The fighting arts have been a prominent part of Philippine history. From the beginning, Filipinos have defended their homes and villages with the fighting skills passed from generation to generation. In some ways, elements of these arts and skills still survive in many parts of the nation. Influenced by the movies and TV, most people have looked to other Asian martial systems for self-defense training. Until recently, few people, inside and outside of the Philippines, realized that the indigenous fighting arts of the Philippines represent some of the most effective hand-to-hand and bladed fighting methods in the world today.
Modern Mano Mano students learn very quickly how to defend themselves from all the attack ranges and angles. Modern Mano Mano consists of 20 basic strikes (hand, elbow, kick and knee techniques), 40 takedown sets and 20 self-defence release sets. Follow-up techniques include groundwork striking and submission holds.
MANO MANO SYSTEMS
- Kicking techniques - Hitting techniques - Holding techniques - Mano Mano systems - Takedowns - Techniques against knife - Techniques against stick - Palit Palit systems - Drills
founder of mano mano, presas style
Great grandmaster ERNESTO A. PRESAS
BENEFITS OF mano mano
Mano Mano is a practical approach to self defense. It conditions the practitioner to be physically fit, mentally agile and confident. It enhances eye-hand coordination and reflexes. Practitioners of Mano Mano also have the distinction of being a member of the European Mano Mano Association
Ernesto Presas developed and promoted Mano Mano, selfdefense system. Mano Mano based on the different martial arts and combat techniques and his own interpretation of Martial Arts.