New Starters 2021 - sparring highlights




Lockdown 2020-2021 was tough on the UK's martial arts industry, with many clubs folding, and venues hesitant to open even after the initial lockdown was lifted. London Arnis - despite being unable to use its indoor venues - managed to keep things going outdoors (with online, 1:1 and small group training), and launched a New Starters program in April 2021.

Thanks largely to the influx of new blood from this program and the support of its members (new and old), London Arnis was back up to full strength soon after it resumed indoor training in October 2021. Here are some of the sparring highlights from the New Starters program that ran through the summer of 2021.