still is 'mate! the sad part is that a lot of the people teaching arnis in high schools aren't actual practitioners. some of them just picked up arnis from PE teachers before them who really just picked up a book and tried to teach their students on what their interpretation was. their focus on teaching the art wasn't really there. kinda like teaching basketball or baseball. once you get a few shots in, or if you're able to hit the ball with the bat, you get your passing grade. i found that out later when i saw how different it was to be studying under a real arnisador.