January 2012 Blog Posts (12)

May The Soul Of This Art Be The Art Of Your Soul

Jose would take his men to the seaport, where many Japanese raids occurred. They would sabotage the efforts of the Japanese. The Japanese tried many times to catch them or trap them, but they always escaped into the mountains.

Added by MARPPIO on January 30, 2012 at 2:42pm — No Comments

May The Soul Of This Art Be The Art Of Your Soul

Remy's father, Jose Presas, was a businessman, but he was also a Lieutenant in the US Guerilla Movement. Shortly before the Japanese invasion, Jose took his family and his fellow guerilla fighters deep into Hinobahan Mountains. There, Jose Presas drilled his fellow soldiers day in and day out from 1941 to 1945. He taught them the deadly art of Arnis, preparing them for the battle to come.

Added by MARPPIO on January 30, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

May The Soul Of This Art Be The Art Of Your Soul

May The Soul Of This Art

Be The Art Of Your Soul

The Biography of Grand Master Remy Remy Amador Presas

As told to Lori Harwood by Remy Presas and Rosemary Pascual

Chapter One: Humble Beginnings

Remy Amador Presas was born to Jose B. Presas and the former Lucia Amador on December 19, 1936, in…

Added by MARPPIO on January 30, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments


Remy A. Presas eldest son of  Jose B. Presas and Lucia Amador was born December 19, 1936 in Hiniganran, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Bred from the spirit of his ancestors, the courage to stand alone as a warrior was passed from grandfather Leon Presas, to father Jose Presas, to son, Remy Amador Presas.  Remy felt this life-force as a child and began cultivating his own spirit at an early age.  Many times in our personal conversations he would…


Added by MARPPIO on January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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This book credits those in Kali system, especially founders and practitioners from the Philippines. More importantly, it both shows and explains weight loss, strength via chosen tools, and achieving lean muscle.

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Added by Datu C. Diomampo on January 23, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Good News!

got this off face book...


Ron Saturno

A day or so ago the present leader of the WSEF Organisation SGM Anthony Davis and I had a phone conversation regarding recent events which became very public. It was quickly determined during the conversation that our feelings were mutual regarding the future of Serrada Escrima. We both determined that it was in the best interest of our beloved art to quickly end any and all hostilities. And so life goes on. I hope to never endure…


Added by terry joven on January 21, 2012 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Continuation of Arnis Balite

Arnis Balite originated in San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines from the Aguillon Family,

Punong Guro at Tagapagmana Steven Dowd commenced his training in Arnis Balite (Aguillon Arnis) in 1974. He was appointed by the Aguillon family upon their fathers passing away on January 8, 1991 to represent the family art known as Aguillon Arnis. In 1998 in talking with the son and daughters of Pundador Aguillon it was proposed and accepted that the family art would use the name…


Added by Arnis Balite on January 18, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Passing of Patron

On January 7th, 2011 a long time patron of the South Bay Filipino Martial Arts club, my mother-law & friend "Lola to kids" Elvira "Chris" Panis was laid to rest. She had a battle with cancer. She was a survivor of WW-2 being teenager during the war living in Dingras, Illocos Norte, Luzon, Commonwealth of the Philippines. She had supported the club, cheered on her grandchildren and son-in when they fought in tournaments, and performed at south land community events. Her service was…


Added by Marc Lawrence on January 8, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

MARPPIO Modern Arnis Seminar February 3 & 4, 2007 By Chris Arena

Safety First Karate in University Place, Washington, had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Remy Presas Jr. The seminar was a great success and was the first ever seminar that the school has ever hosted.

We have been blessed in the University / Tacoma Washington area to have one of the most outspoken and skilled Modern Arnis practitioners, Datu Kelly S. Worden as the pivot able Filipino martial art player in the Tacoma area. Datu Worden has taken this art to new levels through his NSI…


Added by MARPPIO on January 6, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Need a training partner in B.C.

 Hey out there. I'm moving to B.C. I'll be living in Creston B.C.  and need a training partner with like interests to share material with and learn from and hopefully teach something new. We would get to know each other over coffee or tea and discuss training. If you are interested please contact me as I really need to find a partner. I am also considering starting a full contact stick fighting group. If you are interested or are in the area please contact me on this site and we will talk.…


Added by adam on January 5, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Pundador Aguillon - Arnis Balite

Arnis Balite originally is from San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines from the Aguillon Family,

Born June 19, 1915 in San Antonio, Zambales on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Manuel Aguillon commenced his training in the fighting arts as a young boy. As a teenager he also found that he had a great desire to use his hands with or without the cane, he turned to boxing. He found that boxing was demanding in using the flowing movements of the body coupled with foot and…


Added by Arnis Balite on January 2, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

LONDON (AP) — Olympic fencer and movie sword master Bob Anderson appeared in some of film's most famous dueling scenes — though few viewers knew it.

Anderson, who has died at age 89, donned Darth Vader's black helmet and fought light saber battles in two of the three original "Star Wars" films, "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Anderson, who worked with actors from Errol Flynn to Antonio Banderas during five decades as a sword master, fight director and stunt…


Added by Black Swan Tactical on January 2, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

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