“Remy Presas, Instructor of the Year”, by Greg Lee- Black Belt Magazine 15th Yearbook 1982 Vol 20 YRB
Remy Presas, 1982 Instructor of the Year
Remy Presas is a martial arts gypsy. He doesn’t own a school, doesn’t set too many rules, has no absolute notions about what makes the most effective kick or which stance delivers the most powerful punch. Or how your belt is tied, for that matter.
Remy Presas is not concerned with all that. He’s too busy teaching people self-defense. Presas, or the “Professor,” as his friends call him; has logged more air miles, taught more seminars, demonstrated the Filipino art of arnis to more students across the country for seven years, that through sheer devotion to his style of teaching, he has surely earned the mantle of BLACK BELT Instructor of the Year for 1982.
“He gets students to recognize their martial arts ability faster than any instructor I’ve ever seen,” says Los Angeles-based arnis instructor Mike Replogle. “Some people study for years before they develop their own individuality within a style. Remy helps martial artists discover their own style much quicker