Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Guro Rick Faye is dedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in the martial arts. In addition to being the owner and head instructor of MKG, and his instructor development organisation, MKG International, Rick is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family worldwide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the arts, self-defence and law enforcement topics keep him in demand internationally.
Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement. The results of this work ethic are obvious in both his art and his teaching. Rick’s teaching methods have paved the way for both the fighter, the martial artist and the martial art enthusiast to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.
Listen to Rick discuss his perspective on martial arts on Mick Tully’s podcast.
Rick Faye’s credentials include:
- 2 Senior Full Instructorships under Dan Inosanto (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts)
- 5th level Maphilindo Silat Instructorship under Guro Inosanto.
- Regional director for the Thai Boxing Association, U.S.A.
- Ajarn (Senior Instructor) in Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute
- Instructorships in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling) and numerous other arts.