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Martinez Academy of Arms

Maestro Ramon Martinez

Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez

Studio KHDT, 330 Broome Street
New York City (Manhattan), NY

“The Martinez Academy of Arms is a unique school distinguished by its living tradition of European fencing arts. The structure of the Academy reflects the ideals of 19th Century classical fencing academies. Entering the Academy, one steps into another era where students not only exhibit a serious dedication to the practice of fencing as both an art and science but also carry themselves with a polished level of etiquette and sensibility. Training remains focused on personal combat, as if one were preparing for a serious encounter. In this formally rigorous environment, students receive instruction in classical and historical fencing systems from dedicated professionals of a traditional fencing lineage.”

Weapons taught: Foil (French & Italian), Dueling Sword (French & Italian), Saber (Italian, Spanish, and Military), Small-sword, Rapier (Spanish, and Italian), Traditional Sword & Dagger, Single Dagger (Poignard), Stick fencing, Bayonet, and more.



The Raven Arts Institute of Sevillian Steel

Maestro James Loriega

609 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone: 347.410.2691

“The Raven Arts Institute is a training hall dedicated to instruction in the traditional edged weapons arts of Spain and the neighboring Western European countries. Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of training are available in a number of martial disciplines, including the navaja, walking stick, stiletto, and savate. Short courses are also available in flexible weapons, improvised weapons, and unarmed military combatives.”


Krav Maga

Chief Instructor Rhon Mizrachi

164 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor
(212) 781-7918

“Krav Maga is the official self defense system of Israel, created by Imi Lichtenfeld. It is hand to hand combat and self defense for civilians and law enforcement, and is also used by elite combat units worldwide.” Taught by Chief Instructor Rhon Mizrachi, formerly of the Israeli Special Forces, and a disciple of Krav Maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld.




Union Square, Manhattan

18 West 18th Street, Room 505, New York, NY 10011
Instructor Edgars Tsakouls. For more information about Manhattan classes please call (212)807-9202 or e-mail
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
60 West End Avenue, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Instructor Oleg Polvinchick. For more information about Brooklyn classes please call (347)596-3564 or e-mail
Amityville, Long Island
206 New Hwy, Amityville, NY 11701
Instructor Frank Fileti. For more information about Long Island classes please call (516)567-8224 or e-mail

“Russian Martial Art – “SYSTEMA” is a military fighting art based on the training of the Elite Russian Special Forces.”



Savate and Boxe Française

New Jersey Federation (Association) of Box- Francaise Savate & Associated Disciplines.

New Jersey Savate Federation

7707 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, NJ, 07047
(15 minutes from NYC Port
Authority,42nd Street)

Savate, also known as boxe française, French boxing, French kickboxing or French footfighting, is a French martial art which uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques.



Combat Sambo

Chief Instructor: Stephen Koepfer

225 West 36th street, 6th floor
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
NY, NY 10018


“New York Combat Sambo is the flagship school of the American Sambo Association and offers the highest quality instruction in Sport, Freestyle, and Combat Sambo as well as no-gi grappling, wrestling, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.”


Sambo Center New York

2565 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel. 718.615.0005


“Sambo (Russian: самбо) — (also called Sombo in the US and sometimes written in all-caps) is a modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system developed in the former Soviet Union, and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938. Sambo has its roots in traditional folk wrestling styles of former Soviet republics, as well fighting styles from Japan, China, Mongolia, India, and Africa. Sambo’s arsenal includes takedowns, ground and submission fighting.Utilized and developed for the military, Combat Sambo includes practice with weapons, including disarming techniques. Combat Sambo resembles modern mixed martial arts with extensive forms of striking, throws, takedowns, submissions, chokes, weapon removal and defense against multiple attackers.”

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