In Escrima, you deploy functional weapons from diverse cultures. Starting with a simple stick to the machete and various types of swords. Work with knives, shields and even a staff are incorporated. Going further, you brandish the tonfa, palmstick and unusual weapons such as the battle axe.
The purpose of practice is learning the pragmatic use of a certain weapon or combinations thereof. A context of and connection to reality. It protects you from injury, optimizes your physical training and cultivates a vital respect — not only for other human beings, but for the weapons themselves.