STUDENTS/RANKS/STYLES

Martial Arts Standards and Expectations

 Average Time frame for Training at each Level: 

(*Varies per student based on natural talent, past experience, fitness level, health, flexibility, balance, motivation, Emotional Quotient (EQ), Intelligence Quotient (IQ), and type of Martial Art, Combat Art or Martial Concept that the student is focusing on).

 

Level 1 or Journey 1 = 60 hours of training (minimum age 16 years) – 3 months/5 hours/week* Minimum of one martial arts book in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of one martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.  Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

Level 2 or Journey 2 = 120 hours of training – 6 months/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of two martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of two martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 3  or Journey 3 = 220 hours of training – 11 months/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of three martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of three martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 4 or Journey 4 = 320 hours of training – 16 months (1 year/4 months)/based on 5 hours/week* Minimum of four martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of four martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 5 or Journey 5 = 460 hours of training – 23 months (1 year/11 months)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of five martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of five martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 6 or Instructor Journey 1 = 600 hours of training – 30 months (2 years/6 months)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of six martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of six martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 7 or Instructor Journey 2 = 780 hours of training – 39 months (3 years/3 months)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of seven martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of seven martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 8 or Instructor Journey 3 = 960 hours of training – 48 months (4 years)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of eight martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of eight martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 9 or Instructor Journey 4 = 1,180 hours of training – 59 months (4 years/11 months)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of nine martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of nine martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

 

Level 10 or Instructor Journey 5 = 1,400 hours of training – 70 months (6 years/10 months)/based on 5 hours/week*  Minimum of ten martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of ten martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.   Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

Senior Instructor Level 10 is awarded when the instructor teaches another student up to Level 9. 

Level 11+ = Master Instructor Levels in teaching and training full time (1+ year[s]* per level).  Minimum of eleven+ (one more each year) martial arts books in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on. Minimum of eleven+ (one more each year) martial arts video (DVD, VHS, Download) in the student's personal library for the art[s] they are working on.  Attend Blocker Academy of Martial Arts annual seminar.

  

MARTIAL ARTS - BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH STYLE/CONCEPT

MARTIAL ARTS - RANKING LEVELS FOR EACH ART

STUDENT - EARNED RANKING/LEVEL

 

Chinese Martial Arts (CMA)

Core Gung Fu (Kung Fu) Methods

Ch'ng Mo Gung Fu (Fluid Art Gung Fu)

Jun Fan Gung Fu (Bruce Lee's Gung Fu)

Modern Sil Lum Gung Fu (Shaolin Gung Fu)

Wing Chun Gung Fu (Everlasting Spring Gung Fu)

Gung Fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts.  Gung Fu means 'physical man' or 'skill' (excellence in a craft, art, or activity).

"I have found my rhythm with Snake in training in his Martial Arts curriculum. For the last 3 years, he has guided and pushed me to learn more and more expanding on the limited background I had previously. There is an unspeakable confidence you get when you learn from someone so talented and accomplished. While he is my trainer/instructor I am proud to also call him a friend." - Tom Ortiz, Colorado-USA

Gung Fu Sashes/Belts

White Sash/Belt
Yellow Sash/Belt
Orange Sash/Belt
Blue Sash/Belt
Green Sash/Belt
Red Sash/Belt
Brown Sash/Belt
Black Sash/Belt (1st - 8th Degree)

 

Gung Fu Sashes/Belts

Gene Albright - yellow

Andrew Arriola - yellow

Sean Atamdede - red

Thomas Bakke - orange

Jacob Bartlet - blue

Melissa Blocker - orange

Austin Boger - yellow

Gail Bohall - red

Heather Boucher - yellow

Bill Brogan - green

Evan Palmer Brock - yellow

Brendon Brown - yellow

Andrew Bucklin - orange

Dan 'Bear' Caingcoy - green

Krista Carnegie - orange

Stephen Carroll - yellow

Natalie Cinco - yellow

Joe Clark - yellow

Sam Cutler - yellow

Philip Daddario - yellow

Marissa Driggs - yellow

Andrew Duncan - yellow

Shawna Duncan - yellow

Peter Fang - yellow

Lilly Fairrington - yellow

Grey Farley - yellow

Evan Fitzgerald - yellow

Matthew Foster - green

Johnny Foster - blue

Epi 'Dante' Garcia III - yellow

Kirsten Garcia - black

Matthew Garcia - black

Ki Garret - yellow

Mike Garcia-Granados - brown

Ken 'Shark' Green - blue

Jared Hansen - orange

Justin Hansen - yellow

Kyle Hempe - orange

Marcelo Hernando - yellow

Ruben Chato Hinojosa Jr. - black

Justin Hoffman - orange

Brent Horvath - green

Sheri Howe - green

A.J. Lewis - orange

Andrew Ilbegi - orange

Nick Jensen - blue

Eric Jensen - orange

Samuel Johnston - blue

Maria Jue - yellow

Tyler Kawamoto - yellow

Rod Kei - black 7

Phil Larner - yellow

Stephanie Lewis - orange

Derek X Medina - yellow

Xavier Medina - yellow

Ramona McCall - yellow 

John McCurry - black 2

Matt McElroy - yellow

David McPherson - green

James McPherson - yellow

Noel Meyer - orange

Derek Mezo - brown

Emily Mondonedo - yellow

Jared Mondonedo - orange

Raul 'Panther' Munoz - orange

Brian Murcia - orange

Everet Nelson - yellow

Conrad Olmos - yellow

Cameron Olson - red

Mike Omerbegovich - yellow

Michael Onkst - yellow

Ken O Rourke - blue

Tom Ortiz - red

Bob Palmi - orange

Jason Park - orange

Julian Park - yellow

Andrea Pinto - yellow

Logan Pohl - yellow

David Polus - yellow

Christian Polus - yellow

Jonathan Polus - yellow

Trevor Pond - yellow

Sheila Rajashekara - blue

Neel Raval - yellow

Sanjay Raval - yellow

Jeremy Romero - yellow

Estela Roque - red

LeRoy 'Warrior' Roque Jr. - black

LeRoy Roque Sr. - yellow

Brandon Rueter - orange

Vincent Ruiz - yellow

Camille Sasaki - yellow

Mark Saunders - green

Michael Sawyer - yellow

Neil Sheth - blue

Raymond Sin - yellow

Franklin Smith - yellow

Mia Son - yellow 
Michael South - yellow
Joseph Spolidoro - yellow
Paul Stephan - yellow
Randy Teixeira - orange
Suraj Teppara - yellow
Shanti Teppara - yellow

Jennifer Trull - black

Rachel Trull - black
Hakop Tumanyan - yellow
David Ueda - yellow

Carl 'Dragon' VanMeter - black
Tanner Warner - yellow
Chiharu Yagasaki - yellow
Freidun 'Iceman' Younossi - black 4

Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)

Core Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting Methods

"You must learn to defeat the patterns." Ernesto Presas

Kali

Silat

Arnis

Balisong

Suntikan

Pangamut (Boxing)

Panatukan (Kicking)

Modern Arnis

Jungle Fighting

Escrima (Eskrima)

Universal Balisong

Kino Mutai (Biting)

Modern Combat Arnis

Modern Arnis Combatives

Arnis De Mano / Kombatan

Kali/Escrima/Arnis Concepts

Dumog (Grab Push/Pull - Wrestling)

Freelancer Filipino Concepts [Combatives]

Pacific Archipelago Concepts [Combatives] (PAC)

Progressive Fighting System (PFS) Filipino Martial Arts

Force Necessary: Knife/Counter-Knife Concepts [Combatives]

Force Necessary: Stick-Impact Weapon Concepts [Combatives]

Core Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting Groups

Universal Balisong Society 

Progressive Fighting System (CJKD)

International Modern Arnis Federation 

Arnis/Jujutsu/Kendo Karate Association

Force Necessary (Scientific Fighting Congress)

International Philippine Martial Arts Federation

Modern Arnis Association of the Philippines International

At Blocker Academy of Martial Arts we use the core of our FMA techniques from: Kali, Escrima, Modern Combat Arnis (Arnés), Kino Mutai, Force Necessary Stick & Knife, Pacific Archipelago Concepts (PAC), and FMA Elective techniques from Balisong Knife Fighting.

Kali - Hand [combat], motion, dig, stab, stick action (unknown origin). 

Escrima (Eskrima) - Filipinization of the Spanish word "esgrima," which means fencing.  Their cognate in French is "escrime," and is related to the English term 'skirmish.'

Arnis (Arnés) - old Spanish for "armor."

Pangamut, Panantukan, and Suntikan are names or terms for Filipino Boxing (Empty Hand) and are known as the seventh area of Kali.  

Archipelago - Island chain or group of islands. 

Pacific Archipelago Concepts (Combatives] (PAC) - "Jungle Fighting" 

Techniques adapted from: 

  • The Arnis/Kali Silat/Escrima of the Philippine Archipelago

  • The Silats of Indonesian and Filipino Archipelagos

  • The Karates, Jujitsu and Aiki-Jujitsu of Japanese Archipelagos

  • Kajukenbo and Hawaii’s Conversions of Kenpo/Kempo to America

  • Cane and Knife Fighting from all of the Pacific Islands

  • Polynesian hand, cane and small club fighting

FMA Elective: Balisong Knife Fighting

Balisong - The art of Balisong knife making began in the Philippines around 1905, but may have had prior influence of a similar design from Spain. The word balisong means “broken horn.” Bali means “to break” and "sung" means “horn."  The knife is also known as the "Filipino butterfly knife." 

FMA Elective: Kino Mutai

Kino Mutai – Philippine “Biting” Martial Arts

Kino Mutai (Kina Mutai or Kina Motay) is a Filipino Martial Arts that uses unconventional tactics such as biting and eye-gouging. While the prime focus of Kino Mutai is on grappling techniques, it also uses brutal tactics such as biting in order to win or survive an attack.

While this Filipino martial arts might be seen as just dirty street fighting, Kino Mutai is taught by some martial arts schools in order to help students escape from the grasp of a larger, stronger opponent. Kino Mutai techniques are occasionally added as a component to other Filipino styles such as Escrima, Kali and Arnis. 

Filipino Martial Arts are part of the foundation of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.

"Snake is a true fitness warrior - the best of the best. Personal training, martial arts, nutrition, 'bio-hacking'...he knows it all. You won't be disappointed." - David McPherson, Colorado-USA

 

Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting Belts
White Belt
Yellow Belt Stripes 0-1
Blue Belt Stripes 0-1
Green Belts Stripes 0-1
Brown Belt Stripes 0-2
Black Belt (1st - 10th Degree)

Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting Belts

Gene Albright - yellow 

Karla Aziz - yellow

Kimberly Babich - yellow

Gail Bohall - green 
Mike 'Blackdawn' Boyer - yellow

Melissa Blocker - yellow 1

Bill Brogan - green 1

Stephen Carroll - yellow
Joe Clark - yellow
Joseph Gancayco - yellow
Kirsten Garcia - orange (old ranking system)
Matthew Garcia - orange (old ranking system)

Ken 'Shark' Green - yellow
Jacob Griego - yellow

Justin Hoffman - blue

Emanuel Jurineack - yellow
Paul Lasman - blue

Derek X Medina - yellow

Xavier Medina - yellow

Derek Mezo - brown

David McPherson - blue

Andy Montoya - yellow

Michael Onkst - yellow 1

Tom Ortiz - green

Bob Palmi - blue
Scott Schoenthaler - yellow

Jan Wood - yellow 1

'Woody' - yellow 1

Bruce Lee's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)/Self Defense

Core Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Methods

Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

Dark Gift Jeet Kune Do

Oakland Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Concept

Universal Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Unlimited

Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Combatives

Contemporary Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Street Fighting System

Los Angeles Chinatown Jeet Kune Do

Core Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Groups

Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus (disbanded)

Jeet Kune Do Association

Wednesday Night Jeet Kune Do Group

Progressive Fighting System (PFS) Jeet Kune Do

In 1959, Bruce Lee came back to America as an adult. His original Martial Art was Wing-Chun, which he studied from Ip Man. Over the next few years of working with much larger and stronger Americans, Bruce Lee discovered the limitations of Wing-Chun and expanded the curriculum he taught.​​  

In 1964, Dan Inosanto trained under Bruce Lee and they became great friends. As the years progressed the art Bruce Lee taught evolved.  

From 1967 until Bruce Lee's death in 1973, in every magazine article, audiotape and television interview, Bruce Lee referred to his martial art as Jeet Kune Do. 

After Bruce Lee's passing, Dan Inosanto and a hand full of other student-Instructor's under Bruce Lee continued teaching Jeet Kune Do.

On January 10, 1996, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do to refer to the martial arts system which Lee founded; "Jun Fan" being Lee's Chinese given name.

In 1993, Snake Blocker began his study of Jeet Kune Do and has been applying JKD at Blocker Academy of Martial Art since 1995.

Jeet Kune Do Phases (Certificates) 1-10
Phase 1: Blank Circle (for freedom)
Phase 2: Green & White Yin/Yang
Phase 3: Purple & White Yin/Yang
Phase 4: Gray & White Yin/Yang
Phase 5: Red & White Yin/Yang
Phase 6: Gold & White Yin/Yang
Phase 7: Gold & Red Yin/Yang (the same as the JKD logo)
Phase 8: Blank Circle (same as Level 1 for Humility)

Phase 9-10 (modern addition for Senior Instructors)

 

"Snake is extremely knowledgeable and very experienced in all aspects of physical training and wellness. He has been my martial arts instructor and personal trainer for almost 3 years now and it never gets old—he makes every single workout different so that you learn different ways to use the same equipment, essential for the traveler who never knows what you’ll get in a hotel fitness room. He is a true professional and great human being; highly considerate, respectful, funny, and very patient. I’ve worked with some great trainers at LifeTime, but Snake is my top choice." - Bill Brogan, Colorado, USA
 

Jeet Kune Do Phases (Certificates)
Robert Anderson - phase 1
Marcelo Benavides - phase 1

Gail Bohall - phase 2

Bill Brogan - phase 3

Stephen Carroll - phase 1
Joe Clark - phase 1
John Delgado - phase 1
James Dickerson - phase 2
Shaun Dreckman - phase 1
Mike Garcia-Granados - phase 3
Jose Hernandez - phase 1

Justin Hoffman - phase 1
Timothy Inglis - phase 1
William Jensen - phase 1
Samuel Johnston - phase 2
Eda Karina - phase 3
Mike Keough - phase 2
Philip Larner - phase 2
Maurizio Roberto Mariotti - phase 1
Carey Martell - phase 1

Dave McPherson - phase 1

Derek X. Medina - phase 1

Xavier Medina - phase 1

Derek Mezo - phase 1
Kyle McClure - phase 1
Cameron Olson - phase 1
Mike Omerbegovich - phase 10

Mike Onkst - phase 1

Tom Ortiz - phase 3

Bob Palmi - phase 2
Elkin Pavajeau - phase 1
Alexi Rodriquez - phase 3
Leroy 'Warrior' Roque Jr. - phase 3
Brandon Rueter - phase 1
Hector Santos - phase 1
Mark Saunders - phase 1
Mike Thompson - phase 1
Eddie Tolentino - phase 1
Walter Upshaw - phase 1
Freidun 'Iceman' Younossi - phase 6

Military Close Quarters Combat (MCQC)/Close Quarters Defense (CQD)

MCQC is using force necessary upon the enemy and killology within a war-zone. Military Close Quarters Combat (MCQC) is NOT a martial arts.  MCQC is survival battle-tested actions and reactions needed for every military person going into battle/conflict/war. 

MCQC Phases (Certificates) 1-10

"The MCQC is great because we are learning a great deal about martial arts in general and more specifically from Jeet Kune Do. The knife classes come from several sources including the Apache Knife Fighting Course and Balisong Knife Fighting. The kickboxing is a very tough workout. It's GREAT for cardio. But to describe MCQC as coming from a particular martial art would be incorrect. The discipline incorporates components from a multitude of martial arts and focuses not on a particular one, but rather on the principals of Guerilla Style Multi-Attacker Hand-to-Hand Fighting." - SGT Zachary Bradley, Combat Medic, 98th Cavalry PSD, Iraq

"I appreciated the teaching and sacrificed time from my Instructor, Petty Officer Snake Blocker." - SPC Shirley Carter, U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division, Iraq

"MCQC [Military Close Quarters Combat] - I found that it is very practical and interesting. - SGT Francisco C. U.S. Army G Company 204th Forward Support Company (FSC), Iraq

"I like the speed we learn and perform each move and combination. My Instructor, Petty Officer Snake Blocker is a great teacher." - SPC Robert Esselman, U.S. Army B Company Support Training Battalion, Iraq

"The best part of my day is spent learning to finish the fight.  How cool is that? MCQC [Military Close Quarters Combat] gets you sweating, while learning valuable techniques for all ranges of combat." - 2LT Sarah Burlee, 3-101st Task Force Rakkasan DDOC, Afghanistan

"I want to thank you [Petty Officer Snake Blocker] for your professional and valuable MCQC [Military Close Quarters Combat] and Muay Thai instruction while on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. You not only taught me the importance of fundamentals of various martial arts, you taught me follower-ship, leadership, the discipline to keep improving my skills, and to keep my head in the fight to survive. My job is to not let the bad guys win! Thanks again for everything Petty Officer Snake Blocker.
Aloha," - Cyrus Kam, FBI, Guam

"This MCQC [Miltary Close Quarters Combat] class was monumental for me.  It adjusted my mind to be in a more ready combative state.  It gave me a better appreciation for the art of combat.  Petty Officer Snake Blocker was phenomenal!  He was very articulate and knowledgeable!  He'd answer my questions before I'd even ask him.   I have great respect for combat and a much better understanding thanks to MCQC and Snake Blocker." - SSgt Jeron S. Hampton, USAF, Afghanistan

 

MCQC/CQD Phases (Certificates)
Robert Anderson - phase 1
Tapaev (Ban) Bakytbek - phase 1
Britney Banks - phase 1
Marcelo Benavides - phase 1
Sarah Burlee - phase 2

Kerwin Canionero - phase 1

Shane W. Cassidy - phase 1

John Delgado - phase 1
Jim Dickerson - phase 2
Shaun Dreckman - phase 1
Ricky L. Drummonds - phase 1
Jeron Hampton - phase 5
Jose Hernandez - phase 1
Timothy Inglis - phase 1
William Ivie - phase 1
William Jensen - phase 1
Cyrus Kam - phase 1
Mark Lewis - phase 2
Maurizio R. Mariotti - phase 1
Carey Martell - phase 1
Kyle McClure - phase 1
Elkin Pavajeau - phase 1
Alexi Rodriquez - phase 3
Mark Saunders - phase 1
Hector Santos - phase 1
Mike Thompson - phase 1
Eddie Tolentino - phase 1
Walter Upshaw - phase 1

Ápấchề Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics (Ápấchề History Course)

"Use a knife to save your life"

Ápấchề Battle History has been taught at the U.S. Navy War College for years, and Ápấchề Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics has been taught to members of all branches of USA Military to include USA Special Forces and allied country Special Forces.

Ápấchề Knife Fighting & Battle Tactic is an educational course about the Ápấchề Culture and their Warrior Society.  It looks at past and present Ápấchề Warriors and how they have survived and thrived.  Ápấchề Warriors are credited as being the first original 1st Nation special forces that used the most effective guerrilla battle tactics and stealth applications to defend against much larger invading forces. 

 

The Ápấchề Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics course is NOT a martial arts, but it is a course on what worked well for the Apaches throughout many battles and fights against overwhelming odds. 

 

In 1995, Snake Blocker (Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas) structured the Ápấchề Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics course into five main Battle Tactic sub-courses called Journeys and five Survival Elective journeys.  This helped to break down the curriculum for seminar format and academy classes.

Ápấchề Historian Journeys 1-5 (Certificates)

Journey 1 Shadow Warrior (Scout Journey) – Knife Applications
Journey 2 Battle Warrior (Fighter Journey) – Tomahawk Applications
Journey 3 Expert Warrior (Basic Instructor Journey) – War Club Applications
Journey 4 Elite Warrior (Concept Instructor Journey) – Lance Applications
Journey 5 Chief Warrior (Full Instructor Journey) – Horse, Shield, Bow & Arrow Applications

 

Ápấchề Elective Journeys (Certificates)

Ápấchề Day Survival Journey

Ápấchề Night Survival Journey

Ápấchề Tracking Journey

Ápấchề Trapping Journey

Ápấchề Evasion Journey

"Hey Snake Blocker, I just watched that episode of Deadliest Warriors. For one, I'm all about knives and the Native culture. You and your partner [Alan Tafoya] on that show were great, the close combat fighting with the knives, and how you proved to the other guys that you could beat the Gladiator's in just one fight period.  It would be a great honor to meet you brother." - Phil Peters, Oregon-USA

"I have become good at throwing the knife because of you.  I have learned much from you." - Ali Hamid (علي حامد), Kabul-Afghanistan

Ápấchề Historian Journeys (Certificates)

Alexander Anagnostopoulos - Journey 1

Susa Bella - Journey 1

Mike 'Blackdawn' Boyer - Journey 1

Melissa Blocker - Journey 1
Clint Bodugen - Journey 2

Gail Bohall - Journey 1

Michelle Bouker - Journey 1

Bill Brogan - Journey 2
Mitchell Cassidy - Journey 2
Shane Cassidy - Journey 3

Phil Carrusca - Journey 2
Gregory Cid - Journey 1
Joe Clark - Journey 1

Gary Dill - Journey 3
Jesse Garcia - Journey 1
Sue Garstki - Journey 2
Greg Hill - Journey 1

W. Hock Hochheim - Journey 2

Justin Hoffman - Journey 2

Gary Johnson - Journey 1
Kyle Julian - Journey 1

Emmanuel Jurineack - Journey 1
Mike Keough - Basic Instructor (prior Journey 3)

Steven Michael King - Journey 2

Barb Leppert - Journey 1

Jerry Leppert - Journey 1
Tom Loeser - Basic Instructor (prior Journey 3)
Damien Martin - Journey 1
Colin Masthoss - Basic Instructor (prior Journey 3)

Michael Matilijouki - journey 1
Geordie Lavers-McBain - Journey 1

David McPherson - Journey 1

Michael Matilijouki - Journey 1
Xavier Medina - Journey 3

Derek Mezo - Journey 1
Raul 'Panther' Munoz - Journey 1
Mike Omerbegovich - Basic Instructor (prior Journey 3)

Michael Onkst - Journey 1

Tom Ortiz - Journey 2

Bob Palmi - Journey 1

Aaron Paterson - Journey 1

Harry Peck - Journey 1
Charity Pohl - Journey 1
Magida Raguig - Journey 1

Steve Rodart - Journey 1

Health Sharman - Journey 1

Carlos Silva - Journey 3
Colin Silverman - Basic Instructor (prior Journey 3)
Flynn Sizemore - Journey 1
RE Southon - Journey 1

Tim Tackett - Journey 1
Alan "Colorado Warrior" Tafoya - Journey 5
Maria Terrell - Journey 1
Stuart Trait - journey 1

John Trebilco - Journey 1
Fernan Vargas - Journey 1
Beaver Vicenti - Journey 1
Dean Welsh - journey 1
Butch Wilks - Journey 1


Warrior's Honorable Mention
James Madison Blocker V
Shannon Blocker

French Martial Arts (FMA)

Savate [Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Foot-Fighting)

Savate [Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Foot-Fighting) is also known as the "Kicking Shoe Art." It is the only international full-contact kickboxing sport art in the world that the fighters all wear shoes.  Bruce Lee valued this martial art, as he understood specificity of training. Savate [Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Foot-Fighting) incorporates Boxing plus low and high kicks in various ranges. "People walk in the street everyday with shoes on, so why not train with shoes on?" - Bruce Lee "Savate[Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Foot-Fighting) is continuous movement and precise finesse." - Pual Vunak

Elective Course: Canne de Combat (French Cane Fighting)

Canne de Combat - French Cane Fighting, reflecting a look of the Fencing arts.  Special Guest instructors have come to the academy in the past to teach this great art. 

"People walk in the street everyday with canes, so why not train with a cane?"

French Martial Arts (Foot-Fighting and Weapons) are part of the foundation of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. 

Core French Martial Arts Methods

Lutte

Canne

Baton

Savate

Zipota

la Panache

Boxe de Rue

Lutte de Rue

Canne de Rue

Boxe Française

Le Chauss'fight

Savate-Defense

Canne de Combat

Lutte Parissienne

Danse de Rue Savate

Savate/Boxe Française

Savate [Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Foot-Fighting) Gloves (Patches)
Blue Glove/Gant Bleu
Green Glove/Gant Vert
Red Glove/Gant Rouge
White Glove/Gant Blanc
Yellow Glove/Gant Jaune (equivalent to Black Belt)
Purple Glove (youth <18)
Silver Glove/Gant D'argent 1st -3rd Degree/G.A.T. 1-3 (adult 18>)
Gold Glove/Gant en Or (Special honor)

Savate Danse de Rue (sm) Sashes (Reference only)
Black Sash - Students (All Glove Levels)
Orange Sash - Instructor
Purple Sash - Full Instructor
Black & Green Sash - Professor

"Snake, just got done with my first lesson and I am in complete awe.  So much to take in and let sink in, so much learnt and just blown away. I have no words for the feeling right now, other than GIVE ME MORE! It will be a long way and hard, but I’m so ready for it. Thank you so so much for making this possible for me, now I ask myself why I didn’t start this journey earlier, but it’s never too late!" - Sandra M Harman, Kansas-USA

Savate/Boxe Française Gloves (Patches)

Jacob Bartlett - blue
Troy Broyles - green
Garman Cansaco - blue

Joe Clark - blue
Trish Ellebracht - green
Kirsten Garcia - green
Daniel Gleason - blue
Mike Garcia-Granados - blue

Ezequias Gonçalves - Instructor
Kyle Hempe - blue
David Herrera - blue
Samuel Johnston - green
Mike Keough - green
Jim Kuenstler - blue

Tom Ortiz - green

Bob Palmi - blue
Magida Raguig - silver 1 (ranked in France)
Estela Roque - blue
Leroy 'Warrior' Roque Jr. - red
George Ruiz - green

Nicolas Saignac - silver 2 (ranked in France)

Joaquin Sepulvada - blue
John Shubin - green
Peter Stolpman - blue
Andrea 'Champ' Tedeschi - blue
Randy Teixeira - blue
Maria Terrell Vargas - yellow 2nd degree
Vincent Viandier - blue
Diane Watanabe - blue

Brazilian Martial Arts (BMA)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Jiu-Jitsu translated to English means, "The Gentle Art."

The Gentle Arts means to approach situations with a gentle flow, a gentle spirit, and a gentle mind.

Jiu-Jitsu originated from India and included more stand up techniques. India Jiu-Jitsu expanded to Japan & Europe, where it evolved to include more ground techniques.  Judo evolved out of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo added more take-down techniques and sport rules. Later, Japanese Judo and Jiu-Jitsu were introduced to Brazil, where Jiu-Jitsu evolved once more into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). India Jiu-Jitsu transitioned to Japan and Jigoro Kano used India Jiu-Jitsu and modified as Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, he passed his knowledge to his student Mitsuyo Maeda, and Mitsuyo passed his knowledge to his students, Carlos Gracie & Hélio Gracie in Brazil. The Gracie family modified Japanese Jiu-Jitus as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Carlos & Helio passed their knowledge to their sons, then later, the Gracie family passed their knowledge to their students in the USA.  

 

Kimura Technique: Masahiko Kimura was a Japanese Judoka and professional wrestler who is widely considered one of the greatest Judoka of all time.  In submission grappling, the Reverse Ude-Garami Arm Lock is often called the "Kimura," due to his famous victory over Gracie Jiu-Jitsu developer Hélio Gracie.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Ground Fighting) was added as part of the foundation of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, after Bruce Lee's passing. This was due, in part,  to the decline in popularity of Judo and the decline in available instructors to teach Shooto/Shoot Boxing (Shoot-Fighting).  Additionally, Brazlilian Jiu-Jitsu became very popular with the rise in UFC fights and many Jeet Kune Do instructors paired up with BJJ instructors to teach at JKD studios.

First belts (Obi) were only White and Black and later Blue Belt was added (prior to 1967).

Belts Levels since 1967:
White Belt (Purity & Simplicity) Stripes 0-4 (youth/adults)
Yellow Belt Stripes 0-4 (youth)
Orange Belt Stripes 0-4 (youth)
Green Belt Stripes 0-4 (youth)
Blue Belt Stripes 0-4 (adult)
Purple Belt Stripes 0-4 (adult)
Brown Belt Stripes 0-4 (adult)
Black Belt (1st - 6th Degree Red) (adult)

Coral [Snake] (Red & Black) Belt (which are the colors on the Coral Snake minus the yellow color) - (7th - 8th Degree) (adult)

Grand-master Red Belt (9th Degree) (adult)

Grand-master Founder's Red Belt (10th Degree) (adult)

Most recognized BJJ Red Belts (Masters and Grand-Masters): Carlos Gracie, Hélio Gracie, Oswaldo Fadda, Relson "Campeao" Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Rorion Gracie, and Carlson Gracie

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belts
Mike Ancheta - purple 1
Alexander Aung - purple 2
Michael Blosser - white 1

Gail Bohall - white 3
Wander Braga - black+ (ranked in Brazil)
Bruce Bringleson - white 3

Bill Brogan - white 3
Dan Caingcoy - blue

David McPherson - white 1

Stephen Carroll - white 1
Alberto Chavez - white 4
Joe Clark -white 2
Efrain Diaz - white 3
Kirsten Garcia - orange
Matthew Garcia - orange
Epi 'Dante' Garcia III - blue
Mike Garcia-Granados - white 2
Ken 'Shark' Green - white 1
Rich Gunderson - brown
Peter Han - blue 1
Kyle Hempe - white 2

Justin Hoffman - white 2

Emanuel Jurineack - yellow
Mafu Kobus - black
Jason Krikorian - brown

Derek X Medina - white 1
Gus Medina - blue

Xavier Medina - white 1

Derek Mezo - white 1
Steve Morris - white 4
Raul 'Panther' Munoz - white 1

Michael Onkst - white 1
Ken O'Rourke - white 1

Tom Ortiz - white 3

Bob Palmi - white 3
Zach Turnage - blue 1
Alex Uzeta - blue 1
Charles Villaloba - blue

Japanese Martial Arts (JMA)

Shooto/Shoot Boxing/Wrestling (Shoot-Fighting)

 

Shooto was established in 1985 by Satoru Sayama.

Shooto was brought to America in the late 1980s by top student of Satoru Sayama, Yorinaga Nakamura, who taught at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts.  In 1992, Yorianaga Nakamura founded USA Shooto Association.

Bart Vale coined the term "Shootfighting," a martial art that combines striking and grappling.  Bart Vale co-founded the International Shootfighting Association (ISFA).  In 1992, he began the Shootfighting World Championships.

Shooto/Shoot Boxing (Shoot-Fighitng) (Kickboxing and Ground Fighting) was added as part of the foundation of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, after Bruce Lee's passing. Judo became less popular among many JKD students and instructors, and the street fighting applications of Shooto/Shoot Boxing (Shoot-Fighting) were apparent. 

Shoot-Fighitng Belts

Yellow Belt - Kiha-Ichi

Orange Belt - Kiha-Ni

Purple Belt - Kiha-San

Blue Belt - Kiha-Shi

Green Belt - Kiha-Go

Brown Stripe 1- Naka-Ichi

Brown Stripe 2- Naka-Ni

Brown Strip 3- Naka-San

Black - Zenjo-Ichi

Thailand Martial Arts (TMA)

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing (Thailand Kickboxing)

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing Fight Club:

Khan (Levels[L]/Steps), L 1-2: Apprentice

Khan (Levels[L]/Steps), L 3-4: "Smoker" Fighter

Khan (Levels[L]/Steps), L 5-6 License Amateur Fighter

Khan (Levels [L]/Steps), L 7-8 License Professional Fighter

Khan (Levels [L]/Steps), L 9-10+ License Second/License Instructor

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing Instructor/Teacher [Kru] Titles:

Kru - Instructor/Teacher (informal) L10 - L12 Khan (Step/Level)

Kru Suuan - [Master] Instructor/Teacher L13 - 14 Khan (Step/Level)

Arjarn - [Master] Instructor/Teacher (formal) - L15 Khan (Step/Level)

Muay Kru Yai - Fully Licensed Kru (Instructor/Teacher) and one that is able to rank for the camp/stable/training center.

(Note: Instructor titles are merely for respect, not ego. In Thailand formal titles are rarely used outside of university teachers and professors).

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing Khan (Steps)/Levels/Armbands

Level (Khan) 1 - Green Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 2 - Blue Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 3 - Gold Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 4 - Purple Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 5 - Orange Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 6 - Brown Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 7 - Black Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 8 -Tan Armband Level (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 9 -White Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

Level (Khan) 10+-Red Armband (Kruang Ruang/Pra Jer)

- The green fighter is the novice fighter.  When someone is new to Muay Thai they are known as a green fighter, for they begin to enter the green waters.  A fighter that survives past the green waters, can now enter the blue waters to drink and recover, therefore blue is the second level.  At the third level, the fighter feels they have received their crown of gold.  At the forth level, they feel as if they have received their purple robe of royalty.  At level five, they receive the tribute of an orange from their fans.  The orange is left at the base of the boxing ring and begins to turn brown at the sixth level.  The orange has now sat for too long and becomes black at the seventh level.  The fighter steps outside to greet their fans, as the sun beats down to tan the skin at the eighth level.  The fighter comes back inside and trains again, while the skin lightens back to white at level nine.   Once again the blood sport begins and the floor is stained with red from the opponent’s spilled blood at level ten. 

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing is known under various older names: Mai See Sawk, Muay Pahuyuth, Chaiya Boxing, Muay Tai, and Siamese Boxing. Other related styles include: Muay Boaran ([Antique] Battle Style Boxing) and Muay Kaad-Cheurk (Fighting with Bound Fists).

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing (Thailand Kickboxing) was added as part of the foundation of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, after Bruce Lee's passing.  This was due, in part, by the decline of French Kickboxing instructor's avaiable to teach Savate [Sa'vat]/Boxe Française (French Kickboxing) in the USA, and the rise in popularity with Muay Thai with exposure given by K-1 and UFC fighters. "Muay Thai is ruggedness and power." - Paul Vunak

Muay Thai/Thai Boxing Khan/Levels/Armbands

José Augusto dos Santos - level 14

Raymond Aguilera - level 1

Javier 'Javi' Alanis - level 2

Thomas Allen - level 2

Lincoln Justino Alves - level 14

Lewis Ambrose - level 1

Emilio Aranda - level 14

Carlos Leivis Araujo - level 14

Karla Arguello - level 1

Jacob Bartlett - level 1

Yuri Da Silva Barbosa - level 10

Brian Bean - level 1

Rebecca Bhola - level 14

Melissa Blocker - level 1

Gail Bohall - level 2

Bill Brogan - level 3

Troy Broyles - level 3

Sarah Burlee - level 1

Kevin Ravenhawk Cain - level 10

Dan 'Bear' Caingcoy - level 3

John Calvo - level 1

Alexandre Carneiro - level 16

Stephen Carroll - level 6

Kerrianne Cassidy - level 1
Mitchell Cassidy - level 1
Shane Cassidy - level 1

Sara Chastain - level 1

Joe Clark - level 4

Heather Cope - level 1

Alex Dahlgren - level 1

Vanderley Domingos - level 14

Adam G. Fair - level 3

April L. Fair - level 3

Aleomarcio Ferreira - level 14

Francisco Ferreira - level 16

Jason Futterer - level 1

Todd Gale - level 3

Vncent Gallegos - level 1

J.J. La Gange - level 1

Epi 'Dante' Garcia III - level 1

Kirsten Garcia - level 1

Matthew Garcia - level 1

Daniel Gleason - level 1

Mike Garcia-Granados - level 3

Ezequias Gonçalves - level 14

Shane 'Freak' Griffith - level 3

Johny Hernandez - level 2

David Herrera - level 2

Justin Hoffman - level 2 

Kimberly Johnson - level 1

Samuel Johnston - level 2

Eda Karina - level 3

Karen Kobryn - level 1

Mike Keough - level 3

James Kuenstler - level 1

Rich Lankenau - level 1

Phil Larner - level 1

Silvio Leite - level 14

Rafael Lopez - level 16

Alexandre Maciel Ramoa - level 14

Mauricio Mattos Maciel - level 14

Scott Manis - level 1

Marcos Meneguelli - level 14

Derek X Medina - level 1

Xavier Medina - level 1

Derek Mezo - level 1

Heather McCanna - level 1

David McPherson - level 1

Rodrigo Pouso Miranda - level 14

Allie Morgan - level 1

Kim Nicolau - level 14

Manuel Nunez - level 2

Nathan O'Bryon - level 1

Cameron Olson - level 1

Mike Omerbegovich - level 4

Michael Onkst - level 1

Aldo Oreggia - level 14

Tom Ortiz - level 3

Bob Palmi - level 2

Cezar Pinheiro Pantoja - level 16

Scott Pedersen - level 5

José Edson Pereira de Sousa - level 14

Jameeley Pineda - level 1

Alex Piraner - level 1

Charity Pohl - level 1

Logan Pohl - level 2

Lucas Pohl - level 1

Paul Pruett - level 2

Magida Raguig - level 1

Rodney Ramlal - level 14

Eduardo Reis Nunes Firme - level 14

Estela Roque - level 2

Leroy 'Warrior' Roque Jr. - level 3

Leroy Roque Sr. - level 2

Brandon Rueter - level 1

Nicolas Saignac - level 7

Alex Sander  Barros Domingues - level 14

Scott Schoenthaler - level 1

John Shubin - level 1

Aamod Shukla - level 1

Carlos Silva - level 16

Rodrigo Surerus - level 14

Johann Soares Hackbart - level 10

Ryan Smeroth - level 1

Flynn Sizemore - level 1

Shawn Stuart - level 2

Vanderlan Targino - level 16

Randy Teixeira - level 2

Suraj Teppara - level 1

Pedram Vahid - level 2

Nei Vagner Corrêa Gonçalves - level 14

Felipe Vega - level 1

Carolyn Yamazaki - level 1

Robert Valenzuela - level 1

Agnaldo Fernandes Vaz - level 14

Daniel Vedego - level 1

Vincent Viandier - level 1

Freidun 'Iceman' Younossi - level 10

Global Knife Fighting & Affiliate Arts (GKF)

"Fighting with your enemy's weapon."

Phases (Certificates) 1-10

Stphen Carroll - phase 1

Derek X. Medina - phase 1

Xavier Medina - phase 1

Kempo Karate (American Combat Karate)

White Belt

Gold Belt (0-1 Stripe)

Yellow Belt (0-1 Stripe)

Blue Belt (0-1 Stripe)

Green Belt (0-1 Stripe)

Brown Belt (0-2 Stripes)

Black

Belts

Carl 'Dragon' VanMeter - black

United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA) 

Native American Leuague (NAL)  

Ray 'Black Bear' Alvarado 
Camp Verde Yavapai Apache Tribe Representative

Kevin Raven-Hawk Cain

North Carolina Eastern Cherokee Tribe Representative 

John Awdoeawl Johnson White

Oklahoma Kiowa & Choctaw Tribe Representative 

Ruben 'Chato' Hinojosa

Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas - (California Region) Representative 

Jean-Pierre Julemont

Belgium Representative 

Perry William Kelly

Ontario Metis Nation of Canada Representative

Steve LaPointe

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Representative 

 

Carlos Roberto Silva

Brazil Representative

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