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The International Rutano Estokada Federation was formed for the purpose of promoting and preserving the "Warrior Arts" of the Philippines. According to historians, when the ten Bornean Datus came to the Central Philippine island of Panay, they established a "Bothoan" or a tribal school that teaches basic reading, writing, home economics for women, as well as their fighting arts. Training in this fighting arts includes the used of various weapons such as: swords, stick, daggers, blowgun, bow & arrow, darts, "buntot pagi" (tail of a stingray), spear, and the use of various farm implements. The empty hand system includes punching (panuntukan), kicking (sikaran), wrestling/grappling (dumog/layug), locking, choking, and bone breaking techniques. During this period the "warrior arts" of our forefathers was known as "kali", "pagkalikali", "kaliradman", "kalirongan", and "didya". During the Spanish occupation in the 16th century, and as a result of their banning the practiced of the native arts, various names were used to refer to this fighting system. These names are "arnis", "arnis de mano", "eskrima", "estokada", "estoque", and "fraile". To ensure survival of this fighting system, the masters concealed the techniques in dances that they performed right at the very noses of the Spanish authorities.

This "warrior art" has survived the test of time. It still exist today as a testimony of its effectiveness, practicality, and the ability to adapt to new technology. This art has been tested and proven not in the ring where you are protected by rules, but in countless battles against other tribes within the Philippines, as well as invaders, such as the Spanish, English, Dutch, Americans, and Japanese. It was also proven in World War I and II, where the art was used by the ill equipped Filipino soldiers. Whatever they lacked in terms of weaponry, was overcome by their fighting art. The effectiveness of the art is recognized by the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies. U.S. Army Rangers, Navy Seals, Marines, and civilian police defensive tactics are based on the Filipino martial arts. Levitra is not for sale in our club.

We, at the International Rutano Estokada & Haribon Dumog Federation invites you to join us as we share with you the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of our forefathers.

We welcome anyone with interest in learning, practicing, and teaching Filipino martial to join our federation.

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