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A Traditional Martial Art From the Philippines

Known as Arnis, Escrima / Eskrima, or Kali, the Filipino Martial Arts are most famous for using tools - especially rattan sticks - in training. 

Our style, Presas Arnis, is a blend of two major FMA styles, Modern Arnis and Kombatan.

Our safety-first approach allows our students to comfortably and confidently defend themselves in any situation.

Our optional weapons program covers in-depth study of additional tools (primarily 5 foot staff and tabak-toyok - aka "nunchaku"), firmly grounded Presas Arnis concepts.

A version of what we teach is included in physical fitness programs in public schools in the Philippines. 

Presas Arnis Training at Kindred Protective Arts


Presas Arnis for Young Children

Arnis de Mano is our program for young children ages 4-8, emphasizing fundamental martial arts skills and personal safety.  Arnis de Mano students excel in school, in sports, and when they are ready, graduate into our Presas Arnis Kids/Family class.



Force Necessary is a collective term for a series of practical courses based around the use of hand, stick, knife, and gun in self defense scenarios.

It's all of the great advice and tools you get in martial arts training, stripped down to easy-to-learn essentials.

Our Force Necessary coursework is ideal for security, law enforcement, military as well as self-defense savvy people from all walks of life.  We offer a weekly Pacific Archipelago Concepts course, which focuses more on the use of sticks/knives.

We offer additional seminars covering additional Force Necessary topics at least once a quarter.

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The word "kindred" is another term for the word "family".  That's how we think of our students and our school.

We started in 2018 as the Kansas City Presas Arnis Meetup, teaching only teens and adults. Over the years, we grew large enough to move to a traditional brick-and-mortar martial arts school in 2021, allowing us to establish our kids/family classes.

Training with KPA means our students are in a safe, inclusive environment with people committed to helping each person grow and achieve their goals.

Everyone belongs at KPA.





Dayang Tatlo (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Mark Lynn at Hidden Sword Martial Arts


Dayang Dalawa (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Modern Arnis from GM Bruce Chiu of Arnis International

Dayang Dalawa (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Datu Tim Hartman of the World Modern Arnis Alliance

1st Degree Black Belt in Kobudo from Sensei Mike Proctor and Sensei Keith Yates at the American Karate Taekwondo Organization (AKATO)

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4th Degree Black Belt in Pacific Archipelago Concepts from Hock Hochheim

Lakan Tatlo (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Presas Arnis from Mark Lynn at Hidden Sword Martial Arts

Level 10 Instructor in Force Necessary: Knife from Hock Hochheim

1st Degree Black Belt, Goju-Shorei Weapons System from Keith Freeman

Master in MiraRada Escrima from Grand Master Art Miraflor

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