President and Chief Instructor, Richard Bustillo

President and Chief Instructor, Richard Bustillo

IMB’s founder and chief instructor, Richard S. Bustillo, is best known as an original student under the late Bruce Lee and as a high-ranking sigung in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. He completed the Coaches College at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, CO and United State Amateur Boxing Clinic at the OTC as a coach, official, and referee. He has the distinction of being certified as a law enforcement defensive tactics instructor by the FBI, LASD, and LAPD. Mr. Bustillo is a recipient of various martial arts Hall of Fame awards: Black Belt Instructor of the Year, Martial Arts History Museum Pioneer, and the Filipino Martial Arts Life Time Achievement Award, just to name a few. The award-winning instructor is a Kru in Muay Thai, a Grandmaster in Doce Pares Eskrima, and a Sensei in traditional and non-traditional jiujitsu and wrestling.

With 45 years of teaching experience and features on over 30 front cover martial arts publications, Mr. Bustillo is one of the world’s most sought after martial artists for seminars, law enforcement defensive tactics training, self-defense programs, and competition training.