Course Overview

The essential course to getting started with Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima. Learn Nickelstick basics and lay the foundation for more advanced training concepts.

Topics Covered (full curriculum below)

  • Warmup and Basic Drills
  • Strikes and Defense Positions
  • Offense and Defense with a Partner

***All for the handsome price of $0.00

Course Contents

    1. Holding the Stick

    2. Stance

    3. Double Stick Drill

    4. Double Stick Drill - Side Views

    5. Single Stick Drill

    6. Single Stick Drill - Side View

    7. Gripping Exercises

    1. 12 Basic Strikes

    2. 12 Basic Strikes - Facing Camera

    3. 12 Basic Defenses

    4. 12 Basic Defenses - Facing Camera

    5. 12 Power Strikes

    6. 12 Defenses with Power Strikes

    7. 12 Defense with Thrusts

    8. 12 Defense with Butting & Flywheel

    9. Basic Blocking Positions

    1. Offense and Defense without Pakgang - Hand Check

    2. Offense and Defense with Pakgang - Stick Check

    3. Offense and Defense - Student Perspective

    4. Offense and Defense - Instructor Perspective

    5. Offense and Defense in Random

Course Details

  • Free
  • 21 lessons


Great Grandmaster Nick Elizar

Great Grandmaster Nicomedes "Nick" Elizar trained in the original school of Balintawak under the late Grandmaster Teofilo Velez, the late Grandmaster Jose Villasin, and the late Great Grandmaster Venancio Bacon. From 1982 to 2003, GGM Nick was the master instructor and head of the White Chapter of TeoVel's Balintawak Group which became the foundation of his World Nickelstick Eskrima Club established in 2003. Known as both a great fighter and a great instructor, GGM Nick developed a highly effective style in Nickelstick by drawing on his experience in challenge matches and various violent encounters. Through it all, GGM Nick is a family man. He takes great joy in both caring for his family and passing on the teachings of Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima to each generation of Elizars.


  • How long will I have access to the course?

    For life! Assuming there isn't a solar flare that wipes out our servers, you'll have lifetime access to the course.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    We do not offer certificates for the online courses. To truly assess your skill level, you will need to train directly with one of the Elizars or one of their qualified instructors.

  • Will I be able to download the videos?

    Downloading videos is not currently possible, but we will add this feature as soon as the course platform allows.