Pinay martial arts instructor wants to popularize arnis in Canada

1 Nov

By MARITES N. SISON

When someone asks Guro (Teacher) JB Ramos to explain the Filipino martial art, arnis, she begins with the question, “Have you seen The Bourne Identity?”

The simple yet intricate and agile hand-to-hand combat by Jason Bourne (played by Matt Damon) is considered to be one of the top fight scenes in movie history and it displays the techniques of arnis(a.k.a kali/eskrima). It also shows why arnis is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary martial art forms, says Ramos.

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