The World Eskrido Federation USA trains in the Filipino Martial Art of Eskrido de Alcuizar, a system developed by late Founder and Grandmaster, Gerardo "Larry" Alcuizar. Eskrido practitioners train extensively in weapon usage and defense (stick and knife/combat judo), as well as empty-hand fighting and grappling.
This group is heavily geared towards self-defense rather than competition. We will start from the very beginning and slowly walk you through the basics. Beginners with no previous martial arts experience are definitely welcome! Veterans with years of training and martial artists from other styles and backgrounds are all welcome to train with us, too.
In addition to self-defense, our group also places emphasis on physical fitness to get you into fighting shape. The WEF USA curriculum offers calisthenics, core and weight training exercises, and flexibility training.
WEF USA is not a commercial dojo or gym. We are a small, tight-knit group who share a passion for learning and teaching this art. Instruction is held in the head instructor's home, as was traditionally done in the Philippines.
Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes, bring a bottle of water and towel, and get ready to train hard and have fun. Positive attitude a must!
Equipment will be provided. If you have your own training equipment (sticks, training knives, gloves, safety goggles, etc.), feel free to bring those as well.