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Rene Latosa is an Escrima instructor with over 30 years of experience.He started his training at the first Escrima Academy established by Angel Cabales and Maximo Sarmiento in his hometown of Stockton, CA. He had the rare opportunity to not only learn from such greats as Angel and Max but world-renowned instructors such as Leo Giron and Dentoy Revilar. He later studied intensively from his own Father, (who had kept his knowledge secret from his son until he felt was ready to learn), several unique and effective Filipino combat fighting systems.
Today, Latosa travels throughout the US and Europe giving seminars, still multi-tasking, Rene holds a full time job as a Deputy Administrator for Management Services at the SF Housing Authority, this is after his retirement from the Federal Government as Director of Contracting. He is married and has three daughters. More information is at his website at:
Richard Norton is best known as a martial artist, action film star, and stuntman. Norton worked as a bodyguard in the entertainment business before pursuing an acting career. He has a 5th-degree Shihan rank Black Belt in Goju Ryu, 5th-degree Masters rank in Chun Kuk Do (Chuck Norris system), 4th-degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and an 8th-degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai Karate. He has trained extensively with such Martial Arts legends asTino Ceberano, Tadashi Yamashita, Fumio Demura, Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace, Pete "Sugar Foot" Cunningham, the Machado brothers and Chuck Norris. Norton is in constant demand for seminars all over the world, covering such topics as street defense, martial arts weapons drills, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts. His 15 years experience as a Personal Body Guard for some of Rock and Roll's greats finds Richard in particular demand for teaching the realities of real life street defense, focusing on aspects such as adrenal dump, stress control and pre-emptive strikes. His first screen appearance was in the 1980 Chuck Norris film The Octagon, and to date he has worked on over 70 feature films and television programs.
Encouraging individual creativity and innovation, Mark draws on his vast experience in the following methods to design the curriculum: • Filipino Martial Arts • Jun Fan Martial Arts (Methods compiled by Bruce Lee) • Hung Gar Kung Fu/Wing Chun/Hsing-i Pakua/Tai Chi Chuan • Japanese Jiu Jitsu/Judo/Aikido/Aiki-Jujitsu/Kenjitsu • Tae Kwon Do/Tang Soo Do/Hapkido/Kuk Sool Won • Indonesian Pentjak Silat • Malaysian Bersilat • Muay Thai/Krabi Krabong • French Savate • Western Boxing • Submission Hold Grappling • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu • European Fencing • Firearms Mark offers Beginner to Advanced-Level Self-Defense Training through Group Classes as well as Exclusive Private Instruction. His comprehensive curriculum incorporates: • Mixed Martial Arts • Specialized & Improvised Impact & Bladed Weaponcraft • Special-Use Weapons & Stratagems • Stress Inoculation Training • Situational & Environmental Awareness Training
October 6, 2013, 6 pm Pacific: Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Bob as they are joined by martial artist, MMA ref, and actor, Sensei Cecil Peoples.
Cecil Peoples—fighter, teacher, referee—is a role model to many. He warns young people against drugs by serving as their example: he has never used drugs himself. He has never even smoked cigarettes. “Occasionally, on a hot day, I could probably drink one beer,” says Cecil. When Cecil left his beloved Carbon Hill, Alabama to move to California in 1967, his grandmother made him promise that he would never use drugs.
“People have asked me, ‘What do you do to get high?’” says Cecil. “Iwalk them out of my karate school and point to the sign that says, ‘Welcome to Cecil People’s Karate School.’ That’s what gets me high.”
After 34 years in karate, Cecil Peoples says, “The first karate lesson I took, I knew in my heart what I wanted to do the rest of my life. I gave up playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates for karate. My friends say I’m lucky, because some people stumble around all their lives and have no idea what they want to do.
“I have never regretted staying with karate. I’ve learned how to defend myself, and I’ve met the best people in the world.”
Sunday 9/29/2013, 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Sunday Brunch show!
Sifu Robert Deahl takes the helm and interviews our Chief Radio Host, Sifu Restita DeJesus. Students, friends, and fans are invited to call in during the show to join the conversation. 347-677-0699.
Sifu Restita has over 30 years experience exploring and studying the culture and sciences of martial arts. Her experience includes Butokukan Karate, Kajukenbo-Wun Hop Kuen Do, Wushu, Chen style Tai Chi, Yang style Tai Chi, Qigong, Doce Pares Eskrima, curriculum of Filipino Martial Arts Academy, Kyudo, and Iaido. She is a Japanese Fukiyado (blowgun) coach appointed by Shihan Hironori Higuchi of the International Fukiyado Association. Restita is also a bullwhip coach and founder of Seattle Snapdragons Bullwhp Enthusiasts club.
9/15/13 Sunday 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern. Sunday Brunch Show!
Join Sifu Robert and special guest co-host Kimo as they welcome Sensei William Christopher (W.C.) Ford.
Sensei Ford began his lifelong study of the martial arts in 1974 at the age of 7 (at the urging of his mother who is from Japan) in the Okinawan art of Shorin Ryu Karate-Do (Kobayashi Ryu) under the late Sensei Richard Rabago. He was tested for and was promoted to black belt at the age of 13 by Master Tadashi Yamashita, but only after he had failed the test on his first attempt months earlier. He currently holds the rank of Go-Dan (5th Dan) in Karate-do but has a deep appreciation and respect for all martial arts styles.
William considers himself a student always and is currently studying Japanese Shiatsu Anma massage at the renowned Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica. "I believe that the martial arts and
Ed Parker Jr. grew up among the stars. His father, "Founder of American Kenpo", Ed Parker Sr, was the martial arts teacher to celebrities, including Elvis Presley.
JR’s youth focused on studying art and theater, then at age 19 he moved to Arizona, doing social work as a missionary with the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Southern Ute, and Jicarilla Apache tribes.
Since his father's death in 1990, Ed Parker Jr. hasbeen instrumental in keeping the Kenpo legacy alive through teaching, lectures, seminars and other martial arts events. Currently Ed Jr. is a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, and is dedicating his talents to the drawing of a tribute to the legacy of his father and Kenpo karate. E
Full biography for Master Parker here http://http://www.usadojo.com/biographies/by-terry-wilson/ed-parker-jr-tw.htm
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
Due to text limitation on this marquee, Full biographies of each guest are available on a separate document here:
Sunday October 13, 2013 10 am Pacific time:
Special live broadcast from Aldersgate Retreat in Turner, Oregon....at the 36th Annual Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists training camp. Listen in to learn about this organization, the USA's oldest women's-only martial arts organization.
The Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists:
Brings together female martial artists of diverse styles, skills, ages, and cultures to train together and learn from each other in events throughout the Pacific region. Promotes among female martial artists an environment of respect, appreciation, and learning of the variety of martial arts styles and skills. Fosters friendship, connection, and peaceable coexistence in our lives and in our communities. Mentors young martial artists and new martial arts teachers and school owners while recognizing and honoring our elders.
Join Restita and Robert as they welcome shooting instructors Kent Turnipseed and his longtime student/assistant Alan Egusa to the show!
Kent Turnipseed is the founder of the Turnipseed method of shooting. From traditional martial arts Kent adopted the principles of balance, skeletal alignment, muscle relaxation and body indexing which he used to develop a shooting method that utilizes proper body mechanics. It is both strong and relaxed at the same time, and is inherently mobile. It is the modern martial art of shooting firearms.
This technique, while highly ideal for women, is perfect for men as well. The training is based on awareness and proper body mechanics, not strength.
Listen live if you're interested in learning to shoot, or are already an experienced shooter that hasn't yet tried the Turnipseed technique. Call in with your questions!
Lancaster, OH – There’s a perception that our clergymen don’t need anyone to talk to – after all they have their faith – but that’s not always the case. Our pastors and ministers are people, too. We all need help and support, especially those who give so much of themselves in service of others.
“Even pastors need life coaches,” says Alex Dolin, a life coach and Christian therapist. “They give, give and give, but they don’t always have someone to watch their back. If you help people but forget to take care of yourself, you will feel overwhelmed. I just think it’s something that’s needed and I wanted to support them.”
Until recently, Dolin specialized almost exclusively in life coaching services for clergymen, some of whom had even experienced a crisis of faith. Dolin now accepts clients from all walks of life using the same coaching techniques and restless enthusiasm that proved so effective with pastors.
“Helping people and wanting to help people has been my whole life story,” says Dolin. “It’s why I became a minister. It’s why I’m taking classes to be a licensed professional counselor. Coaching is just another way for me to help people defeat their obstacles and achieve their best in life.”
According to Dolin, many of his clients experience difficulty identifying their purpose because of negative underlying beliefs. Dolin offers his clients the accountability and encouragement that’s necessary to achieve their goals.
“Everyone has a tape recorder in their head playing over and over,” says Dolin. “It can be really encouraging or it can be negative. It’s about helping people to have healthier thoughts to find their next motivation.”
Montreal, QC – The path to Olympic glory requires focus, determination and sacrifice. In 1992, Penny Vilagos and her sister Vicky won silver medal in synchronized swimming representing Canada at the Summer Games in Barcelona. In the years since, Vilagos has found success as an “Olympian who inspires excellence,” sharing the lessons and values that allowed her to achieve her Olympic dream.
“To make it to that podium was certainly an amazing journey and the lessons I learned along the way have served me well.” recalls Vilagos.
With a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed in sports and business, Vilagos’ keynote speaking engagements both motivate and inspire, designed to give you and your team the passion and commitment necessary to achieve a winning edge.
“To have true teamwork everybody is on the same page with the same objective and the same focus,” says Vilagos. “It’s about working toward something greater than yourself."
And Vilagos’ story is all the more inspiring when you consider how unlikely it was. Though she and her sister had qualified for the Olympics 1980 when they were 17, Canada would boycott that year’s summer games in Moscow. They did not qualify in 1984, and Vilagos decided to step away from the sport, moving on to a successful career as a financial planner. Five years later, however, her desire resurfaced, culminating with her and her sister standing together on the Olympic podium to receive their medals.
Today, Vilagos makes her story relevant to the challenges faced by employees, entrepreneurs and sales professionals. She hopes each person can walk away with an “Aha! Moment” and that she can make a difference.
Says Vilagos: “You’re always shooting to achieve your dream, overcoming fear and growing in the process.”