Phillipino Terms

abang
to Wait Defensively.
abanico
fan Strike.
abanico Sa Itaas
upper Flywheel.
abecedario
the Basics. The Abc's.
abierta
open Position.
abner G. Pasa
created Warriors Eskrima.
abraham Gubaton
created Oido De Caburata Arnis.
agaw
to Grab, Seize, Disarm Or Take Away.
agaw Patid Buno
agaw Patid Buno Is 1 Of 2 Main Forms Of "Dumog" Or Phillipino Wrestling. It Is Standup Grappling Kind Of Like "Judo". It Is Based On Throws And Off-Balancing An Opponent. Victory Is Achieved By Pinning An Opponents Shoulders To The Ground. Sometimes This Taught With "Musang Dumog."
agaw Sandata
disarming & Retrieval Of The Weapon.
aldabis
diagonal Cut, Strike Or Uppercut.
alejandro Abrian
developed Moro Moro Orabes Heneral In 1955.
alive Hand
see Live Hand.
alpabeto
alphabet. The Basics.
ananangkil
50" Stick.
angel Cabales
creater Of Serrada Escrima. "Father Of Escrima In The Us" As He Was The First To Openly Teach Fma In The States.
anim
6.
anino
shadow.
antas
level Or Degree.
antaw
long Range.
antonio Tatang Ilustrisimo
created Kali Ilustrisimo.
anyo
means "Form." Dance-Like Techniques That Are Practiced In Arnis.
apat
4.
araw
sun Or Day.
arnes
arnes (Short For "Arnes De Mano") Means "Harness" And Is Worn Over The Hands And Forearms By The Spanish In Medieval Times. This Is Where Ecsrima Got Known As Arnes (Also Arnis, A Bastardized Version Of Arnes).
arnes De Mano
arnes De Mano Means "Harness Of The Hand" And Is Another Name For Escrima.
arnis
another Name For Escrima. Originally, It Was Arnes, But Got Bastardized To Arnis.
arnis Presas Style
see Kombatan Arnis.
arnisador
stick Fighter.
atras
retreat Or Backward.
avanico
see Abanico. Fan Strikes.
avante
forward.
babag
worry; Trouble.
babao Arnis
babao Arnis Is A Philippino Martial Art That Was Created By "Narrie Babao." It Is Based On "Doce Pares", "Villabrille Kali", "Kuntaw", And "Karate."
bago
new Or Before.
bagong Pasok
entry Level Student.
Bagsak.....To Drop; Overhead Strike With Down Weighing
bagsak
to Drop. Overhead Strike With Down Weighing.
baguhan
beginner.
bahi
a Philipine Hardwood Used For Sticks.
baitang
level Or Stages.
bakbakan
a Rumble Or Free-For-All Fight.
bal
foot.
balaraw
dagger.
bali
break.
baligtad
reverse Or Inside Out.
balik
return Or Retreat.
balintawok Eskrima
balintawok Eskrima Is A Philippino Stickfighting And Boxing Art Created By "Bobby Taboada." It Incorporates Many Styles And Includes Many "Doce Pares" Techniques. It Is Based On Single Stick And Speed. It Practices Drills That Are Quicker And Closer To The Training Partner Than Most Other Fma Styles.
balisong
butterfly Knife.
balitok
tumble.
banatan
full-Contact Fighting.
bangkaw
staff.
bansay Bansay
training Or Drills.
bantay
guard Or Watch.
bantay Kamay
the Live Hand.
bara Bara
wild Or Formless Technique.
baraw
dagger.
bartikal
vertical Cut/strike.
basag
broken.
baston
stick.
bastonero
students Of Arnis.
batamba
flying, Spinning Back Kick.
bati Bati
using The Butt Of The Stick.
batikan
noteworthy; Certified Expert.
bayag
groin.
baywang
the Hip.
benjamin Luna Lema
created Lightning Scientific Arnis.
benkaw
staff.
biachi
like A Hook Kick.
bifson, Howard F.
created F.A.T.E. With "Johnaleen K. Castro."
bigay
to Give.
bigay Bali
lock Release Technique.
bigay Galang
salutation.
bihasa
expert.
binahagi
cut Into Parts.
binali
break Or Reverse.
bisig
the Arm.
black Eagle Eskrima
black Eagle Eskrima Is A Philippino Art That Was Created By "Carlos Navarro." In Black Eagle, You Practice Solo And Partner Drills As Well As Short, Medium And Long Ranges. They Use Single/double Stick, Single/double Dagger, Staff, Sword, Flail (De Cadena), Short Sticks, Chain, And Empty Hands. It Uses Lots Of Locks And Emphasis On Wrist, Arm, And Shoulder, But Finger Locks Are The Specialty. Strikes Consist Of Punches, Elbows, Knees, And Low Line Kicks. It Also Includes Groundfighting, Leg Reaps, And Sweeps.
bobby Taboada
developed Balintawok Eskrima.
bothan
martial Arts School.
braso
the Arm.
braulio Tomada Pedoy
developed Derobio Escrima.
buah
combination Of Footwork And Form; Application Of Technique.
buhat
from Or Lift.
buhat Araw
an Overhead Strike.
bukas
open Position.
buklis
upward Figure 8.
bulusok
powerful Overhead Or Diagonal Strike.
buno
takedown Or Throws.
bunot
to Draw A Sword. To Pluck Out.
bunot Kaluban
an Upward Slash Followed By A Downward Slash. A Drawing And Slashing Technique.
caballero
techniques From Grandmaster Caballero.
cadena
chain.
cadena De Mano
chain Of Hands.
cadiz Lapu Lapu
cadiz Lapu Lapu Is A Central Philippine Art Based On The Double Blade And Is Very Effective In Close Range Combat With Or Without Weapons. It Is Distinguished By Close Range Trapping, Rapid Striking, And Utilization Of All Parts Of The Weapon In Each Movement. It Was Only Taught From Generation To Generation Years Until Recently When "Carlito Bonjoc Jr." Started Teaching The General Public.
carera
cycling Movement Or Spin.
carlito Bonjoc Jr.
was The First To Teach "Cadiz Lapu Lapu" To The Public. It Was A Family Art Until Then.
carlito Lanada
created Kuntaw Lima Lima.
carlos Navarro
created Black Eagle Eskrima.
cceka
cceka (Classical Combat Eskrima Kali Association) Is An International Network Of Schools That Teach Philippino Martial Arts That Was Developed By "Nonoy Gallano." It Encompasses The Physical Techniques Of "Kali" And Includes Oriental Philosophy And Medication Practices.
centro
center.
centro Baston
holding The Stick In The Middle.
cerrada
close. Closed Fighting Position.
christopher Sayoc Sr.
developed Sayoc System Of Edged Weapons Dynamics.
cinco Teros
5 Strikes.
ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete
created Pangamot And Eskrido.
classical Combat Eskrima Kali Association
see Cceka.
combat Kalaki Arcanis
combat Kalaki Arcanis Is A Philippino Martial Art Developed By "Jan Nycek" In 1998. It Is A Combination Of "Kalaki Arcanis", "Doce Paris", "Aiki Jitsu", "Bas-3" (System For Special Forces Of Army And Police), Boxing, And Kickboxing. It Is Used For Practical Defense.
concierto
coordinated/tandem. Weapons/hands.
conrado Tortal
created Pekiti Tirsia.
contra
counter.
contrada
opposite Or Counter.
corto
close Range.
corto Range
close Quarters.
crossada
means Crossing. It Is A Method Where Weapons (Or Empty Hands) Are Used In A Crossing Pattern For Simultaneous Offense And Defense. It Is Similar To The X Block, But It Is Not Static.
cruzada
cross-Block And Strike.
daga
knife.
daga Y Daga
knife To Knife (Meaning Single Or Double).
dakip
capture.
dakip Diwa
mind-Set.
dakop
to Catch.
dakot
to Scoop.
dalawa
2.
dalawawampu
20.
dalawang
double.
damdam
feel Or Sensitivity.
damdam Diwa
sensitivity. Being Aware.
dan Inosanto
developed Inosanto Kali With "Richard Bustillo."
dayang
female Black Belt Ranks In Arnis.
de Cadena
flail.
de Cuerdas
de Cuerdas Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By "Gilbert Tenio." It Is A Quick, Basic, But Effective Style.
defensor Method
defensor Method Is A Philippino Art Created By "Nate Defensor." It Is Mainly A Mixture Of "Serrada", "Pekiti Tircia", And "Vilabrille." It Also Has A Strong Mixture Of "Silat" (Mostly Takedowns), "Muay Thai", And Boxing (Western).
defondo
defondo Is A Short-Range Philippino Stickfighting Art Created By "Leo Giron." Giron Created This Art To Compliment His Long Range Style "Larga Mano."
defundo
stationary.
delikado
dangerous.
dentoy Revellar
created Sld.
depensa
defense. Person Taking Defensive Role In Training.
derobio Escrima
derobio Escrima Is A Philippino Martial Art Developed By "Braulio Tomada Pedoy." It Is Based On Passing Rather Than Straight Blocking. Once Passed, The Emphasis Is On Locks Or Disarms. 12 Locks Are Taught For Each Pass (12 Angles Of Attack) And Up To 12 Counters For Each Lock And/or Disarm. The Style Is A Close Range Style And Is Very Practical. Derobio Is Especially Good For Facing A Heavier Weapon.
dibdib
heart.
diin
to Put Pressure On.
dikitan
very Close Or Close Quarters.
diwa
mind.
djuru
form.
doble
double.
doblecada
double Sticks.
doblete
double Or Repeat.
doblete Rapillon
doblete Rapillon (A.K.A. "Mena Style") Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By "Patricio Mena." It Is A Style That Uses Multiple Attacks, Which Are Quickly Delivered Without Gaps Or Openings.
doce Methodos
see Pekiti Tirsia.
doce Pares
doce Pares (A.K.A. "Doce Pares Escrima" And "Doce Pares Multi-Style") Is A Phillipino Art Created In 1932. It Is Complicated And Misunderstood, But It Is A Conglomeration Of Other Styles Of Escrima. Escrima Is A General Term For Phillipino Stickfighting And There Are 100's Of Different Styles And Doces Pares Tries To Combine All Techniques From Some Of The Masters At The Time. They Also Have Grappling With A Stick.
doce Pares Escrima
see Doce Pares.
doce Pares Multi-Style
see Doce Pares.
dog Brothers Martial Arts
dog Brothers Martial Arts Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By A Group Of Psycho's Called "The Dog Brothers." The Dog Brothers Fight With Full Contact, Fencing Masks And Street Hockey Gloves And The Only Rule Is "Be Friends At The End Of The Day." The System Uses 6 Ranges, But Knife And Disarms Receive Less Attention Than Most Fma's. There Is An Unusual Amount Of Grappling And Stickgrappling. Dog Brothers Stickgrappling Is A Blend Of "Brazillian Jiu Jitsu" And "Bando Python Stick." This System Also Uses Techniques From "Krabi Krabong", The Art Muay Thai Came From And Is Known As "To Brutal To Practice."

The Dog Brothers Are Known Throughout The World And Recognized As Some Of The Best Martial Artists Out There.

dog Brothers, The
they Developed Dog Brothers Martial Arts. The Dog Brothers Are Known Throughout The World And Recognized As Some Of The Best Martial Artists Out There.
dos Armas
2 Sticks.
dos Labahas
two Blades.
dos Manos
two Hands.
dos Manos Largos
two Hands With Long Stick.
dos Manos Largos
two Hands With Long Stick.
dukop
to Catch.
dukot
to Snatch Or Seize Unexpectedly.
dukot
to Reach Out.
dukot Batok
head Lock Or Grab.
dulo
palm Stick.
dumog
dumog Is A General Term Used To Describe The Phillipino Wrestling And Grappling Arts. It Requires Quick Footwork To Unbalance An Opponent And Execute A Takedown Or Throw. Usually You Displace The Opponent's Center Of Gravity Is Done Prior To The Techniques.
dungab
to Strike With The Fist.
dungab
"Heaven" Or "Hammer" Grip.
duslak
thrust.
edgar Sulite
founded Lameco Escrima.
elastico
"Rubber Band Art". System.
enganyo
fake Or Feint.
entrada
entry.
equis
"X" Or "X" Shaped Strike.
ernesto Presas
created Kombatan Arnis.
escrima
see Eskrima.
eskrido
eskrido Is A Philippino Art Created By "Cacoy Canette." It Is A Combination Of "Aikido", "Judo", And Blends "Escrima" (Of Course).
eskrima
eskrima (Ess-Cree-Mah) (A.K.A. "Kali" (Kah-Lee), "Kahli" (Kah-Lee), "Arnis" (R-Niece), "Arnes" (R-Nez), "Arnes De Mano" (R-Nez-Da-Mahn-O), "Escrima", And A Few Others I Am Sure) Is A Generic Term Used To Refer To Phillipino Stickfighting Arts. They All Mean And Refer To The Same Thing, However "Modern Arnis" Is A Distinct Art Of Its Own. It Is Usually Called Arnis In The Northern Region, Kali In The South, And Escrima In The Center. I Highly Recommend That You Go And Check Out The Escrima Section.
eskrimador
stick Fighter.
espada
sword.
espada Y Daga
sword And Dagger.
estocador
a Practitioner Of Eskrima.
estrilla
star.
f.A.T.E.
f.A.T.E. (Facilitating Awareness Through Empowerment) Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By "Howard F. Bifson" And "Johnaleen K. Castro." It Is A Blend Of "Modern Arnis", "Inosanto Kali", "Doce Pares", "Kali Illistrisimo", "Jkd Concepts", "Aikido", Ki Healing Concepts, "Jim Morell's Aiki Jitsu-Military Police Tactical System", And "Combat Eskrima." Emphasis Is Based On Real Life Situations.
facilitating Awareness Through Empowerment
see F.A.T.E.
filemon Caburnay
created Lapunti Arnis De Abanico With His Father "Prudencio Undo (Or Ondo) Caburnay."
filemon "Momoy" Canete
created San Miguel Eskrima.
florendo "Vee" Visitacion
developed Vee Arnis Jitsu.
fma
acronym To Refer To Filipino Martial Art(S)
fraile
another Name For Escrima.
galang
respect.
galing
skillfull.
gantihan
exchange Of Blows.
garote
stick. Usually Flat To Simulate A Blade.
garoteng
itak Flat Stick.
gilbert Tenio
developed De Cuerdas.
gitna
center.
guillermo Lengson, Dr.
see Sagasa.
gunting
"Scissors" Or Passing Block With A Limb Destruction.
guro
teacher.
habang
while. In The Meantime.
hagad Hubad
strikes & Counters.
hagis
to Throw. A Throwing Technique.
hagibis
hagibis Is A Philipino Grappling Art.
hakbang
to Step. Footwork.
hakbang Paiwas
full Side Step/step To Avoid Strike.
halo Halo
combination. Free Flow Sparring.
hambalos
full Power Strike.
hampas
strike.
han Ay
form.
hanay
row Or Line.
handa
"Get Ready!".
hapos
strike Or Slash.
hapsanay
free Sparring.
hatak
to Pull.
hataw
a Full Power Strike.
hawak
to Hold.
hawak Gitna
holding The Stick In The Middle.
hawak Pakal
reverse Or Ice-Pick Grip.
hawak Punyo
regular Hold On Weapon With Punyo.
hawak Saksak
regular Or Hammer Grip.
hawak Sandata
methods Of Holding A Weapon.
hawak Susi
reverse Grip. Holding At Tip Of Stick.
hawak Sunggab
hold Or Grab.
higot
to Tie.
hindi
no Or Negative.
hintay
wait Or Pause.
hiwa
to Slash Or Cut.
hubad
to Untie Or Undress. Name Of A Flow Drill.
hulagpos
to Escape From Capture Or Restraint.
ibaba
down Or Below.
ibabaw
above Or On Top.
ikot
spin.
ikot Hantaw
spinning Strike.
ilag
to Evade.
ilalim
under Or Underneath.
ilustrisimo
techniques From Grandmaster Anotio Ilustrisimo.
inayan Larga Mano
inayan Larga Mano Is A Philippino Stickfighting Art Based On "Giron's Larga Mano." It Uses A Longer And Heavier Cane (40") And Uses A Cane Like A "Kampilan", The Longest Sword In The Philippines. Inayan Larga Mano Is Credited To Be The First Complete Formal Style To Use The Kampilan (Some Say This Weapon Was Used To Kill Magellan In 1521).
inayan System Escrima
inayan System Escrima Is A Philippino Stickfighting Martial Art Created By "Mike Inay", That Is Composed Of 6 Other Styles. The Primary Style Is "Serrada Escrima." All 6 Styles Are Taught In Their Entirety And They Are "Serrada", "Kadena De Mano", "Sinawalis", "Inayan Dequerdas", "Espada Y Daga", And "Inayan Larga Mano." It Uses Solo/doble Baston, Solo/doble Punyal (Dagger), Sipat (Kicks), Sibat/bankow (Staff/spear), Pamuok (Empty Hand), Lipan Lipad (Bow/arrow, Blowgun), Dumog, Vital Points, And Firearms.
inosanto Blend
see Inosanto Kali.
inosanto Lacoste Kali
see Inosanto Kali.
inosanto Kali
inosanto Kali Is A Philippino Art Created By "Dan Inosanto" And "Richard Bustillo." It Is A Complete System That Uses Many Philippino Arts. It Also Uses "Jeet Kune Do" Concepts Interchangeably.
isa
1.
insayong
training.
ipit
to Lock, Trap Or Jam.
ipit Hagis
a Sacrifice Throwing Technique.
isa
1.
isa Pa
once More. Again. One More Time.
isang
single.
itaas
above, Upper Or To The Front.
itak
long Sword Or Bolo.
iwas
to Avoid, Dodge Or Duck.
jan Nycek
founded Combat Kalaki Arcanis.
johnaleen K. Castro
created F.A.T.E. With "Howard F. Bifson."
juego Todo
anything Goes Or Free-For-All Fight.
kaayusan
order Or Organization.
kabakas
partner Or Assistant.
kadena
chain Or Series Of Movements.
kadena De Mano
kadena De Mano Means "Chain Of Hands" And Is A Empty-Hand And Knife Philipino Art Created By "Max Sarmiento." It Teaches Basic And Advanced Hand And Knife Drills. It Also Teaches Permuted Locks From The Basic/advanced Techniques. Much Emphasis Is Placed On Lock/flow/trap Drills.
kadyot
a Shallow, Snap Thrust.
kahli
another Name For Escrima.
kalahati
half.
kalas
disengage, Release Or Disarm.
kalas Sandata
disarming Technique.
kalasag
to Shield.
kali
another Name For Escrima.
kali Ilustrisimo
kali Ilustrisimo (A.K.A. "Olistrisimo") Is A Phillipino Martial Art Created By "Antonio Tatang Ilustrisimo." It Is A Combination Of "Estrella Vertical", "Batanguena Serada", "De Cadena", "Florette", "Boca Y Lobo", "Media Traile", And "Warwok."
kalis
tagalog (Part Of The Philippines) Word For A Large Bladed Weapon. Oldest Of The Philippino Style Kris Swords. Wavey Back Half, Straight Front Half.
kaliwa
left Side.
kamagoong
philipine Iron Wood.
kamay
the Hand.
kamayan
empty-Hand Training.
kamot
to Punch. Hand.
kamot Kamot
empty Hands.
kampilan
the Longest Sword Found In The Philippines.
kanan
right Side.
kapatid
brother.
karunungan
knowledge.
kasa
to Cock Or Chamber. To Accept A Challenge.
kasama
companion/friends.
katapatan
loyalty.
katawan
body Or Torso.
katipunan
organization, Association Or Brotherhood.
kawit
hook.
kenkoy
derogatory Term Used For Unrealistic Or Impractical Styles Of Fighting.
kilat
"Lightning Blow".
kilos
movement.
kilos Paa
footwork.
kina Iya
natural.
kino Mutay
kino Mutay Is An Interesting Phillipino Martial Art Of Biting, Pinching, And Eye Gouging. It Is Not A Primary Style, But A Very Street Practical Defense That Can Be Applied To Any Other Art.
kombatan Arnis
kombatan Arnis (A.K.A. "Arnis Presas Style") Is A Phillippino Stickfighting Martial Art Created By "Ernesto Presas." It Is A Version Of Escrima And Is Very Similar To "Modern Arnis" Because Ernesto Is The Brother Of "Remey Presas" (Father Of Modern Arnis). The Footwork Is Based On Traditional Dances Of The Philippines, V-Shaped Back And Forth Movements. It Teaches Traditional Espada Y Daga, "Abaniko Doublada", "Sungekti" And Others. The Heart Of Kombatan Is "Palit Palit", Or Give And Take Drills. They Develop Speed, Flow, Timing, Endurance And Distancing. The Weapon Systems Taught Are Solo/double Baston, Espada Y Daga, Daga, Mano Mano, Dulo (Palm Stick), And Benkaw (Staff). This Style Places More Focus On Empty Hand Striking Skills Than Modern Arnis.
kris
serpentine Blade Knife Or Sword.
kun Tao
kun Tao Is A Very Confusing Term Used In Many Different Countries. In Other Countries, There Were Restrictions On Chinese Influences And The Uses Of, Except Not In The Philippines. Kun Tao, Chinese Arts, Were Openly Displayed And Became Intermingled With Silat, Which, At The Time, Was A Term Used For Kun Tao To Hide It With Indonesian Roots, So Both Meant Chinese Fighting. It Evolved Into Kun Tao Silat And Divided Into 2 Sub-Categories. Kunt Tao Is The Empty Hands Portion And Silat The Blade Techniques. The Empty Hand Portion Didn't Keep Its Chinese Roots, Probably Due To The Borneo Influence. The Art Has Been Altered And Many Philippinos Consider It To Be Indigenous. Some Even Changed The The Spelling Of The Art To Kuntaw, To Give It Philippino Roots. To Recap, Kuntao Silat Is An Art In The Philippines Where Kuntao Is The Empty Hands Art And Silat Is The Blade Art And Kuntaw Is The Newer Spelling For Kuntao And This Specific Definition Only Refers To The Philippino Reference. Silat, Kuntao, And Kuntao Silat Are All Terms Used In Other Countries For Different Purposes.
kun Taw
philipino - See Kun Tao, Philipino.
kunsi
grappling Techniques.
kuntaw Lima Lima
kuntaw Lima Lima Is A Philippino Striking Martial Art That Was Created By "Carlito Lanada." It Is Similar To Forms Of Kung Fu Because It Most Likely Comes From Some Form Of Kun Tao (Empty Hand Indonesian Arts With Chinese History).
la Contra
to Meet A Strike.
la Seguida
to Follow A Strike.
labaha
blade.
labahas
blades.
laban
fight(Er) (Ing).
laban
the Male Black Belt Rank In Arnis.
laban Handa
ready-Stance.
laban Laro
combat Drills Or "Play Fights".
laban Paluan
free-Fighting.
laban Sanay
combat-Skills Training.
labanang
to Fight.
labanang Dikitan
close Quarters Combat.
labanang Malapitan
medium Range Combat.
labanang Malayuan
long Range Combat.
labas
the Outside.
labing Isa
eleven.
labo Labo
anything-Goes Fight.
lakan
an Instructor Rank Equivalent To Black Belt.
lameco Escrima
lameco Escrima Is A Philippino Art That Was Created By "Edgar Sulite" And Was Built On Several Other Escrima Styles. It Teaches Solo/doble Baston (Stick), Solo/doble Daga (Dagger), Espada Y Daga (Sword And Dagger), Dos Manos Largos, "Itak", "Centro Baston", "Susi", And Mano Y Mano (Empty-Hand).
langka
footwork.
lansi
to Confuse Or Misdirect.
lansing Sikad
spinning Snap Kick.
lansing Tadyak
spinning Thrust Kick.
lapunti Arnis De Abanico
lapunti Arnis De Abanico Is A Phillipino Stickfighting Art Created By "Prudencio Undo (Or Ondo) Caburnay" And His Father "Filemon Caburnay" Officially On 12/30/1972. It Is Characterised By The Fast Fan (Or "Abanico") Of The Stick. The Dagger, Stick And Dagger, Double Stick And Empty-Hands Are Taught As Well. The Footwork Is A Combination Of Classical Escrmia (Triangle) And Cross-Legged And Twisting Style Of Kung Fu. The Emphasis Is On Long Range Attacks, But With Tight Footwork And Speed In Strikes, The Practioner Can Be Very Effective In Close Range.
larga Mano Escrima
larga Mano Escrima Is A Long Stick Philippino Martial Art Created By "Leo Giron." It Uses Very Powerful Strikes, Explosive Footwork And Utilizes The Hips And Legs. There Is Emphasis On Training In Dis-Advantageous Environments.
largo
long.
largo Mano
long Range.
largos
long.
largusa Villabrille System
see Villabrille Largusa Kali.
laro
to Play.
laro Laro
give And Take Drills Or Training.
larong
to Play.
laslas
to Cut To Shreds.
lastiko
a Style Of Arnis That Emphasizes Bobbing & Weaving Toavoid Strikes.
latigo
whip.
layug
grappling Or Wrestling.
leeg
throat/neck.
lema Scientific Kali Arnis Organization
see Lightning Scientific Arnis.
lengua De Fuego
a Fast Series Of Thrust & Slash Techniques.
leo Giron
created Larga Mano Escrima And Defondo.
leo T. Gaje
brought Pekiti Tirsia Top The U.S.
leskas
see Lightning Scientific Arnis.
lightning Scientific Arnis
lightning Scientific Arnis (A.K.A. "Lema Scientific Kali Arnis Organization" Or "Leskas") Is A Philippino Martial Art That Was Founded By "Benjamin Luna Lema." It Emphasizes Speed And Power, But The Key Is The "Blanketing" Or "Closing Off" Of An Opponent's Impending Attack. You Greet An Attack With A Strike And Counter Or Any Various Combinations Of Disarms That Would Neutralize Any Followup Attacks. This System Includes Solo/doble Baston, Solo/doble Espada, Espada Y Daga, Tapado (2 Handed Stick (Training Tool For Kampilian Sword)), Bangkaw/sibat (Staff), Daga, And Dos Pontas/olising Maliit (4" Pocket Stick). It Also Includes The Empty Hand Techniques Of "Sikaran" (Lowline Kicking), "Panununtukan" (Boxing), "Trancada" (Joint-Locking), And "Dumog" (Grappling).
lihim
secret.
lihis
to The Side Or Side-Step.
likos
twirl.
lima
5.
lipad
bow And Arrow Or Blowgun.
live Hand
live Hand (A.K.A. Sacrafice Hand) Is The Hand Without The Weapon. If You Are Single Stickfighting And You Have The Stick In The Right Hand Then Your Left Is The Live Hand. Some Say The Live Hand Is The Real Weapon.
liyad
to Lean Away.
lock & Block
training Drill From Serrada Eskrima.
loius Lagarejos, Grandmaster
grandmaster Loius Lagarejos Brought Sikaran To The U.S. In The 1940's.
loob
the Inside.
lubud
to Blend.
lulod
shin.
luma
old.
lusob
attack Or Partner Taking Offensive Role In The Training.
lutangto
float. The Unique Forward And Backward Footwork Of The Ilustrisimo System.
mabilis
fast Or Speedy.
mag Olisi
one Who Practices Stick-Fighting.
magaling
highly Skilled.
magisa
alone.
magulang
parents. Shrewd Or Sly.
mahabang Kahoy
long Stick.
maharlika
noble Or Nobility.
mahina
weak Or Of Poor Skills.
mahusay
skillful.
maigsi Na Kahoy
short Stick.
malakas
strong, Powerful Or Influential.
malaking Itak
large Knife.
malapitan
near Or Close.
malayuan
far Or Distant.
maliit Na Kutsilio
small Knife.
mandirigma
warrior.
mano
hand.
mano Y Mano
hand To Hand.
marami
many Or Numerous.
maraming Salamat Po
many Thanks.
marunong
knowledgeable.
masipag
earnest Or Hard Working.
masugid
dedicated Or Loyal.
matibay
strong, Durable Or Lasting.
matira
to Be Left Or To Be The Last.
matira Matibay
survival Of The Fittest.
matulis
sharply Pointed. A Style Of Bolo.
max Sarmiento
created Kadena De Mano. Supposedly Max Sarimento Is The Reason That Fma Is Taught In The U.S. Today, To The Public. In 1965, Max Worked In Stockton, Ca, And A Few Of The Workers Were Practicing Their Karate And One, Jokingly, Attacked Max. Max Effectively Defended Himself And Impressed The Karateka, Which Asked Him To Teach Them. He Declined, But Talked "Angel Cabales" To Openly Teach Fma. It Was The First School Taught To Non-Philippinos.
may Alam
to Posses The Seeds Of Knowledge.
mayto
have.
medio
medium Range.
mena Style
see Doblete Rapillon.
meteorica
meteoric Strike From Grandmaster Caballero.
mike Inay
created Inayan System Escrima.
modern Arnis
modern Arnis (R-Niece) (A.K.A. "Presas Style") Is A Philippino Stickfighting Art Created By "Remey Presas." Modern Arnis Is Different From Arnis, Arnes, Arnes De Mano. It Places Emphasis On Disarms And Counters.
moro Moro Orabes Heneral
moro Moro Orabes Heneral Is A Philippino Art Created By "Alejandro Abrian" In 1955. It Is Based On Combat Effectiveness And Lacks The Aesthetic Beauty Commonly Associated With Asian Arts. There Are No Pre-Arranged Drills. It Is A Composite Art That Uses Short/long Blades, Batons, Fisticuffs And Grappling.
mountain Storm Kick
a Kick Used By Practioner's Of Yaw Yan. Thai Roundhouse. It Looks Similar, But The Leg Is Drawn Up And Is Swung Through With Full Force In A Continuous Downward Cutting Motion Of The Shin (You Twist The Hips Just Like Muay Thai). They Are Known For Breaking Their Opponent's Strong Femur Bone, Ribs, Or Jaw.
mukha
face.
muli
again Or One More Time.
musang Dumog
musang Dumog Is 1 Of 2 Main Forms Of Dumog Or Phillipino Grappling Arts. It Is Ground Based And Uses Joint- Locks, Chokes, And Strikes To Submit An Opponent, So It Is Somewhat Similar To "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu." Sometimes This Is Taught With "Agaw Patid Buno."
muton
short Sticks Used In Arnis. Usually 3 Feet Long.
naka Upo
seated.
nakahanda
ready.
nakaw
to Steal.
napoleon Fernandez
napoleon Fernandez Developed "Yaw Yan."
narrie Babao
created Babao Arnis.
nate Defensor
developed Defensor Method.
ng
of.
nonoy Gallano
created Cceka.
oido De Caburata Arnis
oido De Caburata Arnis Is A Complete Philippino Art That Was Founded By "Abraham Gubaton." It Utilizes Short/long Sticks, Blades, And Empty Handed Combat. It Is Said That "Tapado" Has Evolved From Oido De Caburata Arnis.
olisi
stick.
olisi Hay
sparring With Sticks.
olistrisimo
see Kali Ilustrisimo.
opo
respectful Form Of Saying "Yes".
oracion
a Prayer For Protection.
ordabis
backhand Strike.
pa Upo
half Side Step/sitting Down.
pa Upo
half Side Step/sitting Down.
paa
foot.
paayon
flowing - Go With The Force.
paawas
to Parry.
pababa
downward.
pag Galang
salutation Or Show Of Respect.
pagsasanay
training.
pagsilang
birth Or Sunrise.
pagsisisi
atonement Or Repentance.
pahimsug
exercises Or Calisthenics.
pahisa
a Slashing Motion.
paikot
rotate.
paiwas
to Avoid.
pakal
ice Pick Grip.
palabas
outward.
palad
palm Of The Hand.
palakas
strengthening.
palakas Pulso
wrist-Strengthening Exercises.
palis
sweep Or Sweeping Parry.
palis Patid
a Sweeping Throw.
palisut
to Scoop.
palisut Sut
skipping Strike.
palit
change Or Exchange.
palit Kamay
change Or Exchange Grip.
palit Palit
give And Take Drills.
palitan
alternating.
palo
to Strike.
paluan
exchange Of Strikes.
palusut
to Pass Through. Technique Of Evading And Passing Through.
pama A
footwork.
pamatory
potentially Fatal Blows.
pamuok
hand-To-Hand Fighting.
pana
projectile In Assorted Sizes.
panabas
ax Style Weapon.
panadiakan
kicking, Kneeing, Use Of The Shin.
panananadata
panananadata Is A Philippino Martial Art Taught In The "Tagalog" Region.
pananandata
study Of The Weapons Of The Philippines.
pananjakman
pananjakman Is The Phillipino Art Of Kicking. It Is Not Eye Candy Like The Art Of Tae Kwon Do, But It Is Very Effective. The Kicks Are Done With The Point, Heel, And Shin. The Most Popular Targets Are The Shin, Knee, Thigh, And Groin.
panantukan
Panantukan (aka Suntukan) Is A Phillipino Boxing Art. It Is Usually Practiced Without Gloves And Uses Most Of The Upper Body Weapons Available With Fist, Forearm, Elbow, And Head. The Goal Is To Neutralize The Opponents' Body Or Parts And Is Known As Limb Destruction. They Strike Many Nerve Points And Muscle Tissue And Partial Paralysis Occurs In The Limb. Though Most Of The Strikes Go Straight For The Limbs, The Spine, Ribs, And Neck Are Also Common Targets. Another Common Technique Is Ramming With The Shoulder.
panastas
to Slash.
panata
a Devotion.
pang Ikyas
evasion Or Dodge.
pang Olisi
stick Fighting.
pang Ubot
hold Or Grip.
pangahilos
paralyzing Blocks, Strikes, And Kicks.
pangamot
pangamot (Means "Hand") Is A Philippino Empty Handed Art Created By "Ciriaco Cacoy Canete." It Is Also A Part Of "Black Eagle Eskrima." It Requires Fully Coordinated And Rhythmic Movements Of The Defender's Entire Body To Bring About The Opponent's Defeat Through Disarms (Panganaw) And Throws.
panganaw
weapon Disarms.
pangandam
on-Guard Or Ready Position.
pani Il
footwork.
pangilog
disarming.
panibago
new Or A Revival.
panimban
balance.
panipis
to Skim Or Cut Thinly.
pansariling Supporta
self Defense.
panukad
fighting Stance.
papasok
inward.
parusa
punishment.
pasada De Contra
pass And Hit.
pasok
to Enter, Inside Or On Target.
pasulong
forward.
pasungkit
to Thrust Upward.
pataas
upward.
patalim
dagger Or Blade Weapon.
patalon
jumping Or Multi-Level Strikes.
patibong
to Trap.
patid
to Trip.
patricio Mena
founded Doblete Rapillon.
patusok
a Thrusting Motion.
paulit Ulit
repetitive.
pauyon
go-With-The Force Technique.
payong
umbrella Movement.
payong Sa Itaas
upper Umbrella Block.
pekiti
close Range.
pekiti Tirsia
pekiti Tirsia (Means "To Cut In Small Pieces, Up Close") (A.K.A. "Doce Methodos") Is A Philippino Stickfighting Art That Was Created By "Conrado Tortal." It Is A Short Range Style That Uses The Legs, Hips, And Back In Every Strike. Pekiti Tirsia Is An Offensive, Aggressive Style That Is Great At Moving From One Range To Another. It Is Based Mostly On The Knife And Also Uses A Normal Length Cane. It Uses Solo/doble Baston, Solo/doble Espada, Bankow, Espada Y Daga, Daga Y Daga Knife To Knife (Both Single And Double), And Mano Y Mano.
piga
to Squeeze Or Wring.
pigil
jamming.
piglas
to Struggle Or Resist.
pikon
one Who Is Easily Upset.
piktos
a Snap Strike.
pilay
sprain Or Dislocation. Lame Or Crippled At The Legs.
pinahandog
diagonal Downward Strike.
pinasaka
diagonal Upward Strike.
pinasaka Tuhod
rising Knee Strike.
pinatag
horizontal Strike.
pinatindog
vertical Downward Strike.
pingga
a Long Staff Fighting System.
pinid
closed Position.
pintok
a Wrist Snap Strike.
pinuti
long Visayan Sword.
pito
7.
planchada
a Horizontal Strike.
plansada
a Horizontal Cut/strike.
po
a Suffix Denoting Respect.
prakcion
to React Faster Than The Opponent.
presas Style
see Modern Arnis.
prudencio Undo (Or Ondo) Caburnay
created Lapunti Arnis De Abanico With His Father "Filemon Caburnay."
pukpok
to Hammer Or Pummel.
pulso
pulse Or Wrist.
puluhan
handle Or Butt.
punong Guro
head Teacher & Founder Of System.
punyal
dagger.
punyo
butt Of Stick Or Any Weapon.
redonda
continuous Double Stick Technique.
redondo
circular Power Strike.
remey Presas
created Modern Arnis.
retirada
to Retreat.
richard Bustillo
developed Inosanto Kali With "Dan Inosanto."
romeo Mamar
created Tapado.
Rompida.....An Upward And Downward Slash
rompida
an Upward And Downward Slash.
Ronda.....Circular Movement Of The Hands Or Weapon
ronda
circular Movement Of The Hands Or Weapon.
ropillon
a Double Stick Technique Or Movement.
sa
to Or Of.
sabayan
simultaneous. To Attack Or Counter At The Same Time.
sablay
incomplete Or Imperfect. A Low Right To Left Horizontal.....Blow.
saboy
to Throw Or Scatter. An Upward Right To Left Diagonal Strike.
sacrafice Hand
see Live Hand.
sadang
reverse Position.
sagang
defense.
sagasa
sagasa Is A Philippino Karate/kickboxing Art Created By "Dr. Guillermo Lengson."
sagasa
to Charge Or To Overrun.
sakay
to Ride Or Go With The Force.
sakay Salag
eskrima Sticky Hands. To Follow The Motion Of The Blocked/checked Weapon Or Attack.
sakong
heel.
sakong Palad
palm Heel.
saksak
stab. To Thrust.
salag
block Or Parry.
salag Bisig
forearm Block.
salagba
downward Block.
salagbas
outside Dodging And Parrying.
salagsok
inside Dodging And Parrying.
salagtas
upward Block.
salakay
to Charge Or Attack.
salamat
to Thank.
salamin
mirror Or Reaction Drill.
salisi
opposing Or Opposite Direction.
salok
an Upward Strike With The Edge Or Point.
saltik
a Snap Strike.
salubong
to Meet Head-On.
sama
to Join Or Go With.
sambut
combination Of Footwork & Form. Application Of Technique.
sampal Kalawit
palm Strike Or Hook.
sampu
10.
san Miguel Eskrima
san Miguel Eskrima Is A Philippino Is An Espada Y Daga Style Developed By "Filemon Momoy Canete." He Defined His Style As An Old Style Of Doce Pares That Stresses Blade Use. Training Is All About Developing Body Mechanics To Create Speed And Power. This Style Includes Disarming, Countering To Basic Attacks, Hi-Speed Counter & Re-Counter Exercises, And Free Style Drills. You Also Learn To Use Ananangkil (50" Stick), Bangkaw (Spear) Dos Armas (2 Sticks), Cadena (Chain), Empty Hands, Latigo (Whip), And Throwing Knife.
sanay
training Or Exposure.
sandata
weapon.
sangga
to Block.
saplet
quick Disarm.
saplit
centrifuge Disarm.
sasak Hatak
the Technique Of Usign A Fast Withdrawal And Twisting Motion Of The Weapon To Inflict A Cut On The Opponents Checking Hand.
sawali
interwoven Slats Of Wood Use For Walls.
sayaw Ng Kamatayan
sayaw Ng Kamatayan Means "Dance Of Death."
sayoc Kali
see "Sayoc System Of Edged Weapons Dynamics."
sayoc System Of Edged Weapons Dynamics
sayoc System Of Edged Weapons Dynamics (Sometimes Referred To As "Sayoc Kali" For Short, But That Is The Name For The 1st Out Of 3 Elements Of This Style, So Quite Confusing) Is A Philippino Fighting Art That Was Founded By "Christopher Sayoc Sr." This Style Includes 3 Parts: "Sayoc Kali", "Sayoc Silak" And "Sayoc Bakal." Sayoc Kali Emphasizes Correct Usage Of The Blade. You Will Learn Single With Advancement Up To Multiple As Well As Empty Hands. Sayoc Silak Is The Counter Offensive And Contains The Second Learning Formula. Sayoc Bakal Is Composed Of Projectiles In Combat.
serada
closed.
serrada Escrima
serrada Escrima (Means "To Close" Or "Close Quarters") Is A Philippino Stickfighting Art Created By "Angel Cabales" (Commonly Referred To As "Father Of Escrima In The Us" As He Was The First To Openly Teach Fma In The States). It Is A Version Of Escrima Noted For A Shorter Cane, Male Triangle Footwork And Quick, Linear, Close Quarter Fighting.
sibat
spear.
sibog
retreat Or Backward.
sikad
side Kick.
sikad Gilid
side Snap Kick.
sikad Hataw
snap Roundhouse Kick.
sikad Sungkite
snap Hook Kick.
sikad Tusok
snap Snap Kick.
sikaran
sikaran Is The Philippine Version Of Karate (To Me It Sounds More Like Tae Kwon Do, But That Is What They Say). The Biachi (Similar To A Hook Kick) And The Batamba (Flying, Spinning Back Kick) Are Often Used Because They Are Deceiving To An Opponent. Many Spinning, Flying And Acrobatic Kicks Are Used As Well. The Front Kick, Roundhouse, And Sidekick Are Executed So That The Knee Does Not Snap And No Damage Is Done To You. Some Hand Strikes Are Used But Mostly There To Parry And Block. When Defending They Like To Use Pangahilos, Which Are Paralyzing Blocks, Followed By Pamatory, Which Can Be Fatal Blows. This Art Also Includes Most Of The Traditional Weapons Such As Stick, Butterfly Knife, Kris, Etc.
siklod
to Kiss The Hand Of An Elder. A Wrist Lock.
siklod Bangga
a Wrist Lock That Uses The Shoulder As A Leverage Point.
siko
elbows
sikmura
solar Plexus.
siko
the Elbow.
sikot
push Kick.
siniwalis
the Weaving Pattern A Practitioner Uses When Working With Two Weapons. The Patterns Are Usually Worked As A Drill To Teach Coordination With Both Hands. When The Pattern Is Perfected, They Perform The Drill With A Partner, Who Does The Drill Symmetrically. Once They Have Perfected It, The Pratitioners Can Throw In Variations And Use It As A Sparring Exercise. These Are Sometimes Referred To As "Give An Take" Drills.
sikwat
to Pry. An Upward Strike With The Punyo (Butt Of Stick Or Any Weapon).
sikwat Siko
a Lock Using The Elbow As The Center Of Pressure.
silat
to Outmaneuver Or Overpower.
silak
open-Hand System Used Against A Blade.
sinawalli
to Weave. A Continuous Double Stick Technique.
sinigurato
a Follow-Up Trapping Or Jamming Technique.
sipa
sipa Is A Game That Helps People Practice "Pananjakman" And Involves Kicking A Small Rattan Ball Over A Net To Another Player. Another Game (By The Same Name, But Not As Popular) Starts Out With 2 Practitioners In A Small Circle. The Object Is To Kick The Other Outside Of The Ring Or Kick Him Until He Can't Continue.
sipa
kick.
sipalit
a Training Drill For Alternating Kicks.
sipang Hataw
roundhouse Kick.
sipat
kicks.
siyam
9.
sld
sld Is A Philippino Stickfighting Martial Art Created By "Dentoy Revellar." Sld Stands For, And Is Based On, Serrada Larga Mano, And Dequerdas.
sogo
finger-Tip Thrust.
solo
single.
solo Baston
single Stick.
songab
finger Jab.
songkiti
a Hooking Movement Used To Parry Or Thrust.
sonny Umpad
developed Visayan.
suklian
an Exchange Of Strikes.
suko
to Surrender Or Give-Up.
suliwa
pass Or Deflect.
sulod
to Enter.
sulong
to Go Forward Or Go Ahead.
sumbalik
counter.
sumbrada
upper Umbrella Block; Name Of A Flow Drill.
sumpa
a Vow Or Oath.
sundot
a Jab Or Quick Thrust.
sungkite
a Technique That Emphasizes Thrusts.
suntok
to Punch.
suntok Tusok
punch Or Thrust.
Suntukan
Another name for Panantukan.
suplete
quick Disarm.
suplete
quick Disarm.
suwag
head-Butt.
suyop
a Go With The Force Technique.
tabak Maliit
pocket Stick.
tabak Toyok
nunchaku.
tabas Talahib
a Horizontal Strike.
tadtad
full Of Or Multiples Of.
tadyak
thrust Kick.
tadyak Gilid
side Thrust Kick.
tadyak Sakong
back Thrust Kick.
tadyak Tusok
front Thrust Kick.
taga
to Strike Or Cut.
tagang Alanganin
a Horizontal Strike Directed At The Upper Budy.
tagang Buhat Araw
an Overhead Strike At The Head.
tagang Pasumala
a Sweeping Upward Diagonal Strike To Deflect A Weapon, A Parry.
tagang San Miguel
a Diagonal Downward And Inward Strike Aimed At The Upper Body.
tagapagsanay
trainer Or Assistant Instructor.
tagapagturo
senior Assistant Instructor.
tala
star.
talang Bartikal
vertical Block.
talas
sharp Or To Sharpen.
talas Damdam
sensitivity Training.
tapa
to Step On The Foot.
tapado
50 Inch Two Handed Stick. It Is Also The Primary Training Tool For The Filipino Kampilian Sword.
tapado
tapado Is A Philippino Cane Fighting Art That Was Created By "Romeo Mamar." It Uses A Long Cane Of 50 Inches With 3 Angles Of Attack. The Cane May Be Weilded Using One Or Two Hands. Footwork Is Emphasized And Tapado Uses Heavy, Devastating Strikes. Some Say It Originated From "Oido De Caburata Arnis."
Tapi.....To Parry Or Deflect
tapi
to Parry Or Deflect.
tapi On
to Block, Parry, Deflect Or Check.
tapi Tapi
checking. A Series Of Parries & Blocks.
tapik
to Nudge, Parry Or Deflect.
tapon Tapon
projectiles, Darts.
tapos
finished Or The End.
tatlo
3.
tatlumpu
30.
tatsulok
triangle.
taub
facing Downward.
tayo
stance.
tayong
stance.
teka
wait, Halt Or Pause.
tiempo
timing.
Tigil
Stop. Cease.
Tigpas
A horizontal strike at the knees.
Tihaya
Facing upward.
Tiniklink
Footwork drill.
Tisod
To stumble.
tiyan
stomach.
Totsada
To thrust.
Totsar
To thrust.
Trancada
A General Term Used To Describe The Phillipino Joint-Locking Arts. To lock.
tuhod
Knees.
Tulisan
A Philippino Knife Fighting System That Is An Off-Shoot Of "Kali Ilustrisimo."
Tuloy tuloy
Continuous.
Tunga tunga
Medium range.
Tuo
To the right.
Tusok
To thrust.
Tuyok
Cycling movement or to spin.
ulo
head.
Upo
Seat.
vee Arnis Jitsu
vee Arnis Jitsu Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By "Florendo Vee Visitacion." It Is A Combination Of Hard And Soft Styles That Incorporates Bagua (Pakua) Footwork And Techniques From Various Styles Of Kung Fu, Judo, Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Karate And Arnis Lanada.
villabrille Largusa Kali
villabrille Largusa Kali (A.K.A. "Largusa Villabrille System") Is A Phillipino Martial Art Founded By The Late Grand Master "Floro Villabrille" And Grand Master "Ben Largusa." This System Teaches Weaponry, Empty Hand (Kinamot And Panantukan) And Kicking (Sikaran). It Is Meant For Combat And Also Helps The Fitness.
visayan
visayan Is A Philippino Martial Art Founded By "Sonny Umpad." It Is Comprised Of Elements Of "Moro Moro", "Doce Pares", "Balintawak", "Villabrille Kali", "Serrada", "Wing Chun", And More. Moro Moro Is Used For The Footwork While It Uses Sinawali (Double Stick Interweaving Patterns) In Combination With Wing Chun's Centerline Punching Priniciples. Sikaran (Kickboxing - Footwork Mostly) And Kife Fighting Are Emphasized As Well.
Wala
To the left. Nothing. Lost.
Walis
To sweep.
walo
8.
warriors Eskrima
warriors Eskrima Is A Philippino Martial Art Created By "Abner G. Pasa." This Is A Another Mutt Art That Is A Composite Of Largo Mano, Excalibur, Pangamot, Espada Y Daga, Sikaran, Balintawak, And More.
Warwok
A weapon hand capture that rebounds the weapon into the attackers body.
witik
snapping Backfist.
y
means "And" Or "To". Ex: Espada Y Daga Means "Sword and Knife." Ex2: Mano Y Mano Means "Hand to Hand."
Yabag
The sound of footsteps.
Yabang
Show-off.
Yakap
Hug, hold, embrace or clinch.
Yantoc
Rattan stick.
Yukbo
Salutation.
Yuko
To duck or bow.
yaw Yan
yaw Yan Is A Phillipino Art Developed By Grandmaster "Napoleon Fernandez." It Resembles Muay Thai A Little Bit, But With A Bigger Assortment Of Kicks That Resembles "Tae Kwon Do." The Name Comes From The Name "Sayaw Ng Kamatayan", Which Means "Dance Of Death." It Uses Alot Of Roundhouse Kicks And The Punches Are Much Like That Of Western Boxing, But Adds Back Hands, Bolo, And Cork Screw Punches.

Source

The Basis For My Information Is All The Rest Of The Phillipino Pages I Have Up Here And Various Elsewhere That I Have Picked Up Over The Years.