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Panantukan – Pananjakman

Panantukan also known as “Dirty Boxing”, is the boxing component of Filipino martial arts, and is known in the Visayas as pangamot. It consists of upper-body striking techniques such as punches, elbows, trapping, limb destructions, head butts and shoulder strikes. It also includes low-line kicks and knee strikes to make for one of the most effective open hand systems that came from the Philippines.

Pananjakman is the Filipino art of kicking. Although not as appealing to the eye as the kicks found in Capoeira, Karate and Tae-kwon do, the kicks are all designed to inflict pain, destroy an attacker’s mobility or distract him for an upper body strike.