Garimot Arnis Training is a Filipino Martial Arts practiced traditionally on the Baet family for more than 170 years old. From small town called Paete, Laguna Philippines the arts of the Garimot Arnis was born. The Baet family is widely known Moro-Moro players called Doce Pares in Laguna way back in early 1800’s.
For more than five generation, tradition has been passed from one generation to the next. Doce Pares de Francia or the show Comedia or Zarzuela serves as vehicle to shroud the arts of Arnis de Mano the Filipino martial arts of hand to hand fighting utilizing blades and sticks fighting arts and more.
The history dictates the Filipino combat arts was banned on 1610 by the Spanish authority to stop the chances of Filipino practicing their arts of war that could be used against Spanish authority, to stop the native to practicing the arts, they forbids the practiced of the fighting arts. But on 1637 Doce Pares was introduced in Luzon via galleon Acapulco-Manila. It was the Spanish Fray from Mexico introduced the Doce Pares de Francia then later Filipino changed the name into famous Moro-Moro stage shows. Today the original Doce Pares de Francia or Moro-Moro is alive and taught by Gat Puno Abon “Garimot” Baet, 5th generation Maestro from Laguna, Philippines.