Thursday, November 17, 2005

Black Dragon Martial Arts Center is a multi style school offering instruction in Budo Ryu Kempo Karate, Kickboxing, and Filipino Martial Arts.Master Gil Lafantaisie is the owner and head instructor of the facility.His martial arts resume is outlined below:Fifth degree Black Belt from Master Trevor Higgs in Budo Ryu Kempo Karate.Sixth Degree Master Guro from Punong Guro Dan Rutano in Rutano Estokada and Haribon Dumog.Full instructor in Jeet Kune Do from Grandmaster Richard Bustillo of the IMB Academy.20 years of instruction in western boxing from coach Pete Estabrooks.Four years of personal instruction from Master Dave Maciver in Can Ryu Jiujitsu.Seven years of personal instruction from Olaf Simon of Temple Kung Fu.Three years of personal instruction from Mr. Fred Whiting in Wushu.Personal instruction from Sifu Alex Kwok in My Jaw Long Horn Kung Fu.As well as instruction from Gene Lebell, Gokor Chivichayan, Frank Shamrock, Robert Bussey, Bill Wallace, Walter Michalowski, and numerous other instructors via seminars.The school is currently offering instruction in Rutano Estokada from Head instructor Dan Rutano and also hosts boxing coach Pete Estabrooks and former Muay Thai fighter Sensei Kevin Carrigan as alternate/interim instructors.The classes offer effective self defense tactics as well as a great way to get in shape, meet new people and have fun.The schedule is currently offering children classes in karate, tactical street defense, weapons defense, Filipino grappling or Dumog, as well as Filipino kickboxing five times weekly.If your interest is in competition, we also have sparring classes every Friday. Black Dragon is renowned on the tournament circuit for the skilled fighters competing in point sparring and continuous kickboxing.Feel free to contact Master Gil at for more information.