FMA Festival 2016


On September 24th and 25th Col and some of the Escrima members attended the Filipino Martial Arts Festival in Peterborough, run by the British Council of Kali Escrima Arnis Instructors. This yearly event sees representatives of many different styles teaching the attendees so that everyone can gain an understanding of the various styles with the Filipino Martial Arts and get a chance to share knowledge and swap ideas.

This year Col represented Grandmaster Steve by teaching two Escrima Concepts workshops, assisted by our very own, Neil and Rob. We managed to film some of the stuff we taught so that you can check out our highlights if you weren’t able to attend:


We all had a great time introducing our system to the other attendees and then learning from so many other senior Instructors, Masters and Grandmasters! There are also some live videos that were made on the weekend which can be seen on the British Council of Kali Escrima Arnis Instructors Facebook site.

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Finally we have a playlist of videos showing Rob, Neil and Joe learning some karambit techniques with Lightning Combatives. Even though it’s not one of the weapons we specifically work on in Escrima Concepts, you can see where there are similarities with the weapons we do use to aid in transitioning.