PHILIPPINE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
A martial artists' without roots is a martial artist without a face. For one's roots to one's motherland are a precious source of nourishment for one's existence, identity and purpose.
Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame saw a pressing need for a respected institution based on integrity which could establish and encourage true standards of excellence within the many individual organizations which make up the Martial Arts community worldwide. To do this, Executive Director Garitony C. Nicolas brought together an impressive group of established Martial Arts Masters to sit on the board of directors for the Hall of Fame with their primary function being to carefully evaluate prospective inductees, in order to determine if they are worthy of induction. Only those who meet stringent stand-arts are considered and only those who pass rigorous, comprehensive evaluation are finally approved or induction into this prestigious in-situation, known as the Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
PRINCIPLES OF A GOOD ARNISADOR
1. The real Arnisador hold firmly to his sticks until the day he dies.
2. The Arnisador and sticks are one.
3. The art of the hand is the art of the cane.
4. If someone throws, rice to a skilled Arnisador not even a single grain can hit him.
5. The match and a candle represent an authentic disciple of Arnis.
6. The Art of Arnis is like a wind; you can feel it but not necessarily see it.
7. Minimum effort maximum effect.
8. The triumph of a genuine Arnisador is like to a mountain.
9. The best Arnisador is one who can give wisdom to his student regarding the essence of being a real Arnisador.
I come to you with my empty hand, I have no weapon only my peaceful hand,
I respect you as you respect me,But thou shall not touch my skin with hatred and anger,
For I shall protect myself, To defend my dignity, To fight for my principles, To uplift my honor and my glory,
LOVE is my guide and my defender, and FAITH is my strength and my power, Hence, here is my weapon
My empty hand!
PUNONG LAKAN GARITONY NICOLAS