Michigan Modern Arnis

Filipino Martial Arts and Self Defense.

    Michigan Modern Arnis Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Guro Gerry Tablada,

Cultural Affairs Liaison for the Filipino - American  community. He is currently ranked Lakan Apat and certified Advanced Instructor in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance.

Chief Instructor at Michigan Modern Arnis Academy, a certified MARPPIO school in the Great Lakes TKD Dojang.

Gerry is currently employed in I.T. Software Quality Assurance.

Gerry has trained in Modern Arnis, Balintawak Escrima, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Grappling. He is currently ranked Lakan Isa and certified Basic and Intermediate Instructor.

Growing up in Maryland, Gerry spent most of his teenage and college years supporting the various Filipino organizations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, serving as an officer and performer of folk dance and ballroom dance. He also helped start and was one of the first instructors of the Filipino Folk Dance Troupe for the Filipino Cultural Association of the University of Maryland at College Park. He also teaches Filipino style ballroom dance, with his favorite and most requested dance being the Filipino style tango. When asked why he spent so much time with the Filipino organizations, “I love learning and teaching others about the Filipino culture, especially helping Filipino youth understand their parents that grew up in the Philippines.”

Gerry has many roles in Michigan Modern Arnis including; Assistant Instructor, starting Modern Arnis programs at other schools, DVD creation, picture taking and representing Michigan Modern Arnis at Filipino functions and gatherings.

Gerry is currently an officer in the Ang Bisaya of Michigan and the Philippine Technological Society of Michigan.  He is also a member of the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan.
 
Gerry is currently employed in I.T. Software Quality Assurance.
 
Gerry has trained in Modern Arnis, Balintawak Escrima, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Grappling.
 
Growing up in Maryland, Gerry spent most of his teenage and college years supporting the various Filipino organizations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, serving as an officer and performer of folk dance and ballroom dance. He also helped start and was one of the first instructors of the Filipino Folk Dance Troupe for the Filipino Cultural Association of the University of Maryland at College Park. He also teaches Filipino style ballroom dance, with his favorite and most requested dance being the Filipino style tango. When asked why he spent so much time with the Filipino organizations, “I love learning and teaching others about the Filipino culture, especially helping Filipino youth understand their parents that grew up in the Philippines.”
 
Gerry has many roles in Michigan Modern Arnis including; Instructor, starting Modern Arnis programs at other schools, DVD creation, picture taking and representing Michigan Modern Arnis at Filipino functions and gatherings.

Gerry has trained in Modern Arnis, Balintawak Escrima, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Grappling. He is currently ranked Lakan Isa and certified Basic and Intermediate Instructor.

Growing up in Maryland, Gerry spent most of his teenage and college years supporting the various Filipino organizations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, serving as an officer and performer of folk dance and ballroom dance. He also helped start and was one of the first instructors of the Filipino Folk Dance Troupe for the Filipino Cultural Association of the University of Maryland at College Park. He also teaches Filipino style ballroom dance, with his favorite and most requested dance being the Filipino style tango. When asked why he spent so much time with the Filipino organizations, “I love learning and teaching others about the Filipino culture, especially helping Filipino youth understand their parents that grew up in the Philippines.”

Gerry has many roles in Michigan Modern Arnis including; Assistant Instructor, starting Modern Arnis programs at other schools, DVD creation, picture taking and representing Michigan Modern Arnis at Filipino functions and gatherings.

Gerry is currently an officer in the Ang Bisaya of Michigan and the Philippine Technological Society of Michigan.  He is also a member of the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan.
 
Gerry is currently the Vice President of the Philippine Technological Society of Michigan and a Board Member of the Ang Bisaya of Michigan.  He is also a member of the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan.
 
 

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Guro Allen Henton, 

Chief Instructor at Michigan Modern Arnis - Garden City. 

 
Certified Advanced Instructor and Ranked Lakan Tatlo in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance. 

Guro Allen is currently employed as a Nurses Aide and is studying to be a Registered Nurse.

Guro Allen has many responsibilities in Michigan Modern Arnis to include; Class Instruction, teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced students, putting together performance material and training the Demo Team.

 

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                                          Guro Laura White,

Guro Laura is the owner and Chief Instructor of Pukulan Power Self Defense in Port Huron, a certified MARPPIO school.

Certified Intermediate Instructor and is ranked Lakan/Dayang Dalawa in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance.

Guro Laura teaches and trains in many styles of Martial Arts around the State of Michigan at different schools/seminars and competes in Forms competitions.

 

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                                                Guro Chris Fisk

 Edged Weapons Instructor, ranked Lakan Isa in Modern Arnis and is a certified Intermediate Instructor in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance.

Guro Chris has an extensive background in Jujutsu, Bowie Knife, Flexible Weapons, Silat, Karate, Machete/Axe, Folding Knives and Self-Defense.

 

 

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                                      Guro Richard Mitrak
                                                              
Law Enforcement Training Liaison, certified Intermediate Instructor in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance and is currently ranked Lakan Tatlo in Modern Arnis. 
 
 
Guro Rich has many years of Martial Arts and Law Enforcement training and experience.  
 
 
 
 
 
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                                             Guro Arnel Basabe
 
Guro Arn teaches Modern Arnis at Phan's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Fraser, Michigan. He is currently ranked Lakan Isa, 1st degree black belt and certified Intermediate Instructor with the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance.
 
Guro Arn has been studying and teaching Modern Arnis for several years and continues to support the Presas family and the Michigan Modern Arnis clubs in the area. 
 
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                                                        Guro Jose Soriano 
 
Guro Jose Soriano Chief Instructor at PAPA Modern Arnis, a certified MARPPIO School in Shelby Twp, Michigan.
Currently ranked Lakan Isa in Modern Arnis and is a certified Intermediate Instructor in the Michigan Modern Arnis Alliance. 
Guro Jose has taught and trained in Aikido for many years and is the Owner and Chief Instructor of PAPA Aikido in Shelby Twp, Michigan.
 
 
 
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Punong Guro Benjamin Harrison
 
Founder of Michigan Modern Arnis Academy and Chief Instructor of the Alakdan Group.
Currently ranked Lakan Antas 8, Guro Ben has been studying, training and teaching since 1979.
He is available for private training in small groups or individuals.
Contact info: benharrison2662@outlook.com, 586-324-0267.
 
 
 
 
 
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Michigan Modern Arnis Black Belts (Inactive Instructors)

 

Kathleen Enal, Lakan/Dayang Dalawa

Kevin Enal, Lakan Isa

Krista Harrison, Lakan/Dayang Isa

 

 

      

 

 

 

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