These Tiger escrima sticks have a burnt effect on the rattan known as a Tiger pattern as it resembles Tigers stripes. In terms of practical use Rattan has several properties that makes them perfect for kali stick fighting and practicing self defence techniques. These Tiger Escrima Stick vary from our standard Rattan Escrima as they come without skin. This makes them more lightweight and more flexible. If you are using them for sparring you will find them a bit more forgiving in terms of bruises and lumps. They are cut from a thicker part of the plant so the overall thickness is still around an inch.
Apart from this there isn't a lot of difference from a standard Rattan Escrima stick apart from the design but they look great and are very popular with Philipino Stick fighters. Rattan is a super durable material and is sometimes confused with it cousin, bamboo. However, being solid throughout it doesn't splinter like bamboo so it ideal for stick fighting. It is also very abundant in the Philippines so used widely by Filipino stick fighters. It has become the norm and used worldwide.
These Arnis sticks are 66cm in length or 26 inches and 2cm diameter. This is the standard for Escrima sticks and although there are many different varieties these are the most commonly used throughout the styles of Filipino stick fighting.
“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
Here are the dimensions of this Tiger Escrima Stick:
- Length = 66cm / 26"
- Diameter = 24mm
- Weight = 146g
Arnis Sticks, Escrima stick and Kali Sticks are all interchangeable and vary in size dramatically. These sticks are 66cm in length or 26 inches and 2cm diameter. Which tends to be the standard for Rattan Escrima sticks 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]