12-22-2011, 09:51 #1
Mano Mano - Filippino Kickboxing!!!
Mano-a-mano (Mano Mano) is a Spanish construction meaning "hand to hand". It was used originally for bullfights where two matadors alternate competing for the admiration of the audience.
Mano Mano is the empty-hand component of Filipino Martial Arts, particularly eskrima. The term translates as "hands" or "hand to hand" and comes from the Spanish word mano (hand). It is known as Suntukan in Luzon and pangamot in the Visayas. American colonists referred to it as "combat judo".
Mano mano includes kicking, punching, locking, throwing and dumog (grappling). Filipino martial artists regard the empty hands as another weapon and all the movements of mano mano are directly based on weapon techniques. In eskrima, weapons are seen as an extension of the body so training with weapons naturally leads to proficiency in bare-handed combat. For this reason, mano mano is generally taught in the higher levels of eskrima because advanced students are expected to be able to apply their experience with weapons to unarmed fighting.
Is this taught anywhere Outside the Philippines? I've never seen it taught anywhere but presume it is a similar art to Bokator or Pradal Serey or Lethwei or even Muay BoranThe beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul
12-23-2011, 02:15 #2
Yes, it is taught outside of the PI. Almost any FMA style will train the empty hand component. Being in the UK you are surrounded by FMA. Reference a google search for schools near you. Also reference panantukan, kali, arnis and escrima.Robby Hedrick
12-23-2011, 05:16 #3
Am popping home to the Philippines next year so will see how close it is to my style.
Where I'm from there's loads of "Eskrima" and "Jeet Kune Do" (which to me are Doces Pares Schools under a different name - Dan Inosanto is Pinoy so that's why there is so much Filipino influent into JKD) schools. But none that specify "Mano Mano" or "Filipino boxing"The beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul
12-24-2011, 07:45 #4
Most are incorporated into the system as a whole. For ex. Inosanto schools have a very good panantukan aspect (mano-y-mano).Robby Hedrick
01-01-2012, 08:11 #5
01-01-2012, 08:23 #6
Oh, and by the way, the name "Combat Judo" is also applied to a variety of different arts in the Philippines. Some are from schools that teach the self-defense curriculum of Judo, some are the teachings of schools that teach Judo but are not affiliated with the Kodokan or IJF.
If I recall correctly, I read during the 1980s that the Doce Pares school in Cebu was using the name "Combat Judo" for an empty hand skillset in their curriculum. I don't know if it's still the case today.
01-04-2012, 09:39 #7
I agree with Sooner Sadiq. Mano y mano goes hand in hand with stick work in most FMAs. Most weapons movements translate to empty hand movements. An example is what Inosanto does. Professor Remy Presas often emphasized empty hand translations of stick work. To me, the inherent flexibility is the main attraction of Filipino Martial arts.