Sinopsis: The Filipino Fighting Whip reflects the 1,500-year-old legacy of the Filipino martial arts updated for todays realities. The technical foundation for the techniques in the book come primarily from two Filipino systems Inosanto-LaCoste Kali taught by Guro Dan Inosanto and the Corto method of Doce Pares eskrima taught by Grandmaster Cacoy Canete but also incorporates Western and Australian influences. This book is a comprehensive guide for advanced training methods and combat applications as practiced and taught by the best fighters and whip practitioners in the world, including Inosanto, Canete, Snookie Sanchez, Anthony DeLongis and the author, Tom Meadows, among others. These methods offer a hands-on, no-nonsense approach to progressively training in combative whip techniques. This important addition to martial arts literature features chapters on the evolution of whips and their fighting techniques; the various types of whips, including the Western bullwhip, the Doce Pares rope whip and custom self-defense whips made by Peter Jack and Joe Strain; manipulation skills and range-control techniques; self-defense theories and sparring drills; cracking and slashing with the whip; safe handling techniques; and construction, care, maintenance and repair of whips. The Filipino fighting arts are known for their versatility, graceful movements and effectiveness, and this is especially true of the whip arts. Let Tom Meadows show you how to safely, enjoyably and easily incorporate the whip into your fighting arsenal. Tom Meadows began his study of the whip in 1957 when he was 5 years old. In 1962, he began his formal training in the martial arts with the study of archery and Kodokan judo in Tokyo. In 1987, he began his training in the Filipino martial arts under Guro Dan Inosanto. Currently he holds instructorships under Guro Inosanto in the Filipino martial arts and the Jun Fan martial arts of Bruce Lee….