About the Instructor

Sifu Nathan "Mabilis" Marinone has been in the Martial Arts for close to 30 years and has trained under some of the top instructors along the East Coast in the arts of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, French Savate, Thai Boxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, The Filipino Martial Arts, The Indonesian Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling.

He has been featured in several forms of media (newspaper, book and digital) and actively teaches seminars thru out the year at various schools in the New England area. 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 as well as to 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 Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali and Indonesian Silat Instructor, Sifu Cass Magda.


Sifu Nate holds instructor credentials directly under Sifu Cass Magda and his M.I. East Coast Director, Sifu Greg Pichardo of Phoenix Martial Arts and is the official Connecticut representative for both the Magda Institute and Phoenix Martial Arts.

He is also the only individual in the state of Connecticut to hold a "Lakan" (black belt) in Grandmasters Angel Cabales

West Coast art of Serrada Escrima under both Hanshi Bruce Juchnik (Cabales original student) and Guro Anthony Di Sarro. 

Sifu Nate also holds Advance grading in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu Ed Chow (Chow Chong Ying) and is the South East representative for his school, New England Wing Chun. 

In Addition, he also holds rank in;

Modern Arnis under Master Frank Shekosky (Cromwell Martial Arts)

 Catch Wrestling under Coach Mike Miggs (New England Snake Pit)

Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Kali under Sifu Eric Wnek (Elite JKD), Sifu Paul Vunak (PFS) and Sifu Rick Manente

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

– Sifu Raffi Derdarian, renowned JKD / Kali Instructor

"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 / Head Instructor at Evolving Martial Arts

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

– Tony Dellechiaie, 3rd degree Tae Kwon Do Instructor at

Britt's Tae Kwon Do

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

- Mark Vincent McKenney, Aikido Instructor

"We are all very lucky to have you as part of our Phoenix / MIA families. Your spirit and dedication is inspiring to everyone."

- Sifu Greg Pichardo, Phoenix Martial Arts Head Instructor