Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar G. Sulite

Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar G. Sulite

by David E. Gould




In the art of Eskrima, few names stand out like the late Edgar Sulite's. He dedicated his life to mastering the art of Eskrima and put his reputation on the line, taking challenges for money and honor. He earned the confidence of a collection of legendary grandmasters of the day, and earned the mutual respect of his era's newest masters. When Sulite came to the United States he took the country-and then the world-by storm. In this unique book, Guro David E. Gould recounts the life, the art and the legacy of Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite and his Lameco Eskrima system. Broken down into 10 distinct chapters, Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar Sulite, presents the evolution of a fighter and his art, from his early days in Tacloban City and Ozamis City, through his middle period in Manila, and finally his later years in the United States.

Additionally, the book delves deep into the Lameco Eskrima system and the reader will learn a great deal about the 5 major influences credited with the creation of Lameco Eskrima. Primarily, Sulite Rapelon (GM Helacrio Sulite Sr.), De Campo 1-2-3 Orehenal (GM Jose D. Caballero / Mang Eric Olavides), Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr.), Modernos Largos (GM Jesus Abella / GM Pablicito Cabahug) and Kalis Ilustrisimo (GM Antonio "Tatang" Ilustrisimo). These systems and there Grand Masters are heavily delved into to reveal much about their methodologies and training ideology, identifying some of the more important lessons which Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite took away from them during his astute training over a period of numerous years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692306758
Publisher: Tambuli Media
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

David E. Gould began his training in Shotokan Karate in 1977, receiving his black belt in 1982. Since 1983 he has trained in numerous Filipino, Indonesian and Thai warrior arts, in the United States and in their respective countries of origin, but he is best known for his association with the Lameco Eskrima system and its founder, Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite.

From 1992, Gould trained under Punong Guro Sulite several times a week as a private student and as part of the "Sulite Orehenal Group," until Punong Guro was felled by a stroke while training in the Philippines in 1997. Since then Gould has taught hundreds of Lameco Eskrima seminars, workshops and training camps around the world. He also trains select elite military and law enforcement personnel in several countries around the world.

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