Chief Instructor Frank Benn discusses the merits of various styles of tactical folding knives, along with the importance of understanding and practicing how to draw and wield a knife, not only to use one, but also how to defend against one, by understanding its behavior.
Austin Escrima / Filipino Martial Arts / Arnis / Kali Training Class
Develop essential blunt and blade weaponry skills in our Austin Escrima / Filipino Martial Arts / Arnis / Kali Training Class. Your instruction is focused on developing you into a skilled Escrimador, competent to handle (and help defend against/disarm) blunt and blade weapons, such as the baston (club, single or in pairs) and the daga (hand knife). Every structured class includes group and one-on-one coaching, partner drills, environmental training (using/defending against weapons while standing, kneeling, and on the ground…in closed confines), mindset/strategy development (use of footwork, rhythm, feints, and attacking ranges), and sparring. Skills learned may be applied using modern-day implements, besides sticks and hand knives, as well. While training with classmates, you will improve your skills and readiness/coordination with weaponry, in a challenging, yet safe environment.
Example Escrima / Filipino Martial Arts / Arnis / Kali Lessons You Can Learn At IFA Academy
Chief Instructor Frank Benn demonstrates disarm strategies and techniques to deal with knife attacks (Part II).
Chief Instructor Frank Benn demonstrates disarm strategies and techniques to deal with knife attacks (Part I).
In this video, Chief Instructor Frank Benn demonstrates how to use the baston (stick), while in the clinch, to takedown your opponent.