FMA - FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS CLASS FINDER
Find FMA classes and instructors in the USA. FMA classes teach you how to deal with weapons that you could encounter on the street and how to turn ordinary items into improvised weapons. Filipino martial artists are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably. Find FMA classes, instructors, clubs near you.
Because the Filipino martial arts focus on armed fighting, Filipino arts is different from many other martial arts styles because it puts weapon training first. The most popular forms of which are known as Arnis, Eskrima and Kali or collectively, they are known as FMA.
Filipino Martial Arts classes differ from unarmed fighting Martial Arts because it deals with people armed with weapons. A person can block a punch or a kick using their arm as a shield or cover. The same cannot be safely done against a knife attacker or someone armed with a bottle or club.
Emphasis is put on avoiding attackers. This is achieved primarily by using footwork and most Kali and Eskrima training is unique, dynamic and effective.
Filipino Martial Arts differs from other weapon-based martial arts like Japanese Kendo & Kenjutsu, European Fencing and traditional Chinese Martial arts that teach the usage of classical Chinese weapons. FMA teaches weapons training that can is practical in today's city streets.
To find a Filipino martial arts class or club near where you live or work use our postcode search.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A FMA CLASS
This Martial Art will teach you how to deal with weapons that you could encounter on the street and how to turn ordinary items into improvised weapons. Filipino martial artists are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and their ability to turn ordinary household items into lethal weapons.
No one walks around with sabers, katanas or jians anymore, but knives, bottles and clubs are still among the commonly encountered weapons on streets or in bars and clubs in the USA, making FMA a practical way of surviving a street fight.
Weapons-training takes priority because gives it gives you an edge in a real fight, and gives students the confidence to face armed opponents with any object that can be picked up as a weapon using FMA techniques. Empty hands training is then taught as the stick is merely an extension of the hand.
Find a Filipino martial arts class club or instructor near where you live.
FMA BENEFITS. Great self-defence. Good exercise.
Filipino martial arts are a great way to improve fitness and meet new people.
Practically anyone and everyone can learn this art, regardless of gender, age and fitness condition. In fact, you’ll most likely lose a few pounds as you go through training. Note, this is primarily training for street fighting and involves the use of weapons.
It is NOT suitable for children and teenagers under the age of 16.
Filipino Martial Arts are considered to be the most advanced and practical modern blade system in the world. Used by U.S. Army's Modern Army the Russian Spetsnaz and the Indian Army National Security Guard.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A FMA CLASS OR CLUB
Before committing to a class it may be worth emailing one or two local instructors or clubs to discuss the FMA taught in their particular school.
Not suitable for kids under 16.
Find Filipino martial arts class major USA cities use the Filipino martial arts clubs directory on this page.