Eskrima, Arnisand (in the West) Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines that emphasize weapon-based fighting with knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It also includes hand-to-hand combat
and weapon disarming techniques. For the purpose of convenience, the
term Eskrima shall be used to refer to these interchangeable terms for
the rest of the article.