ABANIKO TRES PUNTAS is a unique Arnis system from the Philippines. It includes the complex weapons techniques of a classic Arnis system, which also finds applications in close combat. These principles can be applied with weapons or mpty handend. The version with a knife is also demonstrated on this video.
The combination of
- Sanga-Patama (block as shot)
- Sungkiti (stitch) in conjunction with
- Hawi (parry) and
- Tapi (block) as well as
- trap techniques
makes it a highly efficient fighting style, by Grandmaster Mateo D. Estolloso on Antique / Philippines.
Grandmaster Rene Tongson
Grandmaster Tongson took his 1st formal Arnis lesson at age 9 under the guidance of GM Roberto Presas, using sugarcane since rattan sticks are scarce then. He went to proceed and learned MODERN ARNIS under the GM REMY AMADOR PRESAS principle and various Philippine Weapon Systems . Because of his dedication,he was given the highest privilege granted by the late GM MATEO D.ESTOLLOSO as his 1 st man under the ABANIKO TRES PUNTAS system. His leadership quality and wisdom, granted him the extra distinction as member of the MODERN ARNIS COUNCIL of MASTERS in the Philippines and Adviser to the International Modern Arnis Federation – Philippines (IMAFP), and was recently awarded the International Grandmaster of the year Award for 2006 and acceptance to the International Martial Arts HALL of FAME, WORLD HEAD of FAMILY SOKESHIP COUNCIL.
He is one of the most outstanding Filipino Grand Masters of classical Arnis.