Modern Arnis Curriculum

The following are minimum requirements for Ranking purposes. Instructors are free to add additional techniques to suit their individual programs. These requirements have been approved by Professor Remy Presas. Please visit the Ranking page for Affiliated School Rank Test Procedures. All Rank Certificates iissued after Jan 1, 2001 mus bear the signatures of Grandmasters Jeff Delaney to be considered valid. As of June 1, 2001 all Rank Certificates shall be numbered and issued directly by the IMAF upon payment of applicable test fees to the IMAF.

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Yellow Belt

Antas Isa

Yellow Belt

Antas Dalawa

1: Twelve Angles of Attack, with Control, with Follow Through
2: Locking, From Cross Grab: Standing Center Lock, Two Finger Lock, Center Lock
3: Double Sinawali, Solo and with Partner, Redonda
4: Reverse Sinawali
5: Basic Disarms 1 through 6
6: Escape From a Cross Wrist Grab
7: Escape From Parallel Side Wrist Grab
8: Arm Bar to the Ground
9: Windmills 1 and 2
10: Anyo Isa, Stick Form One
11: Three Months Training
1: Block, Check, Counter; Twelve Angles of Attack
2: Basic Disarms 7 Through 12
3: Striking Techniques; Banda Y Banda, Up and Down
4: Single Sinawali; With Sticks and Empty Hand
5: Ground Fighting; Step Across Arm Bar (Deltoid Tendon) Arm Bar; Step Backward, Turn to Arm Bar
6: Locking: Two Finger Center Lock, Reverse Two Finger Lock, Come Along
7: Anyo Isa, Empty Hand Form One
8: Escape From Two Hand Choke From Front
9: Escape From Two Hand Choke From Behind
10: Falling: Side Fall, Back Fall
11: Windmills 2 and 3
12: Six Months Training

Blue Belt

Antas Tatlo

Blue Belt

Antas Apat

1: Striking Techniques; Rompida, Figure Eight
2: Counters to Disarms 1 Through 6
3: Single Sinawali Empty Hand Translations: Whole Hand Lock to Standing Center Lock, Thumb Grab to Standing Center Lock, Bait and Trap to Knee Throw
4: Ground Fighting: Spinning Elbow to the Knee, Hammer Lock
5: Palis-Palis, Strikes 1 and 2 with Flow and Poke
6: Trapping Hands, Traditional Style
7: Anyo Dalawa, Stick Form Two
8: Six Count Box Drill
9: Escape From Guillotine Choke
10: Escape From Reverse Guillotine Choke
11: Nine Months Training
1: Striking Techniques, Abanico Corto Double Action
2: Counters to Disarms 7 Through 12
3: Single Sinawali, Empty Hand Applications, Low Grab: Thumb Grab to Standing Center Lock, Thumb Grab to Center Lock
4: Ground Fighting: Palm Press Wrist Lock to the Ground, Lying Arm Bar
5: Locking: Single Lock, Arm Bar, Twin Finger Lock
6: Abecedario (Obstruction Removal): With Sticks, Strikes 1 through 12, Empty Hand, Strikes 1 through 12
7: Knife Drill 5-6-7
8: Knife Disarms From #5, #6 and #7 Pokes
9: Falling; Outer Reap, Front Fall, Clap Drill
10: Anyo Dalawa, Empty Hand Form Two
11: Twelve Months Training

Green Belt

Antas Lima

Green Belt

Antas Anim

1: Single Sinawali, Two Sticks Against One With Pokes
2: Single Sinawali, Empty Hand Translations, Top Grab; Bait to Side by Side Wrist Trap, Trap to Locked Knee Throw. Bait to Reverse Arm Bar
3: Palis-Palis, Strike One: Poke and Disarm, Poke and Backward Throw, Poke to Tie Wrist Lock, Poke to Side by Side Throw, Poke to Rolling Arm Bar, Poke to Tie to Bait and Trap.
4: Trapping Hands, Tapi-tapi Style, Strikes 1 and 2: With Round house Punch, With Bolo Punch (Uppercut)
5: Left vs. Right Tapi-Tapi: Basic Pattern One, Parry, Back-fist, Release.
6: Escape From Knife Blade to Throat
7: Escape From Knife Blade to Side
8: Escape From Bear Hug, Front and Behind
9: Anyo Tatlo, Stick Form Three
10: Fifteen Months Training
1: Single Sinawali, Two Sticks Against One With Right and Left Hand Sweep Entries
2: Single Sinawali Empty Hand Translations: Bottom Grab; Trap to Elbow Compress, to Rotary Throw; Thumb Grab tp Center Lock, Thumb Grab to Standig Center Lock
4: Palis-Palis, Strike Two: Poke and Disarm, Poke to Carry Over Arm Bar, Poke to Snake Wind Wrist Lock, Poke and Pass to Elbow Compress; Poke and Carry Over to Slap, Bait, Disarm and Lock; Poke to Snake Wind to Bait and Trap.
5: Trapping Hands Tapi-Tapi Style, Strikes 1 and 2; With Wrist Lock; With Hanging Lock.
6: Left vs. Right Tapi-Tapi: Same Side Trap, Direct and Under Arm Trap, Strike and Release.
7: Sit Down Throw to Ankle Break
8: Walking Throw to Knee Bar
9: Anyo Tatlo, Empty Hand Form Three
10: Eighteen Months Training

Brown Belt

Likah

Brown Belt

Likah Isa

1: Single Sinawali, Two Sticks Against One: Right Hand Sweep Stroke to Fore Arm Carry Over; Right Hand Sweep Stroke to Fore Arm Cary Over to Bait and Trap.
2: Trapping Hands, Tapi-Tapi Style Strikes 1 and 2: Gunting to Backfist to Trap; Gunting to Backhand Grab, Bait and Trap.
3: Left vs Right Tapi-Tapi: Cross Body Feed to Elbow Strike, Wrist Trap; Direct, Hanging Stick Lock
4: Ground Fighting: Shin Bone Bicep Tendon Crush with Reverse Arm Bar; Squat Bicep Tendon Lock with Neck Stretch Arm Bar
5: Abanico Corto, Strike 1: Cut and Disarm; Cut and Arm Bar; Cut to Tie Wrist Lock. Cut to Tie to Elbow Take Down; Cut to Tie Bait and Trap; Cut and Disarm to Forearm Throw
6: Palm Press Wrist Lock From choke and From Wrist Grab
7: Anyo Apat, Stick Form Four
8: Twenty One Months Training
9: Attendance at One Summer or Winter Training Camp
1: Single Sinawali, Two Sticks Against One,: Left Hand Sweep Entry with Scoops: Parry to Lock; Parry Low to Uppercut; Parry to Stomach Slice and Strike; Parry Across to Stomach Punch and Arm Break; Parry to Salute and Downward Lock
2: Trapping Hands, Tapi-Tapi Style, Strikes 1 and 2: On Check, Throw Right Hand Under to Lock; Parry Strike 1 Down to Carotid Artery Choke.
3: Left vs. Right Tapi-Tapi: With Scoops in Item 1 Above.
4: Ground Fighting: Kick Around Arm Bar to Shoulder Lock; Reverse Kick Around With Wrist Lock to Tendon Crush.

5: Abanico Corto, Strike 2: Cut and Disarm; Cut and Backward Throw; Cut and Side by Side Throw. Cut to Snake Wind Wrist Lock; Cut to Rolling Arm Bar; Cut to Snake Wind Wrist Lock to Bait and Trap.
6: Windmill Techniques: Stick against Empty Hand From all Positions with Flow
7: Anyo Apat, Empty Hand Form 4
8: Twenty Four Months Training
9: Attendance at One Summer or Winter Training Camp

Brown Belt

Likah Dalawa

Brown Belt

Likah Tatlo

1: Cane vs. Empty Hand Trapping, Strike 1: Block with Right Fore Arm, Same Side Trap; Block with Right Forearm, Cross Body Trap
2: Cane vs. Empty Hand Trapping, Strike Two: Block with Left Fore Arm, Same Side Trap; Block with Left Fore Arm, Cross Body Trap
3: Sinawali Boxing Drill: Check and Punch; Check and Uppercut to Backward Throw; Check and Punch to Mobility Throw; Check to Locked Knee Throw; Check to Arm Bar.
4: Right vs. Right Tapi-Tapi; Basic Pattern with Strikes 1, 2, 5 and 12.
5: Knife Defense 1 Through 8 on Professor Presas's Original Tapes
6: Anyo Lima, Empty Hand Form Five
7: Demonstrate the Ability to Flow From Locks to Traps to Take Downs to Ground Fighting from all Drills.
8: Demonstrate the ability to work with beginners, treat everyone with dignity and respect, cooperate with and assist your partner and to correct techniques in a positive and respectful way.
9: Minimum Thirty Months Training
10: Attendance at 2 Summer or Winter Camp
  1. Cane vs Empty Hand Trapping: Strike 1, Pass with Left Hand to Same Side Trap; Pass with Left Hand to Cross Body Trap
  2. Cane vs Empty Hand Trapping, Strike Two: Pass with Right Hand to Same Side Trap; Pass with Right Hand to Cross Body Trap.
  3. Sinawali Boxing Drill: Block with Left Forearm to Ankle Lock; Front Kick to Shin Takedown to Figure Four Leg Lock; Roundhouse Kick to Knee Smash and Outside Shin-Thigh Lock; counter to Previous Technique.
  4. Right vs Right Tapi-Tapi; Strikes 1, 2, 5 and 12 with sweeps, Parry Poke and Basic Trapping.
  5. Knife Defense; Knife Drill, Strikes 5, 6 and 7, Give and Take.
  6. Anyo Anim, Empty Hand Form Six
  7. Demonstrate the Ability to Switch From Right to Left Hand in Tapi-Tapi While Incorporating Basic Traps and Disarms.
  8. Demonstrate the Willingness and Ability to Lead and the Ability to Break Down Techniques Step by Step
  9. Thirty Six Months Training
  10. Attend 2 Summer or Winter Camps

 

Last Updated 7-2-2002