Hall of the Masters

Those who have shared knowledge with me (roughly in order of elder status)

James Wing Woo (R.I.P. 27 August 2014) – One of the most influential people in 20th century martial arts. Appeared in Lethal Weapon 4, Replacement Killers, etc.
Wing Woo’s teachings rebooted my tai chi and made a lasting impression on all of my stance transitions and posture. I was lucky to have been the last student he took on.
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Jianhua Guo – Championship Martial Arts Academy. Previous head coach, Wuhan Institute, China.
Master Gou provided my traditional oldschool  martial arts education.

*Daniel Pesina – Senior instructor, Mortal Kombat’s Jonny Cage, Scorpion, SubZero, etc. Now owns and operates his own school. Danny informed much of my weapon and group presentation work.
Daniel-Pesina

*Tony Marquez – Senior instructor, Mortal Kombat‘s Kung Lao. Now owns and operates his own school, EKF.
Tony was the world-class forms guy who set an example for me by taking a legitimate interest in combat sports.tony-marquez

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Arthur D’Agostino – 7th Generation Praying Mantis Master under Grand Master Pui Chan and founder of Jade Mountain (named after 5th Generation Lee Kwan Shan); accomplished Freestyle Wrestler.
Sifu Art’s Jade Mountain brand of Wah Lum Praying Mantis was my stylized choice of traditional martial arts.
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Taimak – Champion kickboxer, Actor, Jiu-jitsu expert, Trainer, sometimes Pro-wrestler.
Taimak’s influence provided a more power oriented-brand striking and especially traditional kicking technique.
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Rueben Langdon – Producer, MoCap artist, Voiceover artist, Stuntman, Choreographer, Actor, Model, Documentarian.
Lungbin provided my formal education in fighting for film and acting for action.
Rueben-Langdon

Li Jing – Wushu coach, Stunt performer. Celebrity trainer. Owns and operates Wushu Star .
Li Jing updated my Chinese martial arts and Praying Mantis.
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Blaise Fitzgerald – Wrestling coach, Tae Kwon Do Master, owns and operates Burbank Tae Kwon Do.
Blaise offered an understanding of wrestling and many freestyle sparring opportunities.
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Alfo, Sevok, Christine, Edmond at Glendale Fighting Club
Pro tips and how to build combos from a gym with no less than three UFC fighters in attendance every day.

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