Lameco Eskrima is a system of
Filipino martial arts founded by the late Edgar Sulite based on his training
and experience with various Philippine Martial Arts masters.Lameco is
actually a combination of words which are the three basic ranges of combat
involved in the study and practice of Lameco Eskrima -
and Corto (Long, Middle, close).
Lameco uses Double and single
Stick, Double and single Dagger, Stick and Dagger, Sword, Staff,
Handkerchief, and Empty Hands. Lameco Eskrima is a synthesis of five major
and six minor systems of Eskrima.
The primary weapon is a rattan stick, also called a cane or baston. These
sticks vary in length from about 26 inches to as much as 38 inches in length
or more. The weapons can vary in weight and thickness depending on the
preference of the practitioner.
Lameco employs training drills called Laban Laro (Play Fighting). Laban Laro
allows the escrimador to come as close to real combat as possible without
injury. It is also designed to get an uncountable number of repetitions in a
short period of time.