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Knife Arts



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.”



New York Ninpokai / Honbu

Director and Senior Instructor, James Loriega

609 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY 11235

“The New York Ninpokai was founded by James Loriega-Shihan, a ninjutsu practitioner who began his formal Shinobi training in 1967 under the personal mentorship of the late Grandmaster Ronald Duncan, the Father of American Ninjutsu. The Ninpokai provides traditional instruction in the Koryu Shinobi arts. Beyond the ubiquitous Taijutsu (unarmed combat) and Kobujutsu (ninja weaponry) arts, we are unique in also teaching the higher order arts of Ninso (Japanese face-reading), Satsujin (opponent assessment), Katsusatsu (Moxibustion and other resuscitation methods), and Shinri-Gaku (psychological methods of deception).”




Pekiti Tirsia

Mataas Na Guro Agapito Gonzalez

Logan Lo

265 West 72nd Street, New York, N.Y. at the World Yoga Center.
Tuesday evenings, 8:30 until 10:00.

Pekiti Tirsia is a Filipino martial art of blades, sticks, knives, empty hands, and combinations of these weapons. This particular system favors close quarters training over long distance or medium range. We have been in the same location in NYC’s Upper West Side for over 20 years.


Kapatiran Mandirigma NYC Chapter

Master Instructor Damon Abraham

Our official NYC location for Kombatan group classes is TBA.  Contact Guro Damon Abraham for information about Private and Semi-Private lessons:

“Kapatiran Mandirigma (KM) is an organization of like-minded martial artists from various Filipino (Arnis, Eskrima, Kali) and Indonesian (Pencak Silat, Kuntao) martial arts backgrounds.  The goal of KM is to create a martial arts brotherhood to honor our teachers by sharing and teaching our arts and to learn from one another without ego or politics.  KM promotes inclusivity versus exclusivity and emphasizes humility, dignity, and fraternity in martial arts practice.”


Neo Tribe Kali

Guro Jeff Chung

The address is located on Blossom Avenue, just off Main Street, in Flushing. It is a several minute walk south of the Main Street stop, either on the 7 Subway line, or the LIRR (Port Washington Branch).

“Neo Tribe Kali is an aggressive form of self-protection skills that focuses upon successful outcomes in personal physical encounters. In order to understand and best prepare for potential conflict in the streets and elsewhere, all students are taught to recognize REAL violence and learn necessary preparation for survival.”


Sistema Mano Corto (Kali)

Guro Jesus Vazquez

123 Bowery Street 5th floor
New York 10002

“Guru Jesus Vasquez has devoted many years of his life to the study and practice of martial arts, dating back to his first karate class at the age of 13. Upon discovering the warrior arts of the Philippines, Guru Vasquez decided to focus all his attention and talents to Kali. As he focus on studying Wing Chun and Kali under the great tutelage of Chief instructor Joseph Musse. After 10 years of hard and vigorous training Guru Vasquez applied his focus to a system called Systema mano Corto: Kali…a close quarter kali fighting system that may easily adapt to a medium or long range practical application. In this fighting system you can apply many forms from stick to stick, stick and dagger, and empty hands to any of the range applications.”




Inti Ombak Pencak Silat New York

Dr. Guru Madya Charles Brandon Stauft, Ph.D.

Private instruction is available in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

“Inti Ombak (Inner Wave) Pencak Silat is a system of indigenous martial arts from the Indonesian Archipelago. It incorporates two major lineages. One lineage is from the sultanate of Mataram in central Java (Jogjakarta) and involves high stances. The other lineage utilizes low, wide stances from the island of Madura. The philosophical and physical mixture of these two ancestors results in wave behavior ‘In the front as a leader, in the middle as a balancer, in the back as an advocate.’…IOPS teaches the use of an array of weapons from the Indonesian archipelago including knife (pisau and kerambit), staff (toya), stick (tongkat), sai (tjabang, trishula, tripong), whip (pecut), sickle (clurit), and sword (single and double-edged).”


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