We are the only traditional Filipino martial arts group in the St. Louis area, covering all ranges of fighting from standing to ground, with weapons or without. We focus on learning and applying self-defense, and carrying on a cultural legacy of the fighting arts. Our art is deep and comprehensive, and only those that have the dedication and resilience necessary will thrive.
I'v been training Filipino martial arts for over 20 years, and this art is the most comprehensive I've found. Even after all this time, I'm still finding lessons hidden in the art by the generations of maestros that developed it. I love sharing this art with those that appreciate its beauty and functionality, and watching those who had no confidence in themselves develop into fighters.
1. Personalized instruction by knowledgeable individuals abut an elegant martial art 2. A chance to study under a living grand master who trained in traditional ways in the country of origin and from the original lineage. 3. a great spirit of family and inclusion. 4. fresparring in the arts 5. Two words “fight night”
The art is interesting and complex. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and excellent at teaching. I love the family-like atmosphere during class.
New students schedule an introduction, in which they meet the instructors and try out a training session. GAT is a family art, and its practitioners are like family, so not all students fit. New students get personal instruction from each instructor, giving a brief glimpse of the art and how we train.