Kombatan is a Filipino martial art, which combines several classical and modern styles.
The student learns several different approaches to different attacks. Drills, that improve the reflexes and reactions of students, are very important in training of Kombatan.
Usually the first thing that is taught in martial arts, are techniques from a specific stance. On one hand, this helps learning but on the other hand, studying this way requires years of practice to be able to use these techniques in free fight.
Unlike in many Asian martial arts, students of Kombatan learn first to use weapons and defend themselves against them.
This philosophy is widely based on Filipino culture, where both women and men use swords and knives in their daily work. This is why it is more popular to defend oneself using a weapon than without it. Training with sticks is also safer than training without them (when training without weapons, strikes and kicks are performed on the body). When the student learns to defend him/herself against a weapon, it is easier to learn to defend oneself against an unarmed opponent.
Kombatan includes hand and weapon techniques. Empty hand techniques are based on the paths of the weapons. The weapon is only an extension of the hand. Kombatan combines several different martial arts and it focuses on reacting instinctively.
It is ”an art within an art”.
Kombatan is based on 12 attack angles. These angles have 12 basic ways of counterattack (with feet, hands or weapons). The students learn several different strikes, kicks and blocks, locks, grapplings, sweeps, throws and takedowns, blocks, counterattacks and disarms with weapons, armed and unarmed sparring, unarmed vs. armed, armed vs. unarmed styles, footwork, solo and doble baston drills as well as solo and doble baston sparring and combinations.
Kombatan is especially suitable for today’s busy adults, who wish to learn a classical martial art, which teaches real and valuable self-defence skills. As a result of years of studying and developing, the most effective techniques and strategies have been implemented into Kombatan. Our goal is to provide students an effective self-defence system. Kombatan is based on self-defence techniques and their practicality. Weapons are used only as an extension of the hand.
Advantages of Kombatan
1. Effective and realistic self-defense system, which combines all the sparring styles - unarmed, ground and weapon techniques
2. Students learn to move fluently - not respond to force with force
3. Students are encouraged to apply the techniques and sparring style suitable for themselves
4. Teaches to relax when training
5. Improves coordination - training develops ambidexterity
6. Effective workout
7. Improves reflexes and observation - students learn evasive movement, controlling and neutralizing the opponent
8. Increases confidence, self-esteem, character strength and mind peace