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.
In this video, GM Dan Anderson teaches the following topics:
1. MA80 unarmed, Part 1: Offensive tactical forms (blocks and checks)
2. MA80 unarmed, Part 2: The Trapping Set.
3. Feinted strikes: baiting and changing
Grandmaster Dan Anderson
is Director and Chief Instructor of Dan Anderson Karate and has the 8th Dan MA80, the 9th Dan Karate and the 6th Dan (Senior Master) in Modern Arnis.
He was a 4-time national US champion in karate and has won over 70 Grand Championship Titlel. He is the founder of American Freestyle Karate, an American martial art and the author of the bestseller “American Freestyle Karate: A Guide To Sparring”, which has been on the market for over 30 years and is reprinted over and over again.
He was honored as the ‘Living Legend of Karate’. A life-work tribute honoring him as one of the 50 most influential martial artists in the 40-year history of competitive karate in the US. In 1980 he met Professor Presas and has been running Modern Arnis ever since.
Prof. Anderson’s school has been teaching martial arts in East County for over 25 years, making it the oldest karate school in the area.
The light and especially the sound situation was very difficult. 2 (sometimes very loud) groups were training in the same hall. Sometimes the teacher’s voice will be very thin or “tinny” sound. To minimize the noise, several frequencies had to be suppressed to understand the teacher.