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- Hyphenation: es‧kri‧ma
- The traditional martial arts of the Philippines, which emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, and various improvised weapons.
2009 April 16, Mandy Katz, “Choose Your Weapon: Exotic Martial Arts”, in New York Times:
- Of all the disciplines covered here, the arts of kali, arnis and eskrima, from the Philippines, are perhaps the most vigorous, employing an almost balletic violence to prepare for rough nights on the town.
Ordinarily, eskrima is one form of martial art.
Filipino martial art-form