Saturday, January 09, 2010

Arnis, Now National Sport

Philippines -- President Arroyo recently signed a law declaring arnis as the national martial art and sport in the Philippines. The law reportedly also mandates that an arnis competitions is to be played first at the annual national games.

Up until now, arnis (also called kali or escrima) has often plays second fiddle to other non-Filipino martial arts such as judo, taekwondo and karate in terms of prominence, according to

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