The glossary is a work in progress. As this website grows and changes, there will be more terms, and definitions added to this page. Wherever possible, CCKFC will try to link these terms back into the pages where they are used, but some may be missed. The glossary will always stand on it own. Terms appear in alphabetical order using either English or transliterations.
The fan block performed over the head with a backhand strike followed by a forehand strike parallel to the ground
In modern Arnis, a kata or formal exercise
A system of Filipino Martial Arts utilizing single and double sticks as well as open hands in combat
Striking straight up and down with consideration for the edge of the weapon (blade edge down on downstroke, and blade edge up on upward stroke to prevent stress fractures in weapon)
A stick used in combat
A crossing of arms, weapons designed to force the release of a weapon
In Tagalog, the number "2"
A combat knife
The highest ranking belt in an Arnis organization associated with IMAF (International Modern Arnis Federation) - means chieftain or leader
The subset of Arnis that uses the single stick
A flourish used as part of various anyo or forms. Multiple circling strikes (in the same plane) designed to force the opponent back or away.
The Arnis salutation
The word for "teacher" in Tagalog
In Arnis sparring, the command in Tagalog to "Stop"
In Arnis sparring, the command in Tagalog to "Start"
In Arnis sparring, the question in Tagalog for "Ready?"
In Tagalog, the number "1"
The art of fighting with the fists - open handed Arnis
Striking straight up and down with consideration for the edge of the weapon (blade edge down on downstroke, and blade edge up on upward stroke to prevent stress fractures in weapon
A striking drill (from the word for "weaving") to train the student in patterns that may be useful in combat.