Filipino Arts!

Armas De Mano Filipino Arts Academy - blended system of Filipino weapon-based arts.

Diverse training methods, conceptual strategies, understanding of natural laws and principles...

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Become Your

Best Self

Jeet Kune Do/JKD is not a style to be preserved, but experienced, and therefore the study of one self.

In a fight, you do not have the luxury of thought and therefore your fighting skills must be preparatory in nature..

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We focus on the foundation necessary to support good self-defense skills. A program dedicated to teaching your child about Self-Respect, Self-Discipline & Personal Values.

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Growth is Struggle, Struggle is Growth

Kempo Karate

Prepare to mentally and physically defend yourself in our Japanese Kempo & Indonesian Silat blended Karate program.

It's your Journey...There is No End..

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Enough is Enough!

Women's Self Defense

Time to take control of #1 in your life...YOU! Be a part of the largest WSD seminar based provider in the South Suburbs.

Stop procrastinating and give yourself the confidence to defend yourself against an eminent attack...

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MUAY THAi ...Taking 35% body fat

Down to 12%

Enjoy the benefits of aerobic activity as you sculpt your upper and lower body to be toned and strong, burn off the fat like you have always desired, and listen to some energy packed music during the "calorie busting" activity.

We teach from the Muay Thai Art to create strength, agility, and cardiovascular endurance.....

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Welcome to our site

New and expanded site for your enjoyment. Come out and see our modern 2100 square foot workout area! We're growing strong!

Serving the Frankfort, Manhattan, Manteno, Markham, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Richton Park, and other neighboring communities as the leading Martial Arts provider for years.


As an Academy, our programs are robust to meet your growing needs. We have programs geared just for you regardless of your fitness level, or previous experience.  We start at nine years old, and go up from there as long as your committed to yourself.  Consider an Academy with a mission and dedication to provide services in the instruction of martial arts using traditional and non-traditional approaches to the learning process. While there are many martial arts schools in the industry, we pursue a different strategic path to give us our own identity, business emphasis, and path for development.

We promote innovation and broaden the range of study to adapt to changing conditions thereby crafting a strategy to produce the some of the best practitioners in the Arts.  In essence, we actively take measures to satisfy the performance, competitive quality, and reliability requirements of our students.  Performance objectives are outlined for each student so that progress can be monitored, controlled and maintained to ensure the student is on track with curriculum requirements.

A special thank you to all the students of the Academy, and to those instructors across the United States that supported our growth.  This year will bring new classes to the Academy, seminars with some of the best in the business of Martial Arts, and certification in CPR.

Course Structure & Offerings
Student Personal Development Course
Facility Changes

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Latest News - 2017 Here We Come!

14th Annual Filipino Arts Camp – March 25 & 26th, 2017

The Midwest Summit Camp 2016 – October 22 & 23, 2016

13th Annual Filipino Arts Camp – March 19 & 20th, 2016

The Midwest Summit Camp 2015 – October 24 & 25th, 2015



FOR KIDS we have some great SPECIALS that are being offered throughout the year.   Look for flyers in the mail, as well as on our Facebook Page.   We have programs for children 8 and older that teaches self-defense as it should be taught.  Its amazing to watch your children transform!

Look for upcoming seminars on our Event Calendar and the bottom of any of our Pages.  In March 2017 we will have our 14th Filipino Arts Camp at the Armas De Mano Academy within the Midwest Academy Dojo, as well as the Midwest Sifu Francis Fong Wing Chun Seminar in May 2017, and end with The Midwest Summit in October which is geared for the serious all-around martial artist.  Other seminars are in the works…but…we are holding off the news until we get things “locked and loaded” for sure.

Need a GIFT CARD for that special someone?  They are available in $25 and $50 increments and work nicely with our student/guest visit fee, or trial classes.  Contact us at 708-646-1006 to inquire.

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Our Trainers

Experienced Martial Artists - Best Of The Best Attitude

Our Classes

We Got You Covered!


Enjoy the cardiovascular toning, flexibility, stamina/endurance and train with others for the pure conditioning.

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Japanese-based system of training emphasizes excellence in self-defense.

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Class structured around the concepts and principles as taught by the late Bruce Lee with Wing Chun at the core of the 26 systems..

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Composed of different “styles” utilizing diverse training methods, fighting techniques, conceptual strategies, posturing/footwork  and the understanding of natural laws and principles that govern all movement and motion.

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Advance your ground game with training taught by pioneers in the Arts. enveloped to incorporate shoot wrestling, takedowns and throws, ground submission techniques, Gi and No-Gi sessions, with emphasis on drills and interval training. We are a non-compete school!

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As one of the largest providers, we offer the best in teaching effective self-defense moves, assertiveness skills, and mental awareness strategies surrounding assault and domestic violence situations.

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Geared towards Law Enforcement and Security personnel through the Midwest Academy – Defensive Tactics Division for Cook and Will County.

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