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Soke Eric Breuer

Soke Eric Breuer

Master Eric Breuer Heir to Rossi Kuntao System int.. Founder: Chun Kuk Moo Sul (Universal Martial Art) and Universal Fighting Arts Fellowship. Master Eric Breuer has been a student of the martial arts since early 1970....

Grand Master Joe Rossi

Grand Master Joe Rossi

Kun Tao Grand Master Joe Rossi was a WWII hero, one of 69 to graduate the first U.S. military commando class. He was assigned to a Filipino jungle survival expert who became his Kun Tao master. Grand Master Rossi, already...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

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Eric and Long time friend World Kickboxing Champion JOE LEWIS

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday

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Orlando Martial Arts

ORLANDO MARTIAL ARTS
64 Ewin Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708 (United States)

vchenz@ntplx.net

(203) 573-0045

We specialize in practical self-defense instruction. Our style, as taught by Orlando Martial Arts, is a comprehensively blended mix of: Moo Duk Kwan-Tang Soo Do & Tae Kwon Do, combat Jiu-Jitsu, American Kenpo, Aikido, Koppo Tai-Jitsu, Taiji Chin Na, Filipino Kun Tao, American Free-Style Karate and American Street Fighting.

Our training style blends tradition with the most effective training concepts and techniques, to form a diverse and comprehensive, practical self-defense training system, to fit the needs of today’s world.

The credentials of our teaching staff are as follows:

  • Master Vincent A. Orlando – 4rth degree black belt
    • 30 years of martial arts experience
  • Mr. Joseph P. Orsini – 3rd degree black belt
    • 13 years of martial arts experience 
  • Mr. Paul J. Orsini – 2nd degree black belt
    • 13 years of martial arts experience
  • Mr. Ian Ahnee – 2nd degree black belt
    • 10 years of martial arts experience

Orlando Martial Arts is a proud member of:
Universal Fighting Arts Fellowship International (UFAFI)
Rossi Kun Tao System International
United States Martial Arts Association
Valadez Kenpo Association

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Gelinas Martial Arts Systems International HQ


Gelinas Martial Arts Systems International HQ
178 Milford Street Extension
Plainville CT 06062
Instructor: Hanshi Robert “NIKO” Gelinas 8th Dan
World Recognized / Certified Self Defense Expert

kajukidosoke@yahoo.com

(860) 747-2136 or (203) 232-5410

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Charter UFAFI and Rossi Kuntao System First Annual Seminar

Well, it was here and gone way to soon!!

The first UNIVERSAL FIGHTING ARTS FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL seminar was a huge success. On the weekend of June 28th a number of respected Masters and Black Belts met in Estero Florida. The purpose? To establish the requirements for the UFAFI as a parent organization to its members styles. Soke Eric Breuer taught some Rossi Kuntao System techniques. They are as devastating as they are fast. UFAFI, National Training Director, Grand Master, Ventura Silva instructed attendees on the UFAFI’s first kata called Hunan Poomse. This kata is designed for testing to 1st degree black belt. It incorporates all of the basic blocks, strikes kicks and stances. It is Truly unique. It was also established that the UFAFI would be different than most martial art organizations in that it is for BLACK BELTS ONLY! And that it will except all styles. Also that the promotional requirements would be based on the UFAFI’s special kata designed to each Black Belt rank up to forth degree. In the self defense portion, any technique that worked would be acceptable as long as it includes the following – Block or Redirect, Strike or Kick, Take Down or Lock and a Follow Up. Sparring will be of light contact with groin and legs (above the knee) legal targets. Take-downs and Grappling are also, allowed. Henshi, Rob Gelinas suggested that next year time blocks be set aside for each of the Masters to teach a portion of their art. This idea was highly accepted and is already being looked forward to.

Soke Breuer stated that he is happy at the attendance of this years event. “It was kept small by design so that we could get some administrative work done as well. Over 75% of those personally invited attended. We look forward to a slightly larger seminar next year. But, It will be enormously more diverse.”

GROUP PHOTO: Seated from Left to Right – Henshi Rob Gelinas (Kajukido Kenpo Ryu), Grand Master Ventura Silva (Tang Do Kwan), Soke Eric Breuer (Rossi Kuntao System), Master Vincent Delucia (UMAKA Kenpo), Mr. Steve Casamento (American Kenpo).
Standing: Tom Grassi (American Kenpo), Mr. Ian Ah Nee (Chun Kuk Moo Sul), Master Vincent Orlando (Chun Kuk Moo Sul), Mr.Jamie Stuart (Kajukido Kenpo Ryu) and Mr. Joe Orsini (Chun Kuk Moo Sul).

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Announcing the Charter UFAFI and Rossi Kuntao System First Annual Seminar

Date: 06-28-07 to 07-01-07
Place: Fountain Lakes Community Center
Fountain Lakes Blvd
Estero, Fl. 33928

This seminar is for like minded, Independent, Black Belts of any style. Our focus at this seminar will be on cross training the Rossi Kuntao System and our Chun Kuk Moo Sul black belt kata #1. While at dinner we will discuss the direction of where we want the UNIVERSAL FIGHTING ART FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL and the CKMS to go. We look forward to having as much in put as we can. So far we have Grand Master Ventura Silva and several of his Black Belts signed up. He will be teaching our CKMS kata #1. We also have Master Robert Gelinas, Master Vincent Orlando, several of their black belts. Also, Kenpo Master Vincent Delucia may be joining us.  This will be an event NOT to Miss!!!

Cost for the seminar is $100.00. Trasportation, Food and Lodging are seperate. I suggest the BEST WESTERN SPRINGS RESORT in Fort Myers. They are the closest and least expensive. Their Phone is :  239-267-7900. Plus, others have already booked there. So, there is a good opportunity to bond. That is why I left ample free time in our schedule. Formal training will run Friday to Sunday, 1 to 4 pm in our Community Center. We may also train off hours near one of our lakes. Or, Individualy near the hotel.

You can take this time to visit South West Florida to explore the area, Site See, Boat, Fish and Work Out. There will be ample time for all!!

Please let me know if you wish to attend by sending a $50.00 deposit by May 31st. Or, at least email your ententions to ericbreuer@worldblackbelt.com. Or, you can call 239-992-3782.

I Hope to See You June 28th to July 1st   ’07

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Master Romain Staples

Master Romain Staples is awarded the title of SOKE (Head of Family) by the Universal Fighting Arts Fellowship. Soke Breuer who was on conference call during the Presentation by Masters Vin Orlando, Ernie Brunelli and Ronnie Russell. Soke Breuer stated that “This is a long over do recognition for Soke Staples. He has contributed GREATLY to the martial arts and community in general. Soke Staples has always been supportive of everyone and has never asked for anything in return.” Soke Staples said he was Honored to receive this title and it will be displayed in a place of high prominence for all to see.

Left: Soke Romain Staples displays his new Title and UFAFI patch.

Below: Black belts in attendence from Left to Right Back Row: IAN AH NEE 2nd dan, Master Vincent Orlando 5th dan, Soke Romain Staples, Master Ernest Brunelli 7th dan, Master Ronald Russel 8th dan. Also the rest of the Orlando Martial Arts School!!!

The term SOKE means Head Of Family. Such as a Father or Grand Father would be. As used in its martial art terminology, SOKE is a title without BELT RANK. He is a founder of his own system or leader of a “Family” system. Therefore, a SOKE can promote up to 10th dan in his own style.

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KUN TAO Philipino Fist Art
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In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines. Magellan did not know how the native tribes would receive him and his crew, and he decided to land on an uninhabited island, later known as Homonhou. Once his crew had recouped from their long journey, Magellan decided to explore other islands. During his travels, Magellan became friends with a local Rajah named Kalumbu. With the help of Kalumbu, Magellan and-his crew went on to discover many of the islands of the Philippine chain.

Magellan was able to convert Rajah Kalumbu, his wife and 500 of his tribe to Christianity. With this new conversion, Magellan gave Kalumbu power to rule over all the islands in the name of Spain. Magellan brought all of the Rajah’s together for a conference. With a show of military prowess Magellan informed the Rajahs of Kalumbu’s new position. Most agreed to cooperate, however, one stood against them. His name was Rajah Lapu-Lapu, ruler of the island of Mactan.

Magellan believed that the spears, swords, daggers and sticks of Lapu·Lapu’s tribe would be of no match for his muskets. Thus, Magellan and Kalumbu went to war on the island of Mactan. Soon, much to Magellan’s dismay, he learned Lapu-Lapu was more formidable than expected. Lapu-Lapu and his wariors had great confidence in their Artting-Anting (magic amulets), Kali (use of weapons) and KunTau (fist way).

For the first time in the history of Philippine martial arts, they were used to defend their homeland from an invading force. Legend has it that Magellan died on the shores of Mactan at the hands of Lapu-Lapu in a fierce hand-to-hand battle. This pitted Magellan’s sword against Lapu-Lapu’s rattan stick. Magellan’s army also suffered defeat at the hands of Lapu-Lapu’s men.

During the time of Spanish rule, all weapons were banned from the local tribes. As a result, the continued . . .

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empty hand martial arts flourished. They were practiced under the guise of dance and stick games. It was not for centuries that the martial arts began to emerge from underground.

Just as the Philippine arts began to resurface, Japanese occupation of the islands banned the practice of the native arts. Once again the fighting arts went underground. During this time the art of Kun Tao was on a collision course with the West, in the name of Joe Rossi.

Most of the martial arts of the Philippines were weapon arts. Kun Tao, however, is an empty hand art. Kun Tao is an art based on Chinese Monkey Kung Fu. In many ways the fighting tactics resemble a mixture of Kenpo and Aiki Jujitsu. Kun Tao places a strong emphasis on pressure points and flesh tearing techniques.

Although masters of the past have tried to keep Kun Tao a secret they have not been successful. Prior to Japan’s involvement in W.W. II the U.S. Armed Forces sent their best men to the strategic Philippine Islands for training in jungle warfare. This was the first exposure of Kun Tao to U.S. Servicemen.

Grandmaster Joe Rossi was one of these elite fighting men. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1919. Grandmaster Rossi grew up in a predominately Italian section of town. At age 15, he joined the Boy’s Club and took up boxing. Fighting under the name Joe Dundee, he became the middleweight champion of Waterbury. Mr. Rossi was also involved in gymnastics, dance and semi-pro football as a youth.

In 1937, Mr. Rossi joined the Army and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Rossi continued his boxing career winning his camp’s championship. In 1940, Mr. Rossi decided not to re-enlist in the Army, continued . . .

(1) Black belt Bob Fernandes grabs Grandmaster Rossi by the throat. (2) The Grandmaster grabs Fernandes’ left wrist with his left hand. (3) Securing the left hond, Grand Master Rossie circles his right arm over the left to grab his opponent’s right wrist. (4) Circling the right arm clockwise over Fernandes’ left arm… (5) breaking the hyper-extended right elbow against his own left forearm. (6) Grandmaster Rossie then drives his right knee into Fernandes’ head and … (7) prepares for a downward chop… (8) to the back of Fernandes’ neck. (9) Even as Fernandes falls, the Grandmaster’s right foot is already in motion… (10) delivering a front kick to Fernandes’ face.

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