Arnis predominantly employs hand techniques while using the lower body mainly for footwork and sweeping during takedown. In this 2015 seminar for NUS students, Guro Andrew and Leng Kee explored the various ways of incorporating kicks as a follow-up to defense-counterattack drills.
10th Stick-Fighting Championships in Singapore
On the 18th of February 2012, eight (8) members were given awards by Tanglin Community Club (People’s Association) during the Annual Appreciation night for instructors and members.
State Minister Lui Tuck Yew (RAdm) and Tanglin Community Club Chair Mr. Chua Lai Teck (BBM) were on hand to give the awards that evening. Three instructors from Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore) received the coveted Achievement Awards. Two other instructors received Long Service Awards while three very active members were recognized for their valuable contributions to Kilat Senjata
The award recipients are:
Punong Guro Dr. Vicente “Enteng” Reyes – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Faisal Hussain – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Muneer Mohammad – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Ian Tay – Long Service Award
Guro Li Zhi Huan – Long Service Award
Robert Lapu-os – Certificate of Appreciation
Kelvin Leslie Thomas – Certificate of Appreciation
Mark Roche – Certificate of Appreciation
Kudos to all the award recipients and to Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore)!
Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2011
The Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2011 proved to be a fitting year-end capstone for the history of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) in Singapore. On the 12th of Nov. 2011, fighters from Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA), Jakarta led by their charismatic Chief Instructor Master Glen Gardiner visited Singapore to spend a day of highly-competitive stick-fighting tournament with Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore). No less than the Chairman of the Tanglin Community Club, Mr. Chua Lai Teck, BBM graced the occasion. The VIP guest for the tournament was His Excellency Nathaniel Imperial, Consul-General of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore.
Skills Exchange Workshop: Introduction and Appreciation of the Different Fighting Styles
A day after the highly-competitive LAS Cup, on the 13th of Nov., Kilat Senjata and CMAA engaged in a Skills Exchange Workshop with the objective of providing to the various clubs an introduction and appreciation of their different fighting styles. CMAA Master Glen Gardiner conducted a three-hour session with the Kilat Senjata Singapore group sharing his vast experience and expertise in unarmed combat. Kilat Senjata (LAS) Chief Instructor Vicente “Enteng” Reyes spent three hours with the CMAA Jakarta group sharing with them the fundamental principles of Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI) as well as introducing the CMAA fighters to the distinctive yet practical weapons combat applications of LSAI.
Kilat Senjata Cup in year 2011 proved to be an historic event. Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore) staged a friendly tournament with United Arnis Singapore (with Chief Instructor Robert Guerrero). The tournament had two phases (padded stick and live cane formats) adopting modified World Escrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) rules. It was held at the Kilat Senjata Main Gym – Tanglin Community CLub on the 30th of October 2011 from 0900 till 1200 in the afternoon.