Labanan Solo - The Combat Exercises (Anyos) of Modern Arnis
Labanan Solo is Filipino for solo combat. Besides the stick and empty hand partner practices Prof. Remy Presas taught, he also included solo exercises. Overall, there were 4 cane anyos and 8 empty hand anyos.
Prof. Presas was incredibly well rounded. His empty hand art included the full gamut of weaponless fighting; kicking, punching, deflecting, locking, throwing, grappling, body management, sticking, adhering – the works. He was a master of motion.
His anyos aid the practitioner in developing those skills. Covered in the book are not only each anyo fully depicted but in the empty hand anyo section, chapters on motion application and disruption of body structure as well. In the weapons anyos section I have included anyos for blocking, bolo (short sword), double cane (doble baston) and cane and dagger (baston y daga) - all based on the original anyos.