Eskrima – Terminology

Eskrima, Kali & Arnis – Terminology

This page lists Eskrima terminology (Eskrima is also known as Kali & Arnis). This martial arts style often uses the Philippines language of Tagalog and some Spanish. For other martial arts words & commands, please visit the main Martial Arts Terminology section.

Eskrima, Kali & Arnis Numbers – How to Count

  • One – Isa
  • Two – Dalawa
  • Three – Tatlo
  • Four – Apat
  • Five – Lima
  • Six – Anim
  • Seven – Pito
  • Eight – Walo
  • Nine – Siyam
  • Ten – Sampu

Eskrima, Kali & Arnis – Terminology

  • Dagger – Daga
  • Distance (Long Range) – Largo
  • Distance (Medium Range) – Medio
  • Distance (Short Range) – Corto
  • Goodbye – Paalam
  • Grappling or Wrestling – Dumog
  • Handle/grip of weapon – Puño
  • Hello – Mabuhay (or) Kumusta
  • How are you? – Kumusta?
  • Instructor – Guro
  • Machete – Bolo
  • Poke – Tusok
  • Respect – Pugay (form of salutation/greeting between practitioners)
  • Stab or Thrust – Saksak
  • Stick (Single) – Solo Baston
  • Stick (Double) – Doble Baston
  • Stick Weapon – Yantok
  • Sword – Espada
  • Sword and Dagger – Espada y Daga
  • Thank You – Salamat
  • Unarmed Combat – Mano Y Mano
  • You Are Welcome – Walang Anuman
  • Weaving (Weapon Movement) – Sinawali

References

  1. Omniglot, Useful Tagalog Phrases, http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/tagalog.php
  2. Many of the words on this page were kindly provided by Blade Apprentice, http://bladeapprentice.com

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