FMA Academy – Filipino Martial Arts

  • Syracuse, Guro Chris, Chris Thompson, FMA Academy
    Filipino Dirty Boxing - Panantukan

FMA Academy - Warrior ReadyWelcome to the FMA Academy. Where we focus on traditional training for application in modern times. We are the only school in Syracuse/Central New York which focuses on the Filipino Martial Art of Kali (also known as Escrima/Eskrima or Arnis). This highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, however it is ultimately an empty hand system.

At the FMA Academy we offer a comprehensive training program that covers all aspects of self-defense.

We are proud to teach this traditional art that is gaining in popularity for it’s practical and effective approach to self-defense, regardless of size, age, or physical condition. We also focus on developing the tools to help one succeed in all aspects of life. Mind, body, spirit, confidence, awareness, and fitness are all parts of making you a better YOU.

Courses Offered at FMA Academy:

Panantukan – Filipino Boxing

Kali – Filipino Martial Arts

Dirty Boxing – Panantukan is our program that focuses on developing empty hand skills such as striking, kicking, small joint manipulation (finger & wrist locks), to submission techniques designed to get you out of a situation as quickly as possible.

Kali – Filipino Martial Arts class is our weapons training/weapons defense program.  Here we learn the use and defense of various tools that can be commonly found in our modern society.


More information can be found under the Classes section of our website.

Benefits of our Classes:

Authentic TrainingEmpty Hand SkillsSelf-Defense
Street/Dirty BoxingWeapons TrainingKnife Defense
Street GrapplingStriking SkillsSubmission Skills
Women's Only ClassesKids ClassesImproved Coordination
Better HealthFitnessWeight Loss
Unique Training MethodsSelf-ConfidenceBully Prevention
Great Stress RelieverFunctional TrainingMake New Friends
And much more...

You can come try all of our classes for 1 week FREE.

Stop by or call to schedule your week free trial today.

(315) 313-KALI (5254)

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