August 25th, 2010

Lathen Martial Arts

For over 20 years, Lathen Martial Arts has been dedicated to ‘helping others achieve their full potential in the Arts, and in Life‘.            Welcome to the Family!

Check out the Academy Preview Video below and our Introductory Course Program!

Sarong / Scarf / Malong Seminar 

Thanks to everyone who came out to this fascinating look into the Flexible Weapon category of Kali with the SARONG / MALONG!  

Check back for the release of the Seminar DVD!  See the pics and selected Video Clips on our FaceBook Page!

Worn as a symbol fo their culture, the Indonesian Sarong / Malong can quickly go from ordinary clothing into a devastating weapon capable of choking, throwing, disarming and controlling an aggressive attacker with a minimum of effort.  Adaptable to use with a purse strap, scarf, jacket, skull cap, cloth napkin or ANY piece of fabric, the Sarong / Malong will take YOUR personal Self-Defense Skills to an entirely NEW LEVEL!  

Discover for yourself this surprising ‘low profile -- high impact’ weapon!

NO Martial Art / Kali experience necessary.  Beginner & Advanced Welcome.  Enrollment Limited to ensure maximum learning potential!


Lathen Martial Arts in Action!




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Celebrate the NEW YOU with LMA’s ‘Start Fast’ Introductory Special

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2 Private Lessons, Movement Evaluation, Group ClassAcademy T-Shirt … Only $20

Contact LMA TODAY and Begin your Personal Journey to BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE!



March 13th, 2010

LMA Week of September 15th, 2014


Zen Message of the Week ‘Men cannot see their reflections in running water, but only in still water’ … Chuang-Tzu

LMA Survey …  has arrived!  Check your email, copies also available at the Academy.  Let YOUR VOICE be heard! Return survey to envelope on table in LMA lobby.

Sarong / Scarf / Malong Seminar …  Workshop DVD Coming Soon!

LMA Belt Testing / Promotions … Saturday, September 27th … email Academy THIS WEEK advance to be considered for this month’s Promotions …

Edged Weapon Combatives / Phase I DVD Filming  … more information coming soon!

September Newsletter - available via email … Join the LMA Email List (see sidebar for instructions)

Welcome to LMA James Trusnik, Tammy Miller

CongratulationsNew Promotions …    1st Red Stripe / Kali -  Dave Durler … Red Belt / Kali - Brian Rushe, Ben Katterson & Matt Haule   Congratulations!

March 12th, 2010

September 2014 Events


LMA September Newsletteravailable thru LMA Email List (see right sidebar to join)

LMA Survey …  has arrived!  Check your email, copies also available at the Academy.  Let YOUR VOICE be heard! Return survey to envelope on table in LMA lobby.

Filipino Martial Art Exchange Workshop  …  last month, August 23rd – Sunday, August 24thGreat Time with great people … check out the selected videos and pics from the workshop on our FaceBook Page!

Sarong / Scarf / Malong Seminar  Seminar DVD Coming SOON!

Edged Weapon Combatives / Phase I DVD Filming … more information coming soon! 

In Memoriam – Sifu Ted Reynolds

August 12th, 2005

Sifu Ted Reynolds … a close friend and student of Mr. Deily’s, passed away in August 2005. Mr. Reynolds was an ‘Original’ Private Student who was taught out of Sifu Deily’s basement long before there was an official LMA. He was the 2nd person promoted to Black Belt at the Academy and served as Mr. Deily’s Personal Teaching Assistant for many years at the CCAC Kali / Filipino Martial Art Class. Ted was the Monday night Instructor as well as the Chief Instructor of LMA’s Youth Program. A Professional Bass Player / Musician, Ted returned to his hometown of Nashville in 2002. Mr. Reynolds will be truly missed by all those that came to know him!

In Memoriam – Sifu Bernice Giunta

January 12th, 2005

Sifu Bernice Giunta … in January 2005, LMA lost a dear family member to cancer – Sifu Bernice Giunta. Mrs. Giunta and her husband Tony have been friends and strong supporters of Mr. Deily for over 22 years. Bernice was the first person promoted to Black Belt at LMA, and is the highest ranking student of Sifu Deily. She taught the Tuesday night classes at LMA for years, as well as classes at Seton Hill College and the YWCA in Greensburg, PA. Bernice was also a leader at the Annual Women’s Self-Defense Workshop offered at the North Campus of CCAC in Pittsburgh. Tony and Bernice have taught their own classes in the only Official ‘Basement Branch’ of LMA since 1986, and are great examples of what the martial arts are supposed to be about. Bernice was 47 years old …our prayers continue to be with her family, especially her husband Tony.