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INTRODUCTION TO ESKRIMA WITH
GURO EDIE MESINA
We are honored to have GURO EDIE MESINA of the KAMPILAN ESKRIMA SYSTEM leading our first workshop: Introduction to Eskrima! Learn footwork and defense skills against weapons.
WHERE: 8716 S Colfax Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
WHEN: Sunday March 1, 2020
REGISTRATION: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: No experience necessary
Members price: FREE
Early bird price by February 24: $40 per person
Price after February 24: $50 per person
GURO EDIE MESINA BIO
Edie’s martial arts journey began in her home city of Cebu where she trained in Eskrima and Judo at the world famous Doce Pares Club under the Canete Grandmasters who are recognized legends in the original Filipino art of Eskrima. She also trained extensively in sport Eskrima with Grandmaster Bonifacio “Loloy” Uy, the founder of BDU Eskrima System.
In 1992, Edie won gold in full-contact sparring at the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) World Championships. That same year, she founded Kampilan Eskrima System which employs the principles of body mechanics in the execution of techniques. She trained and coached Team Kampilan who won the Sinulog International Championships in 1993.
Edie pioneered a system of training and rating referees and judges geared to standardize tournament officiating in local, national and international competitions while serving as Tournament Director of Quest for the Best in 1992 - a series of competitions designed to scout new talents for the Philippine Eskrima Team.
After taking a break from competition for a number of years to concentrate on research, teaching and refining her craft, Edie trained and coached Team Kampilan here in the U.S. that saw action during the U.S. Nationals in 2010. She won the U.S. Nationals in her division and earned a slot in Team USA together with her students. She went back to compete with her team and won the Nationals again in February of 2012 and made it to the World Championships together with her students as members of Team USA. She won gold in forms at
Worlds and coached her students who bagged multiple individual World Championship titles in their respective divisions.
Along the way in her martial arts journey, Edie put together a practical, highly effective and easy to learn self defense system called STRIVE – Survival Techniques & Response In Violent Encounters. KAMPILAN on the other hand, had evolved into a revolutionary and highly effective martial arts system. Its weapons program is highly sought after and regarded as one of the most effective and practical weapons programs in the martial arts community.
Edie trains Team KAMPILAN and teaches Eskrima regularly at Lions Martial Arts Academy in Grayslake, IL and holds Eskrima and practical self defense seminars for civilians and security professionals here and abroad.
A visual artist, Edie also designs training equipment, weapons and safety gears for sports, martial arts training and competition.
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MARTIAL ARTS IN THE PARK
Join RISE TRAINING for our outdoor training series Martial Arts in the Park! Our theme is martial arts of colonized/enslaved communities. This is a social event to train well and meet new people. All levels are welcomed! This is a FREE event.
Date: July 28th
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Tentative & subject to change)
We will be training some basic capoeira drills at the Bantu Fest. Bring capoeira instruments, drums, & your best attitude. There will be some extra equipment if you don't own any. Wear clothing you're comfortable working out in. Come join us to learn and if you have something to share, let us know.
Join our Martial Arts in the Park Meetup group to stay current with our Meetup dates.