Even when he was very young, Remy would watch his father train the local militia. The training took place in a room made of the nepa leaves. It was high up and Remy was small. He stood on a rock and pulled apart some leaves so he could peek in. He knew children were not allowed to watch, but he was very curious and could not wait. Sometimes he would become so excited at what he would slide off his wobbly rock. Being very resourceful, he soon used many small rocks to steady the big one he…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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Our friend Jay Ignacio a filmmaker that is based in the Philippines. His latest movie is
about the FMA and includes, among others, Dr. Remy Presas Jr. and Rodel Dagooc in
addition to Dan Inosanto and others. Please read about the movie with this latest bit
The greatest Filipino cultural export is kicking ass
EMOTIONAL WEATHER REPORT By Jessica Zafra (The Philippine Star)…Continue
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(This is reprint of an article taken from the Manila Bulletin)
Arnis pushed as nat’l sport
May 5, 2009, 7:44pm
Members of Filipino Martial Arts, led by Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, have
thrown their full support behind the bill filed by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri to make arnis
the country’s national sport.
Romero and Zubiri, both avid arnis practitioners, are rallying strong support for arnis to
Members of Filipino Martial Arts, led by Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, have thrown their full support behind the bill filed by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri to make arnis the country’s national sport.
Romero and Zubiri, both avid arnis practitioners, are rallying strong support for arnis to be the country’s answer to Thailand’s muay thai, Japan’s karatedo and Korea’s taekwondo.
Zubiri recently filed Senate Bill 1424 that hopes to make the bill move on to its third reading in the…Continue
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Followup article from Manila Times on the development of Arnis in the Philippines
Followup article to this past weekend’s news item on development of Arnis in the Philippines. We are republishing this Manila Times article as a way to propagate this information throughout the Internet. Salamat po.
The challenge of historical documentation
BY PERRY GIL S. MALLARI REPORTER (Manila Times, Tuesday 20April 2010)
Besides the Department of…Continue
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Philippine Sports Commission To Lead
Implementation Of Arnis Law | AHN
Philippine Sports Commission To Lead Implementation Of Arnis Law | AHN.
Manila, Philippines (AHN) – The Philippine Sports Commission will get P5 million to
lead the implementation of a law declaring the martial art of arnis, a form of stick
fighting, the national sport.
President Gloria Macapagal signed into law…Continue
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Before the martial law was proclaimed in September 1972, various foreign martial arts were making a major ingress to the archipelago. Japanese Karate, Korean Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Kung FU, to name a few. Capturing the hearts of many Filipino Martial Arts practitioners. Many soon noticed that its own Martial Art, its Indigenous Filipino Martial Art, Arnis, was already taking a backseat in the Martial Arts Scene. Many were about to give up, others preferred to shut up. But not Grandmaster Remy…Continue
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Living in Quiapo, Manila and before Grandmaster Presas left for the
United States, promulgating Modern Arnis at the school when other instructors were not
around Grandmaster Presas would work out with his son Remy Jr., certain things he
would practice with Remy Jr. that he did not with others. Grandmaster Presas had
thoughts that if he showed everything to others he would be challenged later on. So there
were things that were kept to himself or were…Continue
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A true lover of sports, Mr. Remy A. Presas is the man behind Modern Arnis today. From the cold tomb of oblivion, Mr. Presas gave new life and meaning to the true Filipino martial art called Arnis. Arnis died with the passage of time as the incontrovertible onslaught of modern living and foreign influences blotted out this gem of the Filipino culture to merely one of the things of the forgotten past. Truly Arnis died with the…Continue
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By nature man is never violent. Unless otherwise affected by some physical or psychological affliction, or forced by outside reasons or provocations, no man will harm a fellow human being (or animal for that matter) let alone feast on their physical sufferings. Man is an "institution" of love and kindess.
However, history is replete which stories of man's brutalities to his fellowman. Wars were waged and lives were laid in battlefield after battlefields. This…Continue
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Before it was introduced in Manila, modern arnis has its humble beginnings in Bacolod City in the Visayas where the author first learned the techniques of the art. Being a master of many martial arts, the author was able to compare the intrinsic qualities of Arnis with other martial arts. And this comparison led him to improvise the antiquated techniques of Arnis not only for reasons of pacing with the times but also for utmost effectivity. These improved techniques were then taught for the…Continue
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