Escrima SW London knife defence

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​​​​​​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, strength and flexibility.


​​​​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 protect yourself and others in a real confrontation, then Escrima is for you. 

​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.

​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 uses only techniques that work and are instinctive. 

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