Dacayana UK

The Linambay or Crab-Style of Eskrima 

GM Jun has taken the decision to reveal the Crab-style system to the Dacayana Family of Eskrimadors. 

Taught to Jun by his Grandfather when Jun was just a few yeas old, the style has always stayed with him but not until this year (2020) has he felt it was the right time to structure  the system and formally introduce it.

GM Jun had previously paid tribute to GM Alicaway by introducing the Alicaway Combat Knife system to the UK with Marcie Harding assisting in the development and structure in order to create a reflex based and intuitive easy to learn system available to all levels of Martial Artists.  

The ACKS system uses some of the Strikes and angles of attack taught to Jun by Grandmaster Alicaway and also uses some of GM Jun's combat Judo Knife techniques and is a fitting tribute to GM Alicaway. 

 However the Linambay or Crab System will now be shown in its purest form and introduced during 2020.

The History of Linambay or Crab-Style Eskrima 

The Crab-Style Eskrima approach to fighting was adopted from the late Dalmacio Laseras Alicaway. 

He was born during the World War 1 (1914-1918) in the city of San Fernando, Cebu. He was only four years old when the war was ended with the Allied powers (Europe, Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Japan, and USA) against the Central powers (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire). It was The Allied Powers who dominated the World War 1. 

It is during the World War II in 1939-1945 where Dalmacio Alicaway utilized his expertise on how to use the bayonet knife, deck knife, and bowie knife against the Japanese soldiers incorporating the Crab-Style approach.

 In addition, Dalmacio Alicaway became one of the soldiers of the Anderson Fil-American Guerilla also known as Police Bantok back in 1942-1945. When the war was over, Dalmacio Alicaway reminisced on how he and his comrades defended themselves against the Japanese soldiers using the Crab-Style approach to fighting. Only a few people knew about the Crab-Style Eskrima strategies way of fighting and the effectiveness of it. Due to a very limited supplies of weapons available, it was this strategy that has been found very effective in fighting against the Japanese guerrillas.  The utmost goal was to avoid the Japanese Sniper soldiers who were waiting to see their heads appeared on the horizon so that they can cut them using the assault rifles. 

Dalmacio Alicaway never came public of his ability and skill to fight using the Crab-Style Eskrima techniques except revealing it to his grandson Jun Dacayana, who would like to revive this traditional Crab-Style Eskrima approach.

GM  Jun wants to share it with others who are interested in this type of approach to defend against an attacker.