One of the major concepts of Modern Arnis is footwork. In short, proper footwork creates favorable angles for the player. To do this, we utilize 45-degree footwork. By utilizing proper footwork, we can protect our centerlines while attacking an opponent’s
Over the years, two common problems, among my students, have stood out to me. First is improper feeding in which the player looks like they are practicing “T-Rex Arnis.” The other problem concerns incorrect footwork. I believe that the “exaggerated
This post discusses the most common angle of attack for batons or machetes. In my opinion, it is a right handed angle 1 or 12, or a hybrid of both. It is generally accepted that 70 to 95% of humans are right
In this post, I discuss the most dangerous angles in Filipino Martial Arts. Not discussed in this post are the difficulties in defending against some “traditional” striking styles. Banda y banda, rompida, figure 8, reverse figure 8 and the like
Among the first things learned when starting out in Filipino Martial Arts are the twelve angles of attack. A demonstration of the Modern Arnis 12 Angles of Attack. Many Filipino Martial Arts use their version of the twelve angles of attack.
In this post, I discuss the importance of the check hand. The check hand can be used in so many ways. Not using it is almost a state crime! If you are not able to view the video, click here.