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aster of Tapi-Tapi, Ken Smith, instructs attendees on switches during Arnisfest in Homer Glen Oct. 11-13. INSET: Athena Land, from Texas, shows off her ready stance during Arnisfest at Modern Arnis Academy. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
ason Gearheart leads Tapi-Tapi drills during Arnisfest at Modern Arnis Academy in Homer Glen Saturday, Oct. 12.
Posing for a photo (Left to right) are 10th Degree Grandmaster Will Higginbotham, Master of Tapi-Tapi Chuck Gauss, Master of Tapi-Tapi Ken Smith and Professor Leon Jay, Second Generation Headmaster of Small Circle Jujitsu enjoy Arnisfest.
Scott Seip, from Indianapolis (left), and Ernie Phelps, from Cincinnati, practice Tapi-Tapi drills during Arnisfest at Modern Arnis Academy.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CDT October 15, 2019

Whether one holds a black belt or are brand new to martial arts, Arnisfest offered a comprehensive weekend of hands-on training to advance their skills.

Held at Modern Arnis Academy, 15252 W. 143rd St., on the weekend of Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, the three-day camp offered the opportunity to study under Masters of Tapi-Tapi, professors, black belts and grandmasters.