Great Grandmaster Ernesto Presas is the founder of Kombatan and one of the most accomplished Filipino martial artists. In 1970 he created ARJUKEN, the Arnis, Kendo, Jujitsu, Karate Association to promote Filipino martial arts within the Philippines. In 1975 he founded the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation (IPMAF) to promote Filipino martial arts around the world. Currentlly Kombatan has schools that reach from the United States, Australia, Mexico…Continue
Eskabo Daan with Team Munoz
On January 11th, Eskabo Daan joined “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz for a wrestling and mixed martial arts seminar at Treasure Island. Eskabo Daan along with Visayan…Continue
Master Joseph Bautista and Carla Ayala spent ten days at a Native American village in Alaska. The Native American village called Tanana welcomed Bautista and Ayala with open arms as they taught martial arts to the youth. “Professor Michael Morell (Eskabo Instructor) was speaking to a friend who works for the University of Alaska and is in charge of getting grants to provide for…Continue
The traphand is one of the signature techniques of Filipino martial arts. Despite the diversity of Filipino martial arts, the traphand is one aspect that is seen in almost every FMA system from Luzon to Mindanao. To properly explain the use and application of the traphand, Joseph Bautista of Eskabo Daan was asked to give his insight.
“The traphand is traditionally the use of the left hand, if you have a weapon in your right hand. But a trap is basically a slap that we use to…Continue