FilAm HistoryFest 2013: Filipino Martial Arts in HawaiiOctober 27, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Filipino Community Center, 94-428 Mokuola Street, Waipahu, Hawaii
Eskrima is a martial arts originating from the Philippines that has spread throughout the world. In Hawaii and the U.S., eskrima (also known as kali, arnis and FMA) was introduced through plantation and migrant laborers. FilAm HistoryFest 2013 celebrates eskrima with presentations and demonstrations by six Hawaii-based eskrima schools: Bandalan Doce Pares Eskrima, Del Mar School of Filipino Martial Arts, General Ablen's School of Derobio Escrima, the Hawaii Filipino Martial Arts School, the Hawaii Organization of Pilipino Eskrima, and Sinao Tjakalele. A brief discussion session accompanies the demonstrations. FilAm HistoryFest 2013 is organized by the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii and cosponsored by the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Office of Multicultural Student Services, Mānoa Campus
Clement Bautista, 256-4380, email@example.com