Escrima, also known as Kali or Arnis, is the Filipino Martial Art of weapons combat. In Escrima, the practitioner begins training with weapons such as single stick, double sticks and stick and dagger, and then progresses into empty hands which conditions an individual to have less fear of the weapon. Escrima is the foremost martial art system in close combat weapons fighting, thus it has become popular with individuals in the military and law enforcement. Escrima teaches the basis of angles of attack, defenses, counters, disarms, locks, involved in close quarter weapons combat. Escrima is essential in a mixed martial artist’s curriculum because in this day and age, most encounters on the street can involve weapons.