My sticks’ photo shoot

Inspired by the by the wonderful photos in Grandmaster Rodel Dagooc’s official website, Smokingsticks Arnis Cane Maker, I decided to give my own sticks a photoshoot.

Starring: Bahi, Kamagong, and Rattan Arnis Sticks

Venue: My dining room

Time: Before lunch ( while I was waiting for my chicken macaroni soup to cook)

Camera: Panasonic Lumix ZS7 Point and Shoot

Lighting: Natural (from the window)

(From left) Anahaw, Kamagong, Rattan
(From left) Bahi, Kamagong, Rattan

Bahi (from the dense core of the Anahaw palm tree): wood so hard that it’s used for house posts and flooring; and as spear shafts. Note: the leaf of this palm of the Philippines’ national leaf. (I bought these sticks from a night market in Vigan, Ilocos Sur).

Kamagong is dense, hard, brownish-black timber with striped highlights in lighter tones of yellow, green or brown. (I bought these from from Chris Sports House in SM North Edsa, Quezon City)

Rattan is a light, durable and very resistant to splintering, making it the most popular wood for Arnis sticks. (These were bought from Quiapo, Manila but they are available in almost all sports stores).

Bahi, Kamagong, Rattan
Bahi, Kamagong, Rattan

Then they decided to change places:

(From left) Kamagong, Anahaw, Rattan
(From left) Kamagong, Bahi, Rattan

Well, that’s it. The Chicken macaroni soup is ready and I have these photos.

It’s a wrap! (Applause) 🙂


Interesting Reads:

Which arnis stick do you use? / Pete Kautz

Fighting Sticks Philippines Martial Arts Supplies. This is an on-line store but they discuss the different types of sticks well.

Smokingsticks Products Gallery


3 thoughts on “My sticks’ photo shoot

  1. sandisdiaries June 6, 2013 / 12:08 AM

    applause! pugay!

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