Eskrima Stick Grips

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Wiki Revision Date - 30 May 2015 02:15

Pang-Ubot - Holds/Grips

  • Normal Grip - Here the stick and extension of the thumb are parallel.
  • Punch Grip - The stick is held with the hand making a normal punch grip with the thumb over the fingers.
  • Hammer Grip - This is a normal punch grip but its held at the very end of the stick with no punyo like holding a hammer at the end.
  • Pistol Grip - This is a transitional grip used during a witik where at the last moment of the strike the thumb and the pointer finger open like a pistol and the middle finger is closed but relaxed. The transition to this grip adds and extra snap to the strike and should quickly return to the punch grip after impact.
  • OK Grip - Sometimes used when spinning the stick, holding it between the pointer finger and the thumb. This allows great rotation for the for the stick to be spun in circles and arcing patterns, compared to the punch grip which would require high level wrist movement and control.
  • Trigger Finger Grip - This is similar to OK but the stick is held firmly by the middle finger and thumb, this way in combat if the top finger (pointer finger) or bottom fingers (pinky or ring) get hit the stick can still be held and not lost to the strike.
  • Thumb Lock Grip - This is similar to the punch grip but that the pointer finger locks over the thumb.
  • Thumb Assist - Here the thumb is putting pressure (parallel) on the stick, this helps stabilize the aiming of a thrust.
  • Reverse Grip - Here the long part of the stick and the direction of the extended thumb are opposite. This should only be used by experienced practitioners or with double stick as the supporting weapon.
  • Middle Grip - Here the stick is held in the middle, and allows for a variety of supporting strikes as a supporting weapon when using duel sticks.

For more on single stick work please refer back to the Solo Baston page.
For more on the art please refer back to the main Kali/Arnis/Eskrima page.



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