About Modern Arnis


Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas

Modern Arnis was founded by Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines in 1957.

It is a blend of many styles of Filipino Martial Arts that encompasses Bladed and Impact weapons like swords, knives and sticks. Modern Arnis is known for it’s close quarters empty hand translations of these weapons based techniques for Self-Defense, utilizing locks, throws, chokes and takedowns.

Modern Arnis is promoted around the world by many different organizations that have their fundamental structure based on Grandmaster Presas’s teachings and insights. Many of the advanced Instructors of these organizations have personal insights and innovations handed down to them from the Professor personally. Every group that identifies themselves as Modern Arnis practitioners have unique insights and innovations that they have brought to Modern Arnis and share with the next generation of students and teachers.

We have a great number of things in common with our fellow Modern Arnisadors from around the world and look forward to the continued growth and evolution of this great art of Modern Arnis.

In honor of the Presas Family and the memory of Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas, Derong Brothers FMA continues to promote and study this most revered Filipino Martial Art of Modern Arnis here in the Chicagoland Area.


MODERN ARNIS REMY P PRESAS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION was founded in 2002 by the by the children and family of Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas.

MARPPIO is carrying on the legacy of Grandmaster Remy Presas as well as the progression of Modern Arnis.

DBFMA is proud to be under the guidance of Grandmaster Remy Presas eldest son Dr. Remy Presas Jr.

For more information on MARPPIO and Modern Arnis please feel free to check out the modern arnis website.