11 months Arnis finds much-needed exposure through Batang Pinoy Manilatimes |Sports
ILOILO CITY: Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) Executive Vice President Gerald Cañete said that arnis — the Philippines’ national martial art and sport — is alive and well in the Visayas region. “It’s very good. I feel that it will grow some more. It’s very well accepted,” said Cañete, who is also serving as the tournament manager of the arnis competitions of the Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Qualifying Leg at the Iloilo Science and Technology University here. “The LGU’s (local government units) now understand that there is a martial art of arnis,” he added. The four-day arnis contest started ... more