The Bladed Hand: The Global Impact of Filipino Martial Arts is a documentary about the global impact and current state of Eskrima/Kali/Arnis, otherwise known as Filipino Martial Arts.
FMA is our country's greatest cultural export and we're not even aware of it!
Filmed around Cebu, Baguio, Bacolod, Batangas, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Manila, Moscow, Oakland and San Diego. The Bladed Hand will show how this native art from the Philippines has had a significant impact on military systems and even on Hollywood.
Featuring FMA luminaries SGM Diony Cañete, SGM Cacoy Cañete, Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Diana Inosanto, Guro Ron Balicki, GM Nick Elizar, GM Ising Atillo, Master Christopher Ricketts, GM Remy Presas, Jr. and many more.
Directed & Produced by Jay Philip Ignacio
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