Master Paulo O. Motita II

Dr. Paulo O. Motita II started his martial arts journey at the age of 15 in Kuntaw ng Pilipinas, Masbate chapter under the guidance of the late Kyud Constantino "Tantie" Napase and Kyud Arsenio C. Ocsing III where he earned his 1st Degree Blackbelt in 1992, Kuntaw is a Filipino Martial Arts of hand and foot fighting including arnis in the system named Kuntaw Lima lima. Modern Arnis was also introduced to him by Guro Medel Zurbito a student of GM Ernesto Presas and GM Bambit Dulay. He continuously trained his Martial Arts in Masbate until he finished College and migrated to Metro Manila in 1996.

Upon Migration to Metro Manila, he meets Grandmaster Bambit Dulay as introduced by his cousin Guro Ariel Ramos. Through GM Bambit's guidance, he studied different martial arts such as Karate-do, Judo, Jujutsu and Modern Arnis where he masters the art. At a young aged he explores martial arts by continuously participating in different kuntaw, Karate and arnis tournaments.

Even with his work pressures, he continues his passion by training, playing and teaching both karate and arnis during weekends and after office hours. It was only at the time that he decided to embrace the teaching profession. He took up the certificate of Physical Education and Sports and Master the same to qualify him in the field of Education teaching Physical Education for College students in Arnis and other Sports. Likewise, he put up arnis teams in the schools where he was teaching such as Philippine State College of Aeronautics, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, Marikina Polytechnic College and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina. He is currently the focal person for Arnis in Marikina City Government where he trained athletes to compete in the Philippines Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games, and other competitions were the city is invited.

It took time for him to master modern arnis, he also trained with strict supervision of Modern Arnis Grandmasters GM Cristino Vaquez and GM Rene Tongson. Equipped with experiences of teaching and training, doc Pau, got the opportunity to be a resource person for Modern Arnis in both local, national and international for teaching pedagogy in Physical Education. He was one of the instructors in the following FMA gatherings such as 3rd, 4th,5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Filipino World Martial Arts Festivals where was also assigned as training camp director, DAV Modern Arnis Summer Camp in Karlsruhe, Germany in August 2011. Similarly, he is also a resource person for sports coaching focus on coaching Philosophy, psychology, Fitness Science.

Dr. Paulo O. Motita II earned a Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) with two Masteral degree, Master in Physical Education and Sports (MPES) and Master in Educational Management. He currently connected with the Department of Education, Bureau of Learners Supports Services - School Sports Division (BLSS-SSD) in the Philippines as Senior Education Program Specialist.

Dr. Paulo O. Motita II the President of International Modern Arnis Federation Philippines Inc (IMAFPI), Board of Director, Modern Arnis Tapi Tapi International (MATTI), Member Technical Committee – Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) and founder of Philippine Arnis Kuntaw Association – Modern Arnis Marikina City (PAKA-MAM).

Arnis as a fashion, he is currently teaching and coaching Arnis ni Marikina city for Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary athletes. He is also accepting personalized training after his office hours or during weekends. You can reach him through his Personal Facebook Account, Professional/Coach Facebook Page, or email address:

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