What advice would you give a beginner starting out in Modern Arnis? While I don't have the benefit of decades in, I've been a newbie, and worked with quite a few of them. My tips: - Be patient. It seems like a lot, but it's really just a matter of a little time. - When striking with the cane, think "hammer". (Got this from Rich Parsons a few years back. It helped alot!) - Keep your eyes open. (I hear this alot...that tendency of mine to close my eyes LOL!) What else?