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Stick Arts

Martinez Academy of Arms

Maestro Ramon Martinez

Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez

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

“In the 19th century many masters taught beginning students of 
sabre by utilizing a stick with or without a guard to protect the hand. The students learned manipulation of the weapon as well as body mechanics, in preparation for the use of the actual weapon. There were also systems of cane for self-defense using the gentleman’s walking stick and toward the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century systems of la canne as a combat sport.

Maestro Acosta-Martinez has created a *unique system of stick fencing which is taught at Martinez Academy of Arms. Its purpose is to build a student’s understanding and physical application of fencing principles: proper form, distance, timing and self-control. This method was designed to serve as the foundation to pursue the study of other fencing weapons, cane defense, dagger or additional defensive arts. *This system is its own entity and is not related to any of the French systems of La Canne.

Maestro Ramon Martinez also teaches his own system of cane self-defense.

Other 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.”


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.


EBMAS New York City / Wing Tzun & Latosa Escrima

Dai Sihing Zsolt (George) Boka

Si-Sok Edgar Rotger, Primary Instructor

UPDATE  June 2014:
BROOKLYN,NY (316 7th ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11215)

“The Filipino martial art of Escrima (Latosa Weapons System), is actually a method that aligns your whole body to create energy and power while providing a proven practical method of self-defense. Escrima is a art form that challenges you to think outside of the box…Wing Tzun is the most efficient system of unarmed self-defense ever devised.”


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.”


Modern Arnis Domog

Punong Guro Doug Pierre

188 East 3rd. Street (betw. Ave A & B)
New York, NY 10009

“Our program consists of a no-nonsense approach to defense using rattan sticks as training tools. Students are instructed in empty hand methods which constitute the karate, jujitsu, and kickboxing aspects of this Art. The result is a fluid and graceful form of realistic self defense, which can be learned and practiced by anyone not just the young and fit…Sifu/Guro Doug Pierre, Chief Instructor, is a two time World Arnis (stick fighting) Champion. Sifu Pierre is one of the foremost authorities in the art of Arnis/Kali/Escrima, with more than thirty-five years of training in the martial arts.”


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.”

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