Remy A. Presas
Modern Arnis Family,
are saddened by the passing of Grandmaster Remy Amador
Presas. He died of compilications due to his brain tumor.
He was a great leader, teacher, and person. We send our
thoughts and prayers to his immediate family, friends
and his extended family in the martial arts the Modern
Patnubayan Nawa Kayo Ng Panginoon
Sifu David Ng
more information please go to www.modernarnis.net
At Triangle Kung Fu Arnis Academy,
we teach Modern Arnis. Modern Arnis is a style of Filipino
stick fighting founded and developed by Grand Master Remy Presas.
Modern Arnis focuses on the ability to translate from weapon
to empty hand and from empty hand to weapon. This is what the
Professor terms as the FLOW. Through Modern Arnis,
the individual will learn how to attack and defend using single
stick, double stick, swords and daggers, trapping hands, joint
locks and throws, and takedowns. Thus, finding and learning
to go with the flow enables the individual to face a number
of different fighting scenarios.
What is Modern Arnis?
If I ask you do you know what is Modern
Arnis, you probably wouldn't know? If I go to the homeland in
the Philippines and ask a person on the street, do you know
what is Modern Arnis? The answer probably would be the same.
Modern Arnis has been becoming one of the fastest growing and
most popular Martial Arts around the world. Many people haven't
heard of the art unless you are a martial arts enthusiast (and
some of those people don't know about it). Even in the Philippines
the country of origin, Arnis the Filipino Martial Art (also
known as Kali, or Eskrima) is slowly making a rebirth outside
of the small training clubs or the family training
since the 60's
and 70's up through the 90's has the art of Arnis started becoming
more widely known in the Philippines and other countries around
the world including the U.S..
Arnis is the Filipino Martial Art. It is
an indigenous fighting art that developed mainly on the secluded
islands of the Philippines thousands of years ago. It has developed
in the modern day as Arnis, Kali, or Eskrima. There are hundreds
of styles, developed by different islands, families, and individuals
with different names, but the main idea are fairly common to
all the different styles. The Machete (Espada / sword), the
Knife (Daga / dagger), the Stick or Sticks (Solo Baston or Doble
Baston), and the Empty hand are all utilized in each style of
the Filipino Martial Arts in different combinations of uses
and techniques and training. The Filipino Arts also include
Filipino Boxing and Filipino Wrestling/Grappling (Dumog).
The Filipino Art is one of the most practical
arts in the modern age
it's techniques have been used up
until modern times in World War II and on the Streets of the
Philippines. Not until the development by Grand Master Remy
Presas in the 1950's implementing the art form in the Public
Schools system in the Philippines and in the 60's and 70's promoting
the art around the world, and many of his peers who followed
him spreading the art in the following years, were the Filipino
Martial Arts changed from just fighting on the street or underground
training to the Popular Art Form that it really is and always
has been. The Filipino Martial Arts are used by many law enforcement
officers around the world because of its practicality and effectiveness.
This Art utilizes a person's natural abilities and is molded
around the person and not the person to the Art.
Guro David Ng