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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...

Datu Hartman forms the WMAA

To the Modern Arnis Community: 10 years ago, Professor Presas appointed me Director of the Can-Am Chapter of the IMAF.  That organization existed not to compete with the United States IMAF, but to supplement it.  However, the Can-Am Chapter did allow me to use my...