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


Visayan Style Corto Kadena Eskrima demonstration at The San Francisco GIANTS Filipino Heritage Night

Our school, The Visayan Style Corto Kadena Eskrima Martial Arts School, are thankful and honored to be invited by Grand Master Robert Castro and Punong Guro Joseph Bautista of ESKABO DAAN Filipino Martial Arts School to do a demonstration with them representing Maestro Sonny Umpad’s Style at the San Francisco GIANTS Filipino Heritage NIght.

We are grateful to be invited by SF Giants, Filipino Heritage Night organizers with special thanks to Gavin Tolentino for the tickets and Eskabo Daan school for having us share.