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Kabaroan Escrima

i was woundering if people thought. that this was like able or not? it uses knife and sticks.and can i get on video instruction.
thanks
 
I assume you are talking about the Estalilla Kabaroan system. To be honest, I've never studied it, but I have been doing a lot of research into the system and I must admit that I would like to study it someday.

It's a very ethically-oriented, civilized form of FMA that is being propagated by Ramiro Estalilla, a Christian pastor. It teaches a very old-school method of FMA, typically in the use of long range weaponary. The classes are typically held in Master Ramiro's backyard or in church halls. I hear that the practitioners of this system are not only great martial artists, but great human beings as well.

Although the focus of this art is not on violence and chopping people up, I have no doubt that it can be used to protect one's life. The techniques I've seen from the system are reminiscient of old Filipino Arnis texts which promote simple strikes with weapons. From what I read, the system was taught to Master Ramiro when bandits and violent criminals used to harm the people in his town, and as a child, he decided to learn the art in order to defend himself and his family. Back in those days, FMA was no joke, and it was used only in times of war and violence. I can only imagine that this system retains some of that flavor in its techniques.

Check out the site: http://www.estalillakabaroan.com/index.html

God Bless,
Mike
 
I assume you are talking about the Estalilla Kabaroan system. To be honest, I've never studied it, but I have been doing a lot of research into the system and I must admit that I would like to study it someday.


When Manong Ramiro first introduced his Kabaroan in Fresno in the mid 1970's the system was very much in it's purer "combative form". He certified five students in this original format, than changed it as mentioned in the above the post. However the combative element in todays method must still have merit as you will note in Marc Denny's websight at DogBrothers.Com

Matador-
 
It seems from this thread and your last pertaining to training DVD's that you're looking for (no offense) an easy method to knife defense by watching videos.
And like I stated before, try a FMA class in person. It isn't the solution but knife sparring,and drilling with a partner are more helpful than drilling solo with no opposing energy to your actions.
There are many schools out there. If you need some help finding them I'm sure many people in this forum can help.
 
good or no good .what do you thank?
thank you.

it is good worth investing $ and time on...it is an "old-style" the name Kabaroan maybe confusing, which means..."new style". Kadaanan is "old-style".

the characteristic of the old-style is evident with the use of longer sticks and simple defensive/offensive postures. if i remember correctly, this style is one of the few that teaches the middle grip on the longer sticks which is taken from the old system of spear fighting method.

i hope this helps.
 
it is good worth investing $ and time on...it is an "old-style" the name Kabaroan maybe confusing, which means..."new style". Kadaanan is "old-style". i hope this helps.

"Kabaroan" in the context of Manong Ramiro's system, "is attributed to and so named after, the nobility (Lord Barons) who practiced the art in days past."

In Ilokano, Kabaroan, from the root word "baro" meaning recent, or modern. In essence kabaroan translates to the actual action or "ka", and "baro" as in the modern, and "oan" as in the way of.

Best Regards,
Matador-
 
"Kabaroan" in the context of Manong Ramiro's system, "is attributed to and so named after, the nobility (Lord Barons) who practiced the art in days past."

In Ilokano, Kabaroan, from the root word "baro" meaning recent, or modern. In essence kabaroan translates to the actual action or "ka", and "baro" as in the modern, and "oan" as in the way of.

Best Regards,
Matador-

yes..."baro" is equivalent to "bago" in Tagalog meaning "new" or "recent"...the style is "new" but in essence it is classical.
 
My Friend,

I had the opportunity about ten years ago to do many seminars and training sessions with one of MR Estalilla's students in the Fresno area. I was training with a lot of Richard Planas's students in Kenpo Karate, when he introduced us to his brother Ed. I hold on to the lessons that he taught me, and incorporate them heavily in all of the teaching that I do.

The greatest characteristics that I draw from Kabaroan, as Ed taught it, are the use of greater range advantages (imperative in live blade situations), the concept of merging defenses (which remind me a lot of Silat Serak), and as before mentioned, greater flexibility and applacation on how, when, and where to hold a weapon. The middle of a stick is someplace often ignored in other systems. However, most cops in riot control environments will find that this is exactly where fulcrum points develop when grappling for retention of that weapon.

I would highly recommend taking every advantage of training in this system, whenever possible. There is a lot of stuff out there, but Kabaroan definately looks at things from a fresh perspective, and retains a flavor of the old battlefield weapons.

P.S. I also use it to a great extent when dealing with rifle and shot gun retention techniques.
 
My Friend,

I had the opportunity about ten years ago to do many seminars and training sessions with one of MR Estalilla's students in the Fresno area. I was training with a lot of Richard Planas's students in Kenpo Karate, when he introduced us to his brother Ed. I hold on to the lessons that he taught me, and incorporate them heavily in all of the teaching that I do.

The greatest characteristics that I draw from Kabaroan, as Ed taught it, are the use of greater range advantages (imperative in live blade situations), the .


As I recall Mr. Ed Planas was also teaching the California Highway Patrol at that time. Perhaps you may also recall my Gayyem Lino Espejo, one among the Kabaroan inner circle. Thanks for your input!

Matador-
 
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