THE School of Arnis Professionals Batch Amihan slated on February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 is now accepting applications.
Under the umbrella of Professional Teachers of Sports, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PT-SPERD), Prof. Armando Soteco founded The School of Arnis Professionals in 2003 at the Integrated College of Physical Education and Sports (former name of PT-SPERD) in Intramuros, Manila. The goal of the school is to prepare professional arnis instructors and Physical Education teachers, by equipping them with scientific methods of teaching, coaching and skills in managing sport arnis competitions.
Among the subjects taught to students are sports science, physiology of exercise and physical fitness, traumatology, sports psychology, nutrition and drugs as well as sports and recreation management.
The aim of the school is in line with the objectives of Republic Act 9850 or the Arnis Law that declares arnis as the Philippines’ national sport and martial art.
Soteco is a veteran practitioner and a recognized master of arnis. He trained from 1971 to 1975 with the late Grandmaster Remy Presas, the father of Modern Arnis.
Soteco is also the recipient of several awards in arnis that include the Lapu-Lapu Award, the highest award in Modern Arnis (2006) and the Kampilan Award (2008).
Soteco is among those who have taught arnis in Philippine schools for the longest time. He was an arnis professor in San Beda College from 1967 to 2002 and in Centro Escolar University from 1971 to 2001.
For details of the Arnis Professional course contact 09153512520, 09334362090.