The Kutting Edge of Lameco Eskrima
by Michael A. Krivka

 

What is Lameco Eskrima?
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 Lameco Eskrima
Lameco 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 Logo
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 Sulite
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 series.

 

NOTE: PG Edgar passed away on April 10th, 1997 while training in the Philippines...

The Kutting Edge (MAK) Nov. - Dec. 1995

 


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