Arnis (ar-NEES) or Escrima (ess-creema) is the general term for the indigenous Filipino martial arts. There are many styles of Arnis, each with their own “flavor” of training and focus. Our particular flavor of Arnis is a blend of the teachings of Modern Arnis (via Grandmaster Remy Presas) and Kombatan (via Grandmaster Ernesto Presas).
New students begin by learning the single and double stick weapon applications, then progress to knife, empty hand, and locking drills. Besides the stick applications, Arnis is known for its fast, flowing footwork. Arnis is a great starting point for people new to martial arts, but it can be a fantastic supplementary art to those who are already training in another art. Master Ortenzio’s instructor is Grandmaster Rick Manglinong.
Thursday evenings, 6:45 – 7:45 pm and/or Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am