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Modern Arnis Kombatan



Kombatan is a Filipino Kali fighting style that was developed by Great Grandmaster Ernesto Presas Sr. in the eastern Negros province of the Visayas.
Ernesto, founder of the Filipino Mano-Mano style, resides in Manila and teaches at the University of Santo Thomas and high school as a seminar speaker throughout the Philippines, Europe and America.
Kombatan is a system composed of classical and modern fighting systems used in the Philippines.
The Kombatan student is introduced to the various systems through a complete immersion in the methods of combat and partner work.


Particular emphasis is placed on a series of repetitive exercises that prepare the student to react instinctively to certain attacks. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal fighting style using Kombatan concepts.


The class is suitable for both beginners who have never tried the practice and advanced students.


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During the university class period (September to December and late February to early June), class scheduling is complete. During the break for exams (January/February and June/July), the class schedule is reduced by up to 50%. During holidays and during the summer academic break (August), the proposed classes may also be replaced by virtual-only classes.

The Sport Service reserves the right to make any changes and/or additions during the mentioned periods.


East Campus Sports Hall 
Classes Room
Via La Santa 1
6962 Viganello


It is recommended that you come in indoor trainers (possibly barefoot) and sports clothing. Bring a bottle of water (or isotonic drink) and a towel. The appropriate sticks are provided by the instructors.
Changing rooms with showers are available in the Sports Hall.


The user must be in possession of a valid "Class and Games" subscription, and it is compulsory to book every single appointment offered via the calendar or directly on the dedicated App.

To register for Sports service activities, it is essential to have a MyWellness account; in its absence, proceed by filling out the following registration form.

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(The activity cannot be purchased individually).

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