Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts is a complete system that enables you to turn your whole body and anything around you as a weapon. These arts are thought to be weapon based only but in actuality it is a complete system of self-defense. You will learn fighting drills using the stick, knife, staff and the whole body as a weapon. Edge weapons, Impact Weapons, Firearm disarms, & Empty Hand combative/functional skills are emphasized. Benefits from this type of training nclude fitness, cardio, health enhancements, relaxation, mental clarity, coordination, dexterity & awareness.
Guro Nate Defensor has been teaching the "Defensor Method" of Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts for 31 years in the Chicagoland area. Defensor Method is a combination of Inayan System, Pekiti-Tirsia, Inosanto Blend, Tobosa/Villabrille System, Pusaka Dwipantara Silat, Jalur Putih Pencak Silat, Doce Pares Eskrima, Derobio, Balintawak, Ilongo Style, Muay-Thai, & Kuntao.
Equipment: Rattan sticks, focus mitts, thai pads, air shield, gloves, full contact stickfighting gear, any heavy bag/speed bag/double end bag combo, any mat, tires, pipes, baseball bat, etc...
Classes & Seminars could also include training in: solo stick training, partner stick drills, shadow boxing, warmups, stretching, meditation, jump rope, calisthenics, multiple man attack drills, self defense drills, motivation lectures, punching, kicking, locking, throwing, matwork, grappling, submissions, sensitivity drills, sparring drills, forms, sayaws, orasyon, hilot, anting-anting, seguidas, numerado, lock and block, counters, staff drills, baseball bat drills, sitting down self-defense drills, lying down drills, reflex training, lessons in timing, lessons in awareness, gun defense, gun retention, knife defense, projectile weapons straining, flexible weapons training, footwork, evasive maneuvers, rolling, falling, fakes, feints, releases, police/security/bouncer tactics, and several techniques too numerous to cover in detail.