The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima, by Somera, Antonio E.
- ISBN: 9780804831390 | 0804831394
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/15/1998
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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 Girons 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.