A group for practitioners of the Filipino art of Balintawak Arnis and aspects of other systems of Arnis and Escrima or Filipino Stick Fighting. Arnis (also known as Esgrima or Kali) is a very practical martial art that involves sticks, striking, grappling or improvised weapons. The same motions taught with weapons can also be used barehanded.
It is becoming more popular (for example the Jason Bourne movies or other movies) and is usually practiced outdoors rather than in a gym. Beginners are always welcome, or you can just come along and watch the action!
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers