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.

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  • Gregory Gibson

    Gat Puno Abon Baet,

    My name is Gregory Gibson. I am 50 years old, and live and work in Dade County.

    From a self-diefense platform, I have become fascinated with the efficacy and practicality of the Filipino Martial Arts in general, and with the Garimot Arnis discipline in particular. From what I’ve been able to ascertain thus far, Garimot Arnis appears to be a tremendously efficient and highly comprehensive self-defense system. However, I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between the multiple different, seemingly closely-related disciplines in the Filipino Martial Arts, and I would like to understand more completely the difference in Garimot Arnis with the other, similar disciplines.

    Nonetheless, I have a definite interest in learning more about this art for self-defense., and would be interested in understanding if you are accepting new students for instruction in this this very serious and highly-traditional martial art discipline.

    I am currently living in Miami Lakes. Would it be possible for us to speak, or possibly I could visit your place of instruction? I would sincerely appreciate any time and/or consideration you could provide.

    Thank you!

    Gregory Gibson
    (305) 924-7458

  • Zita Carlos

    I started my training with Amang Pecto Baldemor but was cut short due to relocation. Sadly my Master is gone. I’m now based in Baliuag Bulacan. Is there any Maestro near my location? Many many moons have past and I want to resume my training. I also want to learn the art of “Hilot”. Please advise how I can learn these two Filipino home grown art. Thank you, Zita