Filipino Martial Culture [NOOK Book]

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A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, Filipino Martial Culture is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, ...
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Filipino Martial Culture

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Overview

A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, Filipino Martial Culture is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition.

Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts
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"Filipino Martial Culture is an incomparable masterwork. For anyone who has searched for reliable information on the topic, this book is simply the best."&#8212Michael A. DeMarco, Journal of Asian Martial Arts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462903474
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark V. Wiley has written for multiple martial arts and health publications, including Karate-Kung Fu Illustrated and The Journal of Asian Martial Arts. One of the world's foremost martial arts researchers, he is the co-author of Qigong for Health and Well-Being and author of Martial Arts Talk, and Secrets of Cabales Serrada Escrima).
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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Author's Preface 13
1 Background Investigation 21
2 The Prehistoric Era 31
3 The Colonial Period 39
4 The Twentieth Century 53
5 Ethos and Worldview of the Filipino Warrior 69
6 Structure, Rites, and Symbols 84
7 Folk Performance, Festivity, and Celebration 104
8 Typology of Weapons 116
9 Herminio Binas (Binas Dynamic Arnis) 140
10 Angel Cabales (Cabales Serrada Escrima) 148
11 Carlos Escorpizo (Arnis Escorpizo) 156
12 Ramiro Estalilla (Rigonan-Estalilla Kabaroan) 164
13 Ray Galang (Hagibis) 173
14 Meliton Geronimo (Sikaran) 182
15 Leo Giron (Giron Arnis/Escrima) 191
16 Antonio Ilustrisimo (Kali Ilustrisimo) 201
17 Carlito Lanada (Kuntaw Lima-Lima) 210
18 Porferio Lanada (Arnis Lanada) 217
19 Benjamin Luna Lema (Lightning Scientific Arnis) 228
20 Amante Marinas (Pananandata Marinas) 235
21 Christopher Ricketts (Sagasa) 245
22 Edgar Sulite (Lameco Eskrima) 254
23 Bobby Taboada (Balintawak Arnis Cuentada) 266
24 Sam Tendencia (Tendencia Arnis-Hilot) 276
25 Raymond Tobosa (Tobosa Kali/Escrima) 286
26 Florendo Visitacion (Vee Arnis Jitsu) 296
27 The Classification and Ethos of Filipino Martial Traditions 307
App. 1 Generic Terms for the Filipino Art of Weaponry 345
App. 2 Styles of Filipino Fighting Techniques 346
App. 3 Name Classifications of Filipino Martial Arts 347
App. 4 Systems of Filipino Martial Arts 348
References Cited 349
Glossary 351
Bibliography 357
Index 365
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