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    Sikaran? Filipino Karate? Or Filipino Taekwondo?

    Now, when I did Kali, I'd heard that Sikaran was another name for Pananjakman or generic FMA kicking techniques. I'd known that Shotokan had a presence on the Islands, and that it and Judo had influenced some systems of FMA.

    Then I saw this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjrdPgqNZEQ

    I would love to know more, if anyone has any input.

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    "Side Step Side Kick" Instructional

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47fEL_Iik7o

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    Cross Step Kick:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOVUfgbFO2Y

    I use these same patterns when I teach.

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    FMA Digest had an issue on Sikaran.

    Link:
    http://www.fmadigest.com/Issues/spec...itions-09.html

    The link is about half way down the page.

    Pretty good read.

    Ken

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    Thanks for the link. The history is fascinating, and it does remind me quite a bit of the development of Taekwondo (minus the government interference, of course).

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    Sikaran is a word that means kicking, so using that term in reference to Filipino kicking techniques is not incorrect.

    While I am no way an expert on Sikaran, from what I understand, the most commonly found lineage is that of Geronimo, but that is not the only lineage as the FMAdigest article states. There is also a line that traces itself through Mr. Louis Lagarejos. http://lagarejosassociates.com/lagarejossikaran.html

    There may be other lines as well, its not a well-documented system.

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