The techniques shown here are derived from Filipino sword-based arts. This technique is called estrella, which is the Spanish word for star. It is a defense maneuver, which resembles the asterisk or a star hence the name.
Photo 1 shows both eskrimadors in a ready position. Photo 2 shows the eskrimador on the left starting to swing his stick to attack the other person. Photo 3 shows the defender quickly delivering an upward thrust. Photo 4 shows the execution of the technique called estrella cerrada. Photo 5 shows an upward strike seen in Photo 4. Then finally, Photo 6 shows a downward strike called bagsak.