Rick Faye

Rick Faye

Rick Faye is an American martial arts instructor. He is the owner and head instructor of the Minnesota Kali Group.

Martial arts

For almost 30 years Rick has had a successful martial arts school, The Minnesota Kali Group in Minneapolis, MN. He teaches Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan, Muay Thai, Panantukan, Silat, Western Boxing, Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling or CSW and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rick's skill and relaxed teaching style combined with insights from his instructors make his appeal wide spread through all styles and levels.

His organization, the Minnesota Kali Group has branch locations in England, Spain as well as in Seattle, WA, Duluth, MN and Hopkins, MN. He has over 100 instructors in 7 countries.Rick also regularly travels to teach martial arts seminars in the countries listed above and has numerous instructional dvds available on the internet.

Rick to teachs all types of students: women's self defense, seniors, church groups, professional fighters, soldiers and law enforcement officers. However, the bulk of his teaching is to "normal" people who want the physical and spiritual benefits of martial arts training added to their lives.

Instructorships and certifications

Martial arts instructorships/certifications

*Sr. Full Instructorship, Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
*Sr. Full Instructorship, Jun Fan Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
*Fifth level instructorship, Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto
*Full Instructor & Regional Director, Thai Boxing Association: under Ajarn Chai Sirisute
*Full Instructor, Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak
*Instructor: Wing Chun under Sifu Bob Larson (other sources: Dan Inosanto, Nino Bernardo)
*Instructor, Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do under the late Sifu Larry Hartsell
*Instructor, Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson
*Student, blue belt under Professor John Machado

Law enforcement specific certifications

*Certified Physical Control Tactics Instructor - (Lifetime) Alexandria Technical College
*P.O.S.T. Board Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
*Instructor - F.B.I. S.W.A.T. Special tactics
*Instructor - Minneapolis Police Gas Team
*Instructor/Curriculum Consultant: Ontario Police College. Ontario, Canada

Agencies training with Rick Faye/Minnesota Kali Group

*Federal Parole officers
*Hennepin County Sherriffs Department
*Washington County Sherriffs Department
*F.B.I./Mpls. Police Joint Fugitive Task Force
*Other Local Police Departments
*Other Local Corrections facilities
*Other Assorted Security and Law Enforcement concerns


[http://www.mnkali.com/about_rick.php About Rick] . Minnesota Kali Group. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.

External links

* [http://www.mnkali.com/ Minnesota Kali Group]

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