I saw this thread a while back and wanted to respond to it just took me a while to do it, I hope people might still want to comment on it. To be honest I believe it needs to be preserved, and I know it will continue to evolve as well, as the students from the last generation get exposed to teachers of the older generations. Students like myself who were exposed and studied Modern arnis in the Mid to late 90's saw and learned a diferent Modern Arnis than the students in the 80's to 90's here in the states. Likewise i think the students in the 60's-70's in the Philippines learned a different Modern Arnis to what we learned even more removed. So I believe that as we as students of Modern Arnis seek out instruction from these other instructors our understanding of the art will grow. As we grow we make new and different connections within the art and we evolve (grow) in our art beyond what we might have learned from GM Remy. Yet it is still Modern Arnis. When GM Remy was alive he exposed all of us to different material each year at his camps and we continued to grow in skill and in knowledge. But when he died (suddenly) it forced us as student and instructors to now really look at and examine what he taught us and it forced growth within us and within his organizations as well. In 2002 I went to the Winter camp in TX that featured the Masters of Tapi Tapi (the MoTTs). Now I saw basically the same material that I had seen with GM remy for the past several years but since they were teaching it was really explained much better. Granted they were not as spectacular as GM Remy but they did have a good understanding of the system and the priciples involved and I got a lot out of it. Same with seeing Dan Anderson, Dieter, Kelly Worden, Dr. Remy Jr., Bambit Dulay, and others. While they were all teaching Modern Arnis they all taught differently and showed different aspects of the art. And that forces growth but the art is still preserved.