Check out this French documentary on Arnis in the Philippines in the ’50. It features some footage of villagers playing Arnis back in the day when point fighting tournaments and DVD courses were unheard of.
Take a look:
What I liked best was the footwork. It’s in sharp contrast to some of the footwork I’ve seen become more prevalent in Philippino martial arts in recent times. Anyway, it’s cool to see some footage of the old ways of training. Always inspirational and a good reminder of where we get our arts from.
Props to Melvin for this find.