Grandmaster S. Rogers,
(Martial Arts scholar and Historian)
*Gandmaster Rogers is the recognized 10th degree black belt and Founder of the African American Martial Art of YA or KWA ASILIA A VITA SANAA-MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. Certified by the California College of Martial Arts, Frank Waller, President.
*President and Founder of The World African American Shadow Boxing Health and Fitness Association
*Founder of the healing massage technique known as "Martial Therapy" combining rudementary massage, finger pressure massage (Kidole Mkazo Fiki Cha Fupi), stretching, joint manipulation and breathing.
*African American Martial Arts and general Martial Arts Historian and Lecturer.
*Instructed Navy Seals, U.S. Marines, and Government Personel at Mare Island Naval Base, Members of the F.B.I., Travis Air Force Base Security Police, and members of several law enforcement agencies including the Suisun, Fairfield and Los Angelas Police Departments in Grappling, Arrest and Control, hand to hand combat, and baton.
*Grandmaster Instructor and Chief Examiner of the rank, instructors and Master instructors certification program in the African American Martial art of Kwa Asilia Avita Sanaa (The Original Martial Art).
*Licensed and certified pro boxing cornerman with the California, Nevada, and Atlanta State Athletic Commissions.
*Former professional boxing cornerman for the former WBA and IBA Heavyweight Champion of the world James "Lights Out" Toney, former professional boxing handler/cornerman for former WBA Lightweight Champion of the world Lakva Sim and Sean "Chizl" Rogers of the James "Lights Out" Toney Boxing Team in association with Goosen/Tutor Promotions. (2003 to 2007)
*Assistant to John Arthur manager of the World Boxing Council,s 2003 Fighter Of The Year, (Former WBA and IBA Heaveyweight Champion, former IBF Cruiserweight Champion and former IBF Middleweight Champion James "Lights Out" Toney), of the former WBA Lightweight Champion Lakva Sim and of pro boxing new comer Sean "Chizl' Rogers.
*Recognized by the President Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Administered by the Ametuer Athletic Union Since 1996.
*Former Full Contact Kickboxing sparring partner for the former ISKA World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Dennis Alexio. Kickboxing training from Dennis Alexio and Kajukenbo Master/professional kickboxing trainer of Dennis Alexio, Eugene "jelly" Ray. (early 1980's)
*Weapons Training: cold weapons the fundamentals of Kali and Eskrima, from a Dan Inosanto Seminar featuring Ted Lucay Lucay, Cass Magda hosted by Anthony Davis and the sword, staff, short stick, rope, rope stick, fan, cane, from Kuk Sool Won Master Fransico Brewster (early 80's). Firearms safety from shooting gold medalist Mark Hansen.
*Learn the fundamentals of meditation, breathing, Kinesiology (Touch For Health) and the internal arts from Kriya Yoga Guru Sirji Grianyia, The Wu Shing Tai Chi Master John K. Wong and Kuk Sool Won Master Fransico Brewster (early 80's)
*Wrestling training from former high school and collegate Roman-grecco wrestling standouts Reginald and Franklin Carter (late 60's to mid 70's)
*Training from former Mexican Boxing Champion Jesse Lopez.
*Learned the concept of "Submission Fighting" from members of the Vallejo Police Activity League Judo Club (in 1970), Edward McNair an Associate Deputy Chief Commissioner of the California Penal System (in 1976). and the founder Solano College Judo Club Dr. James H. Tanaka(in 1982).
*Certified Instructor for the American Airlines Cabin and Crew Self-Defense Program (World BlackBelt Inc.), as a result of 09-11-01.
*Over 49 years Martial Arts Experience.
*Over 31 years teaching and massage experience.
*Winner of over 45 Ametuer Fighting Championships. (Sport Karate [pre 1988 Olympic Games], Judo, Kickboxing)
*Celebrity and Executive Protection.
*Former assistant to the General Manager and Personal Trainer at Billy Blanks World Training Center.
*Crunch Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.
*Film and Television Stunt Fight Choreographer.
*Trainer to the stars (Erving "Magic" Johnson, Carmen Electra, Tisha Cambell-Martin, Brandy (Singer), April Washington (Stunt Woman), Tommy Lee (Rock Drummer), Monique Comedian), Lisa Ling, Sinbad, and more...).