Galleon Clan Escrima is a classical style of Escrima that was passed down to Guro Joe by his late father George D. Galleon, a Visayan Filipino from the Island of Leyte, from the district of Massin, who immigrated to the United States in 1920 after serving in the U.S Navy during WW1. The Galleon Clan system of Escrima encompasses single blade/baston, double blade/baston, single and double dagger, sword and dagger (espada y daga), staff (sibat), empty hands striking, and ground fighting (dumong).The blades of Galleon Clan Escrima are teh Cebuana Espada, Hook Sansibar, and the pinute.The techniques taught are the personal opinions and teaching that were passed down from his father, George D. Galleon.
Arnis, Kali, Escrima, Filipino Martial Arts
“For wisdom only comes through knowledge and experience from time in practice, sparring,actual combat, and teaching.” - Joe Galleon
Due to their honorable service in the US Navy during WWI, these Filipino soldiers were permitted to immigrate to the USA after WWI. George D. Galleon is in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left.Photo taken in 1919.
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A book over the second subset: Double Sinawali of Galleon Clan Escrim is currently in progress and will be published and available for purchase soon.