Sifu Ron Balicki not only holds one of the most complete Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do cirriculums directly taught by Guru Dan Inosanto he also is an expert in Filipino martial arts, Indonesian martial arts and a number of other combat sport and grapling systems. 

Special Skills: Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Shoot Wrestling, Knife fighting, Law enforcement, Fight Coreography & Film work. 

Facilities: Sifu Ron Balicki teaches regularly at Team Karate Center 21038-A Victory, Woodland Hills, CA. In addition he will hold private classes on request and travels extensively throughout the US and further afield for Seminars.


Sifu Ron Balicki is one of Dan Inosantos top students. As a fully qualified JKD instructor who has practiced a number of stand up and ground fightings marital arts Sifu Ron Balicki teaches and trains his students to be well rounded martial artists comfortable on their feet and on the ground.

Sifu Ron Balicki has consistantly trained with some of the most famous and best international martial arts masters based in the US and further afield. Working and studying with these individuals he has gained an excellent reputation and is well respected in martial arts circles. This and his past law enforcement background has led to him working on Hollywood films and TV shows.

If you are lucky enough to be able to train under Sifu Ron Balicki expect to be pushed, challanged and tested. His goal and focus will be improving your skill and helping you reach your full potential. 

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  • United States of America, California
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  • Savate, Shoot Wrestling, Kali, Lemeco Eskrima, Maphilindo Silat, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

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Ron Balicki is one of the few people in the world to have been personally taught and certified by Bruce Lee's protege Dan Inosanto. He has fought professionally both in the U.S.A and Japan. He has also worked as a bodyguard to celebrities and is a Hollywood stuntman and fight coreographer.

With over 35 years of martial arts experience Sifu Ron Balicki is a certified instructor of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Maphilindo Silat and Filipino Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto. In 1987 Ron Balicki further gained practical experience using his martial arts skills when he became a Cook County Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, Illinois.

While working as a Sherif he helped form the Cook County Sheriff's Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.), a team of officers trained to handle riot control. It was during this time that Ron began working as a bodyguard for various Hollywood movie and music stars. Following this Ron again began focusing on his martial arts career this time as a professional Shoot Wrestler. As a shoot wrestler Ron Balicki competed numerous times in Japan and America.

Sifu Ron Balicki continues to develop his martial arts kills and knowledge and has earned instructorships in Thai Boxing, Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Latigo y daga (whip fighting), and Shoot Wrestling.  

All these aquired skills and knowledge are the result of a life dedicated to martial arts. This and his law enforcement background, experience as a body gurard and fight coreography and movie work make Sifu Ron Balicki a sought after teacher. Ron's natural ability to teach allows him to get his students to high levels of proficiency regardless of whether they are martial arts students, instructors, actors or stuntmen. This ability is one of his biggest strenghts.  

Ron currently teaches regularly at Team Karate Center 21038-A Victory, Woodland Hills, CA, and additionally holds private classes on request. Each year he holds seminar throughout the USA and Internationally. 


Ron Balicki's Martial Arts Lineage. The basis for Ron's work in the martial arts comes from his 20+ years under Sifu Dan Inosanto. Ron managed and taught at the Inosanto Academy from 1993-1998.

Jeet Kune Do. Ron holds the rank of Full Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do), However, Ron's experience in the martial arts goes much further.

Filipino Kali. Ron holds a Full Instructorship in Filipino Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto. Ron has also trained under Filipino martial arts master such as Leo Giron, Angel Cabales, Dinisio Canete, and Ted Lucay Lucay.

Maphilindo Silat. Ron holds a Maphilindo Silat Full Instructor level 4 under Guro Dan Inosanto.

Lameco Escrima. Ron is ranked Senior Assistant Instructor under the latePunong Guro Edgar Sulite. Ron trained with PG Sulite since 1989 and was one of his closest friends. He assisted PG Sulite in making his Espada y Daga training video.

Indonesian Silat. Ron trained extensively in the United States and Indonesia in the art of Mande Muda with the late Pendekar (Grandmaster) Herman Suwanda, Maha GuruVictor De Thouras in Penchak Silat Serak and with Pendekar Paul De Thouars in Bukti Negara Pentjak Silat.

Wing Chun Gung Fu. Ron is an Instructor under Sifu Randy Williams, as well as co-founder with Sifu Williams of the first Close Range Combat Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Ron also trained extensively with Sifu Francis Fong.

Muay Thai Boxing. Ron is an instructor under Ajarn (Master) Chai Surisute, having worked together for over 10 years. Ron is also an instructor in the World Muay Thai Association.

Shooto (Shoot Wrestling). Ron holds the rank of Shooter (Professional Fighter) under Sensei Yori Nakamura, the highest ranked person under the founder Sensei Satora Sayama, Ron has had several middle weight division professional fights in Japan.

Boxe Francaise (Savate). Ron is a silver glove.

Degerberg Blend Martial Art System. Ron is a 7th degree black belt.

Latigo y Daga (Whip and Dagger). Ron is an instructor under Whip expert, Guro Tom Meadows.

Law Enforcement. Ron spent over three years with the Cook County Sheriff's Department, and continues to assist police agencies in the United States to improve their martial arts techniques. In Europe, he teaches martial arts to the , French President's Secret Service, the French Anti-Terrorist Team "RAID" (the French counterpart to the U.S. Navy Seals) and the DEA. Ron Balicki, and Martial Arts Research Systems can be found teaching martial arts seminars around the world.

Film and Stunts. Before Ron Balicki got his start in the entertainment field as a stuntman and a fight / stunt coordinator, he grew up in the windy city of Chicago. Awe struck by Bruce Lee, Ron was inspired to study the martial arts. After an in-depth study of the subject, he sought out the one man who truly understood Bruce Lee's teachings, the legendary martial artist Dan Inosanto. After many years of study, Ron earned Full instructorships in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do Concepts), Maphilindo Silat and Filipino Kali from Sifu Inosanto.

In 1987 Ron became a Cook County Deputy Sheriff stationed in Chicago, Illinois. Ron helped form the Cook County Sheriff's Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.), a team of officers trained to handle riot control. At this time Ron also began work as a bodyguard for various Hollywood movie and music stars. Ron has traveled as far as Japan and Indonesia to train and compete in "No holds barred fighting tournaments. As a professional Shoot Wrestler, Ron has competed in America and Japan, winning his last fight in Tokyo, Japan before retiring. Ron also earned instructorship's in Thai Boxing, Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Latigo y daga (whip fighting), and Shoot Wrestling. Military, DEA, SWAT, FBI, Home Land Security, Law Enforcement from America and abroad, Anti-Terrorist groups and the French President's Secret Service have all sought Ron out for his experience and teaching skills. He is the author of numerous articles for magazines worldwide, and has written his own best selling book on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.

Ron has produced a widely respected series of martial arts training videos. He has stunt coordinated several films. "Special kudos are due fight choreographer Ron Balicki for visceral combat that looks punishing rather than cartoonist." This was quoted in an article written by Dennis Harvey of Variety Magazine about Ron's work in the crime thriller film called "The Prodigy." Ron was responsible for the Stunt and fight coordinating on the film.


Training with Sifu Ron Balicki is an amazing experience. He naturally gets the best out of his students, teaching in a no-nonsense clear consise way.  Sifu Balicki has a wealth of experience teaching and studying with some of the best martial artists of the last 20 years. 

Training with Sifu Ron Balicki can come in three different ways:

1. Online training through Martial Arts Research System. M. A. R. S. - Online Training
This is an amazing online training resouce backed with information and tutorials for Kali Hubad, Kali Panantukan, Kali Filipino Boxing, Kali Kunsi, Kali Lacosta, Kali Salutation, Kali Numbering Patterns, Kali - Sectors and Disarms, Kali Stick Flow Drills, Kali Knife Fighting, Kali Stick and Dagger, Kali Lameco Escrima, Lamenco Stick and Dagger, Kali Abecedario, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Maphilindo Silat, MMA Grappling and Muay Thai. 

2. Through international and national seminars. - Seminars
3. Through his regular LA based classes.  

Prices of Sifu Ron Balicki's private and group classes can be provided on request by emailing ronbalicki@gmail.com while online training can be purchased through paypal at www.ronbalicki.com
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