Rad Maningas’ New Book Teaches Self Defense Through ‘Balintawak’

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New book covers essentials behind one of Philippines’ most popular martial arts.

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The martial art of Balintawak Eskrima is one of the most popular fighting techniques used in the Philippines. Author Rad Maningas learned this technique over the course of many years. He now shares what he learned in his new martial arts book, “Balintawak: Lessons in Eskrima” (published by iUniverse).

Balintawak was first pioneered by Venancio Bacon of Cebu, Philippines, in an attempt to preserve the original nature of Philippine martial arts. One of Bacon’s students, Ted Buot, went on to teach Maningas from 1979 to 2006.

In “Balintawak,” Maningas presents readers with the history of the martial art, as well as guidance on how to properly utilize the style for self defense. He covers the traditional Balintawak style, in which the rattan stick is utilized, as well as hand-to-hand techniques.

It is Maningas’ hope that his book will not only help readers better appreciate and understand this martial art, but also better prepare them for any dangers they may face in life.

By Rad Maningas
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781491749982
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781491749999
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781491749975
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rad Maningas was born and raised in the Philippines. He has a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. He studied various martial arts, including Balintawak, which he learned from Ted Buot. He covers his experience and the martial art in his book, “Balintawak.” He lives and writes in Michigan.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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