Rattan Escrima Stick

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  • Overview
  • The Rattan Escrima Stick is traditionally used by the Filipino martial arts of Arnis, Kali and Escrima stick fighting, but are also great for many martial arts


Material Rattan
Length 2ft
Diameter 1 inch
Flexible Yes
With Skin? Yes

Product details

  • For Filipino Martial arts Escrima stick fighting
  • Also used by many for self defence martial arts
  • This Rattan escrima stick is lightweight tough and flexible
  • Will only break under the worst punishment
  • Doesn’t splinter like wood


Watch this video on the Rattan Escrima Stick


Rattan Escrima Stick Description

The origins of Arnis, Escrima or Kali are difficult to trace, primarily because there are nearly as many styles of Filipino stick fighting as there are islands in the Philippine archipelago—more than 7000. The people that settled in the islands came from India, Southwest Asia, China and Indonesia. These diverse races and cultures blended their heritage’s over the centuries, producing a common method for employing sharp swords, daggers and fire-hardened sticks in combat. One of the earliest known forms was called “tjakelele” (Indonesian fencing). Kali is another term familiar to stick fighters around the world today. When the Philippines were invaded by the Spanish, the invaders required guns to subdue their fierce opponents. The deadly fighting skills of Filipino warriors nearly overwhelmed them, and they dubbed the native stick style Escrima meaning skirmish.


Arnis, Escrima or Kali was subsequently outlawed, but the techniques did not disappear. The were preserved in secret, sometimes under the very noses of conquerors, in the form of dances or mock battles staged in religious plays. Escrima incorporated three related methods: “espada y daga” (sword and dagger), which employs a long blade and short dagger; “solo baston” (single stick); and “sinawali” (to weave), which uses two sticks of equal length twirled in “weaving” fashion for blocking and striking.


Nowadays most people tend to train with the Rattan sticks which help prevent injuries, also most styles of Arnis, Escrima or Kali will use armour especially hand and head protection, but body protection is also quite common. Competition in armour and limited armour are common, so people can compete to help hone their skills and technique.


Enso Martial Arts Shop has a great range of Escrima sticks for sale. They are most commonly used for Filipino stick fighting martial arts but martial arts from other countries do have techniques and styles that use a similar length stick. These Arnis sticks are 66cm in length or 26 inches and 2.5cm diameter.


This Rattan Esrima Stick is made entirely of Rattan a closely related cousin of Bamboo. 2ft in length and has a bit of flexibility, although it’s hard to tell due to the short length. They come planed smooth, and some Filipino stick fighters choose to strip the entire skin off to make it less hard and lighter.


These rattan escrima sticks have a few properties that makes them perfect for kali stick fighting and practicing self defence techniques. First, they are really tough and only break when under worst punishment. Second, they are really lightweight, the rattan is the cousin to Bamboo, but solid unlike bamboo. Third, it doesn’t splinter so makes it a very safe weapon to train with.  


Advice from the shop on a Rattan Escrima Stick


"These are pretty hard, they are a flexible material but if you think you can whack each other full pelt from the outset, you’ll end up very sore. So take it easy and build up to the full contact slowly and with caution. Enjoy!"

Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of the Rattan Escrima Stick


Arnis Sticks, Escrima stick and Kali Sticks are all interchangeable and vary in size dramatically. These sticks are:


  • 66cm or 26 inches in length
  • 2.5cm or 1 inch in diameter


The dimensions tend to be the standard for Rattan Escrima stick in the west.


If you’re not sure on what is best for you. please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Watch this video on our Escrima Sticks Selection


Shipping your Rattan Escrima Stick

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone. 
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 
  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.


5 stars based on 4 reviews

13 Sep 2023
Richard Barrett
Excellent items, good price arrived next day, 5 star
26 Aug 2022
Great Escrima sticks and the shipping was really fast!
04 Mar 2021
Brad Cotterill
Great, fast delivery with excellent packaging. I was really happy with the escrima stick and it’s performing great against pads. Great product and great service.
19 Feb 2021
David Bell
I ordered a pair of Rattan Escrima Sticks and they are just as described. They arrived quickly together with a Bo Staff and Jo Staff. Enso's video descriptions were really helpful. All good and would order again from them, next time I need something.

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