Filipino Martial Arts - Lessons

Filipino Martial Arts - Lessons

5.0 (5)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

Teaching self-protection skills that are easy to understand and apply. Defense is not enough, you must learn to protect yourself. Utilizing impact weapons to learn basic fundamentals and principles that the average person can use and adapt to other types of Martial Arts. The basic foundation is very important, Not collecting techniques.

I have 20yrs experience in the security and protection industry. Lessons in personal safety and security will be incorporated into the curriculum. I also like exposing students to workshops with different teachers of other fighting styles. Good teachers are open-minded and always willing to share.

I love sharing what I know with others willing to learn. I find joy in seeing a student progress and very delighted when I know they understand a movement. When you see a student move correctly and have the confidence to execute then I have achieved my work. The student can now apply those skills to protect themselves. There is no short cut! Advance is only a refinement of Basics which takes time. 

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Washington, DC 20005
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5 Reviews


  • Nikki B.

    I have known Christian for many years. He has been working in Security and doing Martial Arts since meeting him 20yrs ago. I finally decided I wanted to learn to defend myself and brought my daughter with me. I like how Christian actually has a lesson plan to go over the Basics. So we know what we will be covering and where it will end. Who knew we would enjoy stickfighting! Its fun and effective. The course is short but you get so much out of it since Christian explains it very well that I'm not lost. We just need to practice more to be better. Added bonus - Christian will give you Security and Safety tips at home or when traveling.

  • Amanda B.

    I was a true beginner and clueless about any type of fighting. Christian explained to me the differences between different martial arts. He made me think and realize what i need to do starting with my mindset. His lessons about defense and counters were simple and efficient. Christian focuses on teaching a good basic foundation so you can learn other styles if you want to. I actually like FMA because it is a weapon based art that uses impact and edged weapons. Kinda scary at first but you get used to it then its Fun. If you are looking to learn a short and simple course, go see Christian.

  • Roy W.

    Whats not to like? I highly recommend learning from Christian. He likes to educate students and explain the basics so you can perform better. He says it has to start with ABC's in order to progress into learning words then writing sentences. FMA is a weapon based system. It teaches you to use whatever is available around you to defend yourself. Starts very easy and simple but effective.

  • Bill S.

    I used to do Karate many years ago. I used to see a lot of teachers show flashy moves or show techniques so fast that you dont remember it the next day. Learning with Christian was the opposite. He actually explained what I used to do. I like how Christian simplifies things so you can understand and gives you the confidence to apply it.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first assess the new student abilities by asking about prior physical activities such as sports or dance or labor. Then I can properly relate the new material to their knowledge with proper explanations. Connecting it to something familiar will help them understand the basic fundamentals.
Since I teach a weapon based fighting system, safety is very important in training.