If you are looking for a
combative art you have found it. This is not a sport art. It is an
effective 3 dimensional street art. We are a school sanctioned by
the Grandmaster Ernesto A. Presas, the creator of this style. I am
the chief instructor for the Pacific Northwest and have a sixth
degree black belt (Lakan Anim) in this completed system. Our chapter
is located in Portland, OR (Clackamas to be more exact).
Since 1998 my training has come
directly from Grandmaster himself. I teach exactly what Grandmaster
wants; that way the art is kept pure. Our group is part of the
INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINE MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION. (I.P.M.A.F)
What is Arnis?
The system of Arnis we teach is
Kombatan, which is a combat art. Combative hands, combative knife,
and combative sticks. Arnis is a very unique martial art that
originated in the Philippines over a thousand years ago. It differs
greatly from other arts, in that all ranges of conflict are covered.
These are; weapons, kicking, punching and grappling.
An Arnisador is a functional
fighter in any range. In self defense you must be fluent in more
than one range. This is why Arnis is a more complete system of
combat and is a great complementary system to add to other arts
of self defense. While Arnis is a relatively new art to the U.S., it
is taking the martial arts world by storm. Arnis, an art proven in
combat, is on the cutting edge of self defense. Its reactive flow
drills are some of the most sought after in the world. The drills
are the vehicle to teaching a person the techniques and flow, as
well as increasing their conditioning.
In the world we live in today,
violence is becoming more of an every day occurrence. The average
person does not have to be "Bruce Lee" or a karate kid,
however they do need some type of reality based survival skills in
order to be able to walk with confidence and security. THIS is what
we are offering. A basic self defense class that is focused on
real life situations and physical fitness. The training will be kept
REAL, but FUN and ENJOYABLE for all.
SABANSAAN NG SINING MARSIYAL NG PILIPINAS
Philippine Martial Arts Federation
INSTRUCTOR OF THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST
P.O. Box 1421,
Gresham OR 97030
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