GGM ERNESTO A. PRESAS BOOKS
The Art of Arnis
(with Salvador Avendanio credited as co-author), 1981.
Published by Ernesto A. Presas & Associates and the Arjuken Karate Association
This rare book features a unique glimpse into GGM’s art as it was taught in the 1970s and ‘80s. It includes photographs of a younger GGM with some of the earliest Arjuken pioneers: Roberto Presas, Pepe Yap, Willie Madla, Pepito Robas, Cristino Vasquez, Rey Yatsu, Rene Tongson, Jose G. Paman and Jackson Cui Brocka.
Arnis Presas Style and Balisong
An elaboration of the prior book, this volume illustrates many techniques from the three main categories of stickfighting, solo baston, doble baston and espada y daga. The anyo, forms, of Kombatan are described in great detail, as are numerous fighting applications of the techniques. Empty-hand defenses against weapons are presented at length. A section on the balisong, the fan knife, explains methods of opening, closing and manipulating the native Filipino knife.
Filipino Modern Mano-Mano
Manila: Ernesto A. Presas, 1996.
This manual reveals in detail the art’s empty-hand strikes and kicks. Of equal importance to Kombatan’s armed techniques, mano mano techniques provide the self-protection skills in the event that the practitioner is forced to engage in combat without his stick or blade.