GRANDMASTER ROLAND DANTE
An Interview with Grandmaster Roland Dante
Bram Frand and Roland Dante
Roland Dantes In The Pacific Connection
It is with a heavy heart that we share that GM Roland Dantes died on March 16, 2009 at 1:52am (Philippine time) in Phil Heart Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a kind and generous man and he will be greatly missed.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Modern Arnis Grandmaster Roland Dante passed away on March 16, 2009. GM Dantes was an actor and Filipino martial artist who trained with Remy Presas for over 30 years. He also trained with other masters, such as Cacoy Canete and Edgar Sulite. He worked several years as a police officer before becoming a well-known Philippine actor. He had leading roles in films including "The Pacific Connection" and "Arnis: The Sticks Of Death." In addition, Dantes, a bodybuilder, won "Mr. Philippines" five times between 1969 - 1980 and placed in competitions for the titles "Mr. Universe" and "Mr. World".