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Welcome to the Eskrima Academy
Specialising in the teaching of the Filipino Martial Arts commonly known as Kali, Arnis, or Eskrima

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Welcome to the Eskrima Academy, the official Australian representatives of the Bernas Estocadas system (under Grandmaster William Bernas) and the De Campo 1-2-3 Original system (under Maestro Paolo Pagaling and heir to the art, Master Jomalin Caballero).

We specialise in the teaching of the Filipino Martial Arts known by names such as Kali, Eskrima, Arnis, or Estokoda, all of which reference the art of fencing with sticks and  blades; and unarmed edged weapon survival.

Our local instructors are accredited through the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) and Kung-Fu Wushu Australia Ltd (KWA).

Training weapon arts levels the playing field so people of all ages and sizes can participate on an even footing (we accept students from 13 years of age upwards); rapidly builds tactical awareness, resilience, and confidence; and will enhance your fitness and flexibility, through drills that focus on form, flow, function and fun!

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Our Instructors have internationally recognised qualifications in the Filipino Martial Arts, are university teacher trained and qualified, and our club is an accredited member of the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA). Our training is built around four pillars:
 

  • FORM - developing the biomechanical base from which to launch powerful and decisive attacks, defences, and counters.

  • FLOW - enhancing mental agility and physical efficiency, as well as confidence and resilience, through interactive partner drills.

  • FUNCTION - working the combative application of the techniques through pressure testing and attribute development drills. 

  • FUN - facilitating game-based play as a platform for rapid skill acquisition, enjoyment, and longevity in training.

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Developed by Grandmaster William Bernas, the core curriculum of the system incorporates the study of both edged and impact weapons:
 

  • BASTON | Single stick

Use of a single stick builds the Abesedario (foundation) of the art, and introduces the practitioner to the art's core Pang-Away (combatives). 
 

  • DOBLE BASTON | Double Stick

Use of twin sticks enhances one's ambidexterity and reflexes.
 

  • ESPADA Y DAGA | Sword & Dagger

Sword and dagger training refines the use of the non-dominant hand, and skills in distancing and lateral movement.
 

  • ESTOKIDO | Unarmed Edged Weapon Survival

The final stage teaches unarmed edged weapon survival, and building upon the skills developed during earlier stages, incorporates strikes, kicks, locks, disarms, and takedowns.

 

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The De Campo 1-2-3 Original system of Filipino Martial Arts was established in 1925 by Jose Diaz Caballero, who became famous as an undefeated stick-fighting champion during the Juego Todo (no holds barred) era. De Campo has a limited range of techniques (like Boxing) which it combines into a series of "high percentage" striking patterns. Its methods are renown for their explosive speed and power; and are particularly useful in duelling type exchanges. It's curriculum is divided into three fundamental levels and a fourth mastery level.

PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY - Focus is on single stick, fundamental power generation methods, interception tactics, and footwork.

HIGH SCHOOL - Focus is on double stick, and bait and counter single stick methods.

COLLEGE - Focus is on single stick meteoric striking combinations.


A fourth and final level, the equivalent of a Master's Specialization, focuses on advanced footwork and striking methods.


 

 

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bernas Estocadas and De Campo 1-2-3 Original  (Extra 30 mins optional open 8:00 - 8:30pm)
with Guro Robert, Guro Rebekah, & Guro Chris


SATURDAYS 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Modern Arnis Foundations with Tagapagsanay Dean De Friskbom 

SATURDAYS 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bernas Estocadas and De Campo 1-2-3 Original  (Extra 30 mins optional open 12:00 - 12:30pm)
Guro Robert, Guro Rebekah, & Guro Chris

MAYFIELD WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL
7 Gregson Avenue, Mayfield West NSW 2304

CASUAL RATE
The most expensive way to train is to pay by the lesson; but useful if your attendance will be very irregular.
Standard - $20 per class
Concession - $15 per class


10-CLASS DISCOUNT PASS
This is the most economical way to pay if you are likely to train only once per week, or with irregular attendance.
Standard - $160 [ equivalent of $16 per class ]
Concession - $120 [ equivalent of $12 per class ]


ULTIMATE PASS
This is our most efficient way to pay. If you are going to be attending regularly, this is also the most economical. It involves a set and forget subscription via PayPal that you can cancel at any time.
Standard - $25 per week [ equivalent of $12.50 per class ]
Concession - $20 per week [ equivalent of $10 per class ]