Martinez Academy of Arms
Maestro Ramon Martinez
Maestro Jeannette Acosta-MartinezStudio 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.
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New York Ninpokai / Honbu
Director and Senior Instructor, James Loriega609 Avenue X Brooklyn, NY 11235 347.410.2691
“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).”
Mataas Na Guro Agapito Gonzalez
265 West 72nd Street, New York, N.Y. at the World Yoga Center.
Tuesday evenings, 8:30 until 10:00.
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EBMAS New York City / Wing Tzun & Latosa Escrima
Dai Sihing Zsolt (George) Boka
Si-Sok Edgar Rotger, Primary InstructorUPDATE June 2014: AS OF NOW, WE DO NOT OFFER CLASSES IN MANHATTAN. THESE ARE OUR EXISTING LOCATIONS: STAMFORD,CT (21 BRIDGE ST. STAMFORD, CT 06905) 203-223-4208 BROOKLYN,NY (316 7th ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11215) 646.369.7704
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Kapatiran Mandirigma NYC Chapter
Master Instructor Damon AbrahamOur 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 Pierre188 East 3rd. Street (betw. Ave A & B) New York, NY 10009 212-614-3250 email@example.com
“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
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“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.”
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Guro Jesus Vazquez123 Bowery Street 5th floor New York 10002 917-681-6204
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