Arnis Philippines Inc. (ARPI), a National Sports Association for Arnis recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission(PSC), and a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee(POC) and of Pederaasyong Internasyonal (i-Arnis), will host the “i-ARNIS WORLD ENCOUNTER 2016” on January 19-24, 2016 in the City of Manila.

This event aims to promote and further popularize Arnis as a Philippine martial art and as a sport of the Philippines, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9850.
In line with the preparation of the said affair, a series of Arnis events have been scheduled on the following dates.

I. For International and Local Officials and Individuals

i-Arnis Fundamental Course

July 31- August 3, 2014
September 25-28, 2014
October 28-31, 2014
April 2-5, 2015

Referee/Judge Accreditation Seminar

August 28-31, 2014
October 9-12, 2014
Novermber 7-30, 2014
April 22-25, 2015

II. For National Arnis Encounter

December 3-7, 2014
Manila, Philippines

September 23-27, 2015
Manila, Philippines

Gold Medalists of the ARNIS NATIONAL ENCOUNTER will be part of the national team that will represent the Philippines in the i-Arnis World Encounter 2016.

Those interested may download a copy of technical ground rules, entry and application forms at For other related queries and updates, all concerned may visit ARPI’S Facebook page( or contact the ARPI head office through phone numbers (02)705-7017, mobile number 0917-9055736 or e-mail at