MAHA GURU JERRY MCCLEARY BIO

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Maha Guru McCleary started his training in 1976 under Sensei Greg Chadick. He has trained in arts such as Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Kali, Vee Arnis, Pentjak Silat, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Fu Jow Pai, Ju-Jitsu, Sambo, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Lameco Escrima, Aijukemar Ryu, Kempo, Boxing, and Sanuces Ju-Jitsu. Maha Guru McCleary has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years of continual study and is proud to not only be a senior instructor but still a student of the arts. He has been teaching in the Knoxville area for over 15 years, primarily as a private instructor focusing on individual instruction and seminars.

Some of Maha Guru McCleary's direct instructors have been some of the foremost martial artists of the present time, including:
Maha Guru Victor de Thouras - Founder of the VDT Pentjak Silat Federation
Tuhon William McGrath - President of Pekiti Tirsia International
Sifu Larry Hartsell- Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association
Guru Zach Whitson - Mataas Na Guro of Pekiti Tirsia International
Guru Chris Gielen - Instructor Pentjak Silat Serak
Guru Mike Roberts - Instructor Pentjak Silat Serak

Maha Guru McCleary has been training in the martial arts for over thirty five years and has obtained several levels of achievement:
Maha Guru Pukulan Pentjak Silat Serbatik (Grandmaster and Founder)

Mataas Na Guro Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Master Instructor)

Pentjak Silat Serak Elder Council Member (Former)

Pentjak Silat Serak Association Eastern United States Senior Representative (Former)

Tennessee State Director for the Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do Grappling Associstion (Former)

Jeet Kune Do Instructor

JKD Kali-Silat Instructor

Sanuces Ju-Jitsu Shodan

Jun Fan Gung Fu Instructor

Tai Chi Chuan Instructor

Boxing Trainer


Maha Guru McCleary has been training since 1976 and has trained with several of the foremost martial artists of the present time:

1976 - Sensei Greg Chadick

1988 - Sifu West (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do, Kali)

1993 - Simo Eldridge (Tai Chi Chuan, Shiatzu, Tuin na)

1995 -Guro Richard Bustillo (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, Ju-Jitsu)

1995 -Prof. Charles Allen (Sanuces Ju-Jitsu, Vee-Arnis, Aikjukemar-Ryu)

1996 -Sifu Larry Hartsell (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do, Lameco Escrima, Lacoste Insanto Kali, Pentjak Silat, Shoot Wrestling, Brazillian Ju-Jitsu)

1997 - Awarded Shodan in Sanuces-Ju-Jitsu from Prof. Charles Allen

1998 - Master Chai (Thai Boxing) - Tuhon Guro William McGrath (Pekiti Tirsia Kali) - Guro Dan Insanto (Insanto Kali, Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do)

1999 - Awarded State Director for the June Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association under Sifu Larry Hartsell - Awarded Guro Isa in the Art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali by Tuhon Guro William McGrath

2001 - Maha Guru Victor de Thouras (Pentjak Silat Serak)

2002 - Awarded State Director for Pentjak Silat Serak by Maha Guru Victor de Thouras - Ring of Fire (Maha Guru Victor de Thouras, Guru Ustad Dan Insanto, Maha Guru Muda Vanatta, Guru Steven Plinck, Guru Andre Knust Graichen)

2003 - Awarded Pembantu Guru & Senior Representative for the Eastern United States in Pentjak Silat Serak from Maha Guru Victor de Thouras

2004 - Guest Instructor at the Ring of Fire in Las Vegas, Nevada - Appointed to the Counsel of Elders of Pentjak Silat Serak - Named the Cooridinator of the System of Pentjak Silat Serak - Awarded Mataas Na Guro (Master Instructor) in the System of Pekiti Tirsia by Tuhon Bill McGrath 2005 - Founded the System of Pukulan Pentjak Silat Serbatik

2009
- Created the Threat Assessment & Response Potential Program (TARPP) designed for law enforcement and military agencies

2011
- Founded the Combat Silat System

2013
- Established the Combat Cross Training system


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