Connecticut Modern Arnis Jujitsu Newsletter
Dear Fellow Arnisadors and Arnisadoras,
Welcome to CTMAJ! I am very excited to expand our program throughout New England and beyond!
I have many reasons for expanding the program. Modern Arnis is an art that’s close to my heart for many reasons. I love the art because it blends so well with so many other styles of Martial Arts and because it has helped fill so many gaps in my training.
I enjoyed many years of training in Modern Arnis with people from so many different places and backgrounds and I value the different perspectives that each person has brought to the training.
I have also learned so much more than just martial arts from my mentors such as my first teacher Shihan Eric Alexander, and then Grandmaster Remy A. Presas. I think that many of the greatest practitioners have also brought a spiritual aspect to the training.
Modern Arnis is also close to my heart because I had the great fortune to learn the Art straight from the person that founded the art. Having my material checked regularly by Professor Presas was a thrill and an honor. The Professor constantly encouraged me to teach others what I have learned, to help the art grow, to make the art my own, and he wanted everyone to train and be happy. It is in that spirit that CTMAJ operates.
Whether you wish to be a charter school, an affiliate, a student, check out our home training DVD's, or just stop by for a class from time to time, CTMAJ will do it’s best to provide you with quality training and some friendships that may last a lifetime. Contact us today to get started!
Yours Truly in the Arts,
Sensei Frank Shekosky