Dacayana Eskrima

The art of Eskrima develops a wide range of skills and attributes at all fighting ranges

Dacayana Eskrima – Filipino Martial Art

 

Associated with Dacayana UK & Europe, learn a unique and an effective system, focusing on precision, timing, control & more.

Eskrima is a term for the indigenous Martial Arts of the Philippines. Eskrima is also known by the names of Eskrima, Kali, Arnis or Arnis de Mano. Different schools and styles often claim that their terminology is the ‘Mother Art’ however the terms vary from region to region. In the USA for example, Kali is widely accepted as the “Mother Art” (mainly due to the influence of Guru Dan Inosanto) but in the Philippines it is more usually Eskrima or Arnis that is seen as the correct name to describe Filipino Martial Arts (FMA).

The Filipino Martial Arts have evolved over a period of 500 years. It is only in recent years that Eskrima is becoming popular in the UK and the USA having largely remained undiscovered for all this time. Filipino Arts have proven to be very effective in real life situations and are used extensively by many of the world’s elite Military forces. Eskrima, unlike most arts, trains its students from the beginning to defend against knives and sticks; weapons that are increasingly evident in today’s society.

The art of Eskrima develops a wide range of skills and attributes at all fighting ranges. These include speed, accuracy, timing, footwork, co-ordination, reaction speed and the ability to flow with any attack. FMA Filipino Martial Arts Dacayana Eskrima is used in popular culture , in The Bourne Movies Jason bourne’s fighting style is Filipino kali & Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.

Our Lineage

Dacayana UK & Europe teaches a family system of indigenous Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) directly from Grandmaster Jun Dacayana. It is the only group throughout the UK and Europe authorised to teach this system. This association is now led by Marcie Harding and became an official Combat Art of the Philippine Army in 2019 and continues to expand across Europe, teaching Army, Navy, Police etc…

How do I join?

Dacayana Eskrima is currently taught as one-to-ones as well as small groups. Just contact Sifu Norm Willis on 07720651200 or email zencombatfitness@gmail.com for more details and enrolment.

Training Time’s

Private Lesson’s available through the day and at times to suit you Contact us for details.

  • No joining fee
  • No contract
  • Pay as you Train options
  • Monthly payment options
    (unlimited use to all classes)
• No joining fee • No contract • Pay as you Train options • Monthly payment options (unlimited use to all classes)

Monday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do 7-830pm
Grappling 830-10pm

Tuesday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do 7-830pm
Grappling 830-10pm

Wednesday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do 7-830pm
Grappling 830-10pm

Thursday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do 7-830pm
Grappling 830-10pm

Friday

Private Lessons available only

Saturday

Private Lessons 7am – 10am

Jeet Kune Do 10-11am
Grappling 11am-12pm

Sunday

Private Lessons 7am – 10am

Class Information

Monday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do
7-830pm

Grappling
830-10pm

Tuesday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do
7-830pm

Grappling
830-10pm

Wednesday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do
7-830pm

Grappling
830-10pm

 

Thursday

Private Lessons 6am – 7pm

Jeet Kune Do
7-830pm

Grappling
830-10pm

Friday

Personal Training
Private Lessons available only

Saturday

Private Lessons 7am – 10am

Jeet Kune Do
10-11am

Grappling
11-12pm

Sunday

Private Lessons 7am – 10am

Class Information

Important Information

 

Sunday Martial Arts Class

 

Sunday's Martial Arts Class Session (10:00 - 12:00) is taken a temporary detour from Sunday 3rd March 2024 until further notice.

This is due to the gym being used for filming / completing the Instructor's Hatton Boxing Course, as part of developing the instructor's skills further.

Other class sessions during the week (incl. Saturday) remain as normal. Please see class time table below.

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