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"Pananandata" is a great book for weapons devotees and practitioners of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA). Author Amante Marinas Sr. describes the following weapons in detail:
Balisong = Filipino folding knife
Many techniques are familiar to users of these weapons from other arts. The pingaa techniques are reminiscent of bo and jo techniques, while the tabak toyok and hawakan are traditional nunchaku and tonfa, respectively.
Although most of us don't carry water on our shoulders, or grind rice every day, a lot of the techniques can be transferred to modern weapons. The tabak could be an expandable baton, perhaps. Or, the techniques documented for the latiko could be used with Cold Steel's plastic sjambok.
Marianas also shows some empty hand defense against these weapons.
"Pananandata" is a great reference for these rarely-seen Filipino
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