3 Months of Online Classes in Balintawak, Defensor Method, Heyrosa De Cuerdas, MAKTAN-FMA Training Modules, and More!

Join our live stream classes held weekly by multiple instructors. Explore new and authentic Filipino Martial Arts systems to strengthen your arsenal of tools and become versatile in other FMA systems, with the potential to level test at your instructor's discretion.

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Class Schedule for February/March/April 2022

*Access links to classes will be emailed after registration. All class times currently shown in EST (UTC-5h). Click here for Time Zone Converter - Time Difference Calculator

5:30pm EST:  Heyrosa Eskrima De Cuerdas with Guro Paul Rosales

7:00pm EST:  Defensor Method with Guro Jessie Santiago

 9:00pm EST:  Defensor Method and Balintawak with Instructor Javier Monroy

7:00pm EST:  Balintawak and MAKTAN-FMA Training Modules with Guro Michael Malanyaon

Make-ups available if needed and at each instructor's discretion.

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Class Descriptions for February / March / April 2022 (3 Month Program):

Sundays 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST:  Heyrosa De Cuerdas

Maestro Paul "Antoken Ako" Rosales will be teaching Heyrosa De Cuerdas. What you will learn:

• Speed and Velocity of strike training
• Tersia, Segunda, and Primera hitting
• Speed and Accuracy training with use of targets
• De Cuerdas Training:  Stick hand, Check hand and Fingers purpose
• Karenza
• Instruction on the restricted and allowed striking areas with regards to sparring exercises
• Disarming Techniques:  Using the Stick, using Check hand, using Punyo
• Footwork (Triangle)
• Review of Airman level

*Open to all levels of experience. However, to test it is required to pass Airman level first. Airman students can test to level up (must be able to teach what is required to be an Airman).

Mondays 7pm - 8pm EST:  Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts

Guro Jessie Santiago will be introducing the basic level 1 curriculum of Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts. What you will learn:
• Basic footwork (based on triangles, silat, Muay Thai and JKD)
• Double Stick Warm-Ups
• Basic Punches and Combos
• Basic pad and mitt holding configurations (punching and kicking)
• Basic Kicks (Foot jab, side kick, cut kicks, oblique kicks, knees)
• DM 12 angles of attack (Stationary and Classical)
• Block, parry, check drill (Hubud Lubud) with 6 transitions

*By the end of the session you should have a grasp of the basics. To test and be certified, it is required to pass all areas in level 1 as well as have the ability to teach the level 1 curriculum.

Tuesdays 9pm - 10pm EST:  Defensor Method and Balintawak

Instructor Javier Monroy will be splitting this class 30 minutes of Defensor Method FMA and 30 minutes of Balintawak. What you will learn:
Defensor Method
• Level 1 curriculum review from Monday's class, including:  Basic footwork; Double Stick Warm-Ups; Basic Punches and Combos; Basic pad and mitt holding; Basic Kicks; DM 12 angles of attack; Block, parry, check drills
• Preparation for testing
 Balintawak Level 1 Curriculum 
• 12 basic strikes, no power, with control
• 12 basic strikes, with power, no control
• Shadow Fighting forms 1 – 4
• Candle stick blocking
• Power blocks
• Preparation for testing
*Review for all practitioners of various experience levels. All practitioners that enroll will have an opportunity to be invited to level test pending upon the primary instructor's discretion.

Thursdays 7pm - 8pm EST:  Balintawak and MAKTAN-FMA Training Modules

Guro Michael Malanyaon will be teaching Balintawak and MAKTAN-FMA Training Modules (Doble Baston, Garrote "Stick Grappling," Mano Mano, and more). What you will learn:
• Control and Power of Balintawak 12 Basic Strikes
• Context of Shadow Fighting Forms
• Building Speed and Accuracy in training
• Footwork training to gain positional structure to build Power and Speed from ground up
• Learn the power component strikes drills that emphasize the multiple offense and defense that compliments the distance range of attack
• Ambidextrous training
• Weapon management
• Multiple footwork training
*Open to all practitioners of various experience levels. All practitioners that enroll will have an opportunity to be invited to level test pending upon the instructor's discretion.
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