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IPMAF - Kombatan

Kombatan was developed by Grandmaster Ernesto Presas of Negros Occidental Province in the Visayas. Kombatan is a composite of various classical and modern fighting systems used in the Philippines.

Website: http://www.kombatan.info/
Location: Manila
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Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2017

KOMBATAN

Kombatan is a Filipino martial arts system. The head and founder of the system is Ernesto A. Presas (May 20, 1945 – November 1, 2010). The style is known for its double stick techniques but features other stick and blade techniques, as well as empty-hand methods.

Ernesto A. Presas Sr. was born in the coastal town of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental on 1945-05-20. At age 8 he began his martial arts training under his father, Jose Presas, a well known escrima practitioner at that time. He went on to be an athlete in his college years, participating in various sports. His training in the martial arts is eclectic, having studied judo, jujutsu, karate, and various forms of Filipino and Japanese weaponry. He is currently a Lakan Sampu (10th Dan) in arnis and Mano Mano (hand to hand combat) and holds a Lakan Sampu (10th Dan) in Philippine Weaponry.

Remy and Ernesto Presas both recognized that the classical arts of their country were losing their appeal and therefore slowly dying. Both sought to modernize the native arts into an effective fighting system that would be appealing to martial arts students living in modern Filipino society. Their dream to re-introduce his native arts led to the development of Modern Arnis. Ernesto Presas would later re-christen his version of the art Kombatan.

In 1970 he began to teach the Filipino martial arts in the University of the Philippines and Lyceum of the Philippines. Later other classes expanded to the University of Santo Tomas, Central Colleges of the Philippines, the Far Eastern Military Academy, Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippines Air Force Officer's School. Also in 1970 he was invited to Japan at Expo '70' to demonstrate Arnis. He quickly earned the respect of many of the Japanese masters who called his Art Filipino Kendo. After returning home, with the help of his friend Frederico Lazo, he opened his first club. Later he formed the Modern Arnis Association of the Philippines International and the ARJUKEN (which stands for Arnis, Jujutsu, Kendo) Karate Association to formally spread the art within the Philippines.

In 1975 he founded the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation (IPMAF) and began to spread the Filipino art to the outside world. In time his Arnis Presas Style and techniques became widely accepted and adopted by countries in Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. He has also published numerous books and videos and has been featured on the cover of Inside Kung Fu magazine with the title "Ernesto Presas: The Father of Mano-Mano" (which art he created).

At the present time Ernesto Presas travels the world teaching seminars to spread his art. Many have come to the Philippines to take lessons from him in Manila.

Major players include: Fred Lazo, Ernesto Presas Jr., Andy Elliott, Mike Bowers, Mike Guingona, Alex France, Lito Concepcion, Jon Rudy, Edwin Lao, James Miyake, John R. Malmo, Carlos Pulanco, Danny Tiliano, Dante Constantino, Michael Darcy, Thorbjorn "Toby" Hartelius, Chris Traish, Kevin Smith, Giovanni Zagari, Mark Day, Johan Skålberg, Alex Ercia, Audy Ercia, Brando Castillo, Jürg Ziegler, Wolfgang Schnur, Walter Hubmann, Rami Vainionpää, Tomi Harell and Arnold Domingo.

Kombatan combines several traditional Filipino styles that have been blended into a single art:

Palis
Hirada Batangueno
Sungkiti Tutsada
Abaniko Largo / Corto
Doblada / Doblete
Banda y Banda
Sinawali
Espada Y Daga
Daga sa Daga
Dulo Dulo
Dos Puntas
Tres Puntas
Bangkaw
Sibat

http://www.kombatan.info/

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New Shirts Available

Started by John R. Malmo. Last reply by John R. Malmo Apr 6, 2015. 1 Reply

I have created a couple of shirts for anyone interested.  They can be viewed at the following links:Kombatan Arnis Shirts…Continue

Current State of Affairs in Kombatan

Started by John R. Malmo May 5, 2012. 0 Replies

With GM Ernesto Presas Jr.'s permission, I am posting a letter addressed to all International Philippine Martial Arts Federation members concerning some recent events.  Below is the wording of the…Continue

specifically Kombatan, or any FMA schools in Charleston South Carolina?

Started by Mateo Soriano Masellones Jr Apr 23, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello everyone, I have a Lifelong friend and student who now lives in Charleston SC.  And is looking for a Kombatan affiliated school.  If none are available any FMA school will suffice.  Any and all…Continue

North American Kombatan Conference & Training Camp

Started by John R. Malmo Apr 22, 2010. 0 Replies

The North American Chapter of GGM Ernesto Presas’ Kombatan organizationis holding its 1st North American Conference. This event will takeplace on the sunny shores of Lake Tahoe, California. It’s been…Continue

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Mano Mano Striking

Started by John R. Malmo Aug 21, 2009. 0 Replies

For those interested the 20 strikes / counter strikes in Kombatan (Modern Mano Mano):1. Forefist thrust (jab/cross/straight punch)2. Downward backfist3. Inward ridgehand4. Inward knifehand5. Inward…Continue

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Special Edition Article on GGM Presas and Kombatan

Started by John R. Malmo Aug 18, 2009. 0 Replies

FMAdigest just released a special edition on GGM Ernesto A. Presas’ art of Kombatan and the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation.…Continue

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Katipunan 2009

Started by John R. Malmo May 10, 2009. 0 Replies

Time: September 5, 2009 to September 6, 2009Location: TY PARK @ HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDAStreet: 54 N. PARK ROAD SHERIDAN STREETCity/Town: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDAContact Info: 305-788-4403 954-432-4433Free FMA…Continue

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Comment by Shelley Millspaugh on March 1, 2010 at 9:46am
I just spoke with GGM Presas on the phone.

He is in the hospital again and they are trying to fix problems that are heart related.



I need all Kombatan affiliates worldwide to please contact me at sanduko@gmail.com.



I have private information to pass on to you from him.



Thank you,

Shelley
Comment by John R. Malmo on March 1, 2010 at 12:26am
Anyone have information on this - Jurg posted a message on Facebook that GGM was hospital bound. ?!
Comment by John R. Malmo on February 19, 2010 at 9:36pm
Here's an early heads up - start planning now for next IPMAF training camp in April/May 2011!
Comment by Michael Schwarz on January 30, 2010 at 1:26am
Comment by Michael Schwarz 2 minutes ago Delete Comment Please go to the following webpage for updated interviews from leading FMA & Malay Arts Grandmasters, Maestros, Masters, Heads of Family & Heads of organizations.....http://defensivecombat.com/DCMEDIA.html Comment by Michael Schwarz 4 minutes ago Delete Comment I had an excellent conversation with GM Tasi Alo of the WSEF/MAI & GK Tactics. Watch for the new posting of the interview soon.
Comment by Alexander Bautista Bayot France on January 28, 2010 at 1:18pm
From Ricky Lazo, son of GM Federico T Lazo::

After the burial, The Reception will be held at:

Myrtle Lake Baptist Church
2017 Reigler Road
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
www.myrtlelake.org

Hotel Info:
For those traveling out of town, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western (Summer Crest) in Wesley Chapel, FL, at a discounted rate of $53/night+tax. Contact information is provided below. To receive the discounted rate, please mention "Lazo Family."

Best Western Summer Crest
5639 Oakley Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL, 33544, United States
(813) 345-2000
Comment by Dan Medina on January 27, 2010 at 3:31pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Dan Medina
Comment by Sifu/Guro John G. Oliver on January 27, 2010 at 2:24pm
My condolences to you and your family.
Comment by Bram Frank on January 27, 2010 at 12:43pm
My comdolances..I just was home a few hours yesterday and I drove Sonia past the school on Seminole Blvd...and I mentioned that GM Fred had been ill. I wish I had spent more time with him...he at least lives on in the souls of all those who do any version of Modern Arnis and Kombaton and his personal students
The best wishes from CSSD/SC and my personal group..
Comment by Wes Bennett, Lucaylucay Kali/JKD on January 27, 2010 at 5:37am
Our most heartfelt Condolences from and on behalf of the Lucaylucay Kali/JKD TEMUJIN family. We will be saying prayers for your family. May God bless you and yours in this time of need and beyond.
wes bennett
Midwest Regional Director
Lucaylucay Kali/JKD
Hartsell JFJKD
TEMUJIN USA/INT'L
Comment by Nate Defensor on January 27, 2010 at 3:58am
On behalf of the Defensor Method and The Filipino Kali-Eskrima Academy of Chicago, please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Nate Defensor
 

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