Filipino Archery?

Discussion in 'Marksmanship Arts' started by arnisador, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Phil Mar Nadela

    Phil Mar Nadela New Member Supporting Member

    Hey, that looks like what i use to make when i was a kid. local hoodlums use this allot where i use to live in Sampaloc, Manila and laguna. Easy to make and easy to hide. Not really lethal, Unless your really close or you get the target on vital areas (eyes,throat, etc.).
  2. rideoutblades

    rideoutblades Junior Member

    Gat Puno Abon Baet was telling us about this weapon during the seminar. He said it is also called "Apache". He said this is a common weapon among street thugs. It is easy to make and can be very deadly. Basically a 4" spike being shot into someone's body.
  3. Ron Kosakowski

    Ron Kosakowski New Member

    I find this interesting. I can't see how it is used. Obviously its a projectile. Why up doesn't go far? Whats this called? I ask because in my research, a Pana was the archery set.
  4. rideoutblades

    rideoutblades Junior Member

    Apparently it is used similar to a sling shot. You hold the nail or dart by the end and the hook by the tip of the dart connects to the metal loop on the band. It is easily concealed. Gat Puno Baet was explaining it to us in a restaurant and showed how he could shoot one from under the table into the booth next to us. He said at close range, 3-4 inches will penetrate which is enough to kill someone. Drawing back a bow and arrow in a restaurant or crowded area would probably draw more attention. Nothing like stating the obvious!
  5. bentit

    bentit New Member

    Pana just mean bow in Filipino. A Filipino bow looks like any indigenous bows out there in the world. The weapon i showed is a street weapon and has been called different names. I have known it to be called "indian pana" since my childhood. rideoutblades heard it was called "Apache". It is not a weapon from India. The name of this weapon seems like its derived from native american indians. For that i don't know why. I remembered shooting a chicken with one of these back in the phils. when I was young. The accurate range is about 20feet (maybe 25 max?) away. The arrow will start to tumble after a certain distance.
  6. Ron Kosakowski

    Ron Kosakowski New Member

    I thank you guys for the info. I find primitive weapons in general very interesting. Obviously being in the business. I am going to ask my friends in the Philippines if they can get me one of these. I won't be killing chickens with them though! [​IMG]
  7. The Phalanx

    The Phalanx FMA's Frank Lucas

    Speaking of primitive, back when I was a kid in PI we used this weapon that had a piece of leather with a string tied at each end... You place a rock on the leather, wind it up by rotating your arms, and let go...

    That was our toy as kids, we did "war games" with it... Ahhhhh, good times...
  8. Ron Kosakowski

    Ron Kosakowski New Member

    We used to make home made bows and shoot arrows at each other. I think i would freak out if I saw my kids do that today. heheheh, maybe we were different as kids?[​IMG]
  9. BayaniWarrior

    BayaniWarrior New Member

    I tried posting this link before but I don't think it worked.

    Atienza Kali Combat Archery

    As for the Pana slingshot (which bears my namesake), I have the exact one shown in the picture a few posts back in this thread. Very deadly. Very accurate...although the nails used for the darts are much, much bigger in the PI than the ones they show in that pic.

    One individual from the PI that I know who used those things back home in real fights told me it was a weapon best used within 5 feet. You walked up to the victim discreetly and just aimed and fired...then you moved onto the next guy.

    -Mike Pana
  10. Phil Mar Nadela

    Phil Mar Nadela New Member Supporting Member

    Really cool video!

    Does this style of archery a part of Antenzia style since its founding?
  11. el maldito de cebu

    el maldito de cebu New Member

    I've seen filipino archery In the Northern part of the phils. In zambales, ifugao area and among the mangyan trive. also in the western visayas specially the negritos trive but in the central visayas area the San Miguel eskrima specializes in dagger darting, similar with the PTtersia but when we go to the southern part of the phils. there we can see the use of bow and arrow and a tohto which is fluete like with a poisonous dart use for hunting. Very prominent of Indomalayo Region. these may signify that the history of the phil.archery is interconnected with its neighboring countrys. I hope phil. archery was popularised and devt. not by just forgotten in the past.
  12. BayaniWarrior

    BayaniWarrior New Member

    The Atienza brothers have been practicing the combative applications of blade work and archery since childhood. Growing up in Jamaica, Queens NYC...they were exposed to many violent situations, and their training in the use of the bow and arrow was used mainly as a method to protect the household from intruders.
  13. el maldito de cebu

    el maldito de cebu New Member

    that was called the indian pana. it is also present here in cebu but it must be used by a skilled usser otherwise you could be hit by it. It has no guide and the rubber is the main trigger it is manipulate only by an indian pana archer. I never taught that these could also be a part of the indigenous pana beacuase these was use din urban areas an usually made with improvised equipement by gangsters just like IED of the terrorist group alkhaida. different weapons same roots how Ironic"
  14. Raul

    Raul Mananandata

    It's called pana. Nowadays, only high school kids who have no access to guns use it. It doesn't go far. It won't cross over the length of a basketball court. It is only useful when you ambush a guy in a narrow alley as a prelude to your real attack.
  15. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Isn't a crossbow better at that range?

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