Modern Arnis = Philippine stick and weaponry
Kombatan Presas Style is a realistic self-defense that combines the Filipino martial arts Modern Arnis and Mano Mano. In addition to the character and spiritual training that should be part of every Budo sport, the ability to defend oneself adequately in any situation is a goal of our training.
Modern Arnis is not only to be understood as a stick fight, because not only the stick defense against stick attacks is taught, but effectively all possible defense and attack combinations. First, it is about defending oneself with everyday objects that are quickly graspable in reality. Secondly, it is important to be able to defend oneself against weapons used in today's street fighting - bottles, sticks, knives, chains, etc... That is why the handling of weapons is trained, because only those who can handle a weapon are able to defend themselves adequately against it.
Mano Mano has been developed from Modern Arnis and represents its own weaponless melee system. The origins were the double-deck techniques of Modern Arnis. Without having to learn completely new techniques, the blocks and counter-attacks were transferred from the stick area into the weaponless area and modified accordingly. Blocks and blows are as much a part of the Mano Mano technique as throws, levers, kicks and disarms.