Welcome to the website of Grandmaster Brian Zawilinski
For over 33 years, Brian has been studying the infinite applications and living "flow" of Modern Arnis, as well as several other martial arts and disciplines. Brian has also taken almost 25 years of law enforcement tactics and combined them with his martial arts experience to create his own system of "The Art Within Your Art" (TAWA). This sytem combines Modern Arnis, Kempo Karate, Boxing, Chen style Taiji, and law enforcement tactics.
Designating his system "TAWA" is a silent tribute to one of his foremost instructors, the late Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas, the founder/father of Modern Arnis. GM Presas could often be heard telling his senior students from the early 1980's to take the art of Modern Arnis and make it their own.
With Modern Arnis as the foundation, TAWA integrates the other disciplines and takes the empty hand, stick, and knife and blends them into an extremely effective martial art for students, instructors, school owners and law enforcement personnel.
Strikes, joint locks, take downs, throws, groundwork, single and double stick drills, trapping, disarms, and locks blend together to give the individual an unlimited amount of techniques and skills to choose from and form their own unique "flow" which is a signature aspect of the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA).
Whether you are interested in martial arts, self-defense, or tactical law enforcement training, there are plenty of opportunities in the pages that follow. Please take a few minutes to browse the site.