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FINDING THE TRUTH

FINDING THE TRUTH

By Benjamin Myers
We are all looking for something, this podcast is a platform for the people with the answers to our questions.

"Ever since I was a child, I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."

-Sigung Bruce Lee
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Simon Morrell: Author of From Bullied to Black Belt, An Everyday Warrior and My Fear, Your Fear. Talks about giving back and using your trauma to help those in need.

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Dr. Sheila Boysen Master Coach: Master Coaching, Powerful Questioning and E-Charisma.
Dr. Sheila Boysen is here to help you hone your online presence. She is an Associate Professor and program designer for the Organizational Leadership Department at Lewis University. She is Certified Master Coach through the International Coaching Federation and author, specializing in leadership development and coaching. She facilitates clients in realization of positive change, as a leader across multiple industries she brings a blend of corporate leadership and team dynamics into her professorship at Lewis University. She also offers coaching services and hosts a podcast for professional development.  The Professional Success Podcast — Professional Success Coaching
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February 18, 2021
Sifu Neal Ripski on the "Mother Palms" and their therapeutic applications
Neil Ripski is an international workshop provider in Chinese martial arts and thought. His experience with different styles gives a unique perspective on the shared principles between the arts.  Internal martial artist of Xinyi, Bagua, and Taiji Quan as well as Zuiquan, and shaolin 18 Lohan Palm. Neil now focuses on the personal internal transformations possible through Chinese training methods.
51:36
February 11, 2021
Joe Saunders on the finer points of communication and how to save yourself and the ones you love from conflict
Joe Saunders is a violence management expert and the host of the Managing Violence Podcast, where he has had the opportunity to interview the world’s foremost authorities on self-protection, violence prevention and post-incident considerations. He specializes in the use of “the martial art of communication” – a modern, wholistic take on de-escalation for use by both regular citizens and law enforcement/security personnel. You can learn more about Joe and his podcast at www.violencepod.com
01:18:12
February 4, 2021
Jamie Clubb: Science, Geoff Thompson, Archie Moore and more
Jamie Clubb grew up in a three centuries old travelling circus and showman family. He began his fascination with martial arts over 30 years ago. Over that time he has trained in a wide range of martial arts working initially in professional performance and then extensively in self-protection. He is a huge advocate of martial arts cross training, working a lot in combat sports, especially modern MMA, but - being an avid historian - has always maintained respect for the traditional arts. He has instructorships in multiple disciplines and created his own approach to martial arts and self-protection, Clubb Chimera Martial Arts. These days he is known for his writing, his cross-training approach, his realistic teaching children's self-protection and his strong advocacy of critical thinking as a learning tool.
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January 30, 2021
Randy King: What is wrong with the self defense business? And, how to fix it.
Randy King is an accomplished, impactful, internationally acclaimed business man mentor, public speaker, author and globe-trotting father.
01:22:17
January 25, 2021
J'Marie Moore daughter of famous light heavyweight boxer Archie Moore begins a series of interview about her father.
Vice President LBF Legends Boxing Foundation, Women’s Boxing Worldwide At first. J’Marie Moore tried to deny her life's blood. She worked as a flight attendant in the Pacific North West for over a decade, she did everything she could to put boxing out of her mind. Eventually she gave up trying to convince herself that the brutality wasn’t for her. However in this first of a series of interview we will be talking about the life and legacy of her father Archie Moore. 
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January 14, 2021
Dr. Igor Zilberman: Mindfulness, Calories, Fitness but Most of All Coffee
 Dr.  Zilberman emigrated from Ukraine to the US to become a physician of neurology. He is a long time student of martial arts. He has always had a focus  on resilience. A student of toughness both mental and physical, he has become increasingly focused over the years on our ability to self maintain and self heal.
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December 27, 2020
Mary Stevens: On Outreach, Cultural Inertia and White Privilege
When she is not working on Indian projects, she is writing children’s books and Teaching Karate. She is Project manager for FairFight.nl in India. An NGO which empowers vulnerable young women through martial arts training. Lately she has been pushing the boundaries in India beyond martial arts training per se because we can reach more women faster if we also teach specialist self protection interventions. The goals are to work alongside communities to supply support and training. Her blog on the project - is linked here https://fairfightvaranasi.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/this-is-indias-worst-disease-and-we-need-to-fix-it-before-even-more-women-are-hurt-leena-child-rape-victim/ Mary@athenakarate.com Athena School of Karate – Adapt, persist, overcome! (mymamembers.com)
01:44:18
December 24, 2020
Pamela Armitage: Wellness, it's more than yoga and hot baths...
Pam is the Chief Impact Officer at Study Of Violence,  a free online educational site full of free online courses on violence prevention and defense. She is a trauma informed self defense and yoga instructor. She is also a trauma informed educator who holds train the trainer programs for self defense and yoga teachers, showing them how to adopt trauma informed approaches and methods in their classes.
59:10
December 20, 2020
Ray Johnson of 77 Alpha training solutions. Talks Training Bodyguards, Pro Skateboarding and Military Life
• Survival Equipment Specialist/Combat Control Team (CCT) Parachute Rigger • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (CBRN) Warfare Instructor • NBC Training NCO responsible for 5,000 military and civilian personnel • Camouflage Concealment and Deception (CCD) Instructor • Major Accident Response Command and Control (peacetime operations) • Combat Readiness Force (CRF) (OPFOR) Aggressor Team Member • Deployed to Middle East for Desert Storm/Desert Shield • AO: Bahrain, Dhahran, Riyadh as (NBC) Technician/Command Post Operator • Provided perimeter security for base and convoy operations • Nuclear Sniffer Team Member (USAFE) • Held government TS clearance while on active duty Civilian: • NRALE Firearms Instructor (10 yrs.) • Senior Instructor ESSGlobalCorp (EPS) (8 yrs.) • ASP Instructor 2014 - ASP Instructor Trainer 2018 • Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW) Instructor • Threat Assessment & Advance Tactics • Anti-Terrorism Officer Instructor • Bomb Threat Assessment (IED/VBIED) • ASP Certified Baton/Handcuff/Tactical flashlight Instructor • Tactics and mindset pre/post violent encounter instructor • NRALE Pistol, Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor • Range Safety Officer • S2 Security Institute Alumni • ESS Global EP Alumni • ESS Global Advance Tactics • State Certified D, G, DI, and K Licensed Instructor • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) • Defensive Edged Weapons, Gun Takeaway Certified • Security Team Member for various national and international ministries • Class A (CDL) Hazmat • Clean MVR • Certified CPR/First Aid BLS TCCC Instructor • Corporate security/Church Consulting and team builder
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December 19, 2020
Neil Andrew Ripski (Neil The Kung Fu Guy) a Fascinating Discussion on the Therapeutic Application of Bagua Archetypes
Neil Ripski is an international workshop provider in Chinese martial arts and thought. His experience with different styles gives a unique perspective on the shared principles between the arts.  Internal martial artist of Xinyi, Bagua, and Taiji Quan as well as Zuiquan, and shaolin 18 Lohan Palm. Neil now focuses on the personal internal transformations possible through Chinese training methods.
01:10:53
December 18, 2020
Simon Morrell: Author of From Bullied to Black Belt, An Everyday Warrior and My Fear, Your Fear. Talks about giving back and using your trauma to help those in need.
7th Dan Black Belt, Krvav Maga Defensive Tactics, Kickboxing & Practical Karate (British Combat Association under Peter Consterdine). Senior Self Protection Instructor (B.C.A.). B.A.W.A. Freestyle Wresting Coach. Chief Instructor, Fight Fortress Complete Combatives. C.QC. Instructor. Former full contact fighter and national competitor. Award winning author, From Bullied to Black Belt and An Everyday Warrior. Public speaker. Krav Maga Kickboxing North Wales | Www.simonmorrell.com  Simon Morrell (@simonmorrellkm) • Instagram photos and videos Simon Morrell | Facebook
01:14:17
December 17, 2020
Lyte Burly: 52 blocks the Art of Defense, developed in the streets and prisons of the USA...the whole story.
Master Lyte Burly has been practicing various Martial Arts styles with a heavy focus on Boxing for over 3 decades. He applies his knowledge daily by sparring with practitioners from different styles and backgrounds, one of a few Masters that are always willing to put on the gloves to spar with strangers. He has put in thousands of hours of training and continues to do so. His students has won local competitions as well as The Golden Gloves. Here are some of the styles he has practiced: Tai Chi, Hsing Yi, Pa Kua Chang, Wing Chun, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling. 52 blocks is an Art of Defense, a Martial Art that was developed in the streets and prisons of the USA. It is a Martial Art that places a heavy focus on defense utilizing blocks, elbow strikes, feints, sound distortion and many other tactics that play into defense. Lyte Burly is one of the top most prominent figures of 52 Blocks and has been developing and teaching this system in NYC for well over a decade. Charley Burly | Facebook Lyte Burly 52 Blocks – Page 49 – Learn The Art of Defense! 52 Blocks Dirty Boxing | Martial Arts Academy Online (learn-martialarts.com)
01:52:07
December 16, 2020
Guru Billy Brown: Keep it Simple. Life Lessons through face lacerations, barroom brawls, torn quads, severed thumbs and blood, so much blood.
GURO Billy Brown  has been involved in the Martial Arts for most of his life, starting with his father at the very young age of 3. Having since trained in and researched many different styles and systems, he was teaching at the young age of 14 and was teaching professionally by age 16. In 1999 he founded Progressive Martial Arts Training Systems. He is also the founder of the world renown Counter Assault Tactics Program, which is dedicated to training Civilians, Women Only, Business Professionals and Law Enforcement officers in realistic and effective personal protection skills. ​ Spending 20 years of his life working club doors and private security, his real world experience is vast and this gives him a rare teaching element of reality that MOST martial arts instructors do not have. This has led many law enforcement and military units to his door as well as presented him the opportunity to work many Private Security details for people like Brooks and Dunn and George Jones. His Woman's Counter Assault Tactics Program is known throughout the U.S. as being the most effective, yet easy to learn course available to date. And his Stand On Violence Against Women Is Legendary. Seeing the weaknesses of the current self defense courses and schools for both civilians and tactical professionals, he sought to form another unique organization that was highly innovative and just ahead of the curve. So, in 2009, DefendUSA/ Adaptive Combatives was born!
01:16:60
December 14, 2020
Dr Dale Dugas. Sunday Wellness with Dr. Dale Dugas: Managing Stress, Bridging the Eastern/Western medicine Gap with Science and Keeping the Yang up
Dr. Dugas attended the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest school of Chinese Medicine in the USA. He earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine(MAOM). Following graduation, he passed his national board exams for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He was subsequently granted Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) status from The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture Medicine (NCCAOM), and recently was granted licensure in Florida as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Physician. Dr. Dugas sees patients at Body Mechanix Acupuncture located in New Port Richey at 5623 US Hwy 19 Suite 103 34652. For Acupuncture Services call him at (727) 232-6568. . Dr. Dugas’ interest in Asian medicinal practices arose in his early teens and throughout the late 1980s, while he was living in Northern Japan. He lived in Northern Japan through the 90s. During this time, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Earlham College, his focus on Japanese Studies. Dr. Dugas also is well known as a Master Dit Da Jow Brewer. Dit Da Jow are transdermal herbal liniments used for pain and recovery. Contact Dr. Dugas for more information on how you can utilize these liniments in your health care practice and/or martial arts school. Currently he is continues his study of Master Tung Acupuncture as well as training in South Mantis Gung Fu. He looks forward to furthering research on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Martial Arts(Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai), Indonesian Martial Arts, Tieh Sha Zhang Gong (Iron Palm) and Tieh Bu Shan Gong (Iron Vest) training, Shuai Jiao(Chinese Wrestling) and Kam Na/Chin-Na (Throwing and Grappling) and Dit Da Ke (Chinese trauma medicine). For more information on the Old Time Kung Fu programs Dr. Dugas offers through public and private instruction, please visit http://www.oldtimekungfu.com Dr. Dugas offers Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine services at Body Mechanix Acupuncture located at 5404 Main Street New Port Richey, FL 34652 or at your home. For more information call (727) 232-6568. You can also email dr.dale@daledugas.com
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December 13, 2020
Kelly Whelan-Enns on the Medical Benefits of Circle Walking.
Head Instructor at Legendary Living Arts - Qigong & Baguazhang Basics, Kettlebell Steel Mace & Clubs 35yrs Martial Arts Qigong Meditation Bagua Xinyi Taiji. A Yoga enthusiast since the age of four, Sifu Kelly Whelan-Enns has studied and trained in Qigong and Eastern physical and meditation disciplines since before 1989. Growing up with chronic asthma that landed him in the hospital on numerous occasions, his interest in the healing arts began at a very young age.  In 1983, at the age of eight, Kelly began training in western boxing and Japanese Judo. 1989 was the year year Sifu Kelly learned his first formal set of qigong the Eight Pieces of Brocade - and never looked back.  In 1992 Kelly began studying Kenpo Karate, and Yang Style Taijiquan.  In 2002, he began the physical study of Baguazhang and Yiquan. In 2003 he began studying Chen style Taijiquan and Henan Xingyiquan Lui He Quan through Eric Tuttle.  In 2004, Kelly received STOTT Pilates Instructor training.  In 2013, after years of playing around with Escrima, Kelly trained at the famous Cacoy Doces Pares HQ in Cebu, Philippines. He now offers basics classes in this amazing traditional Philippino art. His teacher in Cebu at the Doce Pares HQ was Chuck Canete. Sifu Kelly has trained extensively in Jiang style Baguazhang alongside Gao and Yin Fu styles. He currently trains in and teaches the rare Ma Gui style of Baguazhang and teaches Women's Self Defence classes incorporating drills from Taijiquan, Xingyi Liu He Quan and Baguazhang. Sifu Kelly's current teacher is Andrea Falk.  His past teachers include Eric Tuttle, Zhonghua Chen, Mike Bagwell and Phillip Chan, a student of Lee Yng Arn and Chuck Canete of Doce Pares HQ in Cebu. Before learning Qigong, Sifu Whelan-Enns was severely hypoglycemic, had asthma, bronchitis, and many food allergies. Training. practice and teaching time since the first Wudang Qigong workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba exceeds 30,000+ hours. Kelly has been teaching publicly for over 15 years.
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December 11, 2020
Asphalt Anthropology: A completely Different Take. What makes Beverly Baker observer of violence dynamics woman with wanderlust do things so differently than everyone else.
Beverly Baker began her education as a girl who was just born wild at heart. She has dodged peril and outwitted threats on the streets of many major cities across American, Europe, the former Eastern Bloc and Southern Africa. She has developed and taught personal safety courses for LAPD's Community Police Academy, corporations, LA's Skid Row, women’s shelters, colleges/universities, public school districts and the general public for 20 years. She holds a 2nd Dan black belt in Cha Yon Ryu martial arts, and over the past 30 years has studied various martial arts including traditional Asian arts, Krav Maga and boxing. She currently trains in judo. Beverly is a volunteer escort at a healthcare clinic where she observes and physically manages the principles of conflict on the front lines where politics and religion collide. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA with a focus in digital media management. website: https://www.metrofinishschool.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/asphalt_anthropology/ (reading list): Representation Matters: Women's Voices in Self-Defense: https://www.metrofinishschool.com/post/representation-matters-women-s-voices-in-self-defense Newsletter sign-up: https://www.metrofinishschool.com/contact
01:04:26
December 8, 2020
Asphalt Anthropology: Beverly Baker on Why There is No One Way to Drill and Teach.
She has developed and taught personal safety courses for LAPD's Community Police Academy, corporations, LA's Skid Row, women’s shelters, colleges/universities, public school districts and the general public for 20 years. 
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December 7, 2020
Raul Espnosa: Life Coach and world traveler who has visited over 40 countries. A global consultant and and visual storyteller for conscious brands/impactors who support their community to thrive.
Founder of LiveLOUD Photo, Video, & Consulting. Featured on National Geographic, The New York Times, The Sun, and more. As an activist and Life Coach, Raul has traveled over 40 countries worldwide consulting and storytelling for conscious brands/impactors who are supporting their community to thrive. His mission is to spread the good around the world by bridging together cinematic artistry, storytelling, and powerful messages. Find him at... http://www.liveloud.co/
48:47
December 3, 2020
Debi Steven: Protecting and training young women. Building empathy in young men.
Debi Steven, Founder and CEO of Action Breaks Silence Debi has a unique approach to gender-based violence, she is a survivor of child sexual abuse, a 6th Dan in  Shotokan karate who hosts World Karate Championships but firmly believes that martial arts is NOT self defense; and has recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Women and Child Abuse from: Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University is recognized as a  center of excellence, with an international reputation for research, evaluation, training and consultancy.  CWASU has a vibrant postgraduate culture; the unit was the first in Europe to run the Woman and Child Abuse  MA. Debi is driven by her a vision that all women and girls should be empowered and live their lives fear of the fear  of gender-based violence. An ardent believer that to stop gender-based violence a community approach is  needed, with this in mind Debi has developed the Action Breaks Silence Community Intervention to Stop  Violence Against Women and Girls. Conscious of the magnitude of GBV international Debi approached schools as micro-communities and to have a  bigger chance of changing attitudes and behaviors started at primary schools’ level of educate. The Action  Breaks Silence longitudinal intervention engages, educates and empowers primary school girls, boys and youth to become active bystanders to stop GBV. She is rated as one of the top Empowerment through Self-Defense trainers in the world and one of very few  people in the ‘self-defense industry’ that firmly beliefs young boys and men need to included when looking for  solutions to end Violence against women and girls and the LGBTQ+ Community. In July 2013, she founded Action Breaks Silence UK and in 2016, she founded Action Breaks Silence South  Africa to deliver the Action Breaks Silence Community Intervention FREE of charge to marginalized  communities in London, South Africa and India. The Action Breaks Silence Community Education Intervention  delivers The charity has already delivered these programs to over 65,000 participants in the UK, India, South Africa,  the Dutch Caribbean and trained nearly 200 instructors internationally. Awards and nominations 2015 Debi was named as a recipient of an International Women of Change Award. 2016 Point of Light by PM David Cameron in 2016 for service to the community. 2018 Debi was named as one of the World’s Top 100 Trail Blazers 2018. 2018 Won European Diversity Award - Inspirational Role Model. 2018 Action Breaks Silence won the National Diversity Award for Gender 2020 Action Breaks Silence was shortlisted for Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize and Centre for Women's  Justice awards
02:06:39
December 1, 2020
Debi Steven: The Tsunami of Need.
WHAT IS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE? Gender-based violence is "violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately. It includes acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty." (UN Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, ‘General Recommendations No 19’). By teaching girls to be empowered and boys to feel empathy, our work ensures sustainable changes in attitudes, reconnecting communities through a united wish to care about the wellbeing and safety of others.
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November 30, 2020
Rich Dimitri Part 2: What it means to be nice. And, what to do when it’s time not to be nice.
Born in 1969, Richard Dimitri began his martial arts at the age of six. By the age of 21, he’d acquired instructor certifications and black belts in several forms of martial arts, combative, and self-defense disciplines. This martial arts education led him into various careers spanning over two decades in the fields of private, public and corporate security, surveillance, countersurveillance, bodyguarding for high-profile clients in Canada, the US, Europe, and Mexico. Richard is the Chief Architect at Studium Violentiae. Today Richard focuses on teaching and evolving his Masterclasses, specifically designed courses diving deeper into the applications of Violence Prevention and Defense tactics.
01:26:49
November 26, 2020
Neil Andrew Ripski (Neil The Kung Fu Guy) a Fascinating Discussion on the Therapeutic Application of Kung Fu Archetypes
Neil Ripski is an international workshop provider in Chinese martial arts and thought. His experience with different styles gives a unique perspective on the shared principles between the arts.  Internal martial artist of Xinyi, Bagua, and Taiji Quan as well as Zuiquan, and shaolin 18 Lohan Palm. Neil now focuses on the personal internal transformations possible through Chinese training methods.
01:22:07
November 23, 2020
Richard Dimitri: My History, Mind, Motivations, What Anchors Me and why The Self Defense Industry is Broken. PART 1: of 2
Richard Dimitri born in 1969,  at the age of 6 he began his martial arts training.  By the age of 21, he had acquired instructor certifications and black belts in several forms of martial arts, combative, and self-defense disciplines. This martial arts education led him into various careers spanning over two decades in the fields of private, public and corporate security, surveillance, countersurveillance, bodyguarding for high-profile clients in Canada, the US, Europe, and Mexico. Richard is the Chief Architect at Studium Violentiae. https://studyofviolence.com/about/ Today Richard focuses on teaching and evolving his Masterclasses, specifically designed courses diving deeper into the applications of Violence Prevention and Defense tactics.
01:33:12
November 19, 2020
Pamela Armitage: Its About the Trauma, not the Technique.
Pam is the Chief Impact Officer at Study Of Violence,  a free online educational site full of free online courses on violence prevention and defense. She is a trauma informed self defense and yoga instructor. She is also a trauma informed educator who holds train the trainer programs for self defense and yoga teachers, showing them how to adopt trauma informed approaches and methods in their classes.
01:24:41
November 17, 2020
Geoff Thompson: excavates the themes of his new book “Notes from a Factory Floor.”
From the world of revealed martial arts to the hidden realms of Budo, Geoff Thompson explores his roots and his path with interviewer Ben Myers.  He goes deeply into his history and ultimate transcendence of violence. And his path to self-realization. 
02:04:01
November 13, 2020
Sprituality, Psychology, Tools and Tactics with Julien Masson
Julien Masson, is the creator and lead instructor of Adrenaline Combatives a reality-based self-defense platform that focuses on every aspect of self protection. The system is specifically designed to prepare the average person mentally emotionally and physically to deal with the worst case scenario of interpersonal violence. He is dynamic, explosive, and direct, in his approach. He can be reached at urbancombatscience@gmail.com, on his Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/Adrenaline-Combatives-105286997527601/ and he can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMeMRrqC07eFjX2iJfaqW8w
02:41:46
November 2, 2020
Sifu Patrick Marcil and The Art Bashing Heads, Lethwei
Sifu Patrick Marcil, of Fang Shen Do, is the trainer of World Lethwei Champion Dave Leduc. He is head insturctor and MMA coach at Patenaude Martial Arts Casselman.  In the words of "King" Leduc "Patenaude Martial Arts Casselman is the BEST kickboxing and MMA school, period. Undoubtedly, it was thanks to PMA Patenaude Martial Arts Casselman that I won the golden belt in Myanmar!" -Dave "The Nomad" LeducLethwei Open Weight World Champion His Sifu was Jacques Patenaude. Who was a student of James W. Demile from 1975 to 1979 ( promoted to black belt instructor) and remained in his organization until 1991. Sifu Patrick Marcil's art is always evolving. He studiww grappling with Judo Gene lebell and Gokor as well as various Kali instructors to this day. Always seeking to strenthen his game. 
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October 8, 2020