The Arnis system (Marcial Arnis) taught at the Philippine Martial Arts Institute, is a composite of different Arnis styles taught primarily in the Pangasinan region of The Philippines. The primary weapons taught in the Marcial Arnis System are single and double stick, knife and stick & dagger. In the Art of Arnis, the practitioner will learn weaponry first. This type of training develops awareness, sensitivity, coordination & quick reflex action. The Arnis practitioner learns the empty hand after he or she has developed an understanding of the concepts of weapon fighting. A practitioner of Arnis will be taught all ranges of empty hand fighting: Boxing Low line kicks Locks Traps Take downs Usage of knees & elbows for close quarter fighting Ground fighting Loose grappling Arnis teaches one to flow and act against single or multiple opponents.
The Marcial Arnis System