What we're about
Arnis - also sometimes known as escrima or kali - is the Filipino Martial Arts style usually associated with stick fighting, swords, and knives. You'll see Arnis being used in a variety of pop culture fighting styles ("Arrow", the "Bourne" movies, "Spy"...)
This meetup is all about studying Presas Arnis, a blend of two major FMA systems - Modern Arnis (Remy Presas) and Kombatan (Ernesto Presas). Plus there's a few bits and pieces thrown in from a variety of sources and influences.
It's fun, safe, and easy to learn. You don't have to be super fit or have any martial arts experience at all to get started (however, we do restrict this meetup to people aged 18 and older). Wear comfortable athletic clothing and if you have mat shoes, you can bring those.
The Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup is hosted by Kindred Protective Arts (www.kindredprotects.com) and is led by Jackie Bradbury, Dayang Dalawa (2nd Degree Black) and Kevin Bradbury, Lakan Dalawa (2nd Degree Black), Presas Arnis. Full bios of instructors can be found at the KPA page under "Instructors".
You don't have to have any martial arts experience at all to join us - heck, we'll even let you borrow some sticks to play with on your visit!