May 3 to 5, 2019
Professors Rick Moneymaker & Michael Patrick Welcome You
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Researcher and instructor in Chinese acupuncture theory – as applied to the martial arts and is a High Dan Board member of the AKBBA. Tom Muncy has been in the martial arts for 48 years and has attained numerous honors and awards including Judan, 10th Degree Black Belt in Torite Jutsu. Hachidan, 8th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kempp. 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. 5th Degree Black Belt in Aikibudo. Doctor of Martial Arts Degree and inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. Grandmaster Muncy is also an avid practitioner and teacher of QiGong and Tai Chi.
Rick Moneymaker has earned the “Man Of The Year Award” presented by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, recognized by the International Society of Headfounders/Headfamilies as a 9th Degree Black Belt and Soke of TORITE JUTSU, awarded the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award and the Meijin Award presented by the directors of the International Shurite Yudansha-Kai. Inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame and inducted in Combat Magazines Hall of Fame.
Rick Moneymaker is also a High Dan Board member of the AKBBA and has appeared in five nationally published magazines and five international magazines.
Grandmaster Moneymaker has taught on the International Seminar circuit for over 20 years.
During his competition career, he won 25 Black Belt Heavy Weight Championships and 1 Grand Championship.
He has had the honor of Instructing numerous members of the Military, Police and Private Security Officers for over 20 years.
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Hanshi Larry Isaac is the proud owner as well as Master Instructor of LIMAC. He is a retired US Marine Seargeant, that served honorably for over 23 years. He has gained reknown throughout the world as one of the foremost Martial Arts instructors and historians.
Hanshi Isaac first put on his gi over 50 years ago and advanced to his black belt in 1968. He trained and studied with FOUR of Okinawa’s Great Grandmasters: Sensei Shimabukuro Eizo, Grandmaster Kise Fusei, Grandmaster Odo Seikichi and Grandmaster Nitta Seifuku.
Joe began his training in 1974 and holds ranks in Kempo. Torite and TaeKwonDo. He has cross trained in Hosin-ryu, Shito-ryu, Modern Arnis, Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Small Circle Jujitsu, Shiatsu, Taiji and Qigong.
He opened the Aldridge Karate Institute in 1985 and it is currently on of the oldest continually operating martial arts schools in central Virginia.
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Mike Patrick has a diverse background in both practical reality-based personal defense and Martial Arts.
He began his Martial Arts training in a small dojo (karate school) in East Tennessee. It was so small it was even named “Hole-In-The-Wall Dojo.” The training was traditional Isshin-ryu Karate with a heavy focus on basics and kata (forms).
Upon becoming only the second student to earn a Black Belt in the dojo, he began to add to his training with a variety of Martial Arts. Though, never leaving his original focus of Isshin-ryu, he was able to incorporate elements of Modern Arnis knife and stick fighting, kobudo (traditional Okinawan weapons), Tai Chi Chuan, and more, to the Isshin-ryu Karate that he was working so hard to master.
In time, his instructor, Max Jones, recommended that he continue his training with Allen Wheeler who was very involved with adding Pressure Point knowledge to the Isshin-ryu system. As fate would have it, Grand Master Wheeler invited Grand Master Rick Moneymaker to begin teaching a series of Master Series Seminars at his Knoxville dojo. Mr. Patrick attended one of those and was immediately ‘hooked’ on Torite Jutsu.
After the seminar, Mr. Patrick approached Grand Master Moneymaker and inquired about books and materials to help him learn the art. At the time, the only sources available were Acupuncture books and charts. From these, Mr. Patrick acquired quite a library and invested a lot of his own money to travel and learn from the Dragon Society International. Grand Master Moneymaker agreed to take him on as a long-distance student and through many seminars, phone conversations, letters, and such, Mr. Patrick eventually became proficient in the art of Torite Jutsu.
After a few years, Grand Master Moneymaker invited Mr. Patrick to Texas to a DSI International Convention as a guest instructor. It was at this Convention that Grand Masters Moneymaker and Muncy awarded Mr. Patrick the coveted title of Master and Certified Instructor in the art of Torite Jutsu.
From that time on, Master Patrick has worked tirelessly to enrich as many students as he can reach with the art of Torite Jutsu. He has taught internationally at seminars and conventions, published books, produced videos, and more to get word out to enrich as many people as possible.
Because of his early training within the DSI and the lack of published materials, Master Patrick fully understands the challenges of learning an art such as this and the great cost of collecting the necessary books, travel, and not to mention difficulty of digesting the information. It is this awareness that led him to become one of the first DSI Instructors to publish a range of books and videos on the art. In his videos and seminars, Master Patrick is fond of taking a technique and spending hours explaining and demonstrating the intricacies of the technique in what the DSI calls “Players to the Game.”
Participants at his seminars often remark at not only his depth of knowledge, but also his ability to translate complex techniques and principles in a warm, friendly, and often humorous manner which sets all at ease and provides a great environment for learning.
Since that time, Master Patrick went on eventually earn a 6th Degree Black Belt from his instructor Allen Wheeler in the art of Isshin-ryu Karate, earning the title of “Master” in that art.
He has been recognized by both the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as well as the United Karate Systems of America Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the Martial Arts and was inducted as “Instructor of the Year.”
To continue his passion for protection of others and his desire to give them the ability to defend themselves and their families, he founded a system called Personal Defense Tactics which he has taught to individuals of all ages and abilities. This system eventually evolved into a more robust system through his partnership with Rick Moneymaker. Together, they developed a new system, known as CombatiX™ which is the practical application of their many years of experience in testing what works in real world environments. These techniques have been taught to and studied by individuals from a number of law enforcement agencies and military groups.
What makes his research different is his earnestness in testing what he teaches. In CombatiX™, the motto is “If we don’t test it, we don’t teach it!” So many Martial Arts instructors take what they are taught for granted without questioning its origins. By testing these techniques, he was able to determine what worked and what didn’t. Only those techniques that really work are kept and form the core of CombatiX™.
Moreover, he added Firearms training to his skills. After studying the methods of various instructors, he came to realize that many were not compatible with the affects of Body Alarm Reaction. This lead to the development of the CombatiX™ shooting platform which is integrated with the universal platform, leading to a consistent and cohesive system. Today CombatiX™ is continuing to spread and being met with enthusiastic reception in both the Martial Arts and tactical communities.
His videos and books have gone throughout the world and thousands of students have been enriched by his efforts.
Mike Patrick is available for seminar instruction and is willing to travel anywhere in the world to share his expertise. He would love to speak with you and help you and/or your students or officers to continue your training and take it to a new level.
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Testimonials for Grandmaster Michael Patrick:
“This is the next generation of Dragon Society International…the next level coming…Master Patrick has done an excellent job incorporating the Torite (Pressure Point) sciences into his understanding of all Martial Arts systems and provides excellent instruction to students of all styles and ranks. From my extensive travels I have found that less than 2% of the Black Belts in the world can instruct at his level…Master Michael Patrick lays to rest any questions as to why pressure points work. His extensive research and analysis will certainly convince even the most adamant naysayers in the martial arts world. His work shows beyond a shadow of doubt that the techniques of old were based upon a proven science and that they were duplicatable if one takes the time to research and expends the effort to practice this ancient art.”
Grandmaster Rick Moneymaker
“I believe that any martial artist can study [his] information and gain useful insights to make their art more effective.”
Grandmaster Tom Muncy
“[Master Patrick possesses] super secret fighting knowledge…that would only be imparted to a select few…The techniques and methods described…are things that will make any martial arts practitioner a lethal fighting machine.”
Sigung Rich Mooney
“The extent of the research that Mike has put into [his] work is evident to any who have been involved in these areas of study for any length of time.”
“Master Michael Patrick has once again shown that he has an incredible in-depth knowledge of the points, but not only that, he is able to teach this information in such a way that all levels of skill will benefit. A true mark of excellence.”
Master Steve Burton
“Master Michael Patrick…has raised the bar and set the American martial arts frontier ablaze … [he] does an exceptional job of conveying the complexities of combative science to enhance your martial skills by introducing to the public an ingenious method of technique analysis and application developed by the Dragon Society International called ‘Players to the Game.’ ”
Master Alex Ormaza
“Your ‘Players to the Game DVD Volume One’ is one of the most comprehensive recorded documents of ‘The Players’ to date.”
“[Master Patrick] is the guy when it comes down to being able to teach concisely and accurately…The trouble with other teachers (nice blokes and great martial artists I should add) is that teaching the arts is a skill in its own right and some of these people just don’t have the skills well enough developed to teach and maybe in some cases don’t want to reveal ‘secrets’ fully…Mike is a great instructor – in person I bet he’d be awesome – he understands the necessity for both large picture and small detail and can convey it excellently. All of the questions I’ve asked others were answered by Mike…”
Wayne began his training and recieved black belts in the arts of Black cat Kempo and Taekwondo moo duk kwan. He continued his training in small circle jujitsu, modern arnis stick fighting and Torite-Jutsu.
After meeting Tom and Rick at a number of seminars he changed his styles over to Okinawan Kempo and Torite-Jutsu.
Wayne also competed and won the Virginia state championships three years in a row. After opening his school in South Boston Virginia in 1993 he has branched out and opened Adams Total fitness and has added certification in fitness and nutrition as well. Waynes goals for the future art to better people in the Martial arts as well as their physical lives.
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Phil Peplinski proudly served 8 years with the US Air Force. His duties there included Law Enforcement and Criminal Investigation, Autopsy, Accident Investigation, and In-Flight Photography. His more than 25 years of martial arts, tactical weapons, and defensive tactics training is extensive. He worked Emergency Room Security with Tampa General Hospital where he took control of prisoners for medical clearance, controlled psychiatric patients, and maintained a secure environment in the Level 1 Trauma Center. He has since provided training in tactical weapons and defensive tactics, instructed a SWAT unit, and nightclub security (including the largest night club in Tampa). Phil Peplinski is a Certified Abduction Prevention Instructor and was a presenter at the Central Florida Tactical Conference 2010, 2011, 2012. He is the owner and Head Instructor of US Taekwondo Hapkido in Seffner, FL and is the Chief Combatives Instructional Officer with Marshall Protection & Investigation/Marshall Services. Phil Peplinski holds black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Torite-jutsu, In fact, his school boasts the largest concentration of Torite-jutsu black belts in the country. Phil Peplinski is on the Board of Directors of the American Hapkido Federation, is the recipient of the 2006 World Head of Family Sokeship Council Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year Award, the 2010 WHOFSC Black Belt Hall of Fame Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts Award, and is a Featured Dragon Society International Certified Instructor. Master Phil is the Korean Arts, Tactical Combatives, and Advanced Pressure-Point Theory and Application Advisor for The Willow-Oak Martialist Academy. In 2014 became a certified NRA pistol instructor. Phil Peplinski is also the founder and creator of Practical Hapkido and is recognized by the WHOFSC as such.
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Sensei Ciraco has developed a specialized program for children 4 to 6 years of age. He teaches “Bully Busters and Stranger Danger” along with basic skills to help the children mainstream into the traditional program. Sequential memory, balance, focus, courtesy and respect are the main goals of this program.
Sensei Ciraco’s varied program and range of knowledge teaches material from a few different styles of Okinawan karate. Goju-ryu Shorei-kan, Matsurmura Shorin-Ryu, and Hakutsuru White Crane. Through this structured program students are taught to channel aggression and to focus their energy along with learning important life skills. Children with learning disabilities concentrate better and drills that enhance their performance help to replace shyness with assertiveness. All of this helps to make positive attitudes that show up at school and at home.
Sensei Ciraco has dedicated himself to help preserve the ancient arts of Okinawa. He teaches and trains full time.
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Ciraco’s Dojo is a member of the USA/NKF. His students have also competed in the AAU and the World Okinawan Championships. The competitors have been extremely successful winning over 20 National and World Titles.
Ray Fisher (1961-Present) began his training in the martial arts in February 1977 in the internal styles of Taoist and Tibetan Chi Kung. He began his external martial arts training in February 1982 in Chinese Kenpo at TRACO International Schools of Self-Defense under the tutelage of Peter Hill and the direction of Grandmaster Tomas Connor. In addition to Kenpo, Professor Fisher’s training also included boxing and kickboxing under Tomas Connor II.
Due to the unfortunate and untimely passing of Grandmaster Connor in 1989, Professor Fisher continued his training under the direction of Master Connor’s son –Tomas Connor, Jr. On June 28, 1990, Professor Fisher was promoted to Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Chinese Kenpo by a panel of Grandmaster Connor’s senior students including Tom Connor Jr., Mr. Bill Packer (American Kenpo Karate Academies), Peter Hill and Steve Hansen.
Apart from the styles taught at TRACO International Schools of Self-Defense, Professor Fisher also trained in Aikido under Sensei John Takeji while a student at ASU. In addition to these arts, he has also studied Tai Chi Chuan, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Hsing-I Ch’uan, Kajukenbo and Kyusho Jitsu Okinawan Kempo.
He currently holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Kenpo Jujitsu (American Jujitsu Institute), Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Chinese Kenpo (Five Fingered Fist Society), Godan (5th degree black belt) in Kyusho Jitsu Okinawan Kempo (Dragon Society International) under Grandmasters Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy, Shichidan (7th degree black belt) in the Goju-Shorei Weapons Systems under Grandmaster Dave McNeill, and Shodan (1st degree black belt) in United States Kajukenbo Association under Richard Hurtado.
Professor Ray Fisher was the first person to be awarded a black belt in the Goju Shorei Weapons Systems (as a long distance student) outside of Grandmaster Dave McNeill’s home dojo in Nevada. He was then granted the honor of being the first instructor (outside of Grandmaster McNeill’s dojo) who could test and promote students in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System.
In April 1992, he was recommended by two of his instructors (Richard Hurtado and Ben Lomeli) to attend a closed black belt seminar in Hsing-I Ch’uan and Kajukenbo hosted by Dr. Vincent Black. At that time, Professor Fisher was tested and awarded the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) by the United States Kajukenbo Association. His testing panel included Adriano Emperado and Joseph Holke, two of the founding members of Kajukenbo.
Professor Fisher was introduced to the principles of Kyusho Jitsu in July 1990 at a seminar that featured Master Charlie Dean of Silsbee, Texas. He immediately recognized the value of this knowledge and saw that it was a missing answer to many of the questions he had in the martial arts. Kyusho Jitsu was THE link that would connect his various studies and gave him a deeper understanding of the martial arts.
Under the tutelage of Grand Masters Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy, Professor Fisher was able to blend together the various aspects of his training with an emphasis towards the hidden art of Tuite. He was awarded Shodan (1st degree black belt) from the To-Ri Karate Institute on February 22, 1992. On February 5, 1994, he was promoted to Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Kyusho Jitsu from “The Masters” (Grand Masters George Dillman, Wally Jay, Remy Presas, Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy) in Houston, Texas at a national seminar.
Today, Professor Fisher is the head of Arizona Ch’uan Fa Society, which is located in Chandler, Arizona. For the past 34 years, Professor Fisher has been an extremely active member within the martial arts community. He has taught martial arts at grade schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges in the greater Phoenix area. Seven of his students have won National Champion titles in Kumite (sparring), Kata (forms) and Kubudo (weaponry). His students have also captured over 75 state championships. Professor Fisher was an avid tournament competitor for many years and has won numerous grand championships. He also is a two-time Arizona State Champion in Kata and Kubudo.
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Testimonials for Grandmaster Ray Fisher:
“I have had the great privilege of training with Master Ray Fisher for approximately the past twelve years. Master Fisher’s students are all exceptionally fortunate to have the good fortune of training and receiving his wealth of knowledge to facilitate one’s ability to be the best martial artist they can be.
Master Fisher possesses a level of passion for the arts that is unparalleled! His manner of imparting knowledge makes learning, practicing and further imparting that learned knowledge to others a joy as his love for the arts is infectious!
As an atypical student in the arts, I began my journey, perhaps, much later in life than many students and I attribute my ability to have come so far a tribute to my teacher, Master Fisher. For without his guidance, patience, and absolute love for the arts, most likely I would never have been able to achieve as much as I have at this point in life.
In summation, all of Master Fisher’s students are truly blessed to be so fortunate to be in the company of such a extraordinary man.”
Mr. Jim Tulin – 12/31/2010
“Ray Fisher’s 33 year professional martial arts career is a shining example of what the arts are about. Ray’s cross training has rewarded him with Black Belts, awards, and knowledge from several disciplines. He has been able to pass on this deep understanding to his students resulting in many state and national champions, which epitomizes what a martial arts teacher aspires to accomplish. We are proud to have him as one of our Certified Instructors and look forward to spending many more years with him on our studies.”
Grandmaster of Dragon Society International
“I have known Ray Fisher for over twenty years and have received instruction in Kenpo karate, Goju-Shorei weapons, tai chi and Seifukijitsu from him. I have found that his dedication and enthusiasm for the martial arts is as unwavering as his genuine desire to help others in becoming better practitioners. His knowledge of meridians and acupressure points is integrated into all styles that he teaches — hands on, and with teaching aids. I am both grateful and honored to be able to call Professor Fisher, both my instructor and my friend.”
“Ray Fisher’s thirty plus years of experience in the martial arts as a full time teacher and school owner/operator really speaks for itself. Ray has always considered himself a student as well as a teacher. He is open minded about martial arts and has elevated himself in several empty hand arts as well as weapon arts. He has received numerous honors and awards for his dedication to the practice and teaching of his art and has been an asset to the Dragon Society International organization since its inception. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated student of martial arts.”
Prof. Tom Muncy, Grandmaster
Dragon Society International
“I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Ray Fisher for over 2 decades. During that time, I have found him to be a martial artist driven for knowledge and an instructor that strives to serve his students. I have watched Ray overcome personal tragedies and challenges that would have defeated lesser martial artists.
Mr. Fisher’s knowledge of the art and service to others is why I give my endorsement to him. His addition to your organization will add further credit to you and your work. If you have any questions or, if I may be of further service, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
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“Master Ray Fisher has been a long time student of Goju-Shorei Weapons and a long time friend. He is also the highest ranked active member of Goju-Shorei Weapons System.
Master Fisher’s commitment to Goju-Shorei Weapons System, and to his students, have set a high mark for the many schools in the System. Master Fisher is the person I turn to for editing of the written curriculum of our system and his eye for details is much appreciated.
Any student advancement under Master Fisher you can be assured was earned. His tests are hard, comprehensive and fair, and he asks no less of himself.
Dedication and High Standards are the hallmarks of Master Ray Fisher.”
Soke, Goju-Shorei Systems
“I recommend Ray Fisher as the Kenpo master that he is. He has high quality expectations of his students; which is reasonable as he maintains high quality in his own performance. He can expect accuracy in kata and techniques because he maintains the accuracy in his own demonstration. When he pushes his students athletically, it is reasonable because he maintains the athleticism himself.
He cares more about the maintenance of quality in student training than in just making money, which is evidenced in his absence of testing fees. He cares about both the art (as well as the martial aspects) in the system in addition to caring about the students. In all matters, he is an excellent example of a martial arts master.”
“To the Directors and Members of the illustrious Dragon Society,
This letter is to endorse my friend, student and fellow martial artist, Sensei Ray Fisher. I have known Sensei Fisher for over 16 years and have related to him through the martial arts as well as on a personal level.
Sensei Fisher is a man of true integrity and has demonstrated many times his respect for all people. He has compassion for all and a commitment to high moral standards; he maintains the ideals that strengthen and support the martial arts and the community. He has done all of this as he raised a family by himself (a difficult task for any single parent).
Ray trains very hard and strives for perfection in all of his endeavors.
Sensei Fisher is an excellent student and is a friend that can always be counted on in times of distress.
I consider Sensei Fisher to be an excellent representative for the martial arts community and an asset to any group or community in which he participates.”
Prof. Kenneth Eddy, AJI
“Master Ray Fisher has been an extraordinary influence on my life. I first met Master Fisher in 1992 when I walked into ACS Karate. At the time, I knew very little of what to expect but he sat me down and went over my goals and how he would be able to help me attain them. About 6 months later, Master Fisher sat me down for a talk that I will never forget. To paraphrase, it went something like this: “Mr. Gale you have talent but are not taking your training seriously. If you decide to continue with ACS, I will train you personally but you need to re-commit yourself. If you do not want to continue, I will rip up your contract right here on the spot.”
I guess that’s exactly what I needed to hear. 18 years later I am grateful that he took the time to even give me the opportunity. Master Fisher has changed my life. One of the most important lessons I learned from Master Fisher is to take what the Martial Arts has taught me and apply it to everyday life. There is not a day that goes by that I do not apply some principle or strategy that was taught to me.
I am extremely thankful that he is in my life and I have seen hundreds of students changed for the better by Master Fisher. Now that I have been training for this length of time and have been introduced to the world of Martial Arts, I now realize what a true Martial Artist Master Fisher is. He continues to amaze me with his knowledge and his drive to continue to learn and better himself, both externally and internally. Master Fisher is an amazing man and I want to Thank you Sir… from the bottom of my heart for putting me on the right path and making sure I stuck to it.”
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TITLES & APPOINTMENTS
• Deputy Secretary Gerneral of Marketing, US Taekwondo Committee 2018
• Technical Advisory Board, Kukkiwon, Korea 2017-2018
• Master of the Year 2012
• School of the Year 2011
• Decree Kukkiwon
• Advisory Board Kukkiwon
• Taekwondo U.S. Ambassador to Korea – Olympic 2000 Sydney Games Rules and Regulations Committee World Leaders Seminar, Kukkiwon
• Graduate – Kukkiwon Taekwondo Instructor’s Academy
• Black Belt of the Year ‘92 by U.S. Taekwondo Ji Do Kwan Association
• Taekwondo, Hapkido Instructor Dong Yang Doejahng, Korea
• 40 Under 40 Business Leaders Hall of Fame 2004
• Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO)
• Martial Arts Professional MAgazine Cover 2006
• Co-Director Taekwondo events at 2008 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
• Taekwondo Times cover March 2008
• sHERO award, Skirt Magazine Sept 2009
• Taekwondo Times cover March 2010
• MA Success Magazine cover October 2005
• MA Success Magazine cover April 2012
• Inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Honors 2011
• Goodwill Ambassador to Martial Arts 2012-2016
• Inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2012
• Inducted into Karate Hall of Fame 2013
• Cover Martial Science 2016
• Cover MA Encyclopedia
• Cover/Feature Story MA Success January 2018
• Distinguished Renowned Martial Artist Award, Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2018
• Hall of Honors, Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association, Spain 2018
• Founder of White Tiger Community Cares Foundation benefiting At-Risk Youth, working with the local Police Department toward youth gang avoidance and The Anti-Bully Campaign
• Recipient “Community Service Award” Cary Chamber of Commerce
• Organizing Committee for the White Tiger 5K fun run for charity, Bond Park
PROFESSIONAL MARTIAL ARTS WORK EXPERIENCE
• Columnist, Taekwondo Times Magazine “East Meets West”
• Columnist, Taekwondo Times Magazine “Business Section”
• Developer White Tiger MD -Management Development, mentorship service for Martial Arts schools
• Bodyguard, Senator Dodd, Governor Hunt
• Actor in two episodes of Zen beauty: Syndicated TV Series
• Product Model, Tiger Claw
• Korean Tigers Professional Demonstration Team (only Non-Asian member of team) Lived in Korea from ‘94-’96
• Former co-owner/ Manager /Senior Instructor Tiger Chung’s Total Fitness Center
Dave has been training for over 25 years since 1988, starting out with Tang Soo Do and Hapkido in high school, to Tae Kwon Do, Arnis and Jujitsu in college, and eventually to Okinawan Kempo with Torite Jutsu, and also JKD and Krav Maga.
Having moved around (and starting over at a new school/academy, sometimes in a new art) roughly every 4 years, I was never in one place long enough to earn Black Belt in a given system/school. It wasn’t until I settled down in Hamilton NJ and trained consistently ever since with GMs Stinger, Muncy, Moneymaker, Morales and the rest of the DSI crew.
So whenever anyone asks me how long it took me to get a Black Belt, I always reply “almost 20 years” which is the truth! Students often get a kick out of that story, and I make sure I tell them that a Black Belt is a White Belt that never quit, as I’m living proof.
Notable Instructors, Training Partners from 1987-2001 : Grandmaster Mark Kline – Kali-Arnis and Jujitsu; Professors Wally Jay and Leon Jay – Small Circle Jujitsu; Grandmaster George Dillman – Ryukyu Kempo and Kyusho Jitsu; Grandmaster Jiho Choi – Tae Kwon Do; Grandmaster Y.B. Choi – Tae Kwon Do
Notable Instructors, Training Partners and Seminars 2002 – Present: Grandmasters Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy – Co-founders of Torite Jutsu; Sifu Bob Jones – J.K.D. Art of the Blade, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Dean Lister – Brazilian Jujitsu; Grandmaster Chris Stinger, Sensei Earl Simkunas, Master Tony Adreanidis – Hamilton Martial Arts; Manny Sosa – Krav Maga; Grandmaster Doug Pierre – Kali Arnis; Master Buddy Morrison – Firearms; Grandmaster Ron Van Browning – MMA and Self Defense; DSI Masters & GrandMasters Rusty McMains, Michael Patrick, Wayne Adams, Bill Adams, Alex Ormaza, Gary O’Neil, Ken Miksch, Jon Riley, David Hansford, Mike Ciraco, Ian Waite, Luis Morales, Frank & Michelle Aneese, Scott Mercer, Joe Aldridge, Sharon Barna, Tobe Hewitt, Phil Peplinski
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Jon has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to the acquisition of Martial Arts knowledge and techniques. His main focus is in the disciplines of; Karate, Self Defence and Self Protection incorporating aspects of Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali, Boxing, and ToriteJutsu (pressurepoints).
Always on a quest with a great thirst for knowledge he is currently studying Kali, JKD and Jun Fan Gung Fu under the tutelage of Rick Young and BJJ under Lucio Rodrigues & Paul Hartley.
He is also a Coach with the British Combat Association under Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson
Jon is one of only two people in the UK to have Active Instructorships with the Dragon Society International.
Jon often teaches security staff from both civilian, blue light and military organizations where he incorporates aspects of Karate Jutsu to give participants some easy to use and more “Bang for the Buck” applications for threat removal.
Apart from his involvement with the BCA, Jon also runs the Karate Jutsu Association which concentrates on the adaptation of Karate techniques to real life situations whilst maintaining vast aspects of the founding karate principles.
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Testimonials for Jon Ryley:
“I’M ALWAYS IMPRESSED WITH A CLUB WHICH RECOGNISES BOTH THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND BASICS, BUT ALSO THE REQUIREMENT TO ADAPT A TRADITIONAL EASTERN MARTIAL ART TO THE DEMANDS PLACED ON US IN THE WEST TO COPE WITH VIOLENCE AS IT HAPPENS IN TODAY’S WORLD!
YOUR CLUB HAS ALWAYS EMBRACED THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL STANDARD JON, BUT BEEN PROGRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY OPEN TO THE CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES OF PERSONAL SECURITY AND THE NEED FOR INTENSIVE TRAINING.
THIS LATTER PREPARES YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE REALITIES OF THE STREET AND NOT MANY CLUBS WILL EMBARK UPON ‘REAL’ HARD CORE TRAINING – WELL DONE!
ON A CLOSING NOTE, I FULLY ENDORSE THE TRAINING REGIME OF JON RYLEY, AND HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF RUNNING OPEN TRAINING COURSES AT JON’S CLUB IN MAWDESLEY, LANCASHIRE. THE BCA RECOGNISE AND HAVE GRADED JON RYLEY TO 6TH DAN KARATE JUTSU, 5TH DAN SHOTOKAN KARATE AND 3RD DAN KICK BOXING.”
PETER CONSTERDINE, 8TH DAN, KYOSHI
JOINT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
BRITISH COMBAT ASSOCIATION
“I HAVE KNOWN JON FOR AROUND 7 YEARS AND HE RUNS A WELL ORGANISED AND EFFECTIVE MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO TRAIN WITH JON AT HIS CLUB FREQUENTLY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND I’M ALWAYS SURPRISED BY THE SKILL LEVEL AND OPENNESS TO NEW CONCEPTS. JON IS A GOOD COACH AND MOTIVATOR AND I WISH I HAD KNOWN HIM WHILST I WAS FIGHTING, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN MY CORNER.”
HEROL “BOMBER” GRAHAM
EX BRITISH, EUROPEAN AND COMMONWEALTH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
“I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW JON RYLEY SINCE 1997. DURING THAT TIME JON HAS RAPIDLY EXPANDED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) AS APPLIED TO THE MARTIAL ARTS. HE HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MA HAVING 5TH DAN SHOTOKAN AND SEVERAL OTHER HIGH DAN GRADES IN VARIOUS DISCIPLINES.
HE IS A MOST ACCOMPLISHED MA WITH A SUPERB ATTITUDE. JON WAS AN OCFM INTERNATIONAL COACH FOR OVER 4 YEARS, THE TOP LEVEL IN THE OCFM
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE GO TO TRAIN WITH JON, HE HAS AN OPEN MIND A WILLINGNESS TO HELP OTHERS AND JUST AS IMPORTANT HE LISTENS TO WHAT YOU WANT FROM YOUR TRAINING AND LISTENS TO WHAT IS REQUIRED.
NOT ONLY IS JON A FINE MA HE IS ALSO A GENTLEMAN WITH THE TRUE VALUES OF HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND HONOUR THAT ARE A RARE COMMODITY IN THESE TIMES. ALWAYS TRUE TO HIS WORD AND HIS BELIEFS I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO CALL JON NOT ONLY A MA COLLEAGUE BUT A FRIEND AS WELL.”
OCFM PRINCIPAL AND INTERNATIONAL COACH
“I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY AND TRAINED WITH JON SINCE 1995, HE IS A GREAT TEACHER AND IS ALWAYS TRYING TO FURTHER HIS ALREADY VAST KNOWLEDGE OF MARTIAL ARTS. HE IS ALWAYS TRYING TO HELP AND BETTER THE PEOPLE HE WORKS WITH IN ANYWAY HE CAN WHICH IS A BRILLIANT QUALITY. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE KNOWING, TRAINING AND GROWING UP WITH JON.”
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION
“I HAVE KNOWN JON PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY FOR OVER 12 YEARS. HE IS AN EXCELLENT MARTIALARTIST AND AN EXCELLENT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR. I HIGHLY RECOMEND TRAINING WITH JON OR WITH ANY OF HIS STAFF IN HIS ASSOCIATION.”
“I MET JON A FEW YEARS AGO IN CYPRUS ON A TRAINING CAMP. ON MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF MEETING HIM I TOOK AN INSTANCE LIKING TO JON. I WAS PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED WITH HIS INTERPERSONAL SKILLS. JON IS ALSO AN EXCEPTIONAL MARTIAL ARTIST AND UPHOLDS VERY HIGH STANDARDS. I HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH JON AND MEET UP AND TRAIN WITH HIM WHENEVER I CAN. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK JON FOR ALL HIS HELP.”
4TH DAN KARATE JUTSU
ASSISTANT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, KJA
“I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE A MEMBER OF THE KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION (KJA) AND CORE COMBAT FOR JUST OVER FOUR YEARS NOW. I TRAVEL 30 MILES THERE AND BACK TWICE A WEEK TO TRAIN, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NUMEROUS CLUBS ON MY DOOR-STEP. I BEGAN TRAINING IN VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS AT THE AGE OF 5 AND SPENT BASICALLY TWENTY YEARS TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT I REALLY LIKED. AT A TIME WHEN I NEEDED IT THE MOST, I DISCOVERED THE KJA AND HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. IT IS A WARM AND WELCOMING CLUB WITH STRONG VALUES AND IS THE MOST PROGRESSIVE, FORWARD LOOKING CLUB I HAVE EVER TRAINED AT. I URGE ANYONE WITH A DESIRE TO LEARN TRUE MARTIAL ARTS TO COME AND TRAIN WITH THE KJA.?”
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION
I HAVE BEEN TRAINING WITH THE KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION AND CORE COMBAT FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND HAVE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT. THE MARTIAL ARTS TAUGHT AT THE KJA/CC APPLICABLE TO REAL LIFE SITUATIONS AND EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO ADVISE AND ASSIST. ALL TOGETHER THIS IS A FANTASTIC CLUB.?
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION
“JON RYLEY IS A FOCUSED AND DEDICATED SELF PROTECTION INSTRUCTOR, JON AS INSTRUCTED ME FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS IN SELF DEFENCE/ PROTECTION WHILST ALSO BEING HEAVILY INVOLVED IN HIS MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION WERE I HAVE LEARNT WESTERN BOXING AND THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS JON NOT ONLY TRAINS IN PHYSICAL SELF DEFENCE AND OFFENSIVE COUNTER ACTIONS BUT ALSO IN MIND CONTROL AND MENTAL AWARENESS I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND JON AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN LIFE’S PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGES AS HE HAS HELPED ME IN MY BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LIFE.”
CORPORATE CLIENT FROM DELARUE PLC
“JON, IS AN EXTREMELY TALENTED, DEDICATED AND WELL-DISCIPLINED INSTRUCTOR. HE HAS BEEN INSTRUCTING MYSELF AND MY DAUGHTERS IN MARTIAL ARTS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WE ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE TRAINING AND TEACHING METHODS EMPLOYED BY JON AND CONTINUES TO ENRICH US IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES.”
STUDENT ON THE CORE COMBAT PROGRAM
“I TRAINED UNDER JON AT HIS KARATE CLUB FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, ONLY LEAVING WHEN I MOVED AWAY FROM THE AREA. I HAVE TRAINED SINCE IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PLACES, NONE OF WHICH CAME CLOSE IN COMBINING EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION WITH A PERSONABLE AND RELAXED TEACHING STYLE THAT WAS ADAPTABLE TO EACH STUDENT’S LEARNING STYLE WITHOUT EVER COMPROMISING ON CHALLENGES OR STANDARDS. BUT THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS, THOUGH VALUABLE AND ENJOYABLE AS TAUGHT BY JON, WERE SURPASSED BY THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION JON PROVIDED, STILL WITH ME TODAY, IN MENTAL RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION, AND COMMITTMENT. THE MARTIAL ARTS WERE THE MEDIUM IN WHICH JON TRAINED THESE SKILLS, BUT THEY ARE NOT LIMITED TO USE IN THAT MEDIUM. JON HAS A KNACK OF IDENTIFYING THE STRENGTHS IN AN INDVIDUAL OR AN IDEA AND TURNING IT INTO A SUCCESSFUL PACKAGE THROUGH THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF MOTIVATION AND CHALLENGE. I CAN’T RECOMMEND THE KARATE CLUB HIGHLY ENOUGH – BUT BE PREPARED TO WORK HARD AND BE CHALLENGED AND THE SKILLS LEARNED ARE APPLICABLE TO MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE MARTIAL ARTS”
GRADUATE OF THE KJA
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.
Dragon Society International (DSI)
Ryukyu Budo Shihan Dai (RBSD)
Ryu Te Renmai
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)
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
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
Ranks & Certifications:
Awards & Recognition:
Center Axis System, American Kenpo,
Skeletal and Nerve Destruction & Manipulation
2011 State of Tennessee Instructor Center Axis Relock
Level 1 Certification American Warrior International Close Quarter
Confrontation Conference 2010 Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor (Pressure Points, Anatomical targets, Weakness of the body)
Kyusho Jitsu, Erwin, TN
World Black Belt Bureau Member
Double Dragon Dojo, Johnson City, TN (Style – Isshin – Ryu)
Eastern Kenpo Karate Society, GA. (Style – American Kenpo)
East Tennessee School of Tae Kwon Do, Kingsport, TN (Styles – Tae Kwon DO/KEMPO)
HAWKINS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY SHERIFF
Chief Instructor, 2008-Present Concealed Carry Instructor
Advanced Lead Instructor AWI Instructor ILEETA MEMBER
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department
Kingsport City Police Department
Certified Assistant Instructor from Jim Alley 2008
Kang Rhee – 2007
Awarded Shodan by Dixie Webb in 2007
Awarded Nidan by Prof. Brint Berry in 1999
Awarded Sandan in 2003, Nidan in 1997, and Shodan in 1993
Ranks & Certifications:
Awards & Recognition:
I was introduced to Karate in the early 60’s by the James Bond movies (Bond movies had other good ideas). The “judo” chops and kicks he used to dispatch his enemies ade an impression on me. Much talk was generated in school about Karate.
The only Karate school near my hometown was in Knoxville, Tn. Harold Long had graduated from the same high school that I attended and was well known in my coummunity.A huge problem was that Knoxville was much too far away. The 60 or so miles back then would take nearly 2 hours to drive.That was 4 houurs just driving. Add to that the class time, twice a week and there was not time between school, work, athletics and dating! So the idea was put in the back of my mind.
After high school, I thought the military would be a good place to learn Karate. Wrong! I had 8 hours of hand to hand combat, bayonet traing and pugil stick training but still not Karate. I did have the opportunity to learn various weapon systems, jump from airplanes and spent a year learning survival skills in a combat zone. All useful training but no Karate.
In the early 80’s I was able to finally start learning Karate. My instructors , Robin Kidwell, Jim Murphy and Ed Devalt, were alll trained and very knowledgeable in a style of Karate called Isshin-ryu. It was not like the Bond kind I remembered. We would do exercises and basics for an hour or hour and half then we would do sparing and kata.
Block, punch and kick. Learning katas was way to promotions. Added to that was attendance and sparing. Seems the idea was to keep improving on the basics, done every class, preform katas over and over. Still felt something missing.Also in thoes classes talking and or questions were not allowed.
After a few different schools, couple knee operations and a stroke. I began training with Bill Adams at a local center. He and I had trained as white belts in original dojo, we had taken separate trails since. Still under same instructor lineage.
As this dojo closed, a youngster by the name of Mike Patrick invited us to train with him. Mike had also trained under same lineage as I had but, as I found out, he had expanded his knowledge. Now kata was taught correctly.Weapons were introduced. Real kata bunkai, was taught and something altogether differnt was introduced. Pressure points, Chinese medicine, yin-yang, five elements. Now maybe after 20 years I was learning Karate.In 1998 I attended a Master series taught by the DSI. GM Muncy and GM Moneymker were teaching in Powell Tennessee at GM Wheeler’s dojo. A new world was opend up. There is much more to Karate than punch, block and Kick.
Fast forward to 2015 and I was honored to becoe an Assistant DSI instructor. Now after all these years I had finally reached A Starting Point in the quest to learn Karate.
Military Awards & Designations
I started my Martial Arts Training in Greeneville, Tennessee approximately 33 years ago in the Isshin-Ryu style, which is an Okinawan style, at the early age of 38 years old and still training at the age of 72.
I was promoted to 1st. degree black belt in 1989 by Erwin Mathes.
In 1992 I started my own school called Greeneville Isshin-ryu Academy and became a member of the IIKA International Isshin- ryu Karate Association. The school eventually closed like so many do for different reasons.
Around 1995 I had the good fortune to meet and continue my training with Master Mike Patrick who had a school in the same town.
In 1998 while training with Master Patrick I heard about Grand Master Rick Moneymaker, who was going to have a seminar on pressure points. Now that sounded very interesting. The seminar was being held in Powell Tennessee outside of Knoxville at Master Allen Wheeler’s Isshin-Ryu Dojo. That’s where I met Master Wheeler and became a lifetime member in the OKU.
When I saw Master Moneymaker use the pressure points and drop people to the floor with very little effort blew me away.
Master Moneymaker revealed to us the secrets of martial arts that had not been taught to the average practitioner. I became a white belt again.
My Sensei, Master Patrick, became very knowledgeable in the science of pressure points and how good that was for me to be able to train with someone like him with that knowledge. A Master and Certified Instructor in The Dragon Society in the dojo!
Years of training under the guidance and patience of Master Patrick paid off. I could not have done it without you my Friend and Sensei.
Thank You Sensei Master Mike Patrick.
On October 15 2012 I was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt and Assistant Instructor in the Dragon Society by Grand Master Rick Moneymaker and Grand Master Tom Muncy.
I am proud to belong to such an elite group of instructors and the Dragon Society International Organization who are on the cutting edge in the Martial Arts World.
Thank you Grand Masters Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy
REMEMBER YOU NEVER GET TOO OLD TO LEARN!
Dragon Society International
Lifetime member Okinawa Karate Union
1992 Master Harold Long
1993 Bill ”Superfoot” Wallace
1998 Terry Hill World Champion Muay Thai kick boxer
1998 Master Dennis Brown Shaolin WuShu Tai Chi Chuan
1998 I started attending Dragon Society Seminars and continue to do so
2004 Martial Arts Discovery with Master Mike Patrick, Master Frank Annese, Alex Ormaza and Troy Price
2010 Police Survival and Defense with Carl D. Wilcox PHD and others
2011 Police Survival and Defense with Grand Master Rick Moneymaker
2014 train with reserve police officers
Director, Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai
7th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo
7th Dan Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu
6th Dan US Ju-Jitsu Federation
Combative Flow System Chief Instructor SBK
Student of Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan & Qigong
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Troy J. Price began his Karatedo and Kobudo training in 1982 at the Columbia School of Karatedo West Columbia, SC, under the direction of Hanshi Ridgely Abele. In 1985 he began studying Ju-Jutsu along with his Karatedo training. In 1997 he also began studying Baguazhang and Qigong and in 1999 began studying Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. Mr. Price trains with several nationally and internationally known instructors in the traditional Martial Arts of Karatedo, Ju-Jutsu, Kobudo, Aikido, Kyusho-Jutsu, Judo, Chin-Na, Wing Chun, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan and Qigong.
In 2004 Troy Price was awarded an international instructor’s license to teach Martial Arts worldwide. He is presently doing extensive research on the Kyusho-Jutsu (vital point striking) aspects within Karate and Ju-Jutsu. Mr. Price has authored three books/training manuals on Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu and Kyusho-Jutsu. He has also developed large a DVD series on Combative Flow Training, Kyusho-Jutsu, Karate-Jutsu and Ju-Jutsu.
Troy Price conducts seminars nationally and in Europe. He has helped start Ju-Jutsu programs at Karate schools throughout the southeast. Mr. Price travels and trains throughout the United States, Europe, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He presently serves as the Secretary General for the International Shuri-Te Yudansha-Kai and is the Director of the Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai.
Troy Price is a former member of the USA Karate Federation National Team Pool. He was a member of the first national kata team and second national kumite team to train at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has competed and medalled in many regional, national and international championships, including placing second at the 1985 United States Karate Association (USKA) World Championships.
In September of 1998 Troy Price traveled to Mainland China where he spent 25 days visiting 14 cities and took a 4 day cruise down the Yangzi River. While in China he received instruction in Tai Chi Chuan and had the opportunity to practice Baguazhang and Qigong. During his trip down the Yangzi River he gave a demonstration of his Karatedo and Ju-Jutsu skills to a group of Chinese and foreign tourist.
Director Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai
Secretary General for the Kokusai Shuri-Te Yudansha-Kai
Listed below are some of the martial arts instructors that Troy Price has trained with either via seminars, privately or on a regular basis. (No particular order)
Ridgely Abele, Shuri-Ryu Kartedo, Kobudo & Ju-Jutsu
Robert Trias, Shuri-Ryu Kartedo & Kobudo
John Pachivas, Shuri-Ryu Kartedo
Robert Bowles, Shuri-Ryu Kartedo & Kobudo
Vitus Bilking, Shuri-Ryu Kartedo & Kobudo
Dr. Steven Roensch, Shintoyoshin-Kai Jiu-Jitsu & Shuri-Ryu Karatedo
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Taijiquan, Chin-Na, White Crane & Qigong
Jim Logue, RyuTe Renmai Karate
Taika Seiyu Oyata, RyuTe Renmai Karate
Thomas Muncy, Kyusho-Jutsu, Torite-Jutsu & Kempo Karate
Rick Moneymaker, Kyusho-Jutsu, Torite-Jutsu & Kempo Karate
Paul Cote, Baguazhang & Xingyiquan
Park, Bok Nam, Baguazhang
Doug Perry, Shorin-Ryu Karate
Dan Smith, Shorin-Ryu Karate
Kimo Wall, Goju-Ryu Karate & Kobudo
Carl Wilcox, Kwan Mu Kan Karate, Ju-Justu & Judo
George E. Anderson, Kwan Mu Kan Karate & Ju-Justu
Rick Hernandez, Kuntao, Baguazhang & Xingyiquan
Ramon Lono Ancho, Danzan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu & Judo
Tom Ryan, Danzan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu & Judo
Tom Hudson, Danzan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu
Fumio Toyoda, Aikido
Yoshimitsu Yamada, Aikido
Roger Jarrett, Karatedo, Aikido& Judo
Kiyoshi Yamazaki, JKA Karatedo & Kobudo
Hidetaka Nishiyama, Shotokan Karatedo
Devorah Dometrich, Okinawan Kobudo
Dan Inosanto, Kali & JKD
Francis Fong, Wing Chun
Benny Meng, Ving Tsun
Mark Mills, Wing Chun, Grappling & JKD
Advanced Principles and Combative Applications for the Traditional Martial Arts of Karatedo/Jutsu, Ju-Jutsu, Combative Flow, Kyusho-Jutsu, Chin-Na, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan & Qigong
Purpose and mission is the teaching and development of traditional combative martial arts. We offer seminars, workshops and study groups in the martial arts of Ju-Jutsu, Karate-Jutsu, Combative Flow Training System, Kyusho-Jutsu, Chin-Na, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Qigong and other special subject areas. We offer training media, DVDs, books & instructional manuals in these areas of training.
Take the next step with your martial arts training:
Host or attend a martial arts seminar or class with Kyoshi Troy J. Price or with one of our certified instructors. We conduct seminars throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai seminars, workshops and study groups are designed as a continuing education program to assist the school-head, instructor or student to develop and refine the skills, techniques and theories of combative science within traditional martial arts. Our training is physical as well as academic, with an emphasis on combining physical skills and theories of martial science to gain a practical and effective combative use of martial arts training. If your school or association is interested in hosting a seminar please see our seminar hosting information listed below. We also have numerous affiliated schools and study groups across the USA, see website for more info www.shuritebujutsu.com.
Host a Seminar with Troy J. Price or one of our Instructors at your School:
The Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai conducts seminars & workshops in the United States, Canada and Europe. We would be glad to help your school or organization host a seminar or workshop. We can perform a one-day, two day or three day weekend seminar, with five to seven hours of instruction per day. We also conduct shorter training workshops during the week. The weekday workshops are usually a two to four hour training session. We are happy to tailor the seminar or workshop to fit your needs.
Seminar Planning Services:
To help make hosting a seminar easy and trouble-free, here are some services that we can provide. We can design a seminar flyer for your use, to handout, mail-out and e-mail. Also we can send the flyer out via our e-mail list in your state and surrounding states. We will custom design a seminar certificate of participation for this event with a place for your signature that you can present to each seminar attendee.
Our goal is to make sure that the seminar or workshop is beneficial to you academically as well as financially. We have a vested interest to helping you make this event successful. There are standard fees for conducting a seminar or workshop (per day or multi-day price). Also travel fees may apply depending on location/distance and days traveled. For complete details please contact Troy J. Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-360-7224
Here are some of the subject areas that we can cover at your seminar. Feel free to choose several seminar topics that you are interested in covering.
Karate-Jutsu, Ju-Jutsu, Combative Flow Series Training, Kyusho-Jutsu, Chin-Na & Qigong
Chokes & Neck Controls
Joint Bending/Wrist Locks Series
Arm Bar Series
Finger Locking Series
Leg Locking Series
Cervical/Neck Locking Series
Continuous Striking Methods
Effortless Takedowns & Throws
Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu Fundamentals
Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Fundamentals
Explosive Power Development (Fa-Jin)
Evasive Movements & Circular Footwork
Combative Flow Series with Applications
Ground Pinning & Controlling Techniques
Lightning Fast Whipping Body Movements
Leg Trapping Methods & Leg Destructions
Yin & Yang Continuous Multiple Point Striking
Escaping Methods from various Grabs and Holds
Goshin-Jutsu-Kata: Practical Self-Defense Methods
Entering, Blocking, Redirecting & Trapping Methods
Chin-Na: (Seize, Control, Immobilize & Incapacitate)
Transitioning and Countering Techniques (Kaeshi-Waza)
Vital Striking Fundamentals and Techniques (Atemi-Waza)
Practical Defenses from Weapons Attacks (Gun and/or Knife)
Qigong: Internal Energy Training for Health & Martial Arts Power
Kyusho-Jutsu: (Vital Points) Pressure Point Locations & Proper Methods of Attack
Martial Science: The Study of Natural Body Motion as applied in Combat & Self-Defense
And Much More
Ranks & Certifications:
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