Witik - This is characterized as a whip like strike where the stick retracts to the to starting position after hitting the target. This can be done with a forehand or back hand motion. This can be done angle coming up, down, to the side, or any angle in between. At the last moment before impact switching to a "pistol" grip can increase the snapping power of the strike.
Abaniko - This is a special type of witik that utilizes the rotation (pronation and supination) of the forearm to deal a quick "one two" strike. It means fan strike based on the fanning arc that the tip of the stick makes. This is best done over the practitioner's head with the goal of hitting the temples of the opponent's head, it however can also be done to the downwards to the leg or arm especially if the opponent was thrown and their wrist is still grabbed the the thrower, it can also be done on an angle with the practitioner at about a 45 degree angle of their opponent aiming the strike from one clavicle to the opposite hip.
These are both very fast and quick strikes which are very useful in combat but do have their limitations (much more useful with a lighter weapon) and the following video nicely shows this.
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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