“Be professional, be polite, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”
-USMC Rules for gun fighting #21-
Under the watchful eye of Sensei Rubin Ruiz, 6th Dan Shotokan Karate operator of America’s Finest Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing Academy (AFSK) in Fishkill, NY and his mentor and Sensei since nine-years-old, Reno Moralez, 9th Dan and co-founder of the Bronkx Shotokan Karate-do Clubs International put students through their paces Saturday during “The Theory of Karate Combat” seminar held at Vassar College.
It was six hours of intense training focused on knowing the mind, body and spirit and controlling emotions in the real world.
Both instructors offer a depth of experience in practical martial arts on the streets. Sensei Maralez was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame; international competitor and executive protection specialist.
Sensei Ruiz, a student of both traditional Shotokan and Kiokushin full-contact fighting, is a retired police officer of twenty years in the NYPD.