l.t.r.: SM Jørgen Gydesen (7th Dan), GM
Datu Dieter Knüttel (8th Dan), SM Hans Karrer (7th Dan)
During the Gala Night of the 5th FMA Festival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, DAV Masters Hans Karrer and Jørgen Gydesen received to their own surprise
Lakan Pito, 7th Dan Modern Arnis. So now they are Senior Masters in Modern Arnis.
Since the seminar of GM Bambit Dulay autumn 2009 it was clear, that Hans and Jørgen would be able to attend the 5th FMA Festival in the Philippinees.
Already at that time I had talks with GM Dulay, if a ranking of Hans and Jørgen to Lakan Pito would be possible at the Gala night of the FMA5. Later, I also had a talk with GM Rene Tongson about it.
I send the curriculum vitae of Hans and Jørgen to the Philippines and told about their effort and merits for the spreading of Modern Arnis, so that the 'board of examiners' would know what the have done and achieved for the spreading of Modern Arnis in Germany and Europe over the years.
Soon it was obvious, that from the philippine side, there was no objection against the new rank for Hans and Jørgen, especially, for Hans trains Arnis since 1979 and Jørgen since 1983.