Eskrima stick fighting is indigenous to the Philippines and in the 1950s one of the most popular styles emerged: Balintawak. To appreciate Anciong Bacon’s Balintawak Eskrima, you have to understand set-ups, anticipation, the art of outwitting through ruses and lures; economy and simplification of motion, sans lavish and squandered movements; effective strikes fused and bonded with speed, power, elegance and grace. That is the essence of Anciong’s Balintawak and these are the methods Sam Buot explains and demonstrates in this book.
Written from the author’s half-century of personal experience and hard-earned knowledge, Balintawak Eskrima presents the art from origin to modern times, as a fighting art, as cultural tradition and a means of personal development. Illustrated with nearly 700 historical and instructional photographs, this book is a must-have for all martial artists and those interested in the history of a people and their fight art.
Guro Sam Buot is the eldest surviving student of Anciong Bacon’s original Balintawak Eskrima group from Cebu, Philippines. He is a true enthusiast of Filipino martial arts and has served as unofficial historian of the Balintawak style, having studied under the tutelage of Grandmaster Venancio Bacon, Jose Villasin, Teofilo Velez and Teddy Buot since the late 1950s. At 78, Sam is now retired and teaches eskrima in his backyard in Phoenix, Arizona.
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“Balintawak Eskrima is arguably one of the more important treatise Tambuli has published.” —Jake Burroughs, The Ground Never Misses
“This book is a treasure trove of knowledge and a book which will be considered one of the best, if not the best, book on Balintawak.” —Steven K. Dowd, FMA Informative
“Sam Buot’s techniques and knowledge are direct from the masters. If there is anyone who can teach them to the world, it is Atty. Sam Buot.” —Bobby Taboada, Eskrima Grandmaster
“Sam Buot takes the reader on a journey into the belly of Balintawak. His narrative style is honest and compelling. One of my favorite FMA books!” —Mark V. Wiley, author of Filipino Martial Culture
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Descripción Tambuli Media, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0692312994
Descripción Tambuli Media. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0692312994
Descripción Tambuli Media, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110692312994