Paul Vunak Seminar Las Vegas


Paul Vunak was in Las Vegas for the Martial Arts Super Show held at the Rio on 7/ 21~ 7/23 and had time to do a Seminar on his expolsive martial art of JKD/KALI. His seminar was hosted by Krav Maga instructor Donavin Britt and was held at his school on Sahara Ave.

Paul and I go way back to the mid 80’s. I was introduced to him through Dan Inosanto. I trained with Paul before and after his commission with Navy Seal Team Six. In the early 90’s I hosted seminars for Paul with Dion Ricardo in and around Chicago Il. Paul has always maintained a fighters apporach to combat and keeping it real is the heart of his PFS Philosophy. It was nice seeing him again, after so many years and I wish him, Tom Cruse and Harrinder the very best. For more information on future seminars and trainning camps go to

Kali Crossing Into The WWE Through Dave Batista

The Filipino Martial Arts have crossed many lines, movies, football,  special law enforcement groups and the military. So by no surprise, why not the WWE. The individual bringing it to center ring, is none other than big Dave Batista. Batista is a body builder, actor, but best known for his time in the WWE. Dave is also a Filipino who has found an interest in Filipino Martial Arts and is working on fighting in the UFC. He currenty trains with Marrese Crump who is also a martial artist and actor. Dave is training different styles of  martial arts for the octagon but seems to have a passion for FMA. All I can say is good luck to him in his UFC interested and it is great that he is training and promoting the Kali.

Mareese Crump and Dave Batista

Wai Lun Choi Seminar Las Vegas

Grand Master of the  Liu Ho Pa Fa system of Kung-Fu, Wai Lun Choi will be in Las Vagas on the 6th and 7th of Aug. The seminar will be hosted by Sifu  Dan Tafoya and will be held at the Gardens Park in Summerlin. Contact Dan at (702) 592-6949 for all the details regarding the seminar. I had the privilege of meeting Master Choi back in 1980 at the Peak Congress hotel in Chicago, during a demonstration of his martial art of Liu Ho Pa Fa. At the time I was a  student under sifu Jack Soderberg and it was he who invited me to meet his Master. Wai Lun Choi is by far an expert in Kung Fu.

In the early 80’s Dan Inosanto trained with Master Choi as a private student. One day I ask Guro Dan what he thought of Master Choi and his Kung Fu. Dan said to me ” Rich I rate him in the top 5″ So I said, Dan, that is a nice complement for top 5 in the U.S.A. Inosanto look at me and said, “no Rich, he is in the top 5 in the world”.

In 1971, Wai Lun Choi, as part of the Hong Kong delegation, participated in the Southeast Asian Hand-to-Hand Martial Arts Tournament. This was the premier martial tournament lasting eight days. On the fourth day of competition, Wai Lun would go up against the reining champion, Wong Chai Leung, nickname “Crazy Horse”. A reporter for the Singapore News described the intensity of the fight. “Choi’s strikes were resounding over the audience making each move a potential lethal end to this competition”

Taken from Wai Lun Choi’s Bio.

GM Wai Lun Choi