Sunday February 26, 2017. 6:00 pm Pacific Time. Call in number (347) 677-0699
Join us as we welcome Richard Bustillo to the show!
Richard is presently the Founder and Chief Instructor of the IMB (International Martial arts & Boxing) Academy in Torrance, California USA
A native of Hawaii, Richard has over 65 years of martial arts experience. He began judo training at age 8 at the Gray Y Center in Palolo Valley, Hawaii. At age 19, Richard competed in boxing tournaments such as the Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, Blue & Gold and other amateur boxing shows for Shaw's Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. At age 24 Richard studied Jeet Kune Do under the legendary Bruce Lee at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in China Town, Los Angeles.
In 1967, with training partner Dan Inosanto, Richard researched and studied the Filipino martial arts of kali/escrima/arnis. Richard and Dan are given credit and honored worldwide for reviving and promoting the martial arts of the Philippines. In 1976, Richard was promoted by Sifu Inosanto to senior instructor level in Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. In 1978 Richard studied Muay Thai and achieved the title Kru (teacher) in 1985 from Thailand's former Olympian and Muay Thai Champion Nanfa “Lot” (Chiridichoi) Satenglam. Mr. Bustillo was certified by the USA Olympic Training Center as a coach and official for the U.S. Amateur Boxing of Southern California. He is a certified Sensei (instructor) with the Catchascatchcan Wrestling Association of Japan and a Guro (instructor) in the Filipino arts of Kali-Escrima-Arnis. Presently Richard is training with the Machado (Brazilian) Jujitsu USA Team for fitness and health. Richard was awarded a 11th degree Black Belt and the title Senior Grand Master by the fame Cacoy Doce Pares organization of Cebu City, Philippines
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