Glossary

Pronunciation

Alphabets are always pronounced with short vowels A-E-I-O-U.
Where syllables are capitalised, these indicate rise or emphasis of accent. (Please be mindful of where the emphasis is. Changing the syllable with the emphasis may change the entire meaning of the word.)

A

Abaniko

[ah-bah-NEEH-koh]

A striking technique resembling a fan-like motion

From the Spanish word ‘abanico’, meaning fan

Abante

[ah-BAN-teh]

To move forward

Abesedario

[ah-beh-seh-DAR-yoh]

Basic striking techniques

From the Spanish word ‘abecedario’, meaning alphabet

Amarra

[ah-mah-RAH]

A series of strikes, also known as ‘patuyok‘ (or twirling)

Andam

[an-DAM]

Ready or attention

Anyo

[an-YO’]

Form or Sayaw; shadow fighting

Arnisador

[ar-NIH-sah-dor]

Arnis practitioner; stick fighter

Atras

[ah-TRAS]

To move backwards

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