Filipino Martial Culture A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0804820880

ISBN-13: 9780804820882

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A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, Filipino Martial Culture is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition.Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. the authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 5/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Author's Preface
Background Investigation
The Prehistoric Era
The Colonial Period
The Twentieth Century
Ethos and Worldview of the Filipino Warrior
Structure, Rites, and Symbols
Folk Performance, Festivity, and Celebration
Typology of Weapons
Herminio Binas (Binas Dynamic Arnis)
Angel Cabales (Cabales Serrada Escrima)
Carlos Escorpizo (Arnis Escorpizo)
Ramiro Estalilla (Rigonan-Estalilla Kabaroan)
Ray Galang (Hagibis)
Meliton Geronimo (Sikaran)
Leo Giron (Giron Arnis/Escrima)
Antonio Ilustrisimo (Kali Ilustrisimo)
Carlito Lanada (Kuntaw Lima-Lima)
Porferio Lanada (Arnis Lanada)
Benjamin Luna Lema (Lightning Scientific Arnis)
Amante Marinas (Pananandata Marinas)
Christopher Ricketts (Sagasa)
Edgar Sulite (Lameco Eskrima)
Bobby Taboada (Balintawak Arnis Cuentada)
Sam Tendencia (Tendencia Arnis-Hilot)
Raymond Tobosa (Tobosa Kali/Escrima)
Florendo Visitacion (Vee Arnis Jitsu)
The Classification and Ethos of Filipino Martial Traditions
Generic Terms for the Filipino Art of Weaponry
Styles of Filipino Fighting Techniques
Name Classifications of Filipino Martial Arts
Systems of Filipino Martial Arts
References Cited
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