Adult Arnis

Adult Arnis Curriculum

Beginner

  1. Triangle Footwork
  2. 12 Strikes (Control, V-Cut, Recoil, Followthrough) (Video Control Strikes)
  3. Sinwali – Single, Double, and Reverse
  4. Support blocks (Video)
  5. Disarms (1-12)
    1. Twist and Pull (Video 1-4)
    2. Palis – Palis
    3. Hitchiker
    4. Thumb Cruncher
    5. Armpit Disarm (Video 5-8)
    6. Crescent Moon
    7. Helicopter
    8. Crescent Moon Rising
    9. Propeller (Video 9-12)
    10. Hashtag Disarm
    11. Hedge Clipper
    12. High Armpit Disarm
  6. Block check counter, counter for counter, and obstruction removal.
  7. Knife tapping
  8. Knife disarms from 12 strike. (Video)
    1. Twist and pluck
    2. Arm bar to thigh disarm
    3. Arm bar to two-way action disarm
    4. Body disarm

Intermediate

  1. Stick switches (8)
    • Sweep to switch
    • Present to short lock
    • Backfist to wrist wrench
    • Flick
    • Backfist to sunburst
    • Poke under
    • Poke over
    • Curl
  2. Cut-to’s
    • From 1
      • Arm bar
      • Forearm disarm
      • Shoulder disarm to compress elbow
    • From 2
      • Cane takedown
      • Cane takedown to mobility throw
      • Poke under to snake circle.
  3. 12-1-4 Drill (6 Count Sumbrada)
    • Stick vs stick
    • Stick vs open hand
    • Open hand vs open hand
  4. 5-6-7 Drill with knife
  5. 5 Ground Followups
    1. Step and Turn
    2. Arm Bar to Shin
    3. Hammer Lock
    4. Deltoid Smash
    5. Kick and Flip

Advanced

  1. Knife disarms from 12 strike with follow-up
    1. Twist and pluck to side kick and backfist
    2. Arm bar to thigh disarm to backwards throw
    3. Arm bar to two-way action disarm to mobility throw
    4. Body disarm to standing center lock
  2. Tapi-Tapi (Left vs. Right)
    1. Backfist to Sunburst
    2. Present to Short Trap
    3. Present to Armpit Trap
    4. Reverse Present to Elbow Trap to Short Trap
    5. Reverse Present to Figure-Four Lock
  3. 12 Disarms from Single Sinawali
    1. Count 1 (#1 Strike to Head)
      1. Hitchiker disarm.
      2. Rompida strip
      3. Up and down to rear choke.
    2. Count 2 (#8 Strike to Knee)
      1. Crescent moon rising disarm.
      2. Curl
      3. Poke to cane takedown.
    3. Count 3 (#2 Strike to Head)
      1. Palis palis disarm.
      2. Cut to snake circle disarm.
      3. Present to short trap to mobility throw.
    4. Count 4 (#9 Strike to Knee)
      1. Propeller disarm.
      2. Cut to forearm disarm. (Banda y banda)
      3. Outside thigh disarm to side by side throw.

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