MT: Why balintawak?

Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by balita, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. balita

    balita <B>News Bot</B>

    Why balintawak?
    By Nuffries - Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:27:39 GMT

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    I already train in the art of Arnis but am also interested in studying Balintawak, as I enjoy the single stick work particularly. What would you say the distinguishing features of Balintawak are, in relation to the single stick and Arnis in general.

    Thanks,
    Josh


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  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Here's what I wrote in response on MT.

    It's a close-in dueling system with great live-hand stick control techniques. For close-in fighting it's one of the best systems going. It is not, however, nearly as generally applicable as some other systems--to largo, swords and empty hand, etc.
     

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