© Modern Arnis Chicago 2016
Modern Arnis Chicago teaches the Filipino Martial Art of Modern Arnis as developed by its founder, the late “Professor” Remy A. Presas (1936 – 2001).    Our objectives are to: 1. Preserve and share the art created by Professor Remy Presas 2. Continue to develop the art and 3. Improve ourselves and our training partners Modern Arnis instructors teach in a friendly and cooperative environment without rigid formalities.  All skill levels are welcome.  Regardless of previous experience or background, Modern Arnis has something to offer everyone.  Your hard work and effort will be paid off by the confidence of knowing that if the need arises, you will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones. Modern Arnis a complete self-defense system that trains the practitioner to be proficient in both weapons based and empty hand combat.   Students start with single and double stick drills and techniques. Training with sticks significantly improves a student’s reflexes and agility before progressing to empty hand and ground training. Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) have gained popularity in both MMA and Hollywood due to their speed and effectiveness.  Their influence can be seen in movies like the Jason Bourne series and Mission Impossible.  For more on Modern Arnis and its history, visit Wikipedia.

Master James Ladis

Modern Arnis Chicago operates under the guidance of Master Ladis, one of only seven people in the world awarded the title of Master of Tapi Tapi by Professor Presas which was considered by him to be the highest level of achievement in the art.  While Master Ladis no longer teaches regularly, he continues to improve the skills of his senior students and shares his knowledge through seminars. 

Mukesh Pitroda has been studying under

Master Ladis in Modern Arnis since 1996. He

currently holds the rank of third degree black

belt.  Mukesh has conducted several

seminars on personal self-defense and

continues to improve his skills and

knowledge through private lessons in several

different martial arts.  Mukesh has been

teaching Modern Arnis in Oak Park, Illinois

since 2008.  He blogs at:

http://mmp.kvstom.com.  You can also follow

him on Twitter: @mmpitroda

CHICAGO Chang's Martial Arts & Fitness  1856 W Chicago Ave.  Chicago, IL 60622 773-342-6642  
OAK PARK Flying V's Athletic Center  111 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 773-789-7849
ELMHURST Chang's Martial Arts Academy  681 North York Road  Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-903-6064
Events

Rob Boyle has been studying modern arnis

since 1998, when he started training with

Master Jim Ladis. He now holds a third

degree black belt. He has also studied Aikido

and Escrima, and has performed a martial

arts piece in a production for Breakbone

Dance Company. Rob was born and raised in

the Chicagoland area, and he works as a

freelance game designer and editor. He

doesn't have much spare time between his

son, DJing and dancing to industrial music,

reading science fiction, playing dodgeball,

and teaching modern arnis at Chang's Martial

Arts on Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois.

Chuck Westcott has been a martial artist

for nearly thirty years. He earned his first

black belt in Taekwondo in 1986 and now

holds a fourth dan. He has studied Modern

Arnis with Master Jim Ladis since 1998 and

currently holds a fourth degree black belt. He

also practices Tai Chi Chuan and has various

levels of experience with several other martial

arts.

A graduate of Northwestern University and

the DePaul University College of Law, he

originally intended to pursue a legal career.

However, he left the practice of law and in

2004, opened Chang’s Martial Arts Academy

in Lincolnwood, Illinois. In 2014, he moved

the school to Elmhurst, Illinois where he

teaches Taekwondo and Modern Arnis

All events are currently planned at Chang’s Martial Arts Academy, 681 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL. Sunday June 26, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Must be a MAC Brown Belt or above Sunday, July 3, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday July 17, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday August 7, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, September 11, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday September 25, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity Sunday October 23, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, November 13, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday December 4, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday December 11, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity
© Modern Arnis Chicago 2016
Modern Arnis Chicago teaches the Filipino Martial Art of Modern Arnis as developed by its founder, the late “Professor” Remy A. Presas  (1936 – 2001).    Our objectives are to: 1. Preserve and share the art created by Professor Remy Presas 2. Continue to develop the art and 3. Improve ourselves and our training partners Modern Arnis instructors teach in a friendly and cooperative environment without rigid formalities.  All skill levels are welcome.  Regardless of previous experience or background, Modern Arnis has something to offer everyone.  Your hard work and effort will be paid off by the confidence of knowing that if the need arises, you will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones. Modern Arnis a complete self-defense system that trains the practitioner to be proficient in both weapons based and empty hand combat.   Students start with single and double stick drills and techniques. Training with sticks significantly improves a student’s reflexes and agility before progressing to empty hand and ground training. Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) have gained popularity in both MMA and Hollywood due to their speed and effectiveness.  Their influence can be seen in movies like the Jason Bourne series and Mission Impossible.  For more on Modern Arnis and its history, visit Wikipedia.

Master James Ladis

Modern Arnis Chicago operates under the guidance of Master Ladis, one of only seven people in the world awarded the title of Master of Tapi Tapi by Professor Presas which was considered by him to be the highest level of achievement in the art.  While Master Ladis no longer teaches regularly, he continues to improve the skills of his senior students and shares his knowledge through seminars. 

Rob Boyle has been studying

Modern Arnis since 1998, when

he started training with Master

Jim Ladis. He now holds a third

degree black belt. He has also

studied Aikido and Escrima, and

has performed a martial arts

piece in a production for

Breakbone Dance Company.

Rob was born and raised in the

Chicagoland area, and he works

as a freelance game designer

and editor. He doesn't have

much spare time between his

son, DJing and dancing to

industrial music, reading

science fiction, playing

dodgeball, and teaching

modern arnis at Chang's Martial

Arts on Milwaukee Ave, Chicago,

Illinois.

Mukesh Pitroda has been

studying under Master Ladis in

Modern Arnis since 1996. He

currently holds the rank of third

degree black belt.  Mukesh has

conducted several seminars on

personal self-defense and

continues to improve his skills

and knowledge through private

lessons in several different

martial arts.  Mukesh has been

teaching Modern Arnis in Oak

Park, Illinois since 2008.  He

blogs at:

http://mmp.kvstom.com.  You

can also follow him on Twitter:

@mmpitroda

Events
CHICAGO Chang's Martial Arts & Fitness Studio  1856 W Chicago Ave.  Chicago, IL 60622 773-342-6642  
OAK PARK Flying V's Athletic Center  111 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 773-789-7849
ELMHURST Chang's Martial Arts Academy  681 North York Road  Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-903-6064

Chuck Westcott has been a martial artist for nearly thirty

years. He earned his first black belt in Taekwondo in 1986 and now

holds a fourth dan. He has studied Modern Arnis with Master Jim Ladis

since 1998 and currently holds a fourth degree black belt. He also

practices Tai Chi Chuan and has various levels of experience with

several other martial arts.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the DePaul University

College of Law, he originally intended to pursue a legal career.

However, he left the practice of law and in 2004, opened Chang’s

Martial Arts Academy in Lincolnwood, Illinois. In 2014, he moved the

school to Elmhurst, Illinois where he teaches Taekwondo and Modern

Arnis

Rob Boyle has been studying modern arnis since 1998,

when he started training with Master Jim Ladis. He now holds a

third degree black belt. He has also studied Aikido and Escrima, and

has performed a martial arts piece in a production for Breakbone

Dance Company. Rob was born and raised in the Chicagoland area,

and he works as a freelance game designer and editor. He doesn't

have much spare time between his son, DJing and dancing to

industrial music, reading science fiction, playing dodgeball, and

teaching modern arnis at Chang's Martial Arts on Milwaukee Ave,

Chicago, Illinois.

Mukesh Pitroda has been studying under Master Ladis

in Modern Arnis since 1996. He currently holds the rank of third

degree black belt.  Mukesh has conducted several seminars on

personal self-defense and continues to improve his skills and

knowledge through private lessons in several different martial arts. 

Mukesh has been teaching Modern Arnis in Oak Park, Illinois since

2008.  He blogs at: http://mmp.kvstom.com.  You can also follow

him on Twitter: @mmpitroda

All events are currently planned at Chang’s Martial Arts Academy, 681 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL. Sunday June 26, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday, July 3, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday July 17, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday August 7, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, September 11, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday September 25, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Sunday October 23, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, November 13, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday December 4, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday December 11, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
Modern Arnis Chicago teaches the Filipino Martial Art of Modern Arnis as developed by its founder, the late “Professor” Remy A. Presas (1936 – 2001).    Our objectives are to: 1. Preserve and share the art created by Professor Remy Presas 2. Continue to develop the art and 3. Improve ourselves and our training partners Modern Arnis instructors teach in a friendly and cooperative environment without rigid formalities.  All skill levels are welcome.  Regardless of previous experience or background, Modern Arnis has something to offer everyone.  Your hard work and effort will be paid off by the confidence of knowing that if the need arises, you will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones. Modern Arnis a complete self-defense system that trains the practitioner to be proficient in both weapons based and empty hand combat.   Students start with single and double stick drills and techniques. Training with sticks significantly improves a student’s reflexes and agility before progressing to empty hand and ground training. Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) have gained popularity in both MMA and Hollywood due to their speed and effectiveness.  Their influence can be seen in movies like the Jason Bourne series and Mission Impossible.  For more on Modern Arnis and its history, visit Wikipedia.

Master James Ladis

Modern Arnis Chicago operates under the guidance of Master Ladis, one of only seven people in the world awarded the title of Master of Tapi Tapi by Professor Presas which was considered by him to be the highest level of achievement in the art.  While Master Ladis no longer teaches regularly, he continues to improve the skills of his senior students and shares his knowledge through seminars. 
CHICAGO Chang's Martial Arts & Fitness  1856 W Chicago Ave.  Chicago, IL 60622 773-342-6642  
OAK PARK Flying V's Athletic Center  111 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 773-789-7849
ELMHURST Chang's Martial Arts Academy  681 North York Road  Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-903-6064
Events

Rob Boyle has been studying modern arnis since 1998, when

he started training with Master Jim Ladis. He now holds a third

degree black belt. He has also studied Aikido and Escrima, and has

performed a martial arts piece in a production for Breakbone Dance

Company. Rob was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, and he

works as a freelance game designer and editor. He doesn't have

much spare time between his son, DJing and dancing to industrial

music, reading science fiction, playing dodgeball, and teaching

modern arnis at Chang's Martial Arts on Milwaukee Ave, Chicago,

Illinois.

Chuck Westcott has been a martial artist for nearly thirty

years. He earned his first black belt in Taekwondo in 1986 and now

holds a fourth dan. He has studied Modern Arnis with Master Jim Ladis

since 1998 and currently holds a fourth degree black belt. He also

practices Tai Chi Chuan and has various levels of experience with

several other martial arts.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the DePaul University

College of Law, he originally intended to pursue a legal career.

However, he left the practice of law and in 2004, opened Chang’s

Martial Arts Academy in Lincolnwood, Illinois. In 2014, he moved the

school to Elmhurst, Illinois where he teaches Taekwondo and Modern

Arnis

Mukesh Pitroda has been studying under Master Ladis in

Modern Arnis since 1996. He currently holds the rank of third degree

black belt.  Mukesh has conducted several seminars on personal self-

defense and continues to improve his skills and knowledge through

private lessons in several different martial arts.  Mukesh has been

teaching Modern Arnis in Oak Park, Illinois since 2008.  He blogs at:

http://mmp.kvstom.com.  You can also follow him on Twitter:

@mmpitroda

©Modern Arnis Chicago 2016

All events are currently planned at Chang’s Martial Arts Academy, 681 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL. Sunday June 26, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Must be a MAC Brown Belt or above Sunday, July 3, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday July 17, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday August 7, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, September 11, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday September 25, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Sunday October 23, 2016 Modern Arnis Chicago Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $50.00 Open to all interested individuals.  No experience necessary! Sunday, November 13, 2016 Local Student Training | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free Open to all interested individuals.  Come train with us for free! Sunday December 4, 2016 Senior Student Seminar | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | $Free By invite only. Sunday December 11, 2016 Master Jim Ladis Seminar | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $75.00 Train with one of Professor Remy Presas’s top students.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
© Modern Arnis Chicago 2016