IRT Instructors

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Brian R. VanCise has trained both in the U.S., Canada, Japan and India with numerous Martial Arts Masters, his credentials include:

Tae Kwon Do, Master Instructor License – 37 + years of experience in: UTB, UMAB, ITF

Arnis, Kali, Eskrima Guro – 37 years experience in:
Arnis, Filipino empty hand, Stick, Knife, and Sword Fighting.

Budo Taijutsu – 26 + years of experience and has trained with Hatsumi Sensei and the Japanese Shihan as well as numerous foreign and domestic Shihan.

Brazilian Jiujitsu 24+ years of serious experience and training with time spent personally training with several Gracies and many other notable Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners first and foremost amongst them is Caique,Harvey Berman, several Machado’s and more.

Certified Firearm Instructor – Life long firearms enthusiast, LEO trained with tactics classes

Certified Range Safety Officer


Other Arts Studied:
Silat, Kuntaw, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, MMA, Dekiti Tirsia Siradas, Balintawak
Kickboxing, P.P.C.T. and Defensive Tactics, SPEAR
Hapkido, Dan Bong Sool
Gum Sool, Dan Gum Sool
Gong Sool, Kalarippayattu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, Extensive Force on Force Training, Aikido

Education and Work Experience : Bachelors Degree – Criminal Justice, Police Academy Graduate, Former Public Safety/Security Director, DNR Ranger I – Law Enforcement Division, Loss Prevention, Former Private Investigator

Location: South West Training Group, Nevada

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Gary. Haffey
Instructor World Class Level Practitioner and Teacher in Instinctive Response Training. Alma College Instructor.
Simply one of the finest martial practitioners out there. Law Degree

15 years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

25 years in Martial Arts.

Other Arts Studied
Tang Soo Do (10 years of study), Silat/Kuntao, Kuntaw, DefenseCraft, BJJ, Modern Arnis, Budo Taijutsu, MMA, Balintawak

Location: St. Louis, Michigan

Gary Haffey is the right hand guardian of IRT. Next to Brian R. VanCise he is an instructor that every IRT practitioner should be training with!

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Kerry Krick
Instructor World Class Level Practitioner and Teacher
in Instinctive Response Training. Military Training and Experience in the Navy, training in Tae Kwon Do and a myriad of other systems. Simply one of the finest martial practitioners out there! Mt. Pleasant Training Group. Applicants possibly accepted after a face to face meeting. Private and semi private training only for very serious practitioners!

16+ years of experience in Instinctive Response Training.

31+ years of martial study

Other Arts Studied
Tae Kwon Do 2nd Degree Blackbelt, Silat/Kuntao, Kuntaw, DefenseCraft, BJJ, Modern Arnis, Budo Taijutsu, Kenpo

Location: Mt. Pleasant Michigan

We have Eight Associate Instructors who may take on students on a case by case basis:

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Patrick Mayette
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
18+ years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts Studied

Tae Kwon Do
Budo Taijutsu
Jeet Kune Do

Location: Training Group, Metro Detroit

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Tim Oommen
Associate Instructor in Instinctive Response Training.
17 + years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts Studied
Tae Kwon Do
Budo Taijutsu
Jeet Kune Do

Location: San Francisco, California

Tony Kirby

Tony Kirby
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
11 + years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
Tae Kwon Do
Modern Arnis/Balintawak
Power Weight Lifting

Location: Alma, Michigan

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Scott Sober
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
9 + years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
Tang Soo Do Blackbelt Instructor
Modern Arnis/Balintawak, Budo Taijutsu, Kuntaw, BJJ
Power Weight Lifting

Location: Shephard, Michigan

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Richard Burton 
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
7 + years of Instinctive Response Training.  Military training and Air Force training.

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
Judo, Karate, Firearms
Modern Arnis/Balintawak

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Greg Plapp 
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
4+ years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

26 + years of martial study

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
San Soo, Kajukenpo, Wrestling Coach
Modern Arnis/Balintawak, BJJ
Power Weight Lifting

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Mike Hamer 
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
11+ years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
Aikido, Kuntaw, Budo Taijutsu
ModernArnis/Balintawak, BJJ, Amature MMA

Location: Lansing, Michigan

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Jose Prieto 
Associate Instructor
in Instinctive Response Training.
11+ years experience in Instinctive Response Training.

Other Arts/Disciplines Studied
BJJ, MMA, Budo Taijutsu, Kuntaw
Modern Arnis/Balintawak, MMA Champion

Location: Lansing, Michigan

Following is a list of practitioner’s that are also exceptional individuals and have achieved serious martial science skills in Instinctive Response Training!

Brian Elliot
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Arizona . Certified Firearms instructor.

Tim Mayette
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Metro Detroit, Michigan.

Jay Atchinson
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Alma, Michigan.

Domonic Lazarski
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dick Anderson
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Alma, Michigan.

Patrick Myers
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Alma, Michigan.

Bob Helcher
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
St. Louis, Michigan.

Joshua van Asakinda
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Edward Selayandia 
Advanced Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kenichi Tonokura
Intermediate Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Tokyo, Japan.

Bobby Jock
Intermedite Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Alma, Michigan.

Nick Piccolo
Intermediate Practitioner
in Instinctive Response Training.
Alma, Michigan.

Special Individual’s of Note!

Instinctive Response Training also has a spiritual/technical advisor!

Bart Uguccioni
Budo Taijutsu Shidoshi,
former marine, training in Shotokan and a myriad of other systems.
Owner and Sensei of the Dexter Bujinkan Dojo, Dexter , Michigan. Simply the finest martial practitioner that I have ever known!

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Instinctive Response Training is not a belt/rank factory. Only a few will achieve these skills! We will not compromise our values for any reason either you have the skills or you do not. We do not promote fast but we also do not hold someone back if their skills merit it!

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Bart Uguccioni, Nagato Shihan, Brian R. VanCise at the New Jersey Tai Kai

 

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