New from Tambuli Media, Eskrima Street Defense by Maestro Bong Abenir.
Eskrima Street Defense is geared for the street. It offers readers dozens of practical techniques for dangerous street encounters in six specific categories: 1) Hand vs. Hand, 2) Hand vs. Knife, 3) Hand vs. Bolo, 4) Knife vs. Knife, 5) Bolo vs. Bolo, and 6) Improvised Weapons. These techniques are backed up with key principles for application, discussions of the most vulnerable striking points on the body, pointers for becoming aware of your surroundings in common public spaces where attacks occur, and rules for common sense self-defense.
When applying Eskrima for street defense—as opposed to physical training or sport competition—simplicity is the key to survival. This book, like street techniques themselves, is direct and to the point. It focuses on developing safety, awareness, and skills to survive on the street when you suddenly find yourself in a bad situation against armed and unarmed assailants and multiple attackers.