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The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima (Tuttle Martial Arts)

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The history of the Philippines and her martial arts is a history of resistance and revolt. Born into this fertile time and place, Grandmaster Leo M. Giron became a child of revolution. He grew up in a time when martial arts training was a necessity, not a luxury. His system was taught to him by five renowned masters; his experience honed in the jungle warfare of World War II.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrimaandlt;/iandgt; is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting artand#8212;a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the andlt;iandgt;de fondoandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;cadena de manoandlt;/iandgt; styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.

Synopsis:

The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is both an engaging biography of Leo Giron, and a visual and descriptive survey of his fighting art—a classical Filipino weapons and empty-hand self-defense system.

Synopsis:

This is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting art — a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs, this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Antonio "Tony" Someraandlt;/bandgt; lives in Stockton, California, the hub of escrima in the United States. He is the only person to whom Grandmaster Giron awarded the maaster's degree in the art of Giron arnis escrima. He is the presiding master of the Bahala Na Martial Arts Association, and his articles have appeared in andlt;iandgt;Free Voiceandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Martial Arts Legendsandlt;/iandgt; magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804831390
Foreword:
Somera, Antonio E.
Author:
Somera, Antonio E.
Foreword by:
Somera, Antonio E.
Foreword:
Somera, Antonio E.
Author:
Somera, Antonio E.
Author:
Somera, Tony
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Philippines
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting
Subject:
Giron, Leo M.
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Martial arts -- Philippines.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Filipino martial arts; martial arts; history of the Philippines; weapons; self defense
Subject:
martial arts; weapons; self defense; history of the Philippines; martial arts training; Filipino martial art; Leo Giron
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Secrets of the Martial Arts
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
371 bandamp;w photos
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is both an engaging biography of Leo Giron, and a visual and descriptive survey of his fighting art—a classical Filipino weapons and empty-hand self-defense system.
"Synopsis" by , This is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting art — a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs, this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.
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