There’s a handsome young man doing Arnis on a TV series these days.
Following the Twilight genre, his character fights against evil with a cross which turns into a whip, an arrow, a spear, or a sword as needed.
Most of the spear and sword scenes are… (drumroll please)… ARNIS!
I don’t watch TV and this horror-fantasy-drama genre doesn’t interest me at all. So I can’t say that I’m endorsing the show.
But this, I sincerely say: Coco Martin, congratulations on the success of your show. I read in one article that you’re putting a lot of time and energy learning your fight scenes. Thank you for that. Arnis is awesome, right? I hope that you’ll continue to train in it if or when Juan dela Cruz concludes.
And for the millions who watch this show, I say: when there are sword or spear scenes, look closely. It’s Arnis. The terrific moves are our own. They’re pinoy. Proudly pinoy.
A few years ago, Arnis was on TV also. See what happened here.
Watch the different moves in a fantastic Arnis demo here.