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:
I would love to know more, if anyone has any input.
Cross Step Kick:
I use these same patterns when I teach.
FMA Digest had an issue on Sikaran.
The link is about half way down the page.
Pretty good read.
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).
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.