In a meeting last April, 2015 at DepED Complex Pasig City, Arnis Philippines (ARPI) and Department Education (DepED) discussed and formulated plans to further stream line the Arnis Tournament in Palarong Pambansa. Included in the meeting were: Asec. Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq, DepED Asst. Secretary for Legal & Legislative Affairs; Mr. Cesar S. Abalon, Chief of School Sports Events & Activities, DepED; Mr. Raymond S. Velayo, ARPI President; Mr. Larry De Leon, ARPI Technical Official Head; Mr. Shishir Allan V. Inocalla, ARPI Committee; Mario Antonio "Dada" V.M. Reyes, ARPI Representative Pasay City; and Mr. Richmond P. Velayo, ARPI Secretary General.

It was agreed upon that in order to preserve the authenticity of Arnis as a martial art in sports programs and tournaments, DepED will work more closely with ARPI. ARPI Will oversee the technical aspect of the event in order to standardize the ground rules for the arins competition in Palarong Pambansa so that it would be in-line with the iARNIS Rules set by Arnis Pederasyong Internasyonal (iARNIS) which is being used in the various sanctioned tournaments of the Philippine Olympic Committe, Philippine Sports Commission and ARPI in the country.



The whole Arnis Community condoles with ARPI Director Medardo Quiambao for the passing of his beloved wife, Magdalena Redito Quiambao. The wake will be held at Arlington Memorial Chapels in Araneta Avenue from 1:00pm to 11:00pm daily. The cremation will be at 10:30am and interment will be at 2:00pm on April 8, 2015.




ARPI and iARNIS is hosting a crash course, iARNIS Fundamental Course, this coming April 9-12, 2015 which will be held at the ARNIS Center in PhilSports Oval Track (ULTRA) Pasig City.


i-ARNIS Fundamental is an international standard for basic Arnis to be used by all Arnis Pederasyong Internasyonal, Inc. (i-ARNIS) members. This is an entry point for beginners and the basis for rank promotion for advance members. It shall include basic striking and blocking techniques among others that have been acceptable among its members worldwide.


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