please help me find a filipino martial arts school

Discussion in 'Meet & Greet' started by alpina, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. alpina

    alpina New Member

    Hello everybody,my name is Al Pina i'm looking for a filipino martial arts school in my area which is northern virginia,i cannot find anything on the net,tank you all for your help
  2. Cuts and Bruises

    Cuts and Bruises New Member

    Va Fma

    How far are you from Fredricksburg? Professor A.P. Marinas is headquartered there. Pananandata is quite the system if you are a weapons geek, like me!

    This is as good a place to start as any.

    Hope this helped.

  3. StixMaster

    StixMaster -== Banned ==-

    Welcome, there is and will be lots of info here about where schools are at seminars coast to coast etc.... Welcome
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Brian Pancia
    Alexandria, VA

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  5. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Hey Al good luck in your search and I hope you find a good FMA school.
  6. alpina

    alpina New Member

    thanks for all you help,keep them coming...............
  7. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    Welcome to FMAtalk. :wavey: Starting up training is a very exciting time. Please let us know how you do with school selection and training!
  8. lhommedieu

    lhommedieu Senior Member

    Contacting Professor Marinas of Pananandata would be a great idea if you're anywhere near Fredricksburg, VA.

    If you're near Washington, D.C. you might consider Dr. David Wink. He teaches Pekiti Tirsia Arnis.


  9. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

  10. anubis4b

    anubis4b New Member

  11. jedtkd

    jedtkd New Member

    Maryland Bulls

    I am not quite sure of your location but we are just south of Baltimore, MD. My instructors are Apolo and Bobby Ladra and we are the only authorized school to teach Pekiti Tirsia. You can call and talk to Master Apolo at Apolo's Karate. The # there is 410-768-7788. Also we are having a seminar on November 10 & 11 by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, the foremost expert in Pekiti Tirsia and FMA. You can get more info on that seminar under the Pekiti Tirsia page and also how to contact Master Apolo and Guro Bobby as well as myself. Looking forward to hearing from you, Jed
  12. alpina

    alpina New Member

    Thanks Jed,your location is about 1 1/2 hrs from my home (Manassas,Va),i'll try to make it to the seminar next month,i'm still looking for a Guro close to my area but there is no one so far so i practice at home with my two sons using instructional dvd and some advice fro other Eskrimadores,thank you for the post and hope to see you next month...adios
  13. Guro Marc

    Guro Marc New Member

    Kumusta Po? Fine? I am out here on the West Coast in Southern California area. I teach and train in a Visyan Fighting Art called Pa'Kamut (PAKAMUT). I am always looking for others who wish to learn and practice FMA.
  14. alpina

    alpina New Member

    thanks Guro Marc if you have any material that would help me let me know i would enjoy hearing more about FMA
  15. madmicah

    madmicah New Member

    FMA in Northern Virginia

    once you check out the school in maryland, you also might want to check out One Spirit Martial Arts in Herndon, VA ( not a ton in the way of FMA but there is a decent Kali-JKD class that meets twice/week. good instructor and good bunch of guys at onespirit. not quite frequently enough but it's a start.
    good luck
  16. alpina

    alpina New Member

    Thank you I'll check this guys out this week and let you know
    thanks again..............Al
  17. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Member

    Alexandria isn't especially close to you. But if you're willing to head out this way, we've got a group. It's not Brian Pancia's group, though the majority of people in this group are also from Modern Arnis. Most of my background is Doce Pares.

    There's also the Trident Academy in Woodbridge. They're a JKD Concepts school, but they might have a dedicated FMA class. I'm not sure. One Spirit has already been mentioned. There's a lot of options in Maryland. The Ladra family and the Patalinghug family are both near Baltimore. There's a couple of JKD teachers in and around Columbia, Maryland. John Jacobo is there as well. I'm pretty sure he's a moderator here at FMATalk, but I might be wrong about that.

    There are a few other options, but that oughta get you started. If you're interested in having a look at the group I mentioned, drop me a PM.

  18. jbyrd808

    jbyrd808 New Member

    Northern VA

    I am currently getting ready to move to Leesburg. I will keep in touch. I know that is fairly close maybe we can train together.
  19. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    Looks like Bryan Mossey teaches the JKD/KALI classes in Herndon, VA. Try his website as well.
  20. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    Thumbs up for John Bailie

    I know this thread is pretty old but I am new on the forum so I thought I would chime in. If you are still in Manassas and still looking, you may want to consider looking in Gainesville as it is only about 7 miles away. I do not know whether or not Bryan Mossey is still teaching. I tried calling him and sending him e-mails for a month straight with no response. Also, GM Marinas (sp?) wants a year tuition paid prior to starting your first class according to an e-mail he sent to me when I was looking. Something you may wish to consider when looking for a school that works for you.

    Regards and I hope you ended up finding something you like!

    Take care,

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