ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Phoenix Martial Arts of Connecticut is the premiere Martial Arts school in South Eastern CT teaching Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian and the Jun Fan Martial Arts.
Phoenix Martial Arts of CT is affiliated with the Magda Institute in California, Phoenix Martial Arts in New York and New England Wing Chun in Connecticut.
MEET OUR HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Sifu Nathan Marinone
Owner and Chief Instructor
Sifu Nathan "Mabilis" Marinone has been in the Martial Arts for close to 30 years and has trained in a wide range of Martial Art systems.
He has been featured in several forms of media from newspapers and books to podcasts and social media. He has had the opportunity to teach a wide range of people from the average man/women to the business professional to those in the armed services along with those who have disabilities.
He is one of very few individuals in the United States to be selected to teach under the Magda Institute program, headed by world renowned Martial Arts Instructor, Sifu Cass Magda. Sifu Nate is the official Connecticut representative for both the Magda Institute and Phoenix Martial Arts.
Sifu Nate holds Instructor credentials in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali-Escrima and Indonesian Pentjak Silat under both Sifu Cass Magda and his M.I. East Coast Director, Sifu Greg Pichardo of Phoenix Martial Arts.
He is also the only individual in the state of Connecticut to hold a "Lakan Isa" (black belt) in the art of Serrada Escrima under Grand Master Angel Cabales original student, Hanshi Bruce Juchnik and Guro Anthony Di Sarro of Capital District Martial Arts Center.
In addition, Sifu Nate also holds the rank of "Lakan Isa" (black belt) in Modern Arnis Jujitus under Professor Remy Presas senior student, Master Frank Shekosky of Cromwell Martial Arts.
Is a Black Sash in the Southern Chinese Martial Art of Wing Chun Kuen under Grand Master Leung Ting 1st generation student, Sifu Ed Chow (Chow Chong Ying) of New England Wing Chun.
Currently holds the level of J-1 in Catch Wrestling under Coach Mike Miggs of Snake Pit New England.
Senior Student in the Inosanto Blend Systems under Guro George Chaber of Bethel Academy of Martial Arts.
Former JKD & Kali Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak of Progressive Fighting Systems and under Sifu Eric Wnek of Elite Jeet Kune Do.
Enrollment is currently by invitee only, with interviews available only through referral.
Feel free to contact us below for more information regarding enrollment, programs offered and/or if interested in
hosting Sifu Nate for a workshop/seminar.
"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
"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
- 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 a fine instructor with attention to detail, articulation and body mechanics”
– Tuhon Jack Latorre
Pekiti Tersia Kali Tuhon /
Head Instructor at PTI Academy
“Sifu Nate is an amazing Martial Artists and Teacher!"
– David North-Martino
Free lance writer / author and Black Belt
"GO! Great people and great work out....the execution discipline is right on the money."
- Mark Vincent McKenney
“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
Waterford, Connecticut 06385