Mike Addison Saipe

Born May 8th 1956 Wellington, New Zealand.
Began training with basic boxing training age 4. In 1963 began formal martial training in Kodokan Judo and Goju Ryu Karate - aged 7.
Moved town in 1968. Took up Aikido in that year.
Subsequently trained in a Shorin Ryu/Shotokan blend dojo for a number of years.
Karate shodan - 1974 ......... Aikido shodan - 1978
Studies in TCM,Japanese acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Neurology, Clinical Nutrition and Anti-Ageing Medicine over the past 38 years have all helped in my understanding of anatomy/physiology/neurology and energy mechanisms in the body both to heal and to damage them.
I have studied with a wide variety of masters over the time.Some for one day and others for extended periods.  These include :
  • Matayoshi Shinpo-Okinawan Kobujustsu and Matayoshi Family Karate
  • Professor Kam Hok Hoe - Jujutsu
  • Cheu Cheu Soot - Budokan karate-do
  • Suzuki Sensei - Wado-ryu karate-do
  • Gozo Shioda - Aikido
  • Professor Wally Jay - small circle Jujutsu
  • Sifu Dan Inosanto - Jeet Kune Do/Silat/Eskrima
  • Grandmaster Bobby Taboada - Balintawak Eskrima
  • GM Sijo Ian Waite - Ryukyu Kenpo,Wing Chun-do, QSR/Tao Effect
  • Grandmaster Rick Moneymaker - DSI, Torite-Jutsu
My sincerest apologies to any master or even study partner that I may have inadvertently missed from this list.(And, of course, I continually learn from repetitive practise and from my students.
I am ever grateful to GM Sijo Ian Waite, GM Rick Moneymaker,GM Tom Muncey and all of the dedicated "keep it real" researchers of the DSI for their invaluable help and guidance.

Grandmaster Chris Stinger

Expertise:

  • Torite Jutsu
  • Small Circle Ju Jitsu
  • Okinawan Kenpo, Karate
  • Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do Concepts
  • Filipino Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Combat Ground Fighting)
  • Kali/Escrima Combat Arnis (Stick & Knife Fighting)
  • Western Boxing

Ranks & Certifications:

  • 4th Degree Black Belt - Owner - Lead Instructor

Awards & Recognition:

  • Phase 1 Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Bob Jones - 2008
  • Received title of Master in Torite Jutsu - 2003
  • Dragon Society International Certified Full Instructor - 2003
  • Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Apprentice JKD Instructor under Bob Jones under Paul Vunak - 2001
  • Instructor Of The Year - 2000
  • Black Belts - Okinawan Kenpo, Torite Jutsu, Ryukyu Kenpo, Aikitaekwondo
  • Certified in Pressure Point Fighting
  • Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bob Jones under Renzo Gracie
  • Professional Football Player - Detroit Lions, Philly Stars
  • Graduate of Temple University - Class of 1981
  • B.S. in Education and Special Education
  • 4 Year Letter Winner
  • Member of Temple's Distinguished Triple T Club

Notable Training Partners:
Grandmaster Rick Moneymaker - Co-founder of Torite Jutsu
Grandmaster Tom Muncy - Co-founder of Torite Jutsu
Bob Jones - J.K.D. Art of the Blade, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Dean Lister - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminars
Grandmaster Remy Presas - Modern Arnis
Grandmaster George Dillman - Founder of Kyusho Jitsu
Grandmaster Wally Jay - Founder of Small Circle Jujitsu
Paul Vunak - P.F.S./J.K.D. - Progressive Fighting Systems and Jeet Kune Do
Rich Mooney - Tai Chi Kung Fu
David Brinkley - D.S.I.
Dr. Ed Hampton - Okinawan Kenpo
Sensei Earl Simkunas - Hamilton Martial Arts
Master Dusty Everson - Okinawan Kenpo

Master Marc Pollak

Master Pollak began his training in Delaware, while attending the University of Delaware. His training was in American Kenpo under Jim Clapp. Upon moving back to New Jersey after college he continued his training under Ed Naugen in the same art. Master Pollak has always sought ways to improve his art and his teaching. Master Pollak always sought out the top instructors in their fields. He did extensive training with the Late Professor Remy Presas in the art of Modern Arnis achieving the rank of Brown Belt, and under Professor Wally Jay in the art of Small Circle Ju-jitsu. In 1995 he joined the Dragon Society and began training with Grand Masters Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker and has earned the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt (Master Ranking) in Torite Jutsu and Okinawan Kempo Karate-Do. Under Grand Masters Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker Master Pollak has also been awarded the position of Certified Senior Instructor in Torite Jutsu. In the Spring of 2000 Master Pollak was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. Master Pollak is Instructor College Certified by Black Belt Schools International.

In an effort to improve himself as an all around instructor, Master Pollak joined several organizations to help him learn how to better teach children. He belonged to:

N.A.P.M.A. - National Association of Professional Martial Artists
United Professionals
M.A.I.A. - Martial Arts Industry Association

Knowledge alone is not power. True power is the application of Knowledge.

Master Pollak applies what he has learned through all of these great organizations when he trains his instructors, when he personally teaches classes at RKA Family Karate and when he teaches seminars at other schools.

Master Pollak has trained over 25 individuals to Black Belt and beyond with another with another 10 – 15 getting ready to achieve that rank by the end of 2011. Master Pollak has had the pleasure of seeing several of his Black Belts open their own schools and share the arts with hundreds of additional people.

Master Pollak has taught seminars and assisted at seminars throughout the United States and is available to teach. Areas of expertise: Pressure Point Grappling all levels, Application of Torite Jutsu to others systems at all levels, Basic Arnis and Kali. Master Pollak can also teach Torite Jutsu in a way that will help schools create an upgrade system within their schools to help generate additional profit centers.

Master Pollak is currently working as a realtor in Central NJ. Currently he is creating a self-defense class for realtors to be taught as a 1 time program and to allow for continued training for constant improvement.

Former owner of RKA Family Karate that was run successfully from 1995 – 2009. Master Pollak sold the school and continues to train the Black Belts and the Black Belt Candidates there as a service to the new owners.

Expertise:

  • Small Circle Jui Jitsu under Professor Wally Jay
  • Modern Arnis under the Late Professor Remy Presas
  • Atienza Kali under Darryl Atienza
  • Grappling Small Circle Jui Jitsu under Professor Wally Jay
  • Kata Bunkai
  • Pressure Point Sciences
  • Pressure Point Applications
  • Kali and Arnis

Ranks & Certifications:

  • 5th Dan Torite Jutsu Under Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker, Waynesboro, VA
  • 5th Dan Okinawan Kempo Karate-Do Under Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker, Waynesboro, VA
  • Certified Senior Instructor Torite Jutsu Under Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker, Waynesboro, VA
  • Green Belt in American Kempo under Jim Clapp of Newark, DE and Ed Naugin of Garfield, NJ
  • World Martial Arts Instructor of the Year Inductee for the year 2000

Master Alex Ormaza

 

Born on January 5th, 1978 in Pereira, Colombia-South America. Moved to and has lived in the USA since 1979. Now a resident of Dallas, North Carolina-USA.

At age 32, Alex Ormaza is President of Ormaza’s Family Karate Inc. Founder of KidQuest After School Adventures and Summer Camp. Married with 2 children, Ormaza shihan continues to travel to South America, Okinawa Japan and all throughout the US to study and teach his current understanding of martial arts. Ormaza shihan is a direct student under five Grandmasters including:

Tashi Jim Logue (RyuTe Renmai, Kyusho Jutsu, Tuite Jutsu, Kobu Jutsu)
Hanshi Tom Muncy (Torite Jutsu/ Okinawa Kempo, Chi Gong)
Hanshi Rick Moneymaker (Torite Jutsu, Okinawa Kempo, Military Combatives)
Late-Hanshi Ridgley Abele (Elite Karate Athlete Development, Leadership Skills)
Grandmaster Bobby Taboada (Balintawak Cuentada Arnis Escrima)
and these great masters as well:
Tashi Troy Price (ShuriTe Bujitsu, Combative Flow, Chinese ChiGong, JiuJitsu)
Sensei Luis Victoria (Elite Sport Karate Development for World Competition)
Professor Luis “Sucuri” Togno (Alliance JiuJitsu of Charlotte, Brazilian Jiu Jutsu)

Ormaza shihan’s diverse martial background, coupled with being fluent in Spanish, has enabled him to travel through out the US and South America sharing his in-depth understanding of Martial Science to a wide variety of martial artist. Ormaza shihan’s renowned ability to simplify such complex topics is a direct by-product of a 15 year relationship with the Dragon Society International. This valuable experience has led him to teach seminars, workshops and clinics for civilians, law enforcement, military, security professionals, MMA athletes, jiu jitsu-ka, karate-ka and everyone else in between. In addition, Ormaza shihan’s renowned method of teaching children and adults Life and Safety Skills has earned him a reputation for being one of the best professional instructors in the USA, earning him the 2007 National Instructor of the Year Award by the Universal Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame. Ormaza shihan has also written numerous articles on the many facets of Kyusho Jutsu that have earned him a reputation for being one of the most skillful and sought after instructors on the subject.

As one of less than 30 Qualified Instructors in the world under the legendary Grandmaster Bobby Taboada, in Balintwak Arnis Escrima, Ormaza shihan has also established the first Balintawak clubs in Colombia with plans to further spread the art through out South America.

Ormaza shihan’s passion lies deep within Okinawan kata and kobudo as he feels that all of the necessary principles of combat are concealed within its movements. In addition, Ormaza shihan also intensely studies human nature as it responds to combative stress. All of these valuable lessons are at the forefront of his RyuTe training with Tashi Jim Logue, successor and most senior student to Taika Seiyu Oyata.

As an avid grappler, Ormaza shihan understands the importance of having a well balanced “tool box” from which to draw upon within combative situations. Ormaza shihan has successfully augmented his grappling techniques with the use of Martial Science and teaches these fundamentals to other grappling enthusiasts from around the US and South America.

Ormaza shihan’s Internal Arts training revolve around the study of the principles associated with Bagua Zhang, Hsing Yi Chuan, Bai He (White Crane) Chi Gong, 5 Element Chi Gong and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Ormaza shihan understands the importance of mind-body connection to manifest the most power and vibrant health. Therefore, Ormaza shihan has spent the last 15 years enhancing his external training with the complete study of Chinese ChiGong and its use for health and martial power, and its connection to Classical Okinawan Bujitsu.

Having competed at the highest level, Ormaza shihan is now a certified Technical Coach with the AAU and a certified Judge, Referee and Coach for the USA National Karate Do Federation. This experience has allowed Ormaza shihan to train his students to the highest degree of athleticism. Ormaza shihan’s team has produced state, regional, National, International and Jr. Olympic champions 8 years in a row.

Ormaza shihan believes that through martial arts, he can build stronger individuals, bring families closer together, produce leaders in the community and teach everyone how to maximize their own potential.

Member Of:
Dragon Society International (DSI)
Ryukyu Budo Shihan Dai (RBSD)
Ryu Te Renmai
Shurite Yudansha-kai
Shurite Bujutsu-kai
World Escrima Balintawak Arnis Federation (WEBAF)
Martial Arts Teachers Association (MATA)
Yang Martial Arts Association (YMAA)
Combat Kyusho Association (CKA)
North Carolina Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu Federation (NCBJJF)
USA National Karate-do Federation (USANKF)
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
American Heart Association (AHA)

Founder of:
Ormaza’s Family Karate Inc.
F.I.T. Defense – Female Intensive Training Defense Tactics
KidQuest After School Adventures/ Summer Camp
EnergyQuest – Chi Gong for Health and Martial Power
Shuri Te Bujutsu Kai: Kyusho Jutsu Division
Martial Arts Discovery Seminar Series (co-founder w/ Troy Price)
US Kyusho Jitsu Summit (co-founder w/ Troy Price)
World Elite Sport Karate Training Camp

Competition Background:
2009 AAU State Champion – Triple Gold in Kata/Kobudo/Kumite
2006 Gold US Open-Kobudo
2006-State and Regional Champion AAU and USANKF-Kata, Kobudo
2005 Athlete of the Year-International Shurite Yudansha-kai
2005 Silver-USANKF Nationals-Kata
2005 USANKF- South Carolina National Qualifier- Gold-Kobudo, Bronze-Kata
2004 Queen City Nationals Kata and Breaking Champion-2nd Kobudo
2004 AAU Kata State Champion- 2004
2002 AAU State Champion kata/kumite
2002 AAU Regional Champion, Kata-Silver, Kumite-Bronze
2001 Okinawan Rengokai World Championship top 10 competitor
1994 Garden State Nationals, Kumite-Bronze - 1994
1993 Garden State Games , Kumite-Gold, Kata-Bronze

Expertise:

  • Classical Okinawan Bujitsu- History, Technique and Martial Science
  • Study of Classical Okinawan Kata with Combative applications
  • Sport and Classical Combative Jiu Jutsu
  • Women’s Defense Tactics
  • Vital Point Striking/ Skeletal Locking/ Muscle-Tendon-Ligament Tearing
  • Classical and Modern Weapons Training
  • Filipino Stick and Knife Tactics
  • Olympic Style Karate Do
  • Okinawan Bogu Fighting
  • Athletic Development for World Class Competition
  • Chinese Chi Gong for Health and Martial Applications
  • Life Protection Arts as applied to Civilians, Law Enforcement and Military
  • Life and Safety Skills as Applied to Children and Adults
  • Character Development through Martial Arts.
  • Martial Arts Graphic Art Design

Ranks & Certifications:

  • 5th Degree Torite Jutsu
  • 4th Degree Okinawa Kempo
  • 3rd Degree Ryu Te
  • 1st Degree Shuri Te Jiu-Jutsu
  • Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu
  • Guro- Balintawak Cuentada Escrima
  • Dragon Society International Senior Instructor
  • International ShuriTe Bujitsu Kai Instructor: JiuJustu Division
  • International ShuriTe Bujitsu Kai Head Instructor: Kyusho Justu Division
  • International Instructor- Balintawak Cuentada Escrima
  • USA National Karate-do Federation Official Kumite Judge / Referee
  • USA National Karate-do Federation Official Coach
  • Amateur Athletic Union Technical Coach
  • Heartsaver First Aid/CPR -American Heart Association

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2010 Balintawak Man of the Year- World Head of Family Sokeship Council
  • 2010 Seminar Man of the Year- Black Warrior Hall of Honors
  • 2009 AAU Top School Award
  • 2008 Featured on Colombian Sports Television Show- TelePacifico
  • 2008 Featured on Costa Rican Sports/ Christian Show IOFI
  • 2007 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame- National Instructor of the Year
  • 2006 Professional Martial Artist Award- International Shrurite Yudanshakai
  • 2005 Athlete of the Year- International Shurite Yudanshakai
  • 2004 Superior Leadership- International Shurite Yudanshakai
  • 2003 Sensei of Merit Award- International Shurite Yudanshakai
  • 2002 Award of Excellence-World Balintawak Association