Private and informal Eskrima lessons are available. If you are interested, please contact me.
Eskrima is a Filipino martial art. It covers work in the reverse order to Ju-jitsu – that is, weapons training first, and then moving on to the empty hand. It was first developed as a means of hiding martial training from oppressive rulers. The kali stick (one of the main weapons covered) imitates a machete, a sword, or another stick-like object that you can use to defend yourself.
Eskrima is not, however, an easy journey. If and only if you are up to the challenge, it is a worthwhile path to travel.