The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima / Edition 1

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Overview

The history of the Philippines and her martial arts is a history of resistance and revolt. Born into this fertile time and place, Grandmaster Leo M. Giron became a child of revolution. He grew up in a time when martial arts training was a necessity, not a luxury. His system was taught to him by five renowned masters; his experience honed in the jungle warfare of World War II.

The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting art—a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is long overdue, and a welcome addition to my martial arts library."&#8212Dan Inosanto, author of The Filipino Martial Arts

"Tony Somera has done a thorough job of describing the philosophy and techniques of Giron arnis escrima...a fitting tribute to Grandmaster Giron and his martial legacy."—Mark V. Wiley, author of Filipino Martial Culture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804831390
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Secrets of the Martial Arts Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,411,319
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Antonio "Tony" Somera lives in Stockton, California, the hub of escrima in the United States. He is the only person to whom Grandmaster Giron awarded the maaster's degree in the art of Giron arnis escrima. He is the presiding master of the Bahala Na Martial Arts Association, and his articles have appeared in Free Voice and Martial Arts Legends magazines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2004

    Very good source

    This book is clearly written, with good illustrations. Giron seems to be a humble man with great skill, who has done it for real, so doesn't need to prove himself with macho language.

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