Remy Armador Presas

Remy Armador Presas was born on December 19th, 1936, in the small Filipino fishing village of Hinigran, Negros Occidental. Remy Presas began his training at a young age, learning the family system from his grandfather, Leon Presas. Insatiably hungry for the arts, Remy would later stow away on a trip to Cebu. There he would be introduced to the Balintawak style by his uncle Fredo and begin to study under one of the top ranked practitioners, Timor Maranga. <Read More>

Ernesto A. Presas Sr

Ernesto A. Presas Sr. was born in the coastal town of Hinigran, Negros Occidental on May 20, 1945. At age 8 he began his training under his father, Jose Presas, a well known escrima practitioner at that time. He went on to be an athlete in his college years, participating in various sports. His training in the martial arts is eclectic, having studied jude, jujutsu, karate and various forms of Filipino and Japanese weaponry. He is currently a Lakan Sampu (10th Dan) in  arnis de Mano Mano (hand to hand combat) and holds a Lakan Walo (8th Dan) in Philippine Weaponry. <Read More>

Datu Tim Hartman

After the passing of the founder of Modern Arnis, Grand Master Remy Amador Presas, Datu Tim Hartman became the most sought after instructor of this dynamic martial art. Datu Hartman currently conducts seminars throughout the United States and Canada, as well as England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Barbados.

Tim Hartman has had a long and exciting martial arts career. His journey started as a teenager when he started training at a Modern Arnis school and fell in love with the art from the very first class. It wasn’t long before he caught the eye of Professor Presas. After Tim earned his brown belt Grand Master Presas took him as his personal student and protégé. <Read More>

 Sensei Robert “Bob” Marshall Dalgleish

Robert “Bob” Marshall Dalgleish was born on Nov 28/41 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 1958 he moved to Toronto with his mother. In the early 1960’s, he began training in Chito Ryu under Masami Tsuruoka,. The curriculum of the school placed a heavy emphasis on form and basics. This school marked the starting pint of the journey of studying and teaching martial arts throughout the continent. <Read More>