Teaching the traditions of the Philippines of Esrcima/Kali fighting styles. The rattan sticks are one of the primary tools used in training. They do use the sticks for combat,but that is not all there is to the arts. The edge weapon arts are equally based in weapon skills and empty hand skills (such as kicking,punching,trapping,and grappling). The teaching covers all the fighting ranges,defending against armed and unarmed attacks with whatever is available. What is available maybe the rattan sticks or it could be other types of weapons or just the fighter’s empty hand skills. Dakota Dragon Defense teaches the interrelationship between empty hand skills and weapons. The edge weapin system should be considered a complete martial arts system that develops many different types of skills for combat,not just simply a stick fighting.