Synopses & Reviews
andlt;iandgt;Complete Sinawaliandlt;/iandgt; is the definitive guide to the intricate and highly-refined Filipino martial art of double-weapon fighting. The warriors of the Philippines have long been respected as fierce, courageous, and effective fighters, and the martial art of Sinawali has developed multiple-weapon fighting to an exceptionally high degree of sophistication. Preserved in Filipino dance as well as martial form, Sinawali employs sinuous, polyrhythmic movements, creating an almost impenetrable shield against attack.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;iandgt;Complete Sinawaliandlt;/iandgt;, Filipino martial artist Reynaldo Galang details the theory behind the forms and presents an orderly progression of drills designed to teach ambidexterity, quick and exact footwork, and special hand techniques that are the foundation of this exceedingly powerful martial art.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapters include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Origin of Sinawaliandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Fighting Arts of Bakbakan Internationalandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Bakbakan Training Structureandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Stances and Footworkandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Warm-up Exercisesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Lakbay Sinawali: The Central Form of Sinawaliandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Dakip-Diwaandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Laban-Sanay (Free-Style Sparring)andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Whether readers are interested in Sinawali for exercise, hobby, or as a means of self-defense, andlt;iandgt;Complete Sinawaliandlt;/iandgt; is their definitive guide.
Sinawali--meaning "woven"--is an intricate and devastating Filipino fighting system with ancient roots. Martial arts instructor Galang now reveals the special hand techniques, the exact, quick footwork, and the working theory behind the art of Sinawali through instructional text and 50 clear photographs.
Sinawali - meaning woven - is an intricate and devastating Filipino fighting system with ancient roots. This stick and blade empty hand technique employs a sinuous, polyrhythmic interweaving of leg and arm defences and attacks. This guide looks at the art.
About the Author
Dave Lowry, a resident of Maryland Heights, Missouri, has written over 100 articles on the martial arts published in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of Persimmon Wind (Tuttle, 1998) and Autumn Lightning.