This is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima. A child of revolution, Grandmaster Giron learned marital arts by necessity from five renowned master, and honed his skills in numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron’s fighting art--a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs, this unique book reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.
About the Author
Antonio Somera lives in Stockton, California, the hub of escrima in the United States. He is the only person to whom Grandmaster Giron awarded the master’s degree in the art of Giron arnis escrima. He is the presiding master of the Bahala Na Martial Arts Association, and his articles have appeared in Free Voice and Martial Arts Legends magazines.
* 371 black & white photographs
* 144 pages
* Dimensions: 6 x 9
* Published: March 15, 1998