Visayan Style Eskrima – Sword Play and the Art of Deception

Instructor(s): Maija Soderholm


Visayan Style Corto Kadena and Larga Mano Eskrima comes from Cebu in the Philippines. It is the life work of the notoriously reclusive Maestro Sonny Umpad, a phenomenal swordsman who sadly passed away in 2006. Sonny believed that the personality of the sword would dictate the movement and the tactics of the play. He was a master of illusion and deception, known by many as a ghost for his ability to evade strikes, yet strike at will.

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