All classes are taught by Guro Jeff Chung. Guro Jeff is an accomplished lifetime Martial Arts Instructor with over 40 years teaching experience across the United States. He is a member of a Hall of Fame, as Instructor of the Year, has appeared on television, and is a published author.
Neo Tribe Kali is an aggressive form of self-protection skills that focuses upon successful outcomes in personal physical encounters. In order to understand and best prepare for potential conflict in the streets and elsewhere, all students are taught to recognize REAL violence and learn necessary preparation for survival.
Neo Tribe Kali and NYC Knife training focuses its emphasis upon practical skills centered around understanding the use of various blades and edged weapons. Our training consists of solo and partner practice to develop timing, awareness, agility, skills, spirit, strength and courage. Training here is NOT for the masses, but rather we want only serious, and dedicated indviduals looking for a home where they can learn and develop, while training in serious skills and techniques, concepts and morality. NYC Knife Training specializes in the use of and understanding of how to manage blades of all sizes, and we have one of the most extensive training curriculums available in the use of the Bowie Knife and Karambit here on the East Coast.
When you choose to train here, you will be developing your own High Art.
Neo Tribe Kali does occasionally practice and teach stickwork. But frankly, our emphasis is on empty hand skills and knife training development. If you are very interested in stickwork, you may be better off seeking another school of training.
The roots of Neo Tribe Kali comes from Guro Jeff's research and study in many Filipino Martial Arts over a 20+ year span. He has studied Modern Arnis, Balintawak, Sina Tirsia Wali, the JKD Lacoste/Inosanto Blend, Serrada and also Sayoc Kali. Guro Jeff has also trained with James Keating and has attended the 1997 NYC Riddle of Steel.
Guro Jeff's teaching has proven itself effective on the streets of New York City. His students have successfully engaged and overcome individuals armed with knives in hospitals, nursing homes, bars, housing projects, within prisons, and in private homes. Law enforcement and private citizens have benefited from training in Kali with Guro Jeff. Guro Jeff has had 7 students who have gone head to head with aggressors carrying and using blades, and these students were all empty handed and were able to STOP their attackers in unique situations. In the last incident, one student successfuly survived against several bladed attackers in the bronx. He survived without injury. How many other schools can make this statement?
Guro Jeff teaches responsibility and understanding serious matters, what is and is NOT important that can help individuals wade through the messes that life tries to throw our way. He has even served as an expert witness for the Brooklyn DA's office, on a case involving the use of the Karambit, demonstrating its use and application , and explaining how and why a Karambit is used and why it is effective as a weapon.
For further information, feel free to email Guro Jeff.