Arnis is also name as Eskrima or Kali. The national sport and martial arts of the Philippines, they called Filipino Martial Arts or FMA.
FMA emphasize the weapon based fighting such as sticks, knives, bladed weapon and any kind of improvised weapon that it can be hold by your hand.
In arnis, the weapons are used as an extension of the body. Thus, some body movement, foot work techniques are basic to the sport.
Sticks, used in a variety of Filipino martial arts such as Kali, Eskrima and Arnis, are traditionally crafted from the rattan vine. They can be made to a variety of lengths, though the standard size is 26″ to 28″.