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Eskrima is a beautiful martial art that originated in the Philippines. It has a very long history of combat application and is a national sport taught in many parts of the Philippines today. What makes Eskrima different from other well known martial arts, is that the students start training with weapons along with empty-hands from the beginning. The idea behind this philosophy allows for flexibility of application depending on the situation. In most cases the concepts one learns with weaponry can be translated into empty-hand techniques. Because of this interrelationship between weapons philosophy and empty-hand skills, Eskrima is widely recognized for its extreme practicality and effectiveness.

Head Coach:  Dave Swoboda is a Masirib Guro in Inayan Systems III Eskrima. He has been involved in martial arts since 1990 training in Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. In 1996 he started training in Inayan Eskrima and became a student of Mangisusuro Mike Inay's a few years later. Masirib Swoboda teaches 7 different styles of Inayan Eskrima and loves to incorporate his Karate and Jiu-Jitsu backgrounds into his teaching.

Head Coach:

Dave Swoboda is a Masirib Guro in Inayan Systems III Eskrima. He has been involved in martial arts since 1990 training in Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. In 1996 he started training in Inayan Eskrima and became a student of Mangisusuro Mike Inay's a few years later. Masirib Swoboda teaches 7 different styles of Inayan Eskrima and loves to incorporate his Karate and Jiu-Jitsu backgrounds into his teaching.