Yes, there is such a thing! Although Filipino boxing may look similar to western boxing, especially in the early stages of studying it. I guarantee you it is quite different. Filipino boxing is not just limited to striking with hands. It utilizes everything from punches, kicks, elbows, knees, headbutt, take-downs, throws, trapping and joint locking. since there are so many elements involved in Filipino boxing also known in different dialects: as panuntukan (panoon’ tu-kahn), bakbakan, suntukan (soon’ tu-kahn), buntalan (boon’ ta-lan), etc.,,,etc. Mastery of proper body mechanics and balance in motion are the utmost important part of training. Here is my teacher Gat Puno Abon “Garimot” Baet demonstrating his devestating art of Sikadtukan. Sikad means to kick, and tukan derived from the word “suntukan” or “suntok” meaning to punch.

Watch the Roost*r get his butt kicked! Click here to play the video:

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