Sifu practices Modern Arnis’s Empty hand form 3 Lesson 1:Modern Arnis is truly a remarkable Martial Art!It combined the Soft and the Hard,the Internal and the External,the straight and the curved.It flows but is punctuated with strength! Lesson 2:Modern Arnis is relaxed, then strengthens when it issues then it returns to relaxed again…..In order to be prepared:to flow, to follow, to control,to be ready,to issue again! Example:The checking hand of a Modern Arnis adept has a very heavy feeling. When practicing Trapping Hands, the checking hand strikes (stregthens), it does not push, but rather it relaxes after impact and listens, in order to flow, follow, control and then position to strike again.”The live hand seeks the path” Prof. Presas
Sifu practices Modern Arnis Empty Hand Form 2 – Anyo DalawaSifu regularly had his Modern Arnis forms corrected by Prof. Presas himself…usually in Sifu’s living room or front yard after one of the East Coast Camps or after one of the many Seminars that Sifu organized for Prof. Presas.Many thanks to Prof. Presas for sharing his art with me! I honor his effort in the most meaningful way I know…. I practice the material!
Modern Arnis empty hand form one – Anyo IsaFor demonstration purposes onlyas taught bySifu J. R. Roy – 5th degree Black Belt (Lakan) Modern Arnis (May 1997)Demonstrated slowly, without focus, slight pause at the end of each posture/gestureAlways consult a physician when starting a new exercise program