Arnis- the Filipino Martial art (aka Eskrima or Kali)- is most recognized for its impressive use of single or double weapons in the form of sticks, knives, and/or swords.  But hidden within these weaving motions is a complex lexicon of combative techniques and drills that can be used by any individual for self-defense or advanced combat. The following pages give an overview of some of the history that lead to the development of American Arnis.