Datu??

Discussion in 'Modern Arnis' started by Blotan Hunka, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Blotan Hunka

    Blotan Hunka Guest

    I see that title and still dont know what it means.

    I know what it means in Fillipino. What does it mean in MA?
     
  2. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Short answer: Chieftan, Head of Tribe.
    Under Modern Arnis, GM Remy Presas picked 6 individuals and gave them the title.

    This is an edited version of one of Tim Hartmans posts on MartialTalk
    See also:
    http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12836&highlight=datu
    http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?&threadid=497&highlight=datu
     
  3. Blotan Hunka

    Blotan Hunka Guest

    OK. That stuff sounds like a lot of boasting.

    So being a datu does not mean you are a better fighter just a better leader?

    What exactly is a leader in the martial arts?

    I dont think teachers are always leaders.
     
  4. Sheldon Bedell

    Sheldon Bedell New Member

    In the case being discussed I dont think it matters if you or I or the guy down the street feels those mentioned above are good teachers or not Remy pick those people and gave the title and posistion.
    As said befor it means one who is to be a leader or Chieftan and that is what GM Presas saw these people as
     

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