Filipino martial arts - Wilberfoss/ Pocklington What is the Balintawak Escrima Cuentada System? Balintawak means Heroes of the Cry of Freedom, referring to the famous freedom fighters of the Filipino revolt against Spanish domination. The name was also given to a small street in Cebu City, Philippines where the first balintawak escrima (Spanish word meaning skirmish) club was established in the 1930s by the late Great Grand Master "Anciong" Bacon. The balintawak system emphasizes both in-tight and long-range fighting and utilizes the single-stick and empty-hand applications for practicality. Cuentada is a Spanish word that means to counter. It acknowledges the reality that there is a counter for every counter and that while making any move you should already be subconsciously anticipating your opponent's response.Northfield rise
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