Kali / Arnis / Eskrima

Kali, also commonly known as Arnis and Eskrima, is a Filipino martial art (coming from the Philippines) which specialises in the use of knives and short sticks.

It’s quite famous an art, as there is limited traditional martial expertise in knives and short sticks coming from arts like Shaolin / Kung Fu which typically focussed on long sticks and fancy bladed weapons while the Japanese arts used mainly farming tools like Nunchaku (rice flail) and sometimes sticks but very rarely knives and where short sticks were used the technical teachings were minimal.

Kali is generally regarded as the leading martial art for technical expertise in both knives and short sticks.