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Ola`a Nalo Eskrima Jungle Style

Honolulu, Hawaii - Main Branch

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Contact:

Master Ron England

Phone:

808 259-9098

Email:

worldwideaq@yahoo.com

Location:

Old Stadium Park

(Corner of South King and Isenberg streets)

Times:

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

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Pedoy tree at parkThe Honolulu branch was the first school established in the Ola’a-nalo Eskrima system at its inception in 2005. This training location, The Old Stadium Park is of significance in Hawaii Filipino Martial Arts as it was the location of the main branch of the Pedoy School of Derobio Escrima (1991-2003) and was the last place Great Grand Master Braulio Pedoy held classes until his passing in 1992. Master Ron has been training at the Old Stadium Park since 1991.

 

Most of the instructors that are currently with Ola’a-nalo Eskrima have trained at the “Masters School” at the park.  The following instructors are currently based at the Honolulu school: Senior Chief Maestro Tom Whippy, Chief Maestro Pat Ruder and Assistant Maestros Karl Vorwerk and Joe Aikala. Over the past 20 years a few hundred students have passed through Ron’s classes at the park. It is amazing how people that attended classes many years ago just show up at the park to see if we are still there and say hi. Some of these people have gone to be instructors and have formed their own martial arts schools.

 

 

Jan 8, 2006 Escrima at the Park 040Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday 2-4pm. The first Saturday of the month is reserved for SPKF (Sure Point Knife Fighting).SPKF is a rapid paced competition that utilizes custom made inked rubber knives. The object of this competition is to paint your opponent while receiving as few “hits” on you as possible. A great deal of focus is on developing a strong defense.  As you can see from the photos sparring plays a big part in training, however a considerable amount of time is also devoted to traditional training. The foundation art of Derobio Escrima is always practiced first in training, as the class progresses then other elements of the Filipino Martial Arts are utilized and explored.

 

Class training includes: empty hand (offense & defense), one stick (solo garote) to two sticks (Doblekada).Blade training consists of (stick & blade, blade to blade, empty hand against blade).A significant amount of training is devoted to grappling both with weapons and empty hands.Class sizes are small (less than 12 people) therefore a novice student maybe paired up with amore experienced student. However the focus of training will be geared towards the less experienced person.Master Ron’s teaching criteria is to push the envelope of martial training without flooding the learning process.

 

The focus of Ola’a-nalo training is practical martial movements that work in combat. Good martial training has to be done with the proper balance of mental and physical elements. In my opinion, it is more important to learn less well, than a lot poorly. I am not here to impress you with fancy movements; I am here to provide you with practical martial training that will save your life if it is ever required. In order to successfully train in the Filipino Martial Arts, one must study not  only the physical aspects of the art, but also the history and culture of the art.    

 

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Disclaimer: This Website is for informational purposes only. Consult with a physician before beginning any new physical activity. Seek out a qualified instructor and always wear protective gear when practicing martial arts.

 

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