Welcome to Grandmaster Christopher Petrilli's Filipino Martial Arts Academy!

Eskrima is a Filipino martial art that revolves around training with weaponry (both impact and bladed) to create a total awareness of both armed and unarmed combat at every possible range. Commonly called "Filipino stick-fighting" and known by other names (Arnis de mano, Escrima, Kali), Eskrima is a complete martial art, encompassing kicks, punches, knees, elbows, trapping, joint locks, throws, and submission holds, done with or without a stick. Every technique that we teach is geared towards total pragmatism in real combat, yet our system also adapts well to tournament competition.

Our training is based on the teachings of Doce Pares Eskrima Supreme Grandmaster Ciriaco "Cacoy" Cañete. We hope this site will provide plenty of historical and technical information for you, and we look forward to meeting you in any of our classes or seminars.