Kombatan is a Filipino martial art, which combines several classical and modern styles. The student learns several different approaches to different
attacks. Drills, that improve the reflexes and reactions of students,
are very important in training of Kombatan. Usually the
first thing that is taught in martial arts, are techniques from a
specific stance. On one hand, this helps learning but on the other hand,
studying this way requires years of practice to be able to use these
techniques in free fight. Unlike in many Asian martial arts, students of Kombatan learn first to use weapons and defend themselves against them.
Kombatan systems: - Solo baston - Doble baston - Daga y Daga - Mano Mano - Espada y Daga - Dolo - Balisong - Bankaw - Dos Puntas - Tres Puntas - Dumog
Kombatan is a practical approach to self defense. It conditions the
practitioner to be physically fit, mentally agile and confident. It
enhances eye-hand coordination and reflexes. Practitioners of Kombatan
also have the distinction of being a member of the European Kombatan Associations
Kombatan hails its roots from several ancient Filipino fighting techniques. It is heavily rooted in Arnis, a Filipino martial art of stick fighting. The Presas family developed the Modern Arnis system of stick fighting in the 1970s.
In the 1980s, Modern Arnis was spread through the efforts of the Presas family to other parts of the world via international seminars.
Ernesto Presas developed and promoted Kombatan, Combative Arts of Presas style in 1995 based on the different martial arts and combat techniques and his own interpretation of Modern Arnis.