We have listed some frequently asked questions in an attempt to save you time.

Who was the founder of Inayan Eskrima?

The founder of Inayan Eskrima was Mangisursuro Michael G. Inay.

Is IS3 a “stick art” only?

IS3 Eskrima has short and long-range weaponry as well as empty hand applications. Generally speaking, the students start training with weapons along with empty-hands from the beginning. The idea behind this philosophy allows for flexibly of application depending on the situation. In most cases the concepts one learns with weaponry can be translated into empty-hand techniques. Because of this interrelationship between weapons philosophy and empty-hand skills, Eskrima is widely recognized for its extreme practicality and effectiveness.

Does IS3 practice full contact sparring?

In IS3, when we do full contact sparring we do so with minimal padding. However it should be noted that Mangisursuro Mike Inay felt that all practitioners should chose their armor to fit the fight. In that, warriors should protect themselves the best they can without impeding on their ability to fight. When it comes to training, different protection offers different lessons.

Is there a belt ranking system in IS3 ?

Within IS3 we differentiate the ranks of students and instructors by medallions and certificates.

What do the IS3 Instructor titles mean?

Kadua Instructor – Associate Instructors
Katalungan Guro – Assistant Teacher
Guro – Teacher
Lahong Guro – Seasoned Teacher
Masirib Guro – Savant Teacher
Sursuro– Master
Lahong Sursuro – Seasoned Master
Masirib Sursuro – Savant Master
SudLud – (Honorary title only given after death)
Suro – Head of the system (Heir)
Mangisursuro – Used to identify the founder of Inayan Eskrima and is reserved solely for Michael G. Inay.