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One of them wounded him on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger.

Thereupon, beholding him dead, we, wounded, retreated, as best we could, to the boats, which were already pulling off.

What is also known is that the Spaniards recruited and trained mercenaries and soldiers from local people like the Pangasinenses, Kapampangans, Tagalogs, Ilonggos, Cebuanos and Warays to pacify regions and put down revolts.

Of the Kapampangans, Fray Casimiro Díaz relates in 1718: Los primeros que se decidieron á experimentar fortuna fueron los pampangos, nación la más belicosa y noble de estas Islas, y cercana á Manila.

Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

Siendo tan infalible la execucion desta doctrina, que no solo consigue ésta superioridad en concurso de armas iguales, sino tambien hallandose el contrario con la aparente ventaja de venir armado de los dos 'arneses', Espada, y Daga; pues aun con ellos experimenta la dificultad de resistir á esta Espada sola...