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.

Jeet Kune Do in Connecticut


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 a "Lakan Isa" (black belt) in Modern Arnis Jujitsu under Professor Remy Presas senior student, Master Frank Shekosky of Cromwell Martial Arts. 

  • Is a Black Sash in the Chinese Martial Art of Wing Chun Kuen under Grand Master Leung Ting 1st generation student, Sifu Ed Chow of     New England Wing Chun.​


  • Currently holds the level of J-1 in Catch Wrestling under Coach Mike Miggs of Snake Pit New England.​​

  • 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

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 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

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


860-306-0425  |

Waterford, Connecticut 06385



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