NAVA-STICKS MARTIAL ARTS AND HEALING ARTS SYSTEM

NAVA-STICKS MARTIAL ARTS AND HEALING ARTS SYSTEM

5.0 (3)
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

NAVA-STICKS Martial Arts and Healing Arts System will be providing instruction on Dayan Wild Goose QiGong and Filipino Martial Arts (weopon based art) on a weekly basis in North Denton TX. 

Eligibility to train with Guro Brown: 14 years old with parent present - beginners to advance are welcome to inquire and train.  All appllicants must fill out an application form which is about 7 pages - asking for recommendations, background of you as a human.   

NAVA-STICKS MARTIAL ARTS AND HEALING ARTS SYSTEM ONLY USES THE BEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF BODY MOVEMENT TO PROTECTS ONE'S SELF FROM AN ADVERSARY OR ADVERSARIES.  

NORTH AMERICAN ARNIS ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL MODERN ARNIS FEDERATION (2002 VERSION), CACOY DOCE PARES ESCRIMA, ELEMENTS OF SERRADA ESCRIMA - LATOSA'S COMBAT ESCRIMA AND PROGRESSIVE-FILIPINO KALI.  THESE ARE THE FILIPINO ARTS THAT COMPRISE THE INCLUSIVE ARTS OF NAVA-STICKS FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS.  

www.navasticks.com for more information.  

I enjoy the moments with the student, moving in unison while the student begins to understand the basic movements of a kata and movements with weapons.   

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Credentials

Denton, TX 76207
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Matt Crane

    My years with Chester have been fun . As well as live changing. I confidently say from a instructor point of view he is a one of a kind. Set your mind free and enjoy.

  • Captain Curt Jablin, Arizona Cacoy Doces Pares 2nd Degree Black Belt

    Guru can explain and break down stick skills as well as show you the "real application" of the techniques. You will also get many other cross training ideas from him. Salamat

  • Adam Polack

    For the most part I enjoyed spending time with Guru Brown as a dear friend both on and off the mat. Over the past year I’ve grown quite fond of Guru Brown and revere his immense knowledge and expertise in body mechanics and energy use. Furthermore, NAVA-STICKS FMA is a comprehensive system beyond just Filipino martial arts which helped me understand martial arts in general. Training in FMA with Guru Brown showed me how to do more with less effort and more power.



FAQs


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

1st step I get a text or email of a student wanting to train with me.

2nd step: I send a text asking for an email address. 

3nd step:  I send an 8 to 9 page application packet asking the student to fill it out and send it back to me.  (The packet asks all kinds of questions related to the character of the potential student - most neve get back to me)

4th step: I review the packet and based on the references and answers I may or may not make an appointment to meet the potential student.

5th step: If I decide to train the student, we agree on days of the week and price per 4 weeks, not a monthly rate.

6th step: We discuss edicate, rules and what to bring to class and class length 60 minutes.  

 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Master Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and I am a certified Personal Coach a graduate from Couch U.  

I have been studying and practicing martial arts;

1982 - 1986: Japanese Jujitsu Ryu 3rd Dan

1986 - 1994: North American Arnis Association 1 Kyu

1998 - 2016: Modern Arnis [IMAF] 4th Dan

2000 - 2016: Kyusho Jitsu 6th Dan

2000 - 2004: Kiado (Kiai Jitsu) 4th Level: 2nd Dan

2001 - Present: Small Circle Jujitsu 1st Kyu

2010 - Dayan Quan Gongfu - Wild Goose QiGong

Founder of NAVA-STICKS Martial Arts and Healing Arts System 2017.  


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Twice a week for 4 weeks: $120.00 [Wild Goose QiGong]

Private Lessons after 6 weeks of training: $50.00 an hour [Martial Arts]

Monthly Clinics: $50.00 dollars for 2 hours of training [Martial Arts]


How did you get started teaching?

I was invited to teach a Womens Self Defense Class in 1982 for my high school for a month. 

In 1992 a local Training Center named "Iron Bodies" was looking for a Martial Arts Instructor, my name came up and I started to Filipino Martial Arts Classes - Modern Arnis February 1992 till August 1995 twice a week.  

I also taught Modern Arnis at Fort Lewis College for the Arnis Club from 1990 - 1994 once a week.


What types of students have you worked with?

Mostly older seasoned students who have studied a long time and have rank beyond the 1st Dan.  These session are mostly small 2-3 student max.  

When I trained out of school-dojo the age ranges from 14 years old up to 60 plus.  

Anyone can be taught together no matter the skill level - the classes are run all the same in a Dojo Setting.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The annual Gen Yuan Martial Arts Alliance Training Camp in Delpho Ohio with Shane Lear of Lears Martial Arts and Alternative Health this past March 23rd & 24th.  We had multiple displines from Ryan Walls, Bob Poole and Brad Stone teaching aspects of Brizilian Martial Arts Jujitsu, the Red Power Ranger Austin St. John taught movie stunts and close range tactics, Mike Scarbrough teaching Small Circle Jujitsu, Richard S.P. Meagher teaching stand up fighting using tactics from boxing incorporating Kempo hand movements. Then the finale with GM Steve Cooper teaching Tech-sneeks using Kyusho Jitsu and GM Shane Lear teaching tactics on ranges to the ground.  All in All a fantastic event.  I am honored to have been part of the line up teaching NAVA-STICKS Fighting Systems.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Take a serious look at their background, who their teachers were in the past.  Then take a look who they are currently training and studying under.  A good teacher never stops learning no matter what rank they have.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Is my cup empty?

Have I done my research to make sure this the direction I want to go with martial arts?

What are 3 reasons for hiring a specific martial arts instructor?


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