Filipino Martial Arts represent the most well-rounded and practical fighting techniques in the world. Combining the best of many styles into a blended system that gives our students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation whether it be in hand or a weapon based situation.
In addition to learning effective self-defense, our curriculum also provides the student with the means to improve their physical fitness, awareness, flexibility and self-confidence.
Only the core techniques have been taken from these combative arts and organized into an easy to learn curriculum. That can benefit anyone from beginner, to as well as the advanced practitioner.
Our curriculum is not a new system or style, it is a modern approach towards practical street self-defense that even the US Army and the Russian Spetsnaz (Special Forces) use, weather it be hand or weapon based. This unique fighting method combines the principles, concepts and techniques of Panantukan (Filipino “dirty” boxing), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to name a few.
Filipino Martial Arts is a complete combat based system. Although it is well known for its weapons training, it also has a sophisticated and highly effective unarmed component which involves kicks, punches, knees, elbows, locks, throws, trips, sweeps and ground based skills. It is not a sport although there are a number of sporting applications at its essence FMA is an effective, practical self-defense system.
Filipino Martial Arts are continually evolving, and it’s likely that Dumog was influenced to some degree by grappling methods from other arts (Western Wrestling, Judo, Jujitsu).
Dumog is the Filipino style of wrestling (also known as Filipino grappling), which overtime, has been modified into an intense form of wrestling in the Philippines. While both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Filipino Dumog grapple, Dumog is more aggressive than BJJ , and seems more deadly and made for combat.
Dumog is taught in most Filipino Martial Arts styles as a small addition to their vast syllabus. In general, Dumog is a basic Filipino technique that is often taught along with Silat, Kali, and Arnis styles.
The purpose of Dumog is to throw off your opponent’s balance and continue to keep them unsteady and unbalanced. Dumog is the “art of moving from point A to point B”, utilizing the concept of “control points “ or “choke points” on the human body, much like security or law enforcement “come-along” type techniques.
So as you can see, we offer empty hand, weapon hand, stand up, and ground fighting. We have 2 main curriculums. Empty hand and also weapons with empty hands. For empty hand we offer 3 curriculums which include the Kids self-defense program, Street Jiu-jitsu program and a Womens Self-defense program (Women only, of course). We also offer 2 curriculums of weapons and empty hand. The first is the Kali/Kuntao curriculum. This curriculum offers both empty hand and a weapon based curriculum all in one. We also offer our Response to Resistance progam, which is designed for Law Enforcement. Click on the link below for more information and see which curriculum works best for you .