Sinawali, or double-stick training, is the foundation of the Filipino martial arts. This amazing training method develops striking power, coordination, line familiarity and the ability to use two weapons simultaneously. Its lightning-fast movements also hold the secrets of advanced fighting skills, teaching the practitioner to quickly identify and destroy vulnerable targets on an opponents body the instant they become available.
In this dynamic video, best-selling Paladin authors Joseph Simonet and Addy Hernandez present step-by-step instruction in 27 sinawali drills. They then teach you how to modify these drills to include half-beat strikes, reverse-grip strikes and literally dozens of combinations and variations of the basic movements.
About the instructors
Best-selling author Joseph Simonet is one of the most accomplished practitioners of the Indonesian art of Pentjak Silat in the United States. He is a certified instructor in five different martial arts systems. With Addy Hernandez, he operates KI Fighting Concepts in Wenatchee, WA, and teaches seminars on various martial arts subjects around the country.
Addy Hernandez holds black belts in kenpo karate, Escrido, and Doce Pares escrima and is a certified Yang-style taijiquan instructor. Together with best selling author Joseph Simonet, she operates KI Fighting Concepts in Wenatchee, WA, and teaches seminars on various martial arts subjects around the country.