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Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino Martial Arts founded by the late Remy Presas as a Self-Defense System. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective Self-Defense System in order to preserve the older Arnis Systems. The term Modern Arnis was also used by Remy Presas' younger brother Ernesto Presas to describe his style of Filipino Martial Arts; since 1999 Ernesto Presas has called his system Kombatan. It is derived principally from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo (machete) and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak Eskrima, with influences from other Filipino and Japanese Martial Arts.

Arnis is also the Philippines' National Martial Art and Martial Sport, after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the Republic Act. No. 9850 in 2009. The Act also mandates the Department of Education to include the sport as a Physical Education course. Arnis will also be included among the priority sports in Palarong Pambansa (National Games) beginning 2010.[1]

  1. ^ Lizares, George. "Arnis now a national sport". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 6, 2010.