FMA Pulse has collaborated with Maha Guro Defensor, founder of the Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts to bring to you the experience of learning the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) through online lessons. The online lessons are designed to be convenient and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you're a seasoned martial artist looking for another art to supplement your training, or a complete beginner wanting to learn a reality based martial art, our online course has something to offer everyone. Our growing online library has over 240 video lessons so far.
FMA is open to all ages, gender, body types, and even people with physical disabilities. FMA is an art that molds to you.
The Filipino Martial Arts will greatly improve your training in the areas of weapons combat, ranges, empty hand striking, reflexes, tactics and much more.
The benefits of learning FMA:
Developing self confidence
Learning to defend yourself
Improving reflexes and eye hand co-ordination
Weapons based training
Improving speed, power, and timing
Ability to think and adapt quickly
The lessons are broken down into 2 levels. Each level is then broken down into 3 sub categories (Level 1A, 1B, 1C and Level 2A, 2B, 2C)
LEVEL 1: (76 Lessons)
Level 1 covers warm ups, striking patterns with sticks and knives, footwork, empty hand striking, kicks, throws, and defense against stick and knife attacks. The Defensor Method has 12 angles of attack and Level 1 covers counters, defense and stick disarms for angles 1 - 5.
LEVEL 2: (168 Lessons)
Level 2 builds off of Level 1 and focuses on counters, defense and stick disarms for angles 6 - 12. You will also learn various advanced defensive maneuvers in empty hand, stick and knife training. Joint locking and limb manipulation is covered. More advanced drills is implemented so that the practitioner can become accustomed to various angles and different elevations.
Try our FREE 3-day trial and see if our online FMA lessons are a good fit for you.
Best of luck with your journey into the world of Filipino Martial Arts!
- The FMA Pulse Team
Can I learn Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) from videos?
There is no substitute for a real, qualified, competent instructor, FMA or any other martial art.
Unfortunately, FMA is not as mainstream as other martial arts like Karate or Tae Kwon Do, and it could be very challenging to find a live, competent instructor in your area.
If that is the case with you and you have exhausted all other options to find a real FMA instructor, then video instruction can be a good alternative.
Many FMA instructors tour and conduct yearly seminars around the country and around the world. In addition to taking our online lessons, we HIGHLY suggest that you try to attend any you can find near your area. This will help greatly in your learning!
Please see our FMA events page for upcoming seminars.
Can I still learn even if I don't have a training partner?
Some of the lessons can be done without a training partner, for example, the empty hand sections. Also, if you have a heavy bag, or a nearby tree, you can practice your sticks drills by hitting those.
However, to get the most benefit of the lessons, we highly recommend training with a partner. Ask a friend, spouse, boyfriend/girfriend to be your training partner. Not only can you help each other out with the learning, but it's more fun too!
What makes your training videos different from others I can find online, or free sites like YouTube?
There are many sites that offer martial arts lessons where you can learn a lot of techniques, but very few offer a COMPLETE curriculum.
The lessons offered on FMA Pulse provides comprehensive, step-by-step instruction that will enable you to progress from one skill level to the next. The lessons are structured and ordered to take you from point A to Z. We have just a little over 240 video lessons so far in our online program with more to come!
Members Only Forum
In addition, within the next month or two, we will be providing you with a forum for Members Only where you can ask questions that will be answered by certified Defensor Method instructors or other students taking the online course.
The Members Only forum will also provide a way for you to post videos of yourself so we can provide feedback on your progress. It is our goal to provide you with as much help as we can during your journey of learning the FMAs. Until the Members Only forum is ready to go online, please feel free to send your questions to our online lessons support.
Can I cancel my subscription anytime?
Absolutely. We want to make this as easy as possible for you. If you sign up for one of our recurring memberships, you can cancel anytime by going to your profile account and clicking the cancel link. That's it! Here is our cancel membership instructions.
Can I try out the lessons before buying?
Of course! We want to make sure these lessons are a good fit for you and something you can learn and benefit from. We offer a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL where you will have FULL Access to both Level 1 and Level 2. To get access to the FREE Trial, all you have to do is register on our site. You can either sign up for the FREE Trial at registration or in your Profile page after you register on our site.
Start Learning FMA Now!
All you have to do to start learning this highly practical and effective martial art is to register on our site. We also offer a FREE 3-day Trial with no commitment, so you can try the lessons out first to see if they are a good fit for you.
Once your account is created, just go to your profile page and click the membership tab. Once there you can sign up for your FREE 3-Day trial (no credit card required for the free trial).
If you like what you see, you can then sign up for one of our monthly options below, also located at your profile, membership page. You can cancel your recurring subscription at anytime.
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