Arnis was declared as the Philippine National Martial Art and Sport on December 11, 2009 through Republic Act 9850 signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Is SIPA the national sport Philippines?
Nonetheless, historically it’s considered the Philippines national and traditional native sport as it predates the Spanish rule, going back to the 15th century. Surviving mainly as a children’s game, it derived its name from the object being used to play, the Sipa.
How does arnis help you in your life?
Arnis can taught us discipline and self control.
Like other martial arts, arnis can be used to practice and make us learn self control and disciple. It also gives us ability to think fast and make our body stronger as we will move a lot.