Qualifications Matter
All of our instructors are qualified and certified in each style that they teach.

Coach Rick instructs the Filipino Kali classes at V.I.P. and has over 48 years of experience in martial arts. Throughout his decades of training, Rick has been certified as a Full Instructor in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts under Progressive Fighting System’s Founders, Paul Vunak and Thomas Cruse. Rick is also a certified instructor in Muay Thai Kickboxing under Suwat Sidthilaw of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Rick has previously served as the Tennessee State Director for the United States Muay Thai Association and currently serves as their Southeast Regional Director.

Rick is currently training under Sifu Francis Fong and continues his training with Thomas Cruise. When Rick isn’t teaching at V.I.P. he also offers private instruction as well as Intensive Personal Training in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Contemporary Jeet Kune Do, Rapid Assault Tactics, Military Edged Weapons, and Filipino Martial Arts.