M.A.S

" THE EXPLOSIVE WAY OF
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS "

BIOGRAPHY


MONOSI Germano is Born in 1968 in Charleroi, Belgium, he began studying Judo at the age of 5 until he was 14 and went to the brown belt. He continued his martial career through Thai boxing at the age of 16, then Karate, Jiu-Jitsu and finally English boxing at the age of 21. A stroke of heart for this Noble Art which he practiced assiduously until the age of 26, the year of his incorporation into the Gendarmerie.

In 1994, he became an English boxing teacher. At the same time he practiced body building and advanced running, notably reaching the personal record of 1,000 days of uninterrupted running on a 7-kilometre course… Which has forged a mind of steel and a strong will.

Germano Monosi has also been a private and public security professional for over thirty years. As part of his job, he has been able to develop real skills in security and is also a recognized trainer in the field of violence control (with and without firearms) and self-defense.

In 1995, Germano Monosi makes a nice encounter and discovers the Kali Arnis Eskrima under Christian Maistriaux, the Belgian representative of GM Oliver Bersabal (stick 50 centimeters) formed also under Daniel Lamac. Germano Monosi reinforces his foot-fist boxing and his fighting instinct under Christian Maistriaux (also a Tang Lang-style Kung Fu teacher).

Germano Monosi participated in 4 escrimadors competitions in Belgium in the late 1990s. These competitions consisted of 4 types of combat at the KO: feet-fists, fight with stick foam, fight with knife, fight with stick rattan with a minimum of protection.

Arnis Koredas Obra Mano and his warrior approach based on combat motivated Germano Monosi to get totally involved in this system with a personal vision of this style and to promote it in Europe as Mitchell Tsia King Fung or Daniel had done before him Lamac (French experts in Filipino martial arts), the precursors and those who worked to introduce the Koredas Obra Mano to Europe.

In 2011, Germano Monosi offers a structured and scalable program for better teaching without compromising combat efficiency. That year, Germano Monnosi also received the Decolores Master of AKOM (Arnis Koredas Obra Mano).

At the beginning of the 2000s, Germano Monosi trained intensively with GM Raoul Giannuzzi (the international representative at that time of the late Grandmaster Prudencio "Undo" Caburnay for the Lapunti Arnis De Abanico system and today, Raoul is his successor) to acquire the control of the stick (70 centimeters) proper to this Traditional School and to most other Filipino Styles.

In 2004, Germano Monosi participated in a demonstration on stage at the FMA International Festival in Dortmund with GM Giannuzzi for the Lapunti Arnis De Abanico system.

Germano Monosi was the official European representative in AKOM from 2009 to 2012.

Strong, following his whole career, his encounters, the human and martial exchanges, Germano Monosi wished to transmit all his achievements beyond a set of techniques and so he decided to propose a system based on the practice of the Filipino martial arts, the "M.A.S. " Monosi Arnis System.

The M.A.S. (Monosi Arnis System) is a modern combat system derived from a set of currents of different Filipino ancestries but its practice remains traditional. Within this system, we work on the short stick (53 cm), the long stick (70 cm) solo or double, the knife, the pocket-stick and the Mano-mano (working with bare hands).

Working in private and public security for more than 30 years, both in operations and as a trainer in Mastering Violence, the excellence of his work has always been recognized.
Two Orders of the Day of the Belgian Gendarmerie for acts of bravery (1998 and 2000).
Silver ( 2002) and Bronze (2001) medals from the Carnegie Hero Fund for acts of bravery. Risking one’s life to save people...
Bronze Insignia (2010) and Gold Insignia (2018) of Work Laureate in a Civil Security function, Work Excellence during a career of more than 17 years. Honorary title given by the King..

Constantly questioning and perfecting his Art intensively and regularly, he continued his studies in parallel in the traditional Lapunti Arnis style of Abanico with his friend, the GM Raoul Giannuzzi, until the recent graduation of Lakan Walo (black Belt 8th Dan).