Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)

Filipino Martial Arts

The Filipino Martial Arts are the world's most deadly and effective combative systems ever developed. The concepts, techniques and training drills were spawned out of sheer survival, a country that was continually attacked (historically speaking) outnumbered and outgunned. The techniques and training methods are so formidable it is the fighting art choice for elite U.S. Special Forces including S.E.A.L. Team 6.


The reality most will face in everyday life is not that of a Special Forces team member. In contrast, being the victim of someone's rage feels equally as dangerous because there are no referees, no judges, no rules, and no soft floor...


Von Dette offers a well-structured Filipino Martial Arts program for the beginning, intermediate and advanced students, as well as instructor certifications. Unlike most martial art systems, the Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Escrima, and Arnis) teach both weaponry and empty hands together since the principles are interchangeable. Armed or unarmed, the Filipino Martial Arts student learns to relate to any situation using the same concepts of body angling, positioning and flowing.