Grand Master Sebastian Nazario
Grand Master Sebastian Nazario’s Mixed Martial Arts For The Streets ™ founder Grand Master Sebastian Nazario, began his training at the age of 8, when his dad took him to the local gym to learn boxing and wrestling. For many years he enjoyed the rough and tumble of amateur bouts before giving up these sports in favor of the martial arts. In the over 50 plus years he has practiced martial arts, Grand Master Sebastian trained all over the world with many high ranking masters, earning numerous instructor level black belts. He is trained in Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo, American Kenpo Karate, Aikido, Filipino Arnis, Escrima, Kali, Muay Thai, Wushu, Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Military Hand-To-Hand Combat, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Ninjitsu, Pentjak Silat, Hising I Chuan, Ba Gua Zhang, Tai Chi Chuan, MMA and Jeet Kune Do. In his 50 years of martial arts practice, Grand Master Sebastian Nazario has also researched every reality based self defense system that was available, but was dissatisfied with them all.
Most contemporary martial arts styles are sports oriented rather than reality based. It is not uncommon for students to study martial arts for years, and still not be able to call upon and apply their arts to real situations. The way you train is the way you will fight. In reality, the response to an attack must be simple, direct and practical.
All unnecessary stances and forms must be abandoned. Grand Master Sebastian Nazario applied his broad knowledge and experiences of martial arts, to devise a completely new modern scientific street fighting system that would allow people of all ages, shapes and sizes to defend themselves in an actual violent street confrontation.
Grand Master Sebastian Nazario was inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2009 – Original System Founder of The Year – Established the first Jeet Kune Do School in Fresno, CA in 1996.