Kutting Edge of Lameco Eskrima
Michael A. Krivka
What is Lameco
Lameco Eskrima is the result of Punong Guro Edgar Sulite's extensive training
in his native Filipino martial arts. The Lameco Eskrima system was founded
by Punong Guro Edgar Sulite on September 25, 1981, in Pasay City, Philippines.
Lameco Eskrima has elements of largo mano or long range styles (LA), medio
or medium range styles (ME), and corto or close range styles (CO). This
makes Lameco Eskrima functional at all ranges of weapons combat.
The Origins of
Eskrima is comprised of five major systems: the De Campo 1-2-3 Orehinal,
the Ilustrisimo system, the Pekiti Tirsia system, the Moderno Largos system,
and the Sulite system. Lameco Eskrima also contains key elements of six
other systems: the De Pluma system, the Siete Teros Serada Sepado no Puwede
Entra system, the Abaniko de Sungkiti system, the Arnis de Abaniko (Lapunti)
system, the Balintawak system (Kumentada Style), and Doce Pares Eskrima.
Punong Guro Edgar has extensive training with major representatives or
Grandmasters of the above systems and is a high ranking practitioner in
all of the above systems.
The Lameco Eskrima
The Lameco logo is representative of the system's dynamic combination
of combat arts and philosophies. The triangle represents the integration
of the mind, body, and soul, as well as the unity among the three. It
is also indicative of the footwork and offensive/defensive movements.
The kris represents Mindanao Island, where it is still used by the Filipino
Muslims. The balisong, or butterfly knife, represents the Luzon Island,
where it originated. The stick, or baston, represents the Visayas Island
where it is still the favored weapon. The arrows represent the flow of
nature and the concept of going with the force or blending, and not contradicting
the universal laws of nature.
About Punong Guro
Edgar arrived in the United States and quickly established himself in
the martial arts community. He has personally trained such prominent martial
artists as Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell, Burton Richardson, and many others.
He has written several books, appeared on the cover of a number of international
martial arts publications, and is the 'star' of an instructional video
NOTE: PG Edgar
passed away on April 10th, 1997 while training in the Philippines...
Kutting Edge (MAK) Nov. - Dec. 1995