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Defensor Method

The Defensor Method of Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts headed by Maha Guro Nate Defensor based in Chicago, IL. It is a complete system that enables you to turn your whole body and anything around you as a weapon.

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2017

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Discussion Forum Shirts - Represent Your Style!

Started by John R. Malmo Aug 31, 2010. 0 Replies

You may have already read that is going to be offering T-shirts that proudly display the various styles/systems represented by our members here. If not, you can read more about this on the…Continue

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Comment by Nate Defensor on December 3, 2016 at 3:07am

Nate Defensor YouTube channel/videos:

Comment by Nate Defensor on December 3, 2016 at 3:03am

Videos of Defensor Method FMA/IMA YouTube Channel:

Comment by Nate Defensor on January 22, 2013 at 11:37pm

Upcominhg event in Feb. 3rd, 2013 Eskrima & Rusian Systema Seminar at Top Level MMA, 7038 Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL. Instructors: Guro Al McLuckie & Guro Nate Defensor. Here is the flyer:

Comment by Nate Defensor on December 30, 2012 at 2:26am

Upcoming Events in the Chicago area:


Master Jimmy Tacosa & Defensor Method Joint Seminar on 1/13/201...

Jan 13th, 2013 : Master Jimmy Tacosa & Defensor Method Joint Seminar in Fitzgerald's Martial Arts, 1742 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615 at 10am-5:45pm.  Cost $60.   Grandmaster Jimmy Tacosa, one of the last exponents of Serrada Escrima and Cadena de Mano, as taught to him by Grandmaster Angel Cabales & Grandmaster Max Sarmiento, now offers his rare insight into the art of Tacosa Serrada Escrima to a new generation. 
10:00am - 1:00 PM Tacosa Serrada Escrima
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Defensor Method
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Q&A, wrap-up, pictures, certificates, announcements, etc...

Comment by Joshua Morale on April 23, 2010 at 4:44pm
Greetings Guro Nate Looking forward to attending the gold's seminar tomorrow! -see you then .-Josh morale
Comment by Grandmaster "D" on April 20, 2010 at 1:50pm
Greetings Brother/Maha Guru Nate Defensor,
I just wanted to extend my warmest regards & greetings to you,your students, friends, and to all of your family members. I've visually known who you are as far back as 1985; by way of a very cherished photo that GGM Angel Cabales personally gave to me. GrandMaster Guru Fred Degerberg gave the first public GGM Angel Cabales Serrada Escrima seminar in the Mideast, and I gave the second & the very 1st. public GGM Angel Cabales Serrada Escrima seminar on the Westcoast a few months later. It is by no accident that both of our FMA careers were graced & highly elevated by the indomitable Spirit & presence of the legendary GGM Angel Cabales "The Father of Escrima in America". "I respectfully & humbly salute you my Brother in arms" and I pray that the 'illustrious Golden Spirit' of GGM Angel Cabales will be present at all of

your upcoming FMA seminars.
Elite & Grandest Respect!
Comment by Nate Defensor on April 4, 2010 at 4:44pm
Comment by Nate Defensor on April 4, 2010 at 4:36pm
Upcoming Scheduled Seminars:

To be held at Elgin, IL Elgin Recreational Center - 1080 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120 847-888-1989

April 11, 2010 Suuday 10am - 3pm
5 Hour Defensor Method Seminar on Knife, Stick and Empty Hands. Use those tax refunds to good use and enjoy this jam-packed five hour seminar and treat yourself to a good time. Emphasis on Serrada, Cadena de Mano, Pekiti-Tirsia, Panatukan, and Sikaran. Will cover seguidas, knife tapping, tapi-tapi, and hubad lubad drills. Cost: $40.

To be held at GOLDS GYM 2500 Williamson County Pkwy, Marion, IL 62959 (618) 998-1755

April 24 - 25, 2010 Sat. & Sun. Defensor Method Seminar to be conducted by Mahaguro Nate Defensor for two days.
price: $100 for weekend / $75 advance registration
or one day $65 / $50 advance registration
for info email wes bennett@villalucaykali

To be held at Maya Essence, 4357 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 near Montrose Ave.

May 16, 2010 12pm - 6pm - DM Newspaper, Plastic & Magic Marker Training. Emphasis on sparring & contact drills. Sumbrada drills with newspaper and plastic sticks/knives. DM Sumbrada and Sumbrada Palooza will also be covered in this 6 hour seminar of jam packed material. Principles of Largo Mano from three different systems will also be explored. Bring a cheap white T-shirt and magic markers for sparring and Cadena de Mano drills. Other group sparring scenarios will also be explored like capture the flag or War using newspaper and markers. Cost $45 .
Comment by kevin w. hand on February 12, 2010 at 6:45pm
hello to everyone at defensor method. it is nice to meet you all and i hope to get a chance to come up to chicago and train with you sometime. i live about two hours southwest of chicago. have a great day. kevin
Comment by Michael Schwarz on January 30, 2010 at 1:26am
Comment by Michael Schwarz 2 minutes ago Delete Comment Please go to the following webpage for updated interviews from leading FMA & Malay Arts Grandmasters, Maestros, Masters, Heads of Family & Heads of organizations..... Comment by Michael Schwarz 4 minutes ago Delete Comment I had an excellent conversation with GM Tasi Alo of the WSEF/MAI & GK Tactics. Watch for the new posting of the interview soon.

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