The Event

Filipino Martial Arts World Festival was organized to promote the art worldwide, introduce and upgrade the knowledge of every practitioners through learning from different internationally known and high caliber FMA Instructors in one event.

Through the initiative and dedication of Grandmaster Dieter Knuettel and Alfred Plath of Deutscher Arnis Verband, the 1st and 2nd Festival was successfully held in Germany in 2002 and 2004 respectively. It was then through the mutual interest of DAV and IMAFP the Filipino Martial Art Event was brought back to its homeland, the Philippines. The 3rd festival was held in 2006 in Tagaytay, Philippines spearheaded by GM Rene Tongson as the Chairman and the IMAFP team lead by Chairman Atty. Buddy Demaisip. Then onwards the history goes on along with the dedicated/untiring organizing team.

The main aim of the event is to showcase the expertise of the local and foreign FMA grandmasters and give an opportunity for practitioners to train with different grandmasters, explore the beauty of the island, experience the Filipino culture and understand the roots of the art in one event.

Schedule of Activities

March 19 – Monday Check-in: Noon - 2:00PM
Training: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Welcome Dinner and Introductions: 7:00PM
March 20 – Tuesday Training - Modern Arnis
March 21 – Wednesday Training -All FMA Styles
March 22 – Thursday Day Tour / Ranking
March 23 – Friday Training – All FMA stules / Gala Night / Awards
March 24 – Saturday Check out / Departure

Proposed Festival Instructors

Click underlined names for biographies:

The Participation Package


  • Training, Full Package: $875.00 USD per person
  • Training-Only: $200.00 USD per person
  • Non-Training: $650 USD

Package Details

  • 5-nights stay in a twin sharing room (deluxe & Super deluxe)
  • Training Kit (for training participant)
  • Full Meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Day Tour
  • Gala Night
Note: The rooms are limited in number and therefore interested practitioners are encourage to register and pay early in order to reserve the slot within the package. Overflow will be allocated in the adjacent resort and/or upgrade room at below additional cost:
  • Executive Double/Executive Family(twin sharing queen size bed) Additional: USD65.00 per person
  • Single Occupancy/Couple room: Additional: USD270.00

How To Register

Complete the form here and email to and

Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Fees must be remitted through bank transfers to the below account details

Account Name: GINALYN J. RELOS
Account Type: 100570130964
Bank Name: Banco de Oro Universal Bank
Bank Branch: Quintin Paredes Branch, Binondo,
Manila, Philippines
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Note: Please email your remittance details to: and