This certification level has been established for those practitioners
having a desire to instruct American Modern Arnis and who have a minimum of
18 months of technical training and experience. The practitioner must have
shown dedication to the study of American Modern Arnis, have attained a minimum
technical ranking of Brown Belt (7th level/Likah) and have been recommended
by a certified American Modern Arnis Black Belt Instructor holding a minimum rank
of Advanced Instructor in order to be considered as a candidate for certification.
The candidate must be examined by the American Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher
who will be a member of an optional three (3) person Black Belt Examination Board,
not to include the candidate's instructor. The candidate will be expected to have
a sound understanding of and the ability to effectively apply and explain such
fundamental concepts, principles and philosophies as required for the Brown Belt
(7th level/Likah) technical level. Certification can only be granted by the American
Modern Arnis Associates' Senior Teacher.
Responsibilities & Authority
Basic Instructor certification is intended to give the holder the
opportunity to instruct the basics of American Modern Arnis and to develop/refine
his/her instructional skills, under the direction and guidance of a certified
American Modern Arnis Black Belt Instructor holding a minimum rank of Advanced
Instructor. A Basic Instructor may be put in charge of a class at the discretion
of the supervising instructor. A Basic Instructor is not authorized to promote
students or issue rank in the American Modern Arnis Associates, but may recommend,
subject to the approval of the supervising Black Belt Instructor, students for
promotion up to the level of Green Belt (5th level/Antas Lima).