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    World class eskrima training from Great Grandmaster Nick Elizar and the Elizar family.

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    Short, sharp videos from multiple angles and perspectives that clearly explain each technique.

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    Learn from the instructor's perspective, guide your training partners, and accelerate your progress.

Your Instructor

Great Grandmaster Nick Elizar

Great Grandmaster Nicomedes "Nick" Elizar trained in the original school of Balintawak under the late Grandmaster Teofilo Velez, the late Grandmaster Jose Villasin, and the late Great Grandmaster Venancio Bacon. From 1982 to 2003, GGM Nick was the master instructor and head of the White Chapter of TeoVel's Balintawak Group which became the foundation of his World Nickelstick Eskrima Club established in 2003. Known as both a great fighter and a great instructor, GGM Nick developed a highly effective style in Nickelstick by drawing on his experience in challenge matches and various violent encounters. Through it all, GGM Nick is a family man. He takes great joy in both caring for his family and passing on the teachings of Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima to each generation of Elizars.


  • How long will I have access to courses I enroll in?

    For life! Assuming there isn't a solar flare that wipes out our servers, you'll have lifetime access to the course.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for Nickelstick Academy courses?

    We do not offer certificates for the online courses. To truly assess your skill level, you will need to train directly with one of the Elizars or one of their qualified instructors.

  • Will I be able to download course videos?

    Downloading videos is not currently possible, but we will add this feature as soon as the course platform allows.