Filipino martial arts is typically known just as a stick fighting art. Nothing could be further from the truth. Along with its neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia the Philippines martial culture covers everything from empty-hands (standing), grappling, ground fighting, fighting with blades, concussion weapons, projectile weapons, fighting with shields, etc. The common names used for the Filipino arts are Kali, Eskrima, Arnis, Kali-Silat, etc. Common names used for Indonesian arts are Pentjak-Silat, Silat, Kuntao, etc.

Martial Arts Koncepts practices and strongly supports the arts of the Philippines and Indonesia. If one has not yet had an opportunity to experience these arts first hand MAK strongly suggest that you take the time to do so.

 

 

Karambit: Exotic Weapon of the Indonesian Archipelago
by Steve Tarani
Dan Inosanto : The Man, the Teacher, the Artist

Here is the long-overdue authorized biography of legendary martial artist and instructor Dan Inosanto. Through extensive research, plus an impressive collection of new and old photos, author Perry Kelly tells the story of Dan Inosanto's life and work. In it, you'll find details of his childhood and the early days of his martial arts training, including the time he spent studying under Ed Parker; his relationship with Bruce Lee, including how the two met, what it was like to train and teach at the original Chinatown school and how Dan was affected by his friend and teacher's untimely death; Dan's experience as an actor and stuntman and how his technical innovations have improved the quality of cinematic fight scenes; his path in the martial arts, with a detailed look at all of his instructors, the myriad styles he has trained in and mastered and his own teaching experience.
The Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo
by Antonio Diego, Christopher Ricketts, Diego de Diego Antonio
Pananandata Yantok at Daga
by Amante P. Marinas
The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima
by Antonio E. Somera, Tony Somera
Modern Arnis: Filipino Art of Stick Fighting
by Remy Presas, Gregory Lee (Photographer)
The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia
by Donn F. Draeger

An abundantly illustrated and well-researched work from renowned scholar and martial arts teacher Donn F. Draeger- this classic provides a comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated forms of empty-hand combat and myriad unique weapons which characterize Indonesian fighting styles. Draeger shows how the forms are related to their mainland cousins, provides historical context for their development, and describes the combat methods of Menangkabau warriors, Alefuru headhunters, and the Celates pirates. With over 400 illustrations, this book is an indispensable addition in any martial artist's library.
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