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Sunday Sept 1st, 6 pm Pacific, Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Bob as they welcome Felix Macias and a few members from the original Oakland California JKD Group, Rudy Romo, Pablo Corral, and Tommy Robles.
More info: http://www.oaklandjkd.com/Taoofgungfumain.htm
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This Wednesday Afternoon Special Guest is
JKD a System Without a system author George Hajnasr will be speaking of the JKD of today and its many facets.
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Sunday January 11, 2015, special guest will be GM Bram Frank.
Bram Frank is a first generation personal student, and disciple of the late Grandmaster Remy Presas, the Father and Founder of Modern Arnis. He was with Professor Presas from 1980 till his untimely demise in 2001. Bram has studied various fighting arts such as Wing Chun, JKD, American Freestyle Karate for over 46 years and has taken the principles from each as they can be applied to Filipino Martial Arts. Bram holds Dan rank in several arts and has been Director of Blunt & Edged weapons training for several federations worldwide. Currently he is Director of Edged Weapons training @ the S2 Law Enforcement-Security Institute. Over the last several years Bram has concentrated on the use of edged weapons / tools as a principle instrument of self defense and its use in Military, Police and Anti Terror applications.
The World Head of Sokeship Grandmaster Council has recently recognized Bram as the First Modern Grandmaster on their council: the Grandmaster of a Tactical –Combative Fighting art: Common Sense: Self Defense- Street Combat and its Tactical application Modular Martial Blade Craft. In December of 2007 Bram was Black Belt Magazines Hall of Fame Weapons Instructor of the Year.
In 2007 Dr Dennis Hanover and those in Israel recognized Bram after over a decade of teaching knife & knife combatives in Israel, as the Father of Israeli Knife Fighting.-Knife Combatives. He was recently recognized as the Guardian of the Legacy of Presas Bolo in the Philippines. In 2014 BLADE Magazine honored Bram with a membership in Knife makers Showcase: the first knife designer honored in the custom blade makers membership for his unique designs and impact on the knife community over the last 2 decades.
Sunday November 30th, 2014. 6 pm Pacific Time. Join us as we welcome Professor Leo Fong to the Dynamic Dojo! Call us live on the air this Sunday to speak with one of the most respected practitioners in the martial arts world today.
Leo T. Fong
Methodist Minister, Martial Artist, Fitness Coach, Filmmaker
Leo T. Fong was born on November 23rd, 1928. He is one of the most respected martial artists in the community today. Leo was born in Canton, China. When he was five years old, his family emigrated to the United States. At the age of 15, Leo began training as an amateur boxer and was also called to be an ordained Methodist Minister. In 1958, Leo was introduced to Kung Fu, studying Choy Li Fut and Sil Lim. In the early sixties, Leo met Bruce Lee and became his student, eventually inspiring many of the innovative techniques of JKD.
In the 1970's, Leo Fong went to Hong Kong and started a career in martial arts films. When he returned to the USA he started producing, directing and continued acting in films. Mr. Fong is a retired minister, a film producer, and a martial arts teacher. He has created his own style of martial art known as Wei Kuen Do, which is not just a fighting art, but a style to bring inner peace to the body.
Full biography of Leo Fong at his website: http://www.leotfong.com/LeoFong/LeoFong.html
Snake Blocker interviews Tim Tackett. From Wikipedia: "Tackett began training in the martial arts when he was stationed in Taiwan in 1962 while serving in the United States Air Force. On the recommendation of a friend, he began studying martial arts intensively. During his 3 years in Taiwan he learned two types of Hsing-i, T'ai chi, Northern and Southern Shaolin, White Crane, and Monkey style kung fu.
After his discharge from the Air Force in 1966, he opened a Gung Fu school in Redlands. "Tackett saw Bruce Lee demonstrate Jeet Kune Do in 1967 at Ed Parker's tournament in Long Beach, California. Busy with college and supporting a family he closed his Gung Fu school and focused on his education. Soon after receiving his M.F.A. in 1970 he began a career as a high school drama teacher (he is now retired) from Montclair High School then Etiwanda High School. Along with his first student Bob Chapman, he visited Dan Inosanto's backyard Jeet Kune Do school on the recommendation of Dan Lee. At that time the class consisted of about 10 students including Bob Bremer, Dan Lee, Richard Bustillo, Pete Jacobs and Jerry Poteet.
"In 1973 he was given a senior instructor's rank by Dan Inosanto and was permitted to teach Jeet Kune Do to a small group of students. Having no desire to teach JKD publicly, he moved his most senior group of students to his garage in Redlands, California where he continues to hold classes every Wednesday night. Beginning around 1983, Tackett and Larry Hartsell taught Jeet Kune Do at Vic Payne's Great Smokey Mountain Martial Arts Camp every summer of its existence and has taught courses throughout the United States and in Europe."
Snake Blocker interviews Tim Tackett. From Wikipedia:
"Tackett began training in the martial arts when he was stationed in Taiwan in 1962 while serving in the United States Air Force. On the recommendation of a friend, he began studying martial arts intensively. During his 3 years in Taiwan he learned two types of Hsing-i, T'ai chi, Northern and Southern Shaolin, White Crane, and Monkey style kung fu. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1966, he opened a Gung Fu school in Redlands.
"Tackett saw Bruce Lee demonstrate Jeet Kune Do in 1967 at Ed Parker's tournament in Long Beach, California. Busy with college and supporting a family he closed his Gung Fu school and focused on his education. Soon after receiving his M.F.A. in 1970 he began a career as a high school drama teacher (he is now retired) from Montclair High School then Etiwanda High School. Along with his first student Bob Chapman, he visited Dan Inosanto's backyard Jeet Kune Do school on the recommendation of Dan Lee. At that time the class consisted of about 10 students including Bob Bremer, Dan Lee, Richard Bustillo, Pete Jacobs and Jerry Poteet.
"In 1973 he was given a senior instructor's rank by Dan Inosanto and was permitted to teach Jeet Kune Do to a small group of students. Having no desire to teach JKD publicly, he moved his most senior group of students to his garage in Redlands, California where he continues to hold classes every Wednesday night. Beginning around 1983, Tackett and Larry Hartsell taught Jeet Kune Do at Vic Payne’s Great Smokey Mountain Martial Arts Camp every summer of its existence and has taught courses throughout the United States and in Europe."
Sunday August 18th at 11 a.m. Pacific, Sunday brunch show with Sifu/Guro Mark Stewart.
Best known for returning JKD back to L.A. Chinatown in 1992, Mark Stewart has taught martial arts, defensive tactics, combative sports and fitness throughout the USA and Asia. Mark Stewart has taught at Universities and Fitness Centers including UCLA, USC, and University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as Clark Hatch Fitness Centers, Powerhouse Gyms and Shinjuku Sports Center in Tokyo, Japan.
Mark Stewart has also taught many individual law enforcement and military personnel throughout the years, including Police, FBI, AFP and U.S Navy SEAL and Demolition Team members. Mark Stewart was the co-founder and head trainer of the Los Angeles Chinatown Safety Patrol, founded in 1994. Mark Stewart was the former Training Manager of Defensive Tactics and Un-armed Combat for X-Secure in Singapore. Including clients such as ICA / Immigration Checkpoints Authority. He also taught the Changi Prison "Spear Team" Baton and Defense in Singapore.
Tune in on Sunday August 18th at 11 a.m. Pacific or call in to talk live with Guro Stewart!!
Join GM Darrell Sarjeant and Sifu Restita DeJesus as they welcome Guro Ron Balicki to the show! January 2, 2013 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
Before Ron Balicki got his start in the entertainment field as a stuntman and a fight / stunt coordinator, he grew up in the windy city of Chicago. Awe struck by Bruce Lee, Ron was inspired to study the martial arts. After an in-depth study of the subject, he sought out the one man who truly understood Bruce Lee's teachings, the legendary martial artist Dan Inosanto. After many years of study, Ron earned Full instructorships in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do Concepts), Maphilindo Silat and Filipino Kali from Sifu Inosanto.
In 1987 Ron became a Cook County Deputy Sheriff stationed in Chicago, Illinois. Ron helped form the Cook County Sheriff's Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.), a team of officers trained to handle riot control. At this time Ron also began work as a bodyguard for various Hollywood movie and music stars. Ron has traveled as far as Japan and Indonesia to train and compete in "No holds barred fighting tournaments. As a professional Shoot Wrestler, Ron has competed in America and Japan, winning his last fight in Tokyo, Japan before retiring. Ron also earned instructorship's in Thai Boxing, Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Latigo y daga (whip fighting), and Shoot Wrestling. Military, DEA, SWAT, FBI, Home Land Security, Law Enforcement from America and abroad, Anti-Terrorist groups and the French President's Secret Service have all sought Ron out for his experience and teaching skills. He is the author of numerous articles for magazines worldwide, and has written his own best selling book on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
Ron has produced a series of martial arts training videos, and has stunt coordinated several films.
This weeks exciting new episode is with Film Fight Choreographer and Producer John Kreng. Allen Woodman is your host with this 2 hour show focusing on martial arts and the people that build community with in the martial arts. With Cohost Timmy Prisk IN THE CORNER all about MMA/UFC fights and fighters. Catch all the action right here live every Sunday 6 pm est and Wednesday at 12 pm noon est. News calendar of events information on seminars and tournaments all around the world with celebrity guest such as Cynthia Rothrock, Eric Lee, Alan Goldberg, Michael Matsuda, Christine Bannon Rodrigues and many many more. Catch all our shows right here on Blogtalkradio.com every week. Where we bring you all the action you can hear.
Brunch Sunday Show! 11 am!
Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Robert as they welcome Guro Wes Bennett to the show!
Guro Bennett's experience in his own words:
* started in the arts 8yrs old, (kenpo)
*studied American FreeStyle Karate (2nd black)
*studied with JKA (Japan Karate Assoc) for few yrs (rank recognized)
*amateur kick boxer then pro (PKA) heavyweight division (retired 1986)
*Bodyguard/Executive Security Professional
*holds certifications under Sifu Larry Hartsell and Guro Ted Lucaylucay (also studied with MahaGuro Lucky Lucaylucay, he co-signed my Lucaylucay Certificates)
*Awarded Masters Certificate a fw yrs ago by the WSEF
*Studied with Guro Chuck Cadell (Cabales Serrada Eskrima)
*Owner Operator of TemujinII Martial Arts
*DefTac Defensive Tactics and Personal Security
*MidWest Regional Director for LK/JA Lucaylucay Kali/Jeet Kune Do Assoc and Temujin USA/International
*have spent many countless hours studying with many Guros/Sifus who also deserve credit for where and what i am today...
*also hosts own morning radio show (WakinUpWithWes on WDDD 107.3fm Country format)
*Owner of WesBennett Photography
*Currently teaching Lucaylucay Kali/JKD (Kali Assoc of America recognized) and Hartsell JunFanJeetKuneDo the complete curriculum as taught to me by them.
You don't want to miss this highly informative show, with Expert Martial Arts Instructor, Grant Bacon! Unfortunately BTR only allows so many characters so here's a partial Bio on Grant Bacon.
•Certified Jeet Kune Do Concepts/Jeet Kune Do Combatives, and Filipino Martial Arts Instructor, Certified Level I (Black Belt) Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS)/Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Concepts and Filipino Martial Arts/Kali Instructor under Bruce Pahl..
•Certified practitioner and instructor in Battlefield Proximity Combat (Army Special Forces/Special Operator Combatives). Certified directly under system creator and head instructor Hakim Isler, the founder and owner/operator of Elite Guard LLC; a martial arts, fitness, and security training company. Mr. Isler is a 24 year martial arts practitioner, and has been involved in the security field for 10 years. Mr. Isler is a former member of the Army Special Operations community, where he received Arabic Language training, SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) training, Paratrooper training, etc. Further, Mr. Isler is a highly ranked (3rd degree) black belt in To-Shin Do (Modern Ninjutsu), under Ninja grandmaster and world-renowned martial arts legend Stephen K. Hayes. Additionally, Mr. Isler also trains in, or has trained in many other arts including the FCS Kali system, American Jiu-Jitsu, and Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Finally Mr. Isler also serves as a Defensive Tactics instructor and he is a certified protection specialist.
•Studied Krav Maga, Muay Thai, San-Da, BJJ, Boxing, & MMA under Krav Maga Master Instructor Ernie Kirk from Premier Martial Arts. Krav Maga is taught to all Israeli Military, and all Israeli Military Special Forces.
•Certified as a basic instructor in Yoshitsune Combat Ju-Jutsu, directly certified under Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu (a style of Japanese Ju-Jitsu) Grandmaster Michael DePasquale Jr.
Join GM Darrell and Sifu Restita as they welcome Guru Besar Jerry Jacobs to the show.
In Guru's words: "I began my martial arts training at age 10 in Kenpo Karate. After training off and on for a year or so I began to get bored as class was the same every time. My dad introduced me to Boxing and his coach who coached him through golden gloves in his teen years, Mr. Bob McCalla. I Boxed from age 12 all the way through High School while dabbling in a bit of wrestling and Kickboxing. It wasn't until the age of 17 that I started training in Kenpo Karate seriously with Mr. Herb Tanton under Grandmaster Al Tracy. While working on achieving my Black Belt and eventually my 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo, I also started training in JKD, Muay Thai, Kali-Silat, Eskrima, Maphilindo Silat, Shootfighting and more with Herb Tanton Jr. and Sifu Paul Bonner under Rick Faye and the Minnesota Kali Group/Guro Dan Inosanto, as well as Bart Vale in Shootfighting.
Back in those days, we put everything we learned into the laboratory and sparred full-contact with only open ended Kempo gloves (no other protection). The rules were knockout or tapout!
My formal Pencak Silat training began in June of 1996 with Guru Jeff Davidson and Pendekar William Sanders in Pukulan Cimande Pusaka. The rest is history!!! I've now been training in various forms of Pencak Silat with many teachers for about 16 years with the mindset of constant progression and evolution of my personal expression of Pencak Silat I call PCK Silat....."
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