The Footwork of the F.M.A.

Sikaran flow- an introduction


Filipino Martial Arts is known to be a stick-fighting arts but what a lot of non-die hard martial artist don’t know is that the FMA is a complete system including all length of weapons including projectile weapons and open hands. Here we demonstrate the footwork and kicking arts of the FMA called ‘Sikaran’. A kicking arts developed in Baras, Philippines by the local farmers. Guro Jay showcases the Sikaran based out of the Corto Kadena Largo Mano Eskrima system (aka Visayan Style) of the late Maestro Sonny Umpad. If you want more information you can visit or come to a class at the Eskabo Daan school in San Francisco where we teach the Visayan Style Corto Kadena Larga Mano (VSCK or VSCKLM) system on Thursdays at 5:30pm

Espada Y Daga (Sword and Dagger)

Martial Artists/ Instructors of the Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima, Guro Jay Jasper Pugao and Guro Greg Manalo are showcasing the Espada Y Daga (Sword and Dagger) flow before warming up for their performance on Friday. The late and great Master Sonny Umpad always said that you can tell who really are the advanced blade fighters because “they move their weapon, for example like a blade, like an actual blade and not like a stick”.