modarnis said:Modern Arnis tends to be a closer range system and places a great deal of emphasis on translation to empty hand self defense. It is a blended system.
Your point of view is understandable being that GM Remy placed a great emphasis on Corto range at his seminars and in his tapes. GM Remy developed many new Corto techniques and Tapi-Tapi here in the U.S, but much of the Modern Arnis curriculum taught in the Philippines www.imafp.com covers Largo, Media and Corto techniques (including Tapi-Tapi) evenly without overemphasizing the use any one particular range. Emphasis on a particular range differs among instructors, but in general Modern Arnis is a very comprehensive system.
Much of what I teach from Modern Arnis covers Largo, Media, and Corto. Largo range techniques are taught from the beginner levels to the advanced ranks, while Media techniques are added for Intermediate students, and advanced students are taught Corto techniques in addition to what they already know.
Our Black Belts must demonstrate an ability to flow seemlessly between all the ranges, adapting to the situation i.e. single attacker (with solo baston, doble baston, espada y daga or knife) and/or multiple attackers with different weapon combinations, while the defender is armed with similar or different weapon combinations.