Filipino Martial Arts for Beginners by Guro Ryan “Bagani” Cordero


Learn, propagate, and preserve the Filipino Martial Arts as you discover the purpose, history, and heart of this treasured national art. FMA expert Bagani teaches both practical self-defense for both men and women, as well as its role in the Philippine culture and heritage. FMA or Filipino Martial Arts (Kali-Arnis-Escrima) is the national martial art and national sport of the Philippines. It refers to the fighting methods originating in the Philippines which emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons, as well as “empty hand or unarmed” techniques using the same principles and training methodology used for weaponry.

FMA is taught in schools, martial arts centers as well as military and law enforcement agencies worldwide. We offer this class to kids, teens, and adults. Practitioners can develop different positive physical and mental benefits through Filipino Martial Arts training.


Guro Ryan “Bagani” Cordero is a highly decorated instructor of FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) based in New Jersey, USA.  He has been teaching martial arts for the past 21 years.  He has a background in different martial arts like Tang Soo Do, 4th Dan Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-do, Instructor in Kickboxing and a Mixed Martial Arts practitioner and competitor.


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