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My 1st trip to the Philippines

My 1st trip to the Philippines

8 years ago today I traveled to the Philippines for the first time. This was to visit the birthplace of Modern Arnis and the Presas Family. During this visit, the late GGM Ernesto A Presas promoted me to a 9th degree Grand Master in the Presas Family system of Arnis....
2015 Trip to Chile

2015 Trip to Chile

About a year ago, I had the pleasure of taking Presas Arnis (Modern Arnis & Kombatan) to Caracas, Venezuela. At the conclusion of the event, the president of the VKKS (Kenpo Master Francisco Vigoroux) asked if I would be interested in teaching in Chile. Of course...
Success Trains, Failure Complains.

Success Trains, Failure Complains.

I started my martial arts journey in 1980 during my sophomore year in high school. During that time like most martial artists, I have sustained a bunch of bumps and bruises. These last three years, I’ve been dealing with a knee injury and a chronic heel spur issue....

Datu Tim Hartman Promoted to 9th Degree

The Board of Advisors of the World Modern Arnis Alliance is pleased to announce the promotion of Datu Timothy J. Hartman to the rank of Lakan Siyam, 9th degree black belt. The promotion was made on 5 June 2005 in West Seneca, NY. The promotion not only recognizes Datu...