Martial arts enthusiasts in Israel try hands at arnis


Posted at Jan 07 2015 07:09 AM | Updated as of Jan 07 2015 03:09 PM

MANILA - The Filipino martial arts (FMA) or 'Arnis' is gaining a following in Israel.

Just last month, over 80 Filipinos and Israelis participated in the nationwide seminar on fighting techniques by four masters of different FMA schools in Israel held at the Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

Four instructors -- Abi Moriya of Caballes Serrada Escrima; Guy Rafaeli of Arnis Israel; Jon Escudero of Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel; and Yaron Brill of FCS Kali -- conducted the training sessions.

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial encouraged both the organizers and participants to continue conducting and attending similar activities in the future to further promote FMA in Israel.