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Filipino Martial Arts is Adaptive

Session 1

Illini Union 103

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

FMA is about adapting for the situation you are in. Whether you are in town or in the country, you may find yourself in a dangerous scenario. Avoidance, de-escalation, and preparation are your best choices, but now always available. Most likely what you have on hand is everyday gear not intended for defensive purposes. Necessity is the mother of invention.

About the Facilitator

George Hernandez

George Hernandez

George Hernandez heads the Martial Arts at Rizal Center. The Rizal Center (https://rizalcenter.org) is the headquarters of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACGC) which was incorporated as the Filipino National Council of Chicago (FNCC) in 1953, making it one of the oldest Filipino-American non-profit organizations. The Rizal Center seeks to engage and enrich the community. George's martial arts experience include Boxing (since he was 7 years old, Silver Gloves), 13 years of Shotokan Karate (Collegiate national champion, 3rd degree black belt), Member of the Chicago Swordplay Guild since 2003 (Scholar in both Rapier and Longsword), and student of Guro Nate Defensor and the Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts.