Hello and welcome to my website.
My name is Dieter Knuettel and I have been practising martial arts since 1966 and Filipino martial arts since 1978. I am a qualified sports instructor and the national trainer of the German Arnis Association e.V., where Modern Arnis is trained.
Having been to the Philippines frequently since 1983, I have trained intensively in person not only with Grandmasters Remy, Ernesto and Roberto Presas, but also with all other authoritative Modern Arnis Masters and Grandmasters.
I was appointed Modern Arnis Representative for Europe in 1996 by Professor Remy Presas, 10th Dan and founder of Modern Arnis, and was awarded the 6th Dan Modern Arnis and the title “DATU” at the same time.
In September 2016, GM Roberto Presas, 10 Dan, awarded me the 10th Dan Modern Arnis as the only non-Filipino.
Besides being a national trainer, I regularly taught at the Essener KSC Manila e.V., the oldest Arnis club in Germany and at the TSC Eintracht in Dortmund.
Since 1980 I have given about 900 Modern Arnis courses, more than 100 of them internationally in 17 countries.
With my company “ABANICO” I have been producing martial arts instructional videos since 1989, first VHS videos, then DVDs. Nowadays the focus is on downloadable media, which are distributed worldwide and which my customers consider to be the best teaching media ever.