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Legacy of The Iron Dragon: Richard Bustillo

Joe Ingrati, student of Richard Bustillo and owner of JAI Martial Arts,  recently re-read The Iron Dragon: Richard Bustillo, a biography of Richard Bustillo written by David and Kevin Lumsden. After re-reading the book, Master Joe sent a message to Richard Bustillo. See their conversation below:   JOE INGRATI: Hi Sifu, I hope you are […]

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2014 US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Golden Eagle Award

IMB Chief Instructor, Richard S. Bustillo, was honored by the United States Martial Arts International Council at the 2014 Hall of Fame Ceremony with the Golden Eagle Award. This is the highest honor awarded by the Council. Sigung Bustillo expresses his appreciation in the following letter to the Council.   June 21, 2014 Professor Cale […]

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Congratulations Master Joe — From a Very Proud Son

Master Joe Ingrati is the director and school owner of JAI Martial Arts in Maroubra, Australia. He has been involved in martial arts since 1970. He has studied various martial arts and his achievements include an 8th Dan in Taekwondo, 8th Degree Kenpo Karate Black Belt, and a Kru certification in Muay Thai. More information […]

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Simple isn’t Always Easy!

Almost everyone on the planet wants to be healthy, wealthy, happy and fit. The reality is that all of these objectives are quite simple to accomplish.   Let’s take good health as an example. Follow a good sensible nutrition plan, drink lots of water, get on a positive exercise regimen and get plenty of rest. […]

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My IMB Family by Matt Freetage

Matt Freetage is the Muay Thai instructor at Columbus Kickboxing Academy in Columbus, OH. He serves his community as a police officer by day and martial arts instructor by night. His 20 years of martial arts experience include Filipino martial arts, kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For more information or to schedule a trial class at […]

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Boxing Intramural – March 3, 2014

Great job to all those who participated in the recent IMB Boxing Intramurals! The IMB Academy prides itself in teaching functional and practical martial arts that can be used in self-defense situations. In a real-life situation, controlling fear and remaining composed is an essential part of defending oneself. Our goal is for each participant to […]

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IMB Coaches Clinic Review by Master McGowan

I have been involved in some kind of Martial Arts since I was 7 years old, that is approx 31 years of training and to say that this was one of the greatest experiences of my Martial Arts training is an understatement.   I had the great opportunity of hosting GrandMaster Bustillo at my school […]

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2013 IMB COACHES CLINIC REVIEW by Julie A. Loeffler

If the 2013 IMB Coaches Clinic had to be summarized in one phrase, I would say that would be a pretty insurmountable task.  It’s not a phrase.  It’s not even an article.  It was an experience.   Having been to the IMB Torrance, CA school before, I felt a sort of familiarity and comfort with […]

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In-House Boxing Seminar: Feb. 15

The IMB Academy will hold a boxing seminar hosted by Richard Bustillo on February 15 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Richard Bustillo is an Olympic certified boxing coach and official certified at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. Pre-register for the best rates.

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A Biographical Study of Bruce Lee by Connor Sakae, 8-years-old

The following report was written by Conner Sakae, an 8-year-old IMB student. Conner was introduced to the IMB Academy when he was four years old by his father, who began training at the IMB Academy in the 1980s. Connor, his father, and his older brother attend IMB classes weekly. Sigung Richard Bustillo’s reply to Connor […]

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