Instructors and Schools
There are Atlanta Filipino Martial Arts(Kali, Eskrima, Arnis) Instructors and Schools located in or around the Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Johns Creek, Marietta, Decatur areas. There may be more but have not added them all at this point. If you are one or know of some that are not on this list, please let me know via Facebook.
Here is a current list of Atlanta Filipino Martial Arts(Kali, Eskrima, Arnis) Instructors and Schools. Still updating…
More about Filipino Martial Arts(Kali, Eskrima, Arnis)
Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano.
The indigenous martial art that the Spanish encountered in 1610 was not yet called “Arnis” at that time. During those times, this martial art was known as Paccalicali-t to the Ibanags, Didya (later changed to Kabaroan) to the Ilocanos, Sitbatan or Kalirongan to Pangasinenses, Sinawali to the Kapampangans (“to weave”), Calis or Pananandata (use of weapons) to the Tagalogs, Pagaradman to the Ilonggos and Kaliradman to the Cebuanos. Kuntaw and Silat are separate martial arts that are also practiced in the Philippine Archipelago.