District Defense will teach self-defense through the effective application of Filipino Martial Art (FMA) instruction and training. Participants will gain know-how and skills on weapons use, hand-to-hand combat, body mechanics and timing. Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) is world renowned for its weapons based fighting systems. Mostly associated with rattan stick training; the rattan stick actually serves as anIMPACT weapon or a representation of a BLADE/KNIFE. Without a stick or blade, the weapon changes to empty hand but the fighting concepts remain the same.