Andrew Janson started training in Rapid Arnis in 2004, and with the support of friend and student Fari Peyman, and Louis Beale - Senior Instructor in Rapid Arnis, and dedicated co-instructor - founded London Arnis in 2010. The club's approach to training focuses on building fundamental attributes, technical proficiency, and coaching skills. In addition, the instructor team helps to promote a friendly and informal atmosphere that encourages students to explore the material independently, and often hosts guest instructors from other schools to introduce new concepts and methods.
KEY AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
Focusing on building power, accuracy, and physical and mental resilience so as to create the best platform from which to deliver applications from. With the addition of sparring, timing and ranging are also brought into the mix.
Using the Rapid Arnis system as a technical base exposes the student to a broad range of material. However, the emphasis is on their ability to apply techniques in a range of scenarios, rather than just performing set drills on command.
A teacher should be able to understand, adapt, and improve their own knowledge continuously. Furthermore, they should be able to deliver a course of training that enables their students to reach specific objectives within a specific timeframe.