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Wednesday September 24, 2014. 6 pm PST/9pm EST
Join GM Darrell Sarjeant and Hanshi Daniel Vena as they welcome Silat Instructor Guru Frieda Doyle to the show.
This week on Synergy of Life Holistic Health and Wellness Radio Show, Mikial New Bey and Don Blake Jr. welcome Dr. Aaron (Pendekar) into the studio. Dr. Brown is a Honorable Grandmaster of Indonesian and Chinese Gung Fu in styles such as Kuntao, Silat, and various forms of Indonesian and Chinese Martial Arts. Dr. Brown is also a member of a few prestigious martial arts hall of fames. Tune as Dr. Brown discusses with Mikial New Bey and Don Blake Jr. how martial arts plays a big part in all ways of life, especially our health and wellness.
Modern Combat Masters Host Professor Darrell Sarjeant and Co-Host Hanshi Daniel J. Vena with executive Producer Sifu Restita DeJesus are proud to present Hanshi Miguel Ibarra to the program.Yamabushi Kai was established in 1982 by Miguel Ibarra, Hanshi [10th Dan]. This is a blending of Mi Yama Ryu Jujutsu and Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu techniques for street self defense. Hanshi Ibarra trained directly under Shinan Antonio Pereira; Shinan Hector Negron and Soshi Shihan Katsumi Yonezawa. Additionally, Ibarra trained/studied under other noteworthy Daito Ryu/Takeda Ryu instructors of international status. Hanshi has been training 1966 and has been teaching in his own dojo since 1982. He has been recognized at the rank of Judan [10th Degree Black Belt] by numerous organizations including the American Jiu Jitsu Assocition. Miguel Ibarra, Hanshi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Pschology and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Fordham University. He is a retired law enforcement officer after having served 25 years with the the NYC Probation Dept. where he was in charge of the Warrant Squad, Intelligence Unit, Gang Suppression Unit and all Special Projects, he was also the Defensive Tactics Instructor and a Firearms Instructor and Armorer. He retired in 2005 holding the position of Asst. Commissioner. Shihan Rene' Ibarra holds the rank of Menkyo Kaiden Kyoju Dairi[9th Dan] in Yamabushi Jujutsu/Aikijutsu Ryu and holds a Shodan in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Bokuyokan under Soshi Shihan Katsumi Yonezawa. He has been training since 1986. He is the Asst. Director of the Kai. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer and trains individuals on a private basis for fitness and or jujutsu. He also instructs kickboxing and grappling classes by appointment.
Richard Clear is an Internationally Known Si Gung and Guru Tiga. He began his study of the Internal Arts, Kung Fu, Silat and Tibetan Arts in 1976. He is the inheritor of a family lineage of Kung Fu including the Internal Arts of Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Hsing-I and PaKua (Ba Gua) as well as Fukien Shaolin Methods including such styles as Monkey, Drunken Style, Five Animal Kung Fu (Tiger, Snake, Crane, Leopard and Dragon), Wing Chun, Praying Mantis, Dim Mak/Dim Hsueh and many others. He is a senior student and lineage holder in Kun Tao Silat under Martial Arts Living Legend Si Tai Gung (Great Grand Master) and Guru Besar Willem de Thouars. Si Gung Clear is also a qualified instructor in Systema Russian Martial Arts.
Si Gung Clear and his highly successful schools and Martial Art Systems have been featured on Fox National News, Millionaire Magazine, Inside Kung Fu Magazine, The St. Pete Times, Florida Sports Magazine, as well as other local Tampa, Florida television and media.
Si Gung Clear currently travels nationally and internationally teaching corporate seminars, and provides private coaching for teachers and clients at his home near the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
Si Gung Clear also has published a book called Chi Energy - Activation, Cultivation and Flow. Though he is most notable for his Combat tai chi system; a system that conveys health cultivation, internal power, and self-defense through a very effective practical learning method.
In this episode Gurjot Singh and Sifu Lyndon Oudsten will be discussing the nuances of internal mechanics as they exist in wing chun; a style not often thought of as internal.
Lyndon Oudsten is a life long student of Pencak silat, wing chun, and Shaolin. Although he has 30 years of experience training in the arts his moto serves as motivation for lifelong growth: "I will never stop learning and consider myself to be an eternal student. The more I know, the more I realise that I only know little."
From age 16 to 30, Sifu Oudsten had a healthy career in mma, boxing, and kickboxing matches. However, around age 30 he realized that his years of fighting had left his body battered. It was at this time he decided to focus on Kung Fu for its practices of health and longevity in addition to being a fighting art.
His journey would take him around the world studying with Wing Chun masters:
"I found wing chun, but it wasnt what I expected at first, then I met GM Greg Yau from San Francisco, he is a cousin of 2 direct Ip Man students. GM Chris and Stanley Chan, he taught me a lot about the internals and about applied quantum fysics, in which he is an expert and pioneer. Later I met Sifu Michael Choi, from the Ip Ching and Gary Lam lineage who has taught me Wing Chun system for fighting. Most time I spend training under Choi Sifu, who is in my eyes one of the best Wing Chun fighters in the world."
More recently he was invited to train in Malasia under Master Yap Boh Heong from the 5 Ancestors Fist Wuzu of GM Chee Kim Thong. He currently teaches in his school in the Netherlands.
Promotional Video of Sifu Lyndon
Wednesday January 30, 2013. 6 pm pacific/9 pm eastern.
GM Darrell Sarjeant and Sifu Restita DeJesus welcome Silat teacher Johnny Silmon to the show!
Name: Johnny Silmon
D.O.B: 6 August 1971 (Age 41)
P.O.B: London, England
Styles Practiced: Pencak Silat Anyar Cimande Buhun (own synthesis)
Silek Tuo Pagu Pagu, Maenpo Cikalong, Silat Para Wali, Benjang Gulat (Sundanese wrestling), Sabhandar
Organisation: The W.A.I (Warrior Arts of Indonesia). The mission of The W.A.I is to preserve and promote the precious martial arts of Indonesia.
Johnny Silmon began his formal martial arts training at the age of 11 where he took Judo as part of his Physical Education on the school curriculum. He found he was a natural and won the Gold medal in the inter-schools Brent Judo Championships. However after this initial year he found himself seeking a more dynamic style and began training Wing Chun for around twelve months before once again looking for another style. He found it as a 13 year old in the form of Northern Mantis Kung Fu but with a Kuntao edge to it. His teacher Sifu Jerry Tann was Indonesian of Chinese origins and it could be said this laid the seeds for Johnny to later go on to investigate Indonesian Pencak Silat. He trained as a private student under Sifu Tann from 1984 to 1987 and then again for a time in 1990.
FULL DETAILED BIOGRAPHY HERE:
My name is Marcelino de Thouars. I am the 2nd son of Paul de Thouars, and 1 of 4 children. From my earliest memories in the early 70's there was never a time when I didn't see my father training students in our garage or in a studio. At that time my father was teaching traditional Serak, and he began training me when I was 8 or 9 years old. I didn't always understand what I was doing, but I was doing it. In the early 80's I also trained with my Uncle Bill and Uncle Victor, In 1986, the early years of promoting Bukti Negara, my father, brother Paul Henri, Stevan Plinck, Steve Oosterhoff, and I participated in the Asian Expo along with Pak Vic and his group. In the early 80's my father was perfecting his subsystem of Serak, calling it Bukti Negara. Before that time, Maha Guru Stevan Plinck introduced my father to Dan Inosanto, and they got together. Dan Inosanto began promoting Bukti Negara, and my father was teaching it at the Inosanto Academy in Marina Del Rey. Shortly after, I began working for Dan and his wife Paula at his studio doing general service work and also answering phones in their office. There I was able to observe different styles of martial arts. I worked for Dan for about a year. In 1988 and 1989 I stayed with family in Holland, I trained with my father's family in Europe. In May of 1990 my father and his 3 brothers had a training camp at the Inosanto Academy. After the camp I went back to Holland where I continued to train with my father's family. I returned to the U.S. in 1991.I didn't always train with a group of students in a studio, but I have decades of studying and training with my father. Growing up as my father's son, I also have had the unique advantage of being able to watch my father train other students on a regular basis in our own home, I hope this sheds some light on the history of my father's art and my involvement with it.
Condensed from bio, by Masaad Ayoob:
Cliff Stewart knows his stuff. I’ve worked with many of his contemporaries who have studied under such masters as Dan Inosanto, and at the same time Cliff was there. The martial arts world can be a jealous place, with more than its share of prima donnas. Yet, from Graciela Casillas to Paul Vunak, each of Cliff’s contemporaries I’ve spoken with gives Stewart the highest praise. It’s a rare man who can be that well liked and that highly respected at the same time in such an ego-charged environment. It says a lot for the grace and professionalism of Casillas and Vunak, but it says even more about Cliff Stewart.
Cliff Stewart possesses an awesome degree of knowledge and destructive power. The point he drives into his W.A.R. students is that possessing power doesn’t mean that you have to use it. Often, he makes clear, the greatest expression of that power is to dominate a threatening situation to the point that you don’t need to unleash it. Avoidance, he points out, is the ultimate victory.
August 21, 2014, Maha Guru Cliff Stewart
Join GM Darrell Sarjeant and Hanshi Dan Vena as they welcome Maha Guru Cliff Stewart to the show.
This week on Synergy of Life Holistic Health and Wellness Radio Show, Mikial New Bey and Don Blake Jr. welcome Dr. Aaron (Pendekar) into the studio. Dr. Brown is a Honorable Grandmaster of Indonesian and Chinese Gung Fu in styles such as Kuntao, Silat, and various forms of Indonesian and Chinese Martial Arts. Dr. Brown is also a member of a few prestigious martial arts hall of fames. Tune as Dr. Brown discusses with Mikial New Bey and Don Blake Jr. how martial arts plays a big part in all ways of life, especially our health and wellness. You can call in with your questions at (914)338-0665. You can also watch them live in the studio on UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/who-has-the-power-radio-network .
Exclusive Interview with Grandmaster Jerry Bell & Furqan Shabazz
At 10 years old, Jerry Bell studied Judo under the guidance of his father James Edward Bell Jr., and Boxing under another family member, Muhammad Ali. At 13 Jerry was studying Karate at the East Coast Karate Association. By 17, he had traveled to Okinawa to study Okinawan Goju under Grand Master Hidegami Matsamura. Later in Japan, he studied Shotokan under Grand Master Nakayama Masatoshi, Master Ozumi Ozawa, and in the United States under Grand Master Hidetaka Nishiyama.
Jerry also studied Kyokoshinkai under Grand Master Masutatsu Oyama, Shito Karate under Master Yojiro Ishikawa, and Iaido under Master Muramasa Kudo. He then studied Aikido under Master Shoji Nishoi, Silat under Master Abdul Muhammad Ben, Tae Kwon Do under Masters Simon and Phillip Rhee, and Sanuces Ryu Jujitsu under Supreme Grandmaster Doctor Moses Powell. Jerry lived more than fifteen years in the far east doing six month stays between the United States studying the martial arts and as a result speaks Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Malay.
The 1988 movie, "Bloodsport", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Frank Dux, was actually based on Jerry Bell, who fought, and won the Kumite twice.
Grandmaster Jerry Bell is now in the Black Belt Hall of Fame, The Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the World Karate Hall of Fame. He’s earned six World Gold Medals and three Silver Medals. He has a 7th degree Black Belt in Shotokan, a 4th degree Black Belt in Kyokoshinkai, a sixth degree Black Belt in Iaido, a second degree Black Belt in Judo, a fourth degree Black Belt in Aikido, a 10th degree Black Belt in Sanuces Ryu Jujitsu and a 10th degree Black Belt in the Black Ryu System that was founded by him./Jerry Bell also founded The Japan Shotoshinkai Karate-do Association in Osaka Japan with his Karate Master Yojiro Ishikawa in 1970 and he founded The Black Ryu Federation in 2003.
This week on Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews The Raid 2: Berandal! Is it a worthy follow-up to the original? Is it actually better than the original? Is it too ambitious for its own good? Can it be considered bloated and pretentious? Could it possibly be the most violent action film ever made? Does it deserve comparison to classic “Heroic Bloodshed’ films like Hard Boiled and City on Fire? Might it even deserve comparison to the likes of The Godfather Part 2? Does it raise the bar for action cinema? Are fans overhyping it? Is it merely an ultraviolent yet disposable cult film from a familiar genre?
We’ll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of that most classic of rap albums, Illmatic! Does it still hold up? Is it still Nas’ best album to date? Is its classic status overstated? Was Nas the beneficiary of east coast (IE New York) Bias? Was the album’s warm reception from the Hip-Hop press part of a calculated plot to bring New York back to prominence in the early 1990’s? Has Nas lived up to the promise of the album? Is he truly one of the all-time greats? Why did it take so long to be certified platinum by the RIAA? Join us as we examine the most acclaimed rap album of its time!
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