Pinoy arnis master in Laos

FILIPINO  arnis instructor Anthony Stadel gave Laos residents an exhibition of arnis/kali in a recent martial art and sport exhibition-workshop in Vientiane.

During his lecture, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, Stadel highlighted the popularity of Arnis/Kali Martial Art in other parts of the world.

Stadel, who visited his parents in the said city, has been an Arnis/Kali Martial Art instructor for three years in Germany. He is now completing his doctoral degree in Social Science.

After the lecture, Stadel and his former student Xander Tedoco conducted an exhibition on the basic steps of Arnis/Kali

Filipino community members, embassy officers and staff and other guests who attended the event showed eagerness in learning the basic moves of Arnis/Kali.

The exhibition and workshop aimed to bring to the members of the Filipino community appreciation of Arnis/Kali as an indigenous Filipino martial art and sport that edifies effective Self-Protection Skills as well as important aspects of the Filipino culture such as hospitality, discipline, respect, concern and care,” the DFA said.

Arnis/Kali was declared as the national martial and sport of the Philippines on December 11 last year under Republic Act No. 9850. The sports also included in next year’s Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta.  Radito Torres

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