The “Best of the West” camp with 5 leading Modern Arnis Masters of the West was one of the largest Modern Arnis events worldwide with over 200 participants.
Mott B. Zawilinski, GM D. Anderson, GM Datu D. Knüttel, MoTT C. Gauss and GM Datu T. Hartman taught at this fantastic event hosted by DAV and D. Knüttel.
Here you can see the lessons of Grandmaster Datu Dieter Knüttel, who taught the following subjects:
1. 3 principles of knife disarmament,
2. Tapi-Tapi together with MoTT Chuck Gauss,
3. Self-defense without power,
4. Unarmed: Quick Disarms, with following techniques
Grandmaster Datu Dieter Knüttel
Dieter Knüttel, M.A. in sports science is Modern Arnis chief-instructor for der DAV of Germany and European Modern Arnis Representative (1996 -2001) of Professor Remy A. Presas.
He 1received the title of DATU and the rank of Lakan Anim, 6th Dan Modern Arnis from Professor Remy Presas in 1996, as 4th of 6 persons and the only person outside of the USA who has received this title.
After receivinhg his 7th, 8th and 9th Dan in the Philippines, on Septemer 24th 2016 it was publically announced in Dortmund, Germany, that he has awarded 10th Dan, Lakan Sampu by Grandmaster Roberto Presas, 10. Dan Modern Arnis.
Dieter Knuettel is involved with the Filipino Martial Arts since 1978 and he has been teaching FMA/Modern Arnis seminars since 1980 all over Europe, in Australia, in the USA, in Russia and even in the Philippines.
He is one of the most experienced Modern Arnis Masters worldwide.
The light but especially the sound situation was sometimes very difficult. Sometimes 2 loud groups trained in the same hall. Sometimes the train of the coach will sound soft or clanking. This is because a lot of frequencies had to be hidden to understand the teacher over the sometimes very loud general noise level.