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Aylesbury Dacayana Eskrima club

Club name: Aylesbury Dacayana Eskrima club

MAR member since 09/09/2017.

Aylesbury Dacayana Eskrima club specialises in the following arts and styles:

Eskrima (Dacayana)

Web address:

Club contact details:

Southcourt community Centre
Prebendal Ave
HP21 8LF

Contact name: Bernie Leddy
Contact telephone: 07852213183
Contact email:

We Train

Every Thursday 730pm to 830pm
at Southcourt community centre,
Prebendal Ave, Aylesbury

wear comfortable loose fitting and decent trainers.
costs £25 per Month per person.

for more information on our organisation please visit

Brief History
Eskrima or Arnis is the Martial Art of the Philippines.

The Art has evolved over hundreds of years from the time of Lapu Lapu when he defeated the invasion by Ferdinand Magellan in 1527 at the battle of Mactan in the Visayas area of the Islands ..the first to resist colonisation of the Spaniards.

Legend has it the Spaniards with their swords and armour, were defeated by Rattan Stick wielding local fighters.... and the Art of Eskrima was born. Over the centuries the Art has evolved to be what it is today with influences from Spanish swordsman as well other weapons and empty hands based arts learned from those using the Philippines as trade routes.

In the 20th Century Cebu City led the way in the development of the Art with many of today's most prominent styles originating there, including of course the Dacayana Family system of Eskrimafounded by Grandmaster Jun Dacayana.

Despite first appearances, Eskrima or Arnis is not just about wielding fact most Arnis systems include several weapons categories that help to train the practitioner in empty hand skills as well as weapons. The weapons are often learnt first and the use of weapons enhances the empty hand skills of the student. In Dacayana Eskrima we pride ourselves in having an a totally complete Martial System comprising of 14 Modules and covering all possible weapons,ranges, techniques, drills, skills, tools and applications. It explodes the myth of Eskrima being just 'stick fighting'!

The system uses weapons to create ability and skill for every eventuality

Eskrima Training
Normally training begins using single or double stick. Students often feel they progress quickly because of the nature of the training and find empty hand skills become relatively easy does defending against weapons (because they know how to use them).
Eskrima training also normally includes a variety of drills that increase speed, timing, reflexes and other key attributes... additionally they are lots of FUN !!

Eskrima Weapons
Most Eskrima styles uMost Eskrima styles use single stick, Double Stick, Knives, Stick and Knife, Swords (often the traditional Pinute or Kampilan ) Sword and Dagger & empty hands. The Dacayana System has many other categories of weapons within it's 14 Modules so learning is almost endless....


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