I am Datu Dieter Knüttel and live in Dortmund, Germany. I am the chief instructor of the German Arnis Federarion, DAV (Deutscher Arnis Verband e.V.).
In September 2016 I was awarder 10th Dan Modern Arnis, Lakan Sampu by GM Roberto Presas.
At the 25th of July 2008 I was awarded 8th Dan Modern Arnis, Lakan Walo in Iloilo, the capital of Panay, Philippines. At the same time I received the recognition as a Grandmaster.
The rank and recognition was awarded by the following committee:
- GM Christino Vasquez, 9th Dan Modern Arnis
- GM Rene Tongson, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
- GM Rodel Dagooc, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
- GM Jerry Dela Cruz, 8th Dan Modern Arnis
- GM Samuel “Bambit” Dulay, 8th Dan Modern Arnis as well as
- Senior Master Atty. Salvador Demaisip, Coomissioner of the International Modern Arnis Federation, Philippines, IMAFP.
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.
I teach Modern Arnis seminars in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
If you want to know more about my and my Modern Arnis, you will find a lot of information on this website.
I would be glad, to meet you one day in person, perhaps during a seminar.