This is more commonly known as limb destruction. By striking various nerve points and muscle tissue, partial paralysis occurs in the affected limb, thereby making it useless in combat. However, Panantukan also employs other weapons such as the shoulder for ramming and the head for striking. Strikes are also not limited to the limbs. The ribs, spine, and the back of the neck are all valid targets in this art. Its value is proven in the many techniques that are found in Eskrima, Arnis and other weapon based styles which are derived from Panantukan, the most common being the limb destruction.

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Have you ever seen a Jason Bourne Movie? Panantukan is an empty hands aspect of the Filipino Martial Arts and is at its core a boxing art. It is different from the Western boxing that most are familiar with. In Panantukan you use every part of you body as a tool to strike just about every part of the opponents body. The fact that the Filipino martial arts are known for their skills with bladed weapons is seen in Panantukan as the movements mimick the movement of the blade.

Some know this art by different names; Filipino Dirty Boxing, Suntakan, Pangamut, Mano-mano, to name a few, but they are all essentially the same art. Some aspects that make this art very unique are: The use of each sides equally: Practitioners will train both side of the body so that they will be able strike well in either a left or right southpaw lead. Body manipulation: One goal is to off balance or move the opponents body by pushing, pulling, sweeps and takedowns.

These tactics put the opponent into a position which limits their offense. Limb destruction: Another unique concept of the art is limb destruction. The techniques are not only focused toward the face and body, but also will intentionally attack the limbs. An add benefit is distraction with pain to open up the main targets. Credit where credit is due. These 2 men have traveled the world sharing the benefits of martial arts and Filipino martial arts specifically. Those of us that train in these arts owe many thanks to these men for there dedication and unselfishness.

Guro Dan Inosanto Mr. His unique situation gave him access to many of the great Filipino masters. Here are some short clips of Guro Rick Faye. Circa What are the benefits of training Panantukan? The Study of Panantukan has many benefits, some are are very obvious. The self defense aspects of the art are very easy to see, yet some of the other benefits are not so obvious. For example, the changing of leads trains your brain! Using both sides of your body is proven to improve cognitive function of the brain.

Also when exploring the pathways and routes in the organic method that FMA Filipino Martial Arts teaches, training promotes creativity and fluid motion. It can also be a fantastic work out.

Lastly, and maybe most importantly, it is FUN! Post navigation.


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