Phoenix Martial Arts of Connecticut is the premiere school in the South Eastern area teaching; Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Filipino Kali/Escrima/Arnis  and Buka Jalan Pentjak Silat.


Head Instructor

Sifu Nathan "Mabilis" Marinone has been in the Martial Arts for 30 years and has trained extensively in a wide range of Martial Art systems, both along the east coast and across the country. He has been featured in several forms of media (printed/digital) and has had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of people from the average man and women to the business professional to those in the armed services along with those who have disabilities. He has taught numerous seminars thru out the New England area and has quickly become one of the premier up and coming practitioners on the east coast.

Sifu Nate is a senior student and Connecticut representative of Sifu Greg Pichardo, Chief Instructor of Phoenix Marital Arts and holds   Full Instructor credentials in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali and in Buka Jalan Silat under Sifu Greg. He is also an instructor and Connecticut representative for the Magda Institute Association under world renowned JKD/Kali/Silat Instructor, Sifu Cass Magda.

He is the only individual in the state of Connecticut to hold advanced rank in GM Angel Cabales art of Serrada Escrima and is senior representative under Guro Anthony Di Sarro, holding a 2nd deg. Black Belt (Lakan Dalawa) under him and Hanshi Bruce Juchnik.


Sifu Nate is also the first person to earn Full Instructor credentials in Wing Chun Kung Fu under GM Leung Ting 1st generation student, Sifu Ed Chow (Chow Chong Ying) and is a senior representative for his school, New England Wing Chun.


In addition Sifu Nate also holds Basic Practitioner rank in Balintawak Arnis under Guro Jon Leonard and a J-1 in Catch Wrestling under Coach Mike Migs. 

Class Enrollement

Enrollment is currently by invitee only, with interviews available only through referral. Feel free to contact us below for more information regarding enrollment and programs offered



"Sifu Nate is a true seeker of knowledge, a superb representative of Serrada Esrima and an phenomenal martial artist. Anyone looking for a quality Martial Artist with incredible skills and great humility should seek him out!".

- Renshi Anthony DiSarro

Senior Instructor in Kosho Kenpo and Serrada Escrima under Hanshi Bruce Juchnik.

“if any of you live in or around Connecticut be sure to pay a visit to Sifu Nate, his martial arts ability and knowledge is second to none!"

– Mike Dwyer

Self Defense Consultant at GKR Karate

“Sifu Nate is a truly amazing teacher. He is welcoming, supportive and has an incredible wealth of knowledge. His teaching style really challenges you to push hard and challenge yourself".

– Beth Anne Moonstone

Strength Coach / Owner Be Awesome Be Strong Fitness

So many members of the PMA family cross-train and continue to build the knowledge base, but PMA Connecticut leads the way! Sifu Nate rocks! Train with him ASAP!".

– Sifu Steve B. Police Officer and JKD/Kali/Silat Instructor

"Nate is with out a doubt one of the best martial artists around. He is a true hidden gem with world class talent"

- Guro George Chaber

JKD / Kali / Silat Instructor under Sifu Dan Inosanto and owner of Bethel Academy of Martial Arts

“Sifu Nate is a hard working and uber talented martial artist!”

– Sifu Raffi Derdarian

JKD / Kali Instructor and owner of

Derdarian Academy of Martial Arts

“Sifu Nate is a phenomenal martial artists with a wealth of knowledge!"

– Guro Carlos Castro

JKD / Kali / Silat Instructor under

Sifu Dan Inosanto.

" Everyone had a great time at the seminar. Much respect to your knowledge!"

– Professor Travis Passaro

BJJ Black Belt and Owner of

Radius Martial Arts

"If anyone lives out in Connecticut you should seek out Sifu Nate out. Getting to train and know someone like him is definitely

a privilege."

- Chuck Leverone

5th degree Nick Cerio Kenpo Karate and Owner of Evolving Martial Arts

“Sifu Nate is an excellent Teacher and a lot of fun to train with!"

– Tony Dellechiaie

3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do  and

Head Instructor at Britt's Tae Kwon Do

"One of the most knowledgeable Martial Artists I ever met. He knows so much of so many different styles and more importantly can demonstrate them. "

- Sifu Greg Pichardo

Phoenix Martial Arts Head Instructor

“A wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm!”

– Master Frank Shekosky

Remy Preseas Senior Student and Owner of Cromwell Martial Arts.

“Thanks again Sifu, it was an outstanding experience and you definitely know your material. Your skills are exceptional!”

– Master Patrick Cassidy

4th degree black belt in the Jo-Ryu-Jujitsu system and owner of Westover School of Self Defense

“Sifu Nate is an amazing Martial Artists and Teacher!"

– David North-Martino

Free lance writer / author and  Black Belt

“Sifu Nate is a fine instructor with attention to detail, articulation and body mechanics. He can move and explain the how and why of it.”

–  Tuhon Jack Latorre

Pekiti Tersia Kali Tuhon /

Head Instructor at PTI Academy

"GO! Great people and great work out....the execution discipline is right on the money."

- Mark Vincent McKenney

Aikido Instructor

“I am so very proud of the work your doing and cant wait to be instructed by one of the premier guro’s in the Filipino arts have to offer".

– Sa Ba Nim Myron Levy

3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and owner of Elite Tae Kwon Do

“Sifu Nate is a very talented Instructor with a tremendous amount of knowledge."

– Sa Ba Nim Ron Ortla

4th degree Hapkido Black Belt and owner of The Martial Instinct 

“Great opportunity to learn from an amazing instructor!”

– Sifu Dustin Santomenna

Phoenix Martial Arts of Massachusetts

Head Instructor / BJJ Black Belt

“I recommend you check out if you can, Sifu Nate is one hell of a Martial Artist to learn from!”

– Al Heinrich

Alpha Fugitive Recovery Services /

JKD instructor

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Waterford, Connecticut 06385