Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford, CT
This Indonesian-based system utilizes sticks (usually 24 to 26 inches in length) and also various types of knives and blades. Students learn how to manipulate one stick, then two sticks in combative and sport arenas. Advanced students graduate to implementing and defending against knifes. The system is very “martial” in nature and is only available to adult team members.
Kali/Silat for Security Personnel
This is an exceptional art to learn if you are in the military, on the police force, or involved in any type of security position. This system is not just sparring with sticks – street boxing, grappling, takedowns and armed vs. unarmed combat are a part of this system. You’ll learn disarmament techniques, submission holds, joint-locking, and offensive and defensive maneuvers using hands and a variety of weapons.
It is also a great system to augment training in other styles.
Arnis/Kali/Eskrima (from Wikipedia)
Arnis, also known as Eskrima and Kali, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, “to weave”), Sitbatan & kalirongan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocosregion). In the Visayas and Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as eskrima, kali, kaliradman and pagaradman. Kuntaw and silat are separate martial arts that are also practiced in the Philippine islands.
Arnis also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.