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Filipino Martial Culture : Martial Culture Series - Mark V. Wiley

Filipino Martial Culture

Martial Culture Series

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A classic reference for martial artists and aficionados of Filipino culture, "Filipino Martial Culture" is an unprecedented excursion into the history, ideology, and techniques of Filipino martial arts. Beginning with a comprehensive study of the history of civil turbulence in the Philippines and the participation of its warriors in fights for independence from colonial rulers, Filipino Martial Culture proceeds to explore the worldview, spirituality, folklore and weaponry of this ancient tradition.
Mark Wiley has collected extensive interviews with Filipino martial arts masters, as well as photographs of their practice and weaponry, in his preparations for this book. He explains basic and rare techniques, elucidating the ethos of much of Filipino culture in the process. The authority and depth of his materials are unsurpassed; Filipino Martial Culture is as much a definitive anthropological textbook as it is a practical guide to the martial arts

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"Filipino Martial Culture is an incomparable masterwork. For anyone who has searched for reliable information on the topic, this book is simply the best." -Michael A. DeMarco, Journal of Asian Martial Arts

Forewordp. 11
Author's Prefacep. 13
Background Investigationp. 21
The Prehistoric Erap. 31
The Colonial Periodp. 39
The Twentieth Centuryp. 53
Ethos and Worldview of the Filipino Warriorp. 69
Structure, Rites, and Symbolsp. 84
Folk Performance, Festivity, and Celebrationp. 104
Typology of Weaponsp. 116
Herminio Binas (Binas Dynamic Arnis)p. 140
Angel Cabales (Cabales Serrada Escrima)p. 148
Carlos Escorpizo (Arnis Escorpizo)p. 156
Ramiro Estalilla (Rigonan-Estalilla Kabaroan)p. 164
Ray Galang (Hagibis)p. 173
Meliton Geronimo (Sikaran)p. 182
Leo Giron (Giron Arnis/Escrima)p. 191
Antonio Ilustrisimo (Kali Ilustrisimo)p. 201
Carlito Lanada (Kuntaw Lima-Lima)p. 210
Porferio Lanada (Arnis Lanada)p. 217
Benjamin Luna Lema (Lightning Scientific Arnis)p. 228
Amante Marinas (Pananandata Marinas)p. 235
Christopher Ricketts (Sagasa)p. 245
Edgar Sulite (Lameco Eskrima)p. 254
Bobby Taboada (Balintawak Arnis Cuentada)p. 266
Sam Tendencia (Tendencia Arnis-Hilot)p. 276
Raymond Tobosa (Tobosa Kali/Escrima)p. 286
Florendo Visitacion (Vee Arnis Jitsu)p. 296
The Classification and Ethos of Filipino Martial Traditionsp. 307
Generic Terms for the Filipino Art of Weaponryp. 345
Styles of Filipino Fighting Techniquesp. 346
Name Classifications of Filipino Martial Artsp. 347
Systems of Filipino Martial Artsp. 348
References Citedp. 349
Glossaryp. 351
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780804820882
ISBN-10: 0804820880
Series: Martial Culture Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 15th May 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52