Discussion in 'Modern Arnis' started by The Boss, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. The Boss

    The Boss I am the Law! Supporting Member

    How many different Modern Arnis organizations are there?

  2. Rich Parsons

    Rich Parsons Member

    Off the top of my head here are some in alphabetical order:



    IMAF Inc






    And all the independants
  3. WT_ATL

    WT_ATL Member Supporting Member

    Were these different Modern Arnis organizations formed after Professor Pressas passed away?
  4. Chad

    Chad New Member

    Most were formed after Professor's passing, but some have roots in organizations or sub-groups prior to that time.
  5. G22

    G22 -== Banned ==-

    Too many.
  6. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    How do you define organization? I wouldn't count a single school as an organization. 2 or more sure. But not one. That to me would be an indy group.
  7. The Boss

    The Boss I am the Law! Supporting Member

    Why would you say that?
  8. The Boss

    The Boss I am the Law! Supporting Member

    Hello! Are you still there?

  9. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    I don't feel that more organizations are a bad thing. With more groups, more people can be reached.

  10. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    I have to concur with Tim! With the Professor's passing people
    needed to step up and fill the void so to speak! Many of the
    orgs. came about because of this. It would be wonderful to just
    have one but let us face reality and that is not going to happen
    anytime soon. With more organizations definately more people
    have the opportunity to train and learn the fantastic art of Modern
    Arnis! Also with more organizations more material is being created,
    such as videos, DVD's, CD's, Books, etc. On top of that their are
    more seminars available! All of these are a plus in my opinion!
    Hopefully the founders of all the varied organizations and the
    independents can continue to work hard and more importantly
    support each other! Modern Arnis is only going to grow, get bigger
    and healthier in the next ten years or so! At least that is my opinion!

    Brian R. VanCise
  11. sames

    sames New Member

    Agreed. The plethora of organizations is part of the growth cycle. Many different viewpoints exploring in their own direction with their own goals. This can only strengthen the art as a whole. In time I expect we'll see some organizations merge or one will drop away and their students will merge into another. This too will strengthen the art. One vision/viewpoint is, IMO, an insufficient gene pool which will lead to a weak and anemic art that cannot grow/adapt except by comittee. Ick.
  12. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Some will merge or drop away, yes--but some will declare themselves to be doing a new style ("Post-modern Arnis"). This is good for the professor's teachings but does represent a drain of people from his art.

    I agree about the designed-by-committees problem! Ugh.
  13. sames

    sames New Member

    Natural selection. If Post-Modern has something to offer that Modern doesn't then by all means you should learn from it. If its really Poser-Modern then people will come back or they aren't the people you want anyway. *shrug* Besides... real eskrimadors group anything Post-Modern with Quiche and Metrosexual.:mecry:
  14. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Post-modern? That raises the question...should the art be evolved, or should it be preserved as the Professor left it to us?

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