Learn about the history, culture and techniques of filipino escrima with this informative martial arts guide 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.The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima 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 arta 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....
|Title||:||The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima (Secrets Of The Martial Arts)|
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The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima (Secrets Of The Martial Arts) Reviews
Great book on the history of one of the great Stockton escrimadors. I grew up a few blocks from this man. He was a bladed warrior with proven fighting skill. Please reference Memories ride the ebb of tide by Leo M. Giron. It might be hard to find but well worth the search. The book details the history of Leo's larga mano style. It also recounts his WW2 sword to sword battles as well as a detailed timeline of instructors. Secrets of Giron Arnis escrima is a beginner's view into the Bahala Na escrima systerm.
Shipment of the product was great and fast. The book is an interesting read, though a bit difficult to follow the picture diagrams as to the actions.
Full of knowledge
Grandmaster Leo Giron is one of a handful of key figures in the history of Filipino Martial Arts in America and this book preserves a snapshot of his teaching style and philosophy along with a visual record of how Giron himself performed fundamental techniques in his system. You will not learn Giron Arnis Escrima from this book alone, but I've found dozens of little bits of information in here that supplement the training I receive in my FMA class.
I really liked this book. I know it was not as deep in technique and theory as many would have liked, but for the price it is a great introduction. I would like to see a more in-depth version, akin to Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do the text book, or something as nice as either of the new Gracie Books. I am still waiting for the Filipino book that gives real grasp to the newbie, but still has a lot for the experienced player. In short I am looking for some thing with the thought and grace of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Theory and PRactice, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense, or maybe a book as comprehensive in its coverage as is Simco's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Master Text.
this book gives us a look at the late grandmaster leo giron. this great man and founder of the bahala-na system was one of the last of the true warriors of his tried and battlefield tested art.this is a valuble edition to any martial arts library.