We have seen a youtube video from “StickworldFighting” claiming to be the first mixed weapons martial arts championship organization. We got really curious because we know that a Filipino organization/promotions has been doing it. UGB MMA has been doing weaponized fighting using stick or what we know as the arnis/Kali stick since 2014. AltoughFrankly we don’t really care who did it fist, as long as they both promote the art.
In fact they will be having the Juego Todo tournament ( StickFighting) today at the Kapitolyo Ampitheater in Pasig, under the WSOF banner. See Event here
Here are the highlights video of the UGB 6 featuring Juego Todo (Weaponized Caged Fighting)
The Goat Locker’s sixth Underground Battle beatdown happened at Angeles city’s red light district on Field’s Avenue! Check out our video to see all the event’s highlights! Juego Todo the first weaponized caged fighting that we know of happned here.
Our Grand fathers has been doing stick fighting, it is only right that a Filipino would think about putting it inside the cage, but we don’t know for sure who really did it first. What matter to us is that the Filipino martial arts continue on and be a part of the mainstream culture.
Arnis, also known as Eskrima and Kali, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, “to weave”), Sitbatan & kalirongan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocos region). In the Visayas and Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as eskrima, kali, kaliradman and pagaradman. Kuntaw and silat are separate martial arts that are also practiced in the Philippine islands. Arnis also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all. source (wikipedia)