Many individual systems exist and can trace their histories back to specific tribes or regions of the Philippines. After the Spanish conquest of the islands, Escrima practice was done in secret, disguised as dancing or fencing. Practitioners learn to react to angles of attack rather than particular strikes, providing a simplified yet effective basic training that makes learning later, more complex concepts easier.
In Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat: Deception (secondary)
- Quan Chi
- Monk enemies (some of them use eskrima rattan sticks)