Guro Rick Faye
Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Rick Faye is dedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in the martial arts. In addition to being the owner and head instructor of MKG, Rick is the head of an instructor development organization, MKG International.
Rick is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense, and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally.
Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement.
Rick’s teaching methods have paved the way for both the every day person and the martial arts veteran to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.
Rick Faye’s credentials include:
Guro Daniel Lonero
Guro Daniel Lonero has been trained and influenced by some of the world’s finest martial artists and has been a direct student of Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto for over twenty years.
Granted the prestigious rank of Full Instructor by the later, he now travels internationally several times throughout the year to teach and share his experience in various countries such as Spain, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Chile, Luxembourg and the U.S. His ability to teach is coupled with a trained eye for details and real life experience.
He holds fight records in the U.S. and in Europe, winning the U.S. amateur Shoot Wrestling Championship and the Mixed Martial Arts French Cup in 2003. In the early 90’s MR. Lonero opened up his own Martial Arts Academy in his hometown of Luxembourg, where he taught people from various walks of life. His experience appeals to beginners as well as experienced martial artists and professionals.
Currently, He has been teaching for the past 15 years at the world renowned Inosanto Academy in Marina del Rey, California. Now Living in Los Angeles, he is working toward a degree in Sociology and his current clientele includes individuals in the entertainment industry and other high caliber spheres.
Guro Udo Müller
Sifu/Guro Udo Müller ist Betreiber und gleichzeitig Head-Instructor der Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do/Filipino Kali Akademie Deutschland, der einzigen von Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto anerkannten Organisation im deutschsprachigen Raum.
Stationen auf dem Weg von Sifu/Guro Udo Müller: Sifu Udo Müller begann seine Kampfsport-Laufbahn bereits 1976 mit den Kampfkünsten Judo und Karate. Schon ein Jahr später kam er mit Peter Morales und Hung Sui in Kontakt, die ihn im Won Hop Kuen Do Kung Fu von Al Dacascos unterwiesen. Im Jahre 1978 verbuchte er bei seinem ersten All-Style-Turnier auf Anhieb einen zweiten Platz.
Zum ersten Mal in Berührung gekommen mit den philippinischen Kampfkünsten ist Sifu Udo Müller dann 1979, als er anfing, Modern Arnis zu trainieren (bis 1982). 1981 fand sein erstes Wu Shu Training mit Hung Sui statt.Im Jahre 1983 wurde dann zweifellos der Grundstein gelegt für die Entwicklung bzw. Entstehung der heute recht großen Anhängerschaft des Jeet Kune Do und der Philippinischen Kampfkünste – Udo Müller traf zum ersten Mal in Los Angeles auf Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto, von dessen ganz neuer Art des Stockkampfes er sofort begeistert war und welche er unbedingt erlernen wollte. Im gleichen Jahr nahm Udo Müller an Ed Parker´s „Internationals“ in Long Beach statt, wo er den 3. Platz in Waffen belegte.
Ein weiteres Jahr später, 1984, flog er für 3 Monate in die Staaten, um dort mit Dan Inosanto Kali und Jun Fan Kung Fu und mit Roger Tung Wu Shu zu trainieren.
1985 eröffnete Udo MÜller dann in Römerberg nahe Speyer, seine Sportakademie. Im darauffolgenden Jahr wurde er von Dan Inosanto zum „Apprentice Instructor“ für Kali und Jun Fan Kung Fu ernannt. Im selben Jahr genoss er auch regelmäßiges Wu Shu Training mit Keith Hirabashi und lernte Wu Mei Ling kennen, die ihn zu ihrem ersten Schüler auserkor.
Im Jahre 1987 reiste Udo Müller nach China, um dort seine Wu Shu Technik noch weiter zu perfektionieren. Noch im gleichen Jahr lud er Sifu Dan Inosanto zum ersten Mal nach Deutschland zu einem Seminar ein, welches sozusagen gleichzeitig die Stunde Null für das Kali in Deutschland war, denn angespornt vom großen Erfolg des Seminars begann Udo Müller 1988 selber Seminare in ganz Deutschland zu geben und weitere Kampfsport-Legenden nach Deutschland zu Seminaren einzuladen, darunter Larry Hartsell (1988), Cass Magda (1992) und Edgar Sulite (1995). Für alle war es das erste Seminar in der Bundesrepublik. Im Jahre 1990 unternahm Sifu Udo Müller dann in Begleitung einiger seiner Kali-Schüler eine USA-Trainingsreise, die von da an eine feste Institution in seiner Akademie war. 1991 ernannte Dan Inosanto Udo Müller zum „Associate Instructor“, ein Titel, der seine Pioniers-Arbeit bezüglich Kali und Jeet Kune Do belohnen sollte. Seit 1996 ist Udo Müller „Full Instructor“ unter Dan Inosanto.
Mittlerweile betreibt Udo Müller immer noch seine Sportakademie in Römerberg, die sich inzwischen in einem Neubau von über 1000 m2 befindet, wo er auch mit seiner Frau und seinen zwei Söhnen wohnt.
Noch immer besucht Udo Müller regelmäßig die Vereinigten Staaten, um dort in der Inosanto-Akademy of Martial Arts zu trainieren. Seine Organisation hat mittlerweile Instructors in Deutschland, Österreich,Belgien und der Schweiz hervorgebracht und wächst stetig.
Tuhon Jared Wihongi
Tuhon Jared Wihongi is a full-time International Tactical Combatives (Hand-to-Hand Combat), Firearms and Martial Arts Instructor/Consultant. He is most known internationally as a Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor, and his specialization extends to the complete tactical application and integration of empty-hand, edged/impact weapons and firearms skills in extreme close-quarters. His vast experience operating in the Real World as a SWAT Operator, Police Firearms/Defensive Tactics Instructor and street Patrol Officer has heavily influenced his approach to teaching, training and applying Pekiti-Tirsia.
In addition to training thousands of security personnel, conventional police officers and soldiers in many countries, Jared has taught Pekiti-Tirsia tactics and Tactical Firearms to police and military Special and Covert Operations individual Operators and entire Units throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia, North & South America. He continues to travel throughout the USA, Europe, South America and Asia several times yearly to teach tactical courses, most particularly in and around the Philippines, Brazil & Germany. Jared has also worked occasional Executive/Close Protection jobs for some of his international clients.
Jared’s professional background from 2000-2014 includes:
In addition to Jared’s 14 year background as a Police Officer, he has been contracted as a Combatives Instructor for U.S. Army Special Forces Units for the last 9 years. He has also taught Defensive Tactics and Combatives courses for other training companies that cater to the Special Operations community.
In the private sector, Jared is currently retained by Browning as the Tactical Consultant for their new Black Label brand of Tactical Blades and equipment. He is retained as a consultant for the Tactical Baton training program for Germany’s Bonowi Camlock Baton. Jared was also recently featured as a subject matter expert on season one of SPIKE TV’S hit series Deadliest Warrior.
In March, 2012 Jared was invited to represent Tactical Pekiti-Tirsia at the European Police Trainers Conference in Nuremberg, Germany. He was one of only four international Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructors invited to teach at the conference, which is attended by hundreds of Police Instructors and Tactical Officers from around Europe.
Tuhon William „Bill“ McGrath
Tuhon William "Bill" McGrath in 1994 Bill McGrath, a student of Pekiti-Tirsia Grandmaster Leo Gaje since 1975, was promoted by Grandmaster Gaje to the rank of Tuhon Guro (Chief Instructor) and given the task of promoting the Pekiti-Tirsia system in the U.S. and abroad.In 1995 Tuhon McGrath approached Grandmaster Gaje with the idea of starting an official organization for Pekiti-Tirsia practitioners. Grandmaster Gaje had founded various organizations down through the years trying to unify all Filipino martial arts in the U.S. (AAO: Arnis America Organization, NARAUSA: National Arnis Organization of the U.S.A., USKA: United States Kali Association) but Tuhon McGrath’s concept was aimed at what he considered a more manageable goal; an organization to preserve and promote a single art, Pekiti-Tirsia.The aim of this new organization was that it be free from the politics and internal strife that Tuhon McGrath had seen plague so many martial arts organizations down through the years. It seemed that as an art grew in popularity, it also grew in political intrigue and disputes over rank. Tuhon McGrath did not want that to happen to Pekiti-Tirsia. To accomplish this goal of a politics free environment, Tuhon McGrath structured Pekiti-Tirsia International (PTI) with the following concepts in mind.
1. No Secret Techniques: If all techniques are listed in the course outline it keeps the instructors honest. An instructor cannot say to a student “Do this for me (pay for private lessons/bring a large group to my seminar/etc) and I will teach you these secret techniques.” (See PTI Course Outline)
2. A Known Rank Structure: If the techniques needed for each rank are listed in a public place (in PTI’s case, on its website) then it will help keep the students honest. It’s hard to claim a higher rank when you don’t know the technique required for that rank. (See Rank Chart).
3. Consistent Techniques: One complaint you hear from the students of the older generation of Filipino instructors is that you could rarely get them to do the same technique twice. This was common in the daily one-on-one teaching traditionally done in the Philippines, but it is difficult to use this same teaching method in a large class that meets twice a week in the U.S. PTI instructors teach from an instructor’s notebook so that they will know what to give a student who misses a class and a student who moves across the country can go to his local PTI school and pick up his training exactly where he left off.
4. Don’t Say “Thank You” With Rank: In PTI, people who do good things for the art are given a gift like a knife or sword, even a “Thank You” plaque, but never an instructor’s rank. The title of Director is given to seminar coordinators or people who do other things to promote the art, but not an instructor’s rank. The only way to get an instructor’s rank is to pass an instructor’s test.
5. This is a Martial Art, Not a Cult: Two things can turn a healthy martial art into an unhealthy cult:Encouraging the students to believe that they are the servants of the art rather than the other way around; and an unhealthy hero worship of the top instructor.PTI would guard against these two dangers by focusing on the needs and goals of the students during training rather than a focus on things that glorify the instructor or even the art itself.In August of 1995, the PTI Charter, Rank Chart, Course Outline and Test Book were approved by Grandmaster Gaje and Pekiti-Tirsia International was officially begun. Click on the links below to see a full-size image.Certificate from Grand Tuhon Gaje (1995)PTI Charter (1995)Tuhon McGrath’s Certificate (1994)
By 1997 it became apparent that Grandmaster Gaje was finding the structure of Pekiti-Tirsia International too confining for his style of teaching and rank promotion and a decision was made for Pekiti-Tirsia International to go its own way. Today Pekiti-Tirsia International is administered by Tuhon Guro McGrath under his own authority as a separate entity from any organization currently run by Grandmaster Gaje.
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