Short Biography

Welcome to my Website!

I am Datu Dieter Knüttel and live in Dortmund, Germany. I am the chief instructor of the German Arnis Federation, DAV (Deutscher Arnis Verband e.V.) since 1985.

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 together with my 6th Dan Modern Arnis.

My 7th, 8th (together with the Grandmaster title) and 9th Dan I have received in different places in the Phiilippines, always awarded from filipino Modern Arnis Masters and Grandmaster like:

  • GM Christino Vasquez
  • GM Rene Tongson
  • GM Rodel Dagooc
  • GM Jerry Dela Cruz
  • GM Samuel “Bambit” Dulay
  • and others

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

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, Modern Arnis or my DVD´s.

The awarding of the 10th Dan Modern Arnis

Modern Arnis my Martial Art


Some interesting DVDs and download videos from GM Datu Dieter Knüttel about self-defense and martial arts u will find here: