Short Biography

Welcome to my Wbsite!

I am Datu Dieter Knüttel and live in Dortmund, Germany. I am the chief instructor of the German Arnis Federarion, DAV (Deutscher Arnis Verband e.V.).

In September 2016 I was awarder 10th Dan Modern Arnis, Lakan Sampu by GM Roberto Presas.

At the 25th of July 2008 I was awarded 8th Dan Modern Arnis, Lakan Walo in Iloilo, the capital of Panay, Philippines. At the same time I received the recognition as a Grandmaster.
The rank and recognition was awarded by the following committee:

  • GM Christino Vasquez, 9th Dan Modern Arnis
  • GM Rene Tongson, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
  • GM Rodel Dagooc, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
  • GM Jerry Dela Cruz, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
  • GM Samuel “Bambit” Dulay, 8th Dan Modern Arnis as well as
  • Senior Master Atty. Salvador Demaisip, Coomissioner of the International Modern Arnis Federation, Philippines, IMAFP.

I have been training FMA since 1978.

I received the Datu title as the 4 person worldwide and the only European from Grandmaster Remy Presas in June 1996.

Have fun surfing here and I hope, you will find some interesting information about me an my Modern Arnis. If you want to cantact me, I will happy to recive your mails. I appeciate any comments about the website, my seminars, Moderns arnis or m DVD´s.

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