Sinawali drills are some of the most fundamental to Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) and kali. Literally meaning "weaving," sinawali drills are done with two escrima, one in either hand. The name refers to the patterns the sticks make as they move, weaving in and out and over and under each other's paths. Sinawali drills range from simply and pragmatic, to showy and elegant.


Starting at the beginning is crucial for understanding and developing skills in any martial art. In this video, FMA Master Julius Melegrito demonstrates several basic sinawali drills. These drills can be practiced with a partner or solo. This video covers an open sinawali drill.

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