A message from Ron Kosakowski
PSDTC Owner and Lead Instructor
To all who are looking to train in Jun Fan Gung
Fu / Jeet Kune Do and Kali, these guys have a lot to offer. So if it is
convenient to travel to either one of the instructors below, feel free to e-mail
or call them to find out more information. I keep a tight watch on all my
students, even if you are training with another student of mine to ensure
quality control that is lost in many martial arts now a days. I hold bi-monthly
events section) to keep everyone on the same page, though freedom
of expression still exists. We want to be one big happy family to train together
without the usual politics that occur constantly in other styles. Good luck in
your quest and we will see you training soon!
John Marinaro has been with the PSDTC for a long time. John is a Black
Belt Level 1 in Kuntao Dumpag. A very good Kuntao instructor and a very good
Kun Tao Dumpag representative.
Frank Summa started his study of the martial arts in 1984, under Master Robert
E. Beaudoin, in the art of Tang Soo Do. In 2000, He started to train under
the guidance of Sifu/Guro Ron Kosakowski, in the arts of, Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet
Kune Do, Inosanto Kali and Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and Kuntao Dumpag.
Under Sifu Ron Kosakowski he has achieved the levels of, Apprentice Instructor
in Jeet Kune do concepts & Filipino Martial Arts, and Apprentice Instructor in
Jun Fan /Jeet Kune Do. Frank is a good all around fighter in standup Jeet Kune
Do and ground work. He also takes a lot of time to go all out in stick fighting
and knife fighting. A very patient instructor with newer students! Frank
is also a Black Belt Level 1 in Kuntao Dumpag.
Kwame Smith - Associate Instructor Level 4
under Ron Kosakowski
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Kwame has been at the PSDTC since 1990 and
has been fighting and training hard since. He is now the highest ranking
student at the PSDTC to date!
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Van Den Ameele
Van Den Ameele had received two
Apprentice Instructor certificates from Ron Kosakowski
at the Practical Self Defense Training
Center. One is in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet
Kune Do Concepts and the other
was in the Filipino Martial art, Kali - Silat.
Dave has been training there a very long time and has been working very hard all
those years at getting good detailed technical skill and of course, learning
more! His hard work, his superior loyalty as well as all he does for the school is exactly what a true martial artists image is supposed to portray at the
Prior to coming to the PSDTC, Dave trained
18 yrs Ji
do kwan-Tae Kwon Do Studying for 3rd degree Black Belt when his Instructor, Bud
Whitney had Passed away. It was around this time Dave began his training at the Practical
Self Defense Training Center in Waterbury Connecticut through a combination
of regular classes, private training and workshops back around 1993 learning
Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Silat and Integrated Grappling Systems. His goal now is to learn and
train with the hopes of one day being an Instructor in the Rossi Kuntao
System some day.
Unfortunately Dave had passed away from cancer. He was a good friend to everyone
at the PSDTC and he was highly recommended by all students and instructors
there. We miss him!
Southard, who has been coming to the Practical Self Defense Training Center
in Waterbury, Connecticut from the Springfield Massachusetts area since
1996. He has received his Apprentice Instructorship
in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts and also an
Apprentice Instructorship in Kali - Silat (a blend of Pekiti Tirsia Kali and
Inosanto/Lacosta system). He can fight very well in all ranges
including many of the weapons from the Filipino Martial Arts. His patients for
teaching those who don't know martial arts is something you have to see for
He is a very precise
instructor and goes highly recommended! If
you are in the Springfield, Massachusetts area and you would like to learn from
Todd in Jeet Kune Do, Integrated Grappling Systems or Kali, Tod's Contact
information is as follows:
"Anyone in Western
Mass. who is seeking affordable, high quality private/semi-private instruction
in JKD/Kali should contact Tod for more info. at:
Todasouthard@aol.com or (413)222-2527"
a Police Officer who started his training by traveling all the
way to the PSDTC from Vernon Connecticut since 1998 and has received two
certifications. An Apprentice
Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do/Integrated Grappling Systems and Jeet Kune Do Concepts/ Filipino Martial Arts.
Steve is well versed in Jeet Kune Do stand up fighting
taking it right to the ground. Ground work is a specialty of his!
More information and contact info will be here soon!
Randy (the Savage) Rowe
He is an accomplished fighter and the only one to receive
a certification in Integrated Grappling Systems/NHB Coach Certification
so far! Not to mention a very good teacher. He has been a very loyal and devoted student at the PSDTC since 1994.
Gina Santoro is Associate Instructor Level 1 Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu /
Jeet Kune Do & Jeet Kune Do Concept/Filipino Martial Arts.
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"Women's Self Defense" information!
Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible will make
a violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)