Jeff Cook is also a certified H2H instructor for the US military....and is a member on E-budo as well as Budoseek, and I believe he has an account here. He is not shy about challenging other peoples credentials so will likely be happy to furbish his own if you ask.
Here is a link that I paraphrased from below :
- am Active Duty, and a certified Modern Army Combatives Program Instructor (in addition to being a classical/gendai martial arts instructor and a long-time student of BJJ)
- background with personal combat is through my experience as a high-risk security operative/consultant for 18 years - with hundreds of "hands-on" engagements - including bladed weapons and firearms.
My understanding is the name is just a way of Jeff 'marketing' his system, not any kind of Bullshido-like ancient-lineage type crap.
Those are from a set of 5 karate kata, created by Anko Itosu sometime in the early 1900s I believe.
Originally Posted by Dr. Holiday
In Okinawan styles, they are called Pinan. In Japanese, they are called Heian. In Korean, they're called Pyung Ahn. The sequence of movements are the same from country to country, differing only stylistically.
They're listed under the Karate section of his videos, so... do you ride a short bus to school?
If you haven't seen enough here, you could always ask Jeff over on Budoseek.net.
Looks like there are a couple of friendly folks here that I know. How you doing, fellas? ;)
I'm doing well Jeff. I'm glad to see I was correct about you having an account here.
Originally Posted by Jeff C.
Yes, you were. That was my first post; I signed-up in December, but for some reason was having problems loading the website. Now that I have switched to Firefox, no problems at all.
BTW, nobody has bothered coming over to Budoseek to ask questions, or to even send me an email (my email link is on my website). Looks like the inquiry was a troll testing the waters.
Oh, btw Greg, my credentials are ON my website, with the organizations listed who have acredited me. Not that any of that means anything; the proof is in the puddin'!
Last edited by Jeff C.; 1/09/2008 6:28pm at .
Jeff, glad to see you over here!
Thanks; same here! I see you moved from Minnesota; how are you liking it in Vermont?
I actually grew up in Vermont; I had moved to MN because that's where my girl is from, and she had a semester of school left. I'm back in VT for now, and I brought her with me. This is where my MA teachers are, so it's good :)