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Master-Mike Govich




AMERICAN SHOOTBOXING/MMA:

*Certified-3rd Degree Black Belt
*Certified-Full Instructor
*California Chapter President
*Japanese Shooto-Certified-3rd Degree Black Belt
(All ranks under the Late Sensei-Sam Muratore on 7-24-07 Rochester,NY)


"THAI-CRU" EXTREME MMA FITNESS PROGRAM:

*Certified-Fitness Instructor
(under the Late Master/Thai-Cru Founder-Sam Muratore on 6-30-07 Rochester,NY)



JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS:

*Certified-Full Instructor
(under Dark Gift Martial Arts President/Sifu-Eric Bentzen in Corona,CA on 8-7-99) 



FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS:
*Certified-Full Instructor/Guro
(under Dark Gift Martial Arts President/Guro-Eric Bentzen in Corona,CA on 8-7-99)


SCIENTIFIC FIGHTING CONGRESS
(Military,Law Enforcement,Martial Arts Combatives):

*Arnis-Escrima-Kali-Silat Combatives-Certified Advanced-Instructor
*Filipino Combat Arnis Congress-Certified Brown Belt
*Knife Fighters Congress-Certified Advanced-Instructor
*Hand to Hand Combat-Certified level 11/Full-Instructor/2nd Degree Black Belt
*Combat Kempo-Karate/Jujitsu-Certified Full-Instructor/2nd Degree Black Belt   
*Dos Manos System (Close Qaurter Stick, Cane, Rifle, Machine gun, Shotgun Pugil Combat)-Certified Basic-Instructor
*Warrior Elite Group-level 5
(All ranks under SFC President-W. Hock Hochheim in Corona,CA from 1997-1998)

*Close Quarter Combat (CQC)-Class Organizer
(Rank given by SFC President-W. Hock Hochheim in Los Angeles, CA on January 13th, 2013)



BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU (The Late Grand Master-Carlson Gracie Lineage):

*Certified-Purple Belt (in 1999)

*Certified-Instructor & Affiliated Corona,CA. School under Master-Rodrigo Medeiros (La Habra,CA. from 1997-2002*)

*
Certified-BJJ Self-Defense Instructor under Master-Carlson Gracie, Jr.
(Chicago, IL  in 1997 at The Rivers North Gym)
*Certified-Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor under Master-Carlson Gracie, Jr.
(Chicago, IL in 1997 at The Rivers North Gym)

 

 

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU:
*Certified-2nd Degree Black Belt
(Under S.M.A.R.T. Defense Academy President-Aaron St. Louis in 2017, BJJ lineage goes all the way to Ivan Gomes)

 

CATCH WRESTLNG:
*Certified-Master Instructor/Coach in Combat Catch Wrestling
(Under S.M.A.R.T. Defense Academy President & Combat Catch Wrestling Coach-Aaron St. Louis in 2015, Instructor under GM Eddie DeLuca)



JIU-JITSU (AMERICAN/JAPANESE):
*Certified-5th Degree Black Belt
*Certified-Master Jiu-Jitsu Instructor 
(Under Grand Master-Ted Gambordella on 12-14-09)


SUBMISSION WRESTLING/BJJ:

*Certified-2nd Degree Black Belt
(Under Sensei-Jacob A. Reeves on 2-27-08)


COMBAT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU:
*Certified-1st Degree Black Belt
(Under Sensei-Jerome Fonseca in 2012, Combat BJJ lineage to Lazaro Bueno) *No Longer Affiliated



THAI-BOXING/MUAY THAI KICKBOXING:

*Certified-Full Instructor/Kru
(under the Late Kru-Sam Muratore on 2-1-07)
*Recieved Professional California Licensed Cornerman/Trainer in 2003
(for former professional welter weight champion-Snake Blocker)
*Certified-Na Rong Muay Thai Instructor under Kru/Champ-Bud Bennett
*Certified-Muay Thai Purple Arm Band Level-4
(under Kru-Snake Blocker at the Blocker Academy of Martial Arts*)
*Trained in Ajarn-Chai Sirisute's Thai-Boxing Methods
(at O.C. Kickboxing under Kru-Dan Sullivan & Eric Martin in the 90's)



FRENCH KICKBOXING/BOXE FRANCAISE-SAVATE:

*Certified-Initiatuer Instructor 
*Certified-1st Degre Silver Glove
(under former U.S. Savate Champion Moniteur-Trent Suzuki in Corona,CA on 2-7-99) 
*Certificate of Savate Course Completion 
(under Profess. Nicolas Saignac in Rolling Hills Estates,CA-2001)



AMERICAN KICKBOXING:

*Certified-Full Instructor
(under Commissioner-Tim Deans in San Diego ,CA 1996 & 1997)          



BOXING (USA):

*Professional California Licensed Cornerman/Trainer in 2003    



SHOOTFIGHTING:

*Certified-Instructor
*Licensed Shootfighting School-Corona,CA.
*Licensed Shootfighting Tournament Promoter-Corona,CA.
*International Shootfighting Association Membership
(All ranks under International Shootfighting Association President-Bart Vale in 2000-2002) 
*No longer an active member however, I am honored to be listed under the I.S.F.A. Family Tree @ www.shootfighting.com


SHOOTO (SHOOT WRESTLING):
*Japanese Shooto-Certified-3rd Degree Black Belt
(Rank given under the Late Sensei-Sam Muratore on 6-10-07 Rochester, NY)

*
Certified-Instructor (1st Dan equivalent)
(Rank given by Sensei-Joaquim Almeria in 2011)
*Former Member of the U.S.A. Shooto Association
(general membership given by Sensei-Yorinaga Nakamura from 2000-2002)




WING CHUN KUNG FU (Peter Maguadog's Western Wing Chun Kung Fu Fellowship):

*Certified-Instructor
*Authorized to teach Arnis (lineage to Grandmaster-Sam Tendencia)
(under Sifu-Donald Fling in Fountain Valley,CA on 2-7-96)  
*Si-Kung-Pete Maguadog Passed Away 2-26-01


INTERNATIONAL TRAPFIGHTING FEDERATION:
*Chin Na Kung Fu-Certified 6th Degree Black Sash Instructor
*TrapFighting-Certified-6th Degree Black Sash Instructor
*Black Dragon Kenpo Karate-Certified-6th Dan Black Belt Instructor
*Dragon Kenpo Karate-Certified-5th Degree Black Belt Instructor
*Black Dragon Taiji (Tai Chi)-Certified-3rd Degree Black Sash Instructor
*Kombat Fitness-Certified-level-1 Instructor
*Co-Founder of Kombat Kung Fu and Kung Fu Submission Grappling
(Under Sifu-Troy Burchett, President of ITF, ranks given between 2010-2012)


DYNAMIC FIGHTING ARTS ORGINIZATION:
*Certified-Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu
*Certified-Black Sash in Chinese Kuntao (Southeast Asian Martial Arts)
(Under Sifu/Guro-David Seiwert, President of D.F.A. in 2010)


FIVE ANIMAL KUNG FU:
*Certified-2nd Degree Black Sash
(Under Sifu-Michael A. Stelzer in 2010)



KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS:
*Taekwondo-Certified 5th Dan Black Belt
*Hapkido-Certified 6th Dan Black Belt
*Tang Soo Do-Certified 5th Dan Black Belt
(Under 9th Dan Grand Master-Michael A. Stelzer 2011)

*
Kyuktooki (Korean Kickboxing)-Certified 4th Dan Black Belt
*Mu Sul Sa (Korean MMA)-Certified 4th Dan Black Belt
*Taekwondo-Certified 2nd Dan Black Belt
*Hapkido (Korean Aikijujitsu)-Certified 2nd Dan Black Belt
*Yusool (Korean Jiu-jitsu)-Certified 2nd Dan Black Belt
*Hosinsul (Korean Self-Defense)-Certified 1st Dan Black Belt
*Mukido (Korean Weapons)-Certified 1st Dan Black Belt
(Under 6th Dan Master-Nigel May, President of The National Korea Martial Arts Federation 2008-2009) *No Longer Affiliated!



KRAVA MAGA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION:

*Krav Maga (Intensive Personal Protection Program)-Certified 4th Dan Black Belt
*IPP Krav Maga-Certified Level-4 Instructor
*Krav Maga Street Boxe-Certified Black Belt
*Krav Maga Street Boxe-Certified Instructor
*International IPP Krav Maga Team-Member
(Under IPP Krav Maga International Association President-Alberto Merlo & Master-Pierangelo Merlo-2009)

 

 

 

BODYGUARD:
*Certified-Body Guard
(Rank given by Master-David Lamonte Himmelheber President of AAA Protection Bodyguard in 2011)
*Certified-Personal Protection Specialist (Executive Bodyguard)
(Rank given by National Association of Security Professionals President- Lamont Greman in 2011)




NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MARTIAL ARTS:
*Apache Indian Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics-Certified Expert Warrior
*Apache Indian Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics-Certified-Basic Instructor
(Under Chief Warrior-Snake Blocker-Apache Indian, in Rolling Hills Estates,CA-2000)

*
Apprentice Warrior System-Certified 1st Degree Black Belt/Tushka Warrior
*Red Warrior/Tushka-Homa-Certified Black Belt/Achafa Tushka
(Under Grand Master/Chief-Adrian Roman-Choctaw Nation-2009) *No longer affiliated




LACSON-PRAYING MANTIS KUNG FU:

*Certified-3rd Degree Black Belt in Praying Mantis
*Co-Founder of L.P.M.K.F.
*Founder of Praying Mantis Kung Fu-Concepts
(Under Sifu-Ledgardo Lacson in Moreno Valley,CA on 7-25-08)


JUDO:
*Certified-1st Dan Black Belt (Shodan)
(Under Taiki Ryu Judo President/Sensei-Richard Rowland on 7-16-09)   


SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS JKD:
*Jeet Kune Do Concepts/Filipino Kali: Certified-Senior Instructor
*Kali-Silat: Certified-Senior Instructor/Guru
*Offensive Fighting Tactics/Extreme Street Survival
: Certified-Senior Instructor
*Dragon Shaolin Kenpo Karate:
Certified-5th Degree Black Belt
*Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T.): Certified-Full Instructor
(Ranks given by Vice President-Aaron St. Louis, from 2010-2015)



SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS:
*Jeet Kune Do Concepts/Filipino Kali: Certified-Full Instructor 
*Kali-Silat: Certified-Full Instructor/Guru   
*Offensive Fighting Tactics/Extreme Street Survival: Certified-Full Instructor  
*Shaolin Kenpo Karate: Certified-1st Degree Black Belt
(All ranks under retired S.S. President Sifu/Guru-John Lopez in The City of Orange,CA from 2006-2008)


KAJUKENBO:
*
Certified-3rd Degree Black Belt
*Certified-Sifu Instructor Level
*
Certified-Blade Master
(under Sigung-Jerome Fonseca, President of Fonseca Kenpo-Jujitsu in 2011-2012)
*
Member of the Ordonez Kajukenbo Ohana
(under Kajukenbo Co-Founder GM-Frank Ordonez in 2011-2012) *No Longer Affiliated!


FONSECA KENPO-JUJITSU:

*
Certified-5th Degree Black Belt
*
Certified-Master
(under Sigung-Jerome Fonseca, President of Fonseca Kenpo-Jujitsu in 2012) *No Longer Affiliated


SHOTOKAN KARATE:
*Certified-1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan)
*Lifetime Member of The WBBB Fighting Spirit Shotokan School of Martial Arts
(Rank given by Sensei-Amy  Kellam in 2011)



KENPO KARATE SELF-DEFENSE/TOTAL PROTECTION SYSTEM:
*Certified-1st Dan Black Belt
*Certified-Full Instructor
(under TPS President/Master-Jack Clark on 7-16-07)


BLOCKER ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS:

*Jeet Kune Do-Certified-phase 10-Full Multi-Arts Instructor
*Apache Indian Battle Tactics & Knife Fighting-Certified Basic-Instructor
*Apache Indian Battle Tactics & Knife Fighting-Certified Expert Warrior
*Thai Boxing/Muay Thai-level 4 Purple Armband
*Shaolin-Kung Fu (Modern Sil Lum Gung Fu)-Yellow Belt
*Combat Nunchaku level-1                                                                            
*Blocker Savate Club-Member 
*B.A.M.A. Master Level-Instructor
(All ranks recieved from B.A.M.A. President-Snake Blocker between 2001-2007 in Rolling Hills Estates,CA) 
*no longer active member


*Certified-FIRST AID/CPR by "Executive World Fitness" (in Palos Verdes, CA. on 2-15-07)




*
Founder of "Kenpo Karate-Combatives/Shaolin Kenpou Kung Fu" This system has a legitamate lineage to the late Kenpo Karate Founder/Grand Master-Ed Parker and to Kajukenbo Co-Founder Grand Master-Frank Ordonez! K.K.C. combines both traditional and modern techniques from; Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, American, & Brazilian Martial Arts Systems that covers all of the ranges of Street Fighting (Kicking, Punching, Clinch, & Ground) including Multiple Attackers and various Weaponry!



*President of: "BIANZHU KILOS MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY" from 1994-2002 in Corona,California.  (*Closed due to back surgery)

 

**Instructor for "BLOCKER ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS" from 2003-2004 in Rolling Hills Estates, California.

***President of: "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FREE-STYLE ACADEMY" Founded on 1-20-2007-Present in both Los Angeles & Riverside Counties.


 

~MEMBER & REPRESENTATIVE OF "SCIENTIFIC FIGHTING CONGRESS"
(Under SFC President-Hock Hochheim in Los Angeles, California 2013) www.hockscqc.com


*MEMBER OF THE "IPP KRAV MAGA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION"
(Under President/Master-Alberto Merlo & Master-Pierangelo Merlo 2009-Present)
http://ippkravmaga.jimdo.com/  www.forsvaritalia.it


*MEMBER OF "SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS JKD"
(Under President Bob Choat & Vice President Aaron St. Louis 2010-present)
www.survivalsolutionsjkd.org


*Member of the "AMERICAN WING CHUN FEDERATION" 
(Under President/Sifu-Jon Diament-2007-2008)



*Member of  the "INTERNATIONAL BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU FEDERATION" 
(Under President/Master Carlson Gracie Jr.-1997)


*Former Member of the "U.S.A. SHOOTO ASSOCIATION"
(Under Sensei-Yorinaga Nakamura from 2000-2002, Marina Del Rey, California)

  

 

 

 

 



 

 

 *I have also instructed members of the Military, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prison Guards, Security Officers, including Professional and Amateur Fighters since the early 1990’s!

 


www.internationalelitecombatartssociety.com

www.koreancombatartsfederation.com


 

 


MASTER-MIKE’S 8 KENPO LINEAGES:

AMERICAN COMBAT KEMPO KARATE/JUJITSU
*Sensei-Mike Omerbegovich
*Soke/Grand Master-W. Hock Hochheim


KAJUKENBO
*Sifu-Mike Omerbegovich
*Sigung-Jerome Fonseca
*Co-Founder/GM-Frank Ordonez

DRAGON KENPO KARATE
*Master-Mike Omerbegovich
*Master-Troy Burchett
*Grand Master/Soke-Ed Hutchison

BLACK DRAGON KENPO KARATE
*Master-Mike Omerbegovich
*Soke/Master-Troy Burchett

CHINESE KENPO
*Sifu-Mike Omerbegovich
*Sifu-John Lopez (Lung/Long,Liung Shaolin Kenpo)
*GM-Ed Hutchison (Dragon Kenpo)
*GM-Jay T. Will & The Tracy Brothers
*Grand Master-Ed Parker
*Grand Master-William K.S. Chow
*Grand Master-James Masayoshi Mitose

DRAGON SHAOLIN KENPO KARATE
*Master-Mike Omerbegovich
*Grand Master-Aaron St. Louis

FONSECA KENPO-JUJITSU
*Master-Mike Omerbegovich
*Sijo-Jerome Fonseca

KENPO KARATE SELF-DEFENSE/TOTAL PROTECTION SYSTEM
*Sensei-Mike Omerbegovich
*Soke-Jack Clark

 

 

SIFU-MIKE'S WING CHUN KUNG FU FAMILY TREE:


*Sifu-Mike Omerbegovich (Certified Instructor in 1996, No longer affiliated with Donald Fling)
*Sifu-Donald Fling (Fountain Valley, CA.)
*Si-Kung Peter Maguadog (President-Western Wing Chun Kung Fu Fellowship, Long Beach & Fountain Valley, California Branches)*Si-kung-Peter Passed Away 2-26-01

*Grand Master-Chan Yu Min (aka Wong Yim Yu) Assisted by Mr. Kim (Korean Martial Artist)
*Great Grand Master-Chan Wah Shun (Mainland China)
~Sifu-Mike's other Wing Chun lineage goes to the 
Great Grand Master-Yip Man through His various Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan Gung Fu Instructors from over the years.
~Wing Chun Gung Fu Seminar Training With Sigung-Alan Lamb (Yip Man Lineage) During the 1990's