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Malmo Martial Arts is the only school in Arkansas licensed to represent the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation (IPMAF) and the arts of Kombatan, Mano Mano, and Dumog as taught by Grandmaster Ernesto Amador Presas.


John R. Malmo holds the title Grandmaster and the rank of Lakan Walo (8th Degree Black Belt) in Kombatan under GGM Ernesto A. Presas.  He represents IPMAF as Arkansas Chief Instructor and as acting Chief Instructor of the Midwest.

Any individuals other than Mr. Malmo, or those authorized by him, claiming to teach Kombatan in Arkansas are not recognized or certified instructors.  All official instructors and schools in the United States, and throughout the world, can be verified by contacting Mr. Malmo, Grandmaster Mike Bowers, or Grandmaster Alex France.

Malmo Martial Arts specializes in close quarter combat. Our initial emphasis is on realistic and effective self-defense. We cover all ranges of conflict from weapons to ground fighting; enabling students to effortlessly blend and flow from one range to another. We address both external and internal martial arts development.


Malmo Martial Arts training focuses on:

  • Chinese Martial Arts of Hakka Southern Fist Kung Fu,  Kun Tao (Ba Gua, Hsing I, Tai Chi, Qigong), Jeet Kune Do, Sanda, and Wing Chun
  • Filipino Martial Arts of Kombatan Arnis (Dumog, Escrima/Eskrima, Kali, Kali Silat, Mano Mano), and Panuntukan
  • Indonesian Martial Arts of Kuntao Silat de Thouars and Pencak Silat
  • Japanese Martial Arts of Jujitsu and Shoot Wrestling
  • Russian Martial Arts of Sambo
  • Thai Martial Arts of Muay Thai / Thai Boxing
  • Western Martial Arts of Boxing and Wrestling

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One of a kind artwork for sale! We are proud to announce that the public can purchase original hand painted artwork by Bapak Willem de Thouars. Images can be seen HERE.


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