print book, one of the first ever on the spiritual and physical aspects of Balisong, Datu Shishir Inocalla teaches the secrets of this ubiquitous weapons. Included are spiritual Orasyons, Salutation, and techniques of Abaniko, Saksak, Tusok, Balaraw, knife Throwing and Catching and Fighting techniques of Knife vs Knife and Empty-hand vs. knife.
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“I especially admire Shishir Inocalla, an all-around Filipino martial artist, a balisong expert and a healer. I have encouraged and supervised him in the preparation of this book.” —Professor Remy A. Presas
“Shishir Inocalla is a humble master, healer and teacher. This book is one of the few detailed works on the spiritual and physical aspects of the revered Balisong. A worthy addition to all martial art libraries.” —Dr. Mark Wiley