Estalilla Kabaroan Eskrima
Overview of the 3-Part System
Book Specs: $32.95 USD * 7″ x 10″ Paperback * 180 Pages * 415 Images * Black & White on White Paper * Pub Date: Nov. 01, 2017 * ISBN: 978-1-943155-27-9
About Ramiro Estalilla
Ramiro U. Estalilla Jr. is a minister by profession, having graduated from the Manila Bible Seminary in 1951; the Philippine Bible College in 1953; and was first ordained in 1946 in Cotabato, Mindanao and again in 1971. He started studying Eskrima in 1941 during World War II, and began compiling notes in 1946 for an Eskrima handbook. He founded the United States Eskrimadors Legion, the Eskrima Consultants Association, the Kabaroan Instructors Association, and The Order of Kabaroan. He has taught under the business names of Kabaroan of America, Filipino Interstyle Eskrima, and Portable State University. He was a radio broadcaster for twelve years, has taught philosophy and languages, and has been a practitioner of Eskrima since 1941. He has been featured in the magazines Black Belt, Tambuli, and Rapid Journal, and in the books Filipino Martial Culture, Arnis History and Reflections, Filipino Fighting Arts, and Mastering Eskrima Disarms. For Tambuli Media he is author of the book Estalilla Kabaroan Eskrima.
About the Book
Kabaroan is the Filipino martial art and system of fencing and self-defense. Specifically, it is the traditional way of fighting with hand weapons or hand-arms (armas de mano), such as bolos, swords called kampilans (cutlasses), spears, iron-wood sticks, and fire-hardened staves. This comprehensive weapon system is broken down into techniques of Sensilla, Bambolia and Compuesta with methods known as Tiradin and Todasan. No wonder the May 1990 issue of Black Belt Magazine saw fit to write on its front cover that Kabaroan is “The Best of Filipino Arnis.”
Illustrated with over 400 photographs, this book offers deep insight into the history, art, training and techniques of Kabaroan Eskrima as taught by GM Ramiro U. Estalilla, Jr. This is a rare FMA system that needs be learned by all.
“I have had the privilege of being Grand Master Estalilla’s student for more than 20 years. It is rare you find a man, martial artist, and expert in his field who is so genuinely humble, kind, and giving. I highly recommend this book to all students in the Filipino martial arts.” —Guro Dan Inosanto, Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts
“Kabaroan Eskrima is unique among Filipino martial arts. It uses weapons of traditional cultures used throughout the Philippines, not just the modern-era stick and bolo methods. GM Estalilla has written a book worthy of a lifetime of thought and effort.” —Dr. Mark Wiley, Integrated Eskrima International