Arnis

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1978 Chris originally learnt Arnis from his brother Jeff after he returned from the Philippines .1979 Chris & his Brother Jeff demonstrated Arnis at the Sydney Opera House . 1981 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Willie Madla. 1983 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Leonard Trigg & Master Willie Madla. 1986 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Christino Vasquez & Master Pepe Yap. It was during this tour when Chris was cut accidentally during a Demo with a sword as Grand Master was cutting a water Melon of Chris’s stomach leaving him with 40 Stich’s . 1989 Chris Competed at the 1st World Arnis Championships placing 2nd in Forms & 2nd in Full contact sparring. 1990 Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Christino Vasquez , Master Pepe Yap , Master Renee Tongson , Master Quirino Austria & Master Lawrence Hollanday . 1990 Chris trained with Grand Master Remy Presas. 1991 Chris Competed at the 2nd World Arnis Championships placing 2nd in Full contact Sparring losing to his own Student World Champion Jeff Allen at that championships . Chris ‘s Students Mark Ahern World Champion won the Forms Championship & Sarah Hegemans World Champion won the Women’s Forms Championship and Chris Traish was the Head Referee . During all these Tours Grand Master Ernesto Presas was based at our Leura Dojo. Chris continues to teach Arnis and has Graded 87 Australian Arnis Black Belts.

World Champion Mark Ahern Anyo 3 EYD

1989 Chris v Jan Jan Presas art the 1st World Arnis Championships

1989 Chris performing Anyo  – Forms 2nd Place at the 1st World Arnis Championships

Grand Master Ernesto Presas Blind Folded v Machette

1985 Deiter Knuttel seminar at Leura Dojo

1986 Chris Training with Grand Master Ernesto Presas

1994 Chris Demonstrating Arnis at World Koshiki Championships in Japan

Below Photos

1 Ernesto Presas , Chris & Kerry Traish & Willie Madla

2 Chris 2nd Sparring 2 nd Forms World Championships 1989

3 Remy Presas Sydney 1990

4 Chris & Leanard Trigg Head Instructor USA 1986

5 Australian Team World Arnis Championships 1989

6 Pepe Yap & Christino Vasqueze Demo Leura

7 Photo with Ed Parker founder American Kempo

8 Grand Master Ernesto Presas in Melbourne

 

 

MODERN ARNIS AUSTRALIA BLACK BELT MEMBERS

NAME Rank DAN
CHRIS TRAISH 6 DAN HEAD INSTRUCTOR AUSTRALIA

MICHAEL DARCY 6 DAN

4th DEGREE BLACK BELTS

JEFF TRAISH 4 DAN
LEIGH OLSSON 4 DAN
JEFF ALLEN 4 DAN
MARK AHERN 4 DAN
MICK AHERN 4 DAN
JOHN BOND 4 DAN
ESSI FARD 4 DAN
STUART SNELGAR 4 DAN

3RD DGREE BLACK BELTS

RICHARD MARLIN 3 DAN
ALAN SWANTON 3 DAN
DEBORAH TRAISH 3 DAN
ROBERT MACDONALD 3 DAN
PAUL GIFFORD 3 DAN
KARLA EDWARDS 3 DAN
TONY DINGAMANS 3 DAN
PAUL LEARY 3 DAN

2ND DEGREE BLACK BELTS

JOHN SUMMERVILLE 2 DAN
WARREN BROWN 2 DAN
KERRY FRAGAR 2 DAN
MICHAEL STONE 2 DAN
STEVE CLOSE 2 DAN
NATHAN YOUNG 2 DAN
STUART FULLER 2 DAN
PHIL MAY 2 DAN
KERRI TRAISH 2 DAN
KEITH JONES 2 DAN
ALAN TRETHERWAY 2 DAN
SEAN WRIGHT 2 DAN
GAVIN WRIGHT 2 DAN
PAUL RYMER 2 DAN
JASON RYMER 2 DAN
ANNE AHERN 2 DAN
MATHEW SMITH 2 DAN
SEAN FITGERALD 2 DAN
SARAH HARDWIDGE 2 DAN

1ST DEGREE BLACK BELTS

MICHAEL NAYLOR 1 DAN
CONNOR AHERN 1 DAN
JOHN TORRO 1 DAN
GERARD VAN HOREN 1 DAN
ADAM RUSE 1 DAN
COLIN VAN ESSEN 1 DAN
CHRISTINE TRAISH 1 DAN
RICHARD BRIDGE 1 DAN
VIV COLEMAN 1 DAN
MARK TRANTER 1 DAN
GRANT ROBINSON 1 DAN
TONY GABORIT 1 DAN
KEVIN DARCY 1 DAN
IAN MENZIES 1 DAN
JOHN HARRIS 1 DAN
SCOTT MATHEWS 1 DAN
PATRICIA LEE 1 DAN
G DOUBLE 1 DAN
DUANE WILSON 1 DAN
JERREMY MCKNIGHT 1 DAN
JOE WRONA 1 DAN
SARAH HEGEMAN 1 DAN
SVEN OLSSON 1 DAN
EDWIN LIM 1 DAN
PAUL BRUNTON 1 DAN
MARK FIRTH 1 DAN
MICHAEL ROSS 1 DAN
TROY PEARSON 1 DAN
DAVID WARD 1 DAN
IAN BUICK 1 DAN
STAN BUICK 1 DAN
AIDA JONES 1 DAN
RICK JONES 1 DAN
STEVE PRATT 1 DAN
JASON WRIGHT 1 DAN
KIRK PETERSON 1 DAN
PETER RICKETTS 1 DAN
MICHAEL PAYNE 1 DAN
DAVID LAING 1 DAN
RICHARD QUARTERMAIN 1 DAN
JUSTIN NIDRIE 1 DAN
FIONA NIDRIE 1 DAN
FRANK BUFFONI 1 DAN
MICHAEL WILSON 1 DAN
lAWRENCE STEWART 1 DAN
DAVID PORTER 1 DAN
JOHN GODSCHALK 1 DAN
JOHN HASSETTE 1 DAN
STEPHEN MEAKES 1 DAN
LUKE BESTON 1 DAN
ETHAN CLOSE 1 DAN