Modern Arnis Anyo Isa Baston - 'Beyond Form' 

Stylistically it’s a compilation system based on single stick, but the beauty of Modern Arnis is the diversity to refine simplicity into conceptual applications that include double stick, knife, espada y daga, mano y mano/empty hand striking and a ruthless joint manipulation methodology I refer to as Presas Lock-Flow.

Like all Filipino arts the concept of striking patterns are abundant throughout the art and training is separated into sub systems and referred to as 'classical patterns.' 

A distinct element that is presented in this DVD presentation is the use of form both solo stick and empty hand, referred to as anyo.

DVD-Anyo Baston-Beyond Form

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  • Modern Arnis Anyo Isa Baston - 'Beyond Form' 

    Stylistically it’s a compilation system based on single stick, but the beauty of Modern Arnis is the diversity to refine simplicity into conceptual applications that include double stick, knife, espada y daga, mano y mano/empty hand striking and a ruthless joint manipulation methodology I refer to as Presas Lock-Flow.

    Like all Filipino arts the concept of striking patterns are abundant throughout the art and training is separated into sub systems and referred to as 'classical patterns.' 

    A distinct element that is presented in this DVD presentation is the use of form both solo stick and empty hand, referred to as anyo.

    Filipino form in many respects should embrace the essence of Silat flavored movement similar to the hidden dance of free-form stick and blade play only with a structured pattern. 

    I demonstrated the anyo to Professor many times and he was thrilled to see it come to life. During the time he was at the care facility in Victoria Canada I gave a demonstration to the residents, he and Roland Dantes were eating lunch. After the demonstration he told me to release video footage so everyone could see the progression as to where the anyo could take each practitioner into expressing the cultural connection of the art. 

    The late Professor Remy A Presas had a Karate background and developed the Modern Arnis anyos' to blend with the forms and systems during the developmental years of his art. It is also true Professor Remy Presas valued the beauty of the cultural connection of what the Filipino arts offered and wanted the art to continue the progression, thus his acceptance to my interpretation of the anyo today!

    Those practitioners with Karate backgrounds and limited vision think I have changed some of the sequential maneuvers, but that is far from the truth; Professor knew it was just the beauty of flow. He states exactly that on his last audio interview we conducted the same day shortly after the demonstration, June 21, 2001.

    Similar tactics can be applied and extracted from the empty hand anyo by cross-referencing them into weapon sets. I have not changed anything, only expanded the applicable interpretation of the movements. Anyo offers the stability of repetition and the opportunity to expand insight into simplicity by adapting relative movements to different style applications or intent.

    'Depth of application through simplicity of foundation and structural integrity!'

    James Arthur Shepard wrote:

    Hello Datu, I wanted to thank you for sending the extra travel wrench knife tactics DVD in my last purchase and the additional palm wrench. They are very much appreciated and I carry both the travel wrench and palm wrench as part of my EDC. I work alot in schools and courts occasionally so it's comforting to have a practical but not alarming EDC option. 

    The Anyo series I purchased from you the other month was also wonderful. A great base for extracting the practical tools from forms, while doing so in an expression that fits the practitioner. It has greatly helped me teach form application to my Hapkido/TKD students yet also get more out of my NSI/WDS practice under N.S.I Instructor Ryan Massette. Looking forward to the Trilogy of Steel camp again this year and thanks for all the contribution to the arts. Both I and my students have benefited greatly from the concepts presented. 

    Ray Rangel wrote:

    Hello Mr. Worden,
    It was a pleasure speaking to you on the phone a few days ago. Just in case you don't remember me, my name is Ray Rangel and I work for the US Border Patrol in New Mexico. At this time, I am detail to the Training department as a intermediate Force, Firearms and Active Shooter Instructor. I have been training in the Martial Arts for many years and I really like what you are teaching. I kind of follow some of your same principles. I ordered the Anyo DVDs, and I have to say, I was very excited and blessed to receive this information. This has already given me a better understanding on some of the things I have been working on. Thanks!
    I would also like to know, what steps need to be done to have you come out to New Mexico to give a seminar to Law Enforcement and Military personnel. Thanks again!