​​​​​​​​​​ESCRIMA SW LONDON  

Escrima Concepts

​​​​​Escrima has many benefits including;
Increased confidence and self esteem
Higher state of awareness
Improvement of manual dexterity, reflexes and hand - eye coordination
Better overall fitness and flexibility.

Discover Escrima


​​​We train in the Escrima concepts of Grandmaster Steve Tappin ​who teaches armed and unarmed martial arts worldwide.


Escrima, also known as Kali, Arnis or FMA, is a comprehensive martial art originating from the Philippines.


Modern Escrima has evolved into a practical, realistic, self-defence martial art suited to the violent situations you may encounter today.


​Escrima is a dynamic, complete martial art that utilises both weapons and empty handed combat. If you are interested in getting fit, learning something new or serious about learning skills to deal with a real confrontation, then Escrima is for you.


We begin training with a single stick, a simple, inexpensive, tool that is readily available. This training lays the foundations of the body mechanics required to use all weapons and also enables you to utilise everyday objects, such as a pen or mobile phone, into effective weapons. This also transfers to all aspects of unarmed combat.  


​Escrima is a martial art for real situations. If you are serious about self-protection it is vital that you understand how to defend against both armed and unarmed assailants on the street today.

Many martial arts use flashy and complicated moves that are ineffective. Escrima uses only techniques that work and are instinctive. Escrima's reactive nature does not cloud your mind with an overload of options when under pressure from a serious threat.