Giron Eskrima: Estilo Macabebe DVD by Toney Somera
This DVD illustrates Estilo Macabebe style in the Giron Arnis Escrima system of Filipino Martial Arts. Macabebe is the name of a town in the province of Pampanga. Many men in the area have chosen a trade of peddling clothing materials to families in the remote barrios. These men from Macabebe introduced an art of self-defense using two long sticks; this style is characterized by the interweaving motions of the sticks and is also known as sinawali, the weaving style. In Giron Arnis Escrima, Estilo Macabebe, the weapon of application would be two bolo knives. The Macabebe natives were known as fierce fighting warriors who were employed by others for protection. The Macabebe warriors also have a bare hand and disarming system that is used in Giron Escrima.