Remy Presas was one of the most vibrant personalities in the martial arts. One of the Philippines' premier stick fighters, he became a national figure in his native country for blending the countless combat styles of the island-including important aspects from kali, escrima, tjakalele and arnis de mano-into one system, which he named modern arnis. Having studied the Philippine martial arts throughout his life, Presas was twice awarded membership in the Black Belt Hall of Fame (1982, Instrcutor of the Year; 1994, Weapons Expert of the Year).
Presas' travel throughout the Philippines led to the rise of arnis as a national sport that was taught regularly in physical education classes throughout that country. Upon leaving his nation in 1975 on a government-sponsered goodwill tour to spread arnis to other countries, Presas worked with a variety of groups in the United States. From law enforcement agencies to senior citizens, Presas taught armed and unarmed self defense techniques of the bolo (machete) and sinawali's bewitching twirl of the double rattan sticks.
Today, despite the passing of its founder and grandmaster in 2001, modern arnis continues to flourish in cities across United States and abroad. Available for the first time on DVD, this instructional video series presents stick attacks, vulnerable body targets, blocking, evasive techniques and takedowns, as well as unarmed self-defense techniques that will improve your skills and chances of effectively defending yourself. This classic series is a must for all martial artists practicing any system.
This volume teaches evasive footwork, fundamentals, blocking, secking attacks, empty-hand fighting, throws and trapping.
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