What is Estacada?

Estacada is a stylized fighting art that focuses on a blend of specific foundational movements which enable the practitioner to fully utilize the hands, feet, elbows, knees, grabs, throws and groundwork.

Estacada also encompasses the use of weapons; these being the knife, stick, cane, short staff and sword. The key element to Estacada is that both the empty-hand and weaponry are linked together by the same basic fundamental principles and mechanics which are common to all the movements.

The objective of Estacada is to be able to grasp the basic fundamentals of different disciplines and make the connection between them, thereby improving one's ability to adapt.

Sifu Bill Schettino