The Central Visayas region of the Philippines is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern Filipino martial arts and Cebu is the site of the first documented examples of stickfighting beginning in the 1920s with the formation of the Labangon Fencing Club and other stickfighting schools. The area remains home to some of the world's most popular styles of arnis/eskrima/kali.
The Department of Tourism will now include a "heritage trail" that takes visitors through FMA-related sites in the tri-city area of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-lapu. The tours are expected to include visits to local FMA masters as well as knifesmiths.
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