We are now teaching the art of Kombatan/Modern Arnis here in Vallejo CA, as handed down to us by GM Ernest Presas Sr. If interested you can PM or contact me at Lakanduli1@yahoo.com.
What is Kombatan?
Kombatan is simply GM Ernesto Preas' system of Modern Arnis(always referred to as GM Remy's art).
Kombatan concentrates on showing the student stickwork(Doble baston, solo baston, espada y daga, and dulo dulo) then Daga/knife fighting. Followed by Mano mano/emptyhand techniques.
Who are we?
We are a group called ARMAS-inc. A-advance, R-research, of M-Martial, A-arts, S-systems. We are not a new style. We are a group of FMA practitioners who want to preserve the FMA in our own way. We still do our research in other systems be ti FMA or not. It is a way of evolving. The Goal of ARMAS is to preserve the art of FMA by teaching the new Generation. We are the core group of Kombatan in Vallejo CA.
Alex Ercia- Personally trained with GM Ernesto Presas Sr in the PHilippines. A native of Calamba Laguna. Also trained with Antonio Ilustrisimoz(Kalis Ilustrisimo), Inocencio "sioc" Glaraga(Kalaki Arkanis and Judo), Mark Santos, Cristino Vasquez and Samuel Dulay(all three are Modern Arnis Masters). Also trained briefly(again BRIEFLY-1yr or still studying and not an expert in the following fields. Hence, ARMAS research) in yoshinkan aikido, Small circle jujitsu, Korto curbada, Villabrille kali, Lightning scientific arnis, Balintawak arnis with GM Ver Villasin, Garimot/Paete Arnis with Gat Puno Abon Baet and Maestros Doy Baldemor, ,Jkd, Muay thai to name a few.
Alex France-of Caviteno decent. Also trained with GM Ernesto Presas. Has a backgound in Wado Ryu karate and the Korean arts. He is now into the Healing aspects of the Chinese such as Qigong. Kuya Alex also studies Modern arnis from Remy Jr ,Small Circle Jujitsu and Balintawak Arnis with GM Ver Villasin.
Contact @ Lakanduli1@yahoo.com
Warlito "Lito" Concepcion-also trained with GM Ernesto Presas. Studied a little Taekwondo (brown Belt) with Mster William Kim. Also trained in some Doce Pares eskrima.
Brando Castillo- also trained with GM Ernesto Presas and son Master Ernesto jr. A hapkido blackbelt. Also trains in grappling and Doce pares WEKAF fighting and a little Balintawak Arnis.
Frank Giron- a practitioner of Kombatan under Master Lito Concepcion. With a Taekwondo Background.
We are available to answer all inquiries for training. Hope to meet you soon.
REMEMBER-Leave your ego at home and empty your cup. We are here to share and not challenge anybody. All arts are good.
Guro Alex Ercia
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