Thursday, February 7, 2008
GRANDMASTER ROBERTO “BERTING” AMADOR PRESAS PROFILE
Grandmaster Roberto A. Presas in his younger days.
Based on details given by Grandmaster Roberto A. Presas during an interview in Hinigaran.
1947 Born in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
1960-1961 Began study of karate
1967 Began study of arnis
1972 Served as karate and arnis instructor of the Philippine Air Force
1972-1975 Served as instructor of Arjuken Karate Association
1973 Served as arnis instructor of Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police
1974 Served as karate/arnis instructor of U.P. Police/P.E.
1975 Conducted an arnis seminar in Lucena City/Bataan
1976 Served as karate instructor of Marikina Police
1978 Performed an arnis demonstration at West Negros College, Bacolod City
1982 Performed an arnis demonstration in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
1984 Performed an arnis demonstration in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
1993 Promoted to 10th degree grandmaster by the Arjuken Karate Association
2003 Founded the Arnis Hinigaran Philippines Association