Slideshow DTE - Eskrima

Eskrima Class

Short History of Eskrima

The art of Eskrima (the primary art of which D.T.E. is comprised) is a native art of the Philippines. Eskrima, like Kung Fu, has many different styles and a history that is over 1500 years old. Many people have never heard of Eskrima, Arnis, or Kali (the two other names the art is mainly known as) unless they've acquired vast knowledge of the various martial arts. The reason for this being; in the 1500 or more years of the art's history it was a secret warrior art passed down only to fellow tribal members and family. In fact, few Non-Filipinos were taught this battle tested art, unless you were a trusted family friend (and even then it was rare), until the 1960's and 70's.