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
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.
- 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