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Although I can offer expertise in several areas of "self defense," the following are some frequent questions I often answer. These are just a few examples, and my experience takes me much further than these questions. 1) What exactly is Jeet Kune Do and how does it apply to today's self defense? 2) What is women's role in martial arts/self defense and why should they learn? 3) What kind of things can I do to AVOID combative situations? 4) Is there a particular art or style that I should know? 5) What kind of weapons are involved in self defense tactics? 6) What precautionary measures can I take at home to prevent intrusion? 7) How do I know what techniques I should be using? 8) How will learning self defense change my life beyond just physical gain? 9) How has Jeet Kune Do evolved and why? 10) I've never been in a fight, so why should I train now?

Experience in the area

1) Owner/Chief Instructor of Xtreme Training Academy, and S2 Strategic Defense. 2) Fully Certified Jeet Kune Do/Filipino Martial Arts Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak, Sifu Thomas Cruse, Sifu Harrinder Singh, Sifu Roy Harris and more. 3) Fully Certified Instructor in Edged Weapons tactics 4) 20 years total martial arts experience including Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kali, FMA, Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, White Crane Kung Fu, and more! 5) Teaching elite military/law enforcement groups since 2004. 6) Teaching civilian classes since 2000. 7) Teachng domestic violence victim programs since 2002. 8) Over 100 seminars taught covering various subjects in 16 states, and 3 countries. 9) First JKD instructor to bring a JKD seminar in Puerto Rico 10) Featured multiple times in SWAT Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, and others 11) Member and Instructor at International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Assoc 12) Featured Speaker at events such as Int'l Chief of Police Conference, Chicagoland Gun Show, and more 13) Recipient of Instructor of the Year, LEO Instructor of the Year, and Achievements in Martial Arts awards. 14) Program and Business coach to nearly 12 martial arts academies/academy owners.


Author of upcoming book "The JKD Chronicals"


Bachelors Degree in Accounting 3 year technical degree in Construction Management

Past/Present Clients

Ballistic Fighting Methods has nearly civilian 100 students including business owners, housewives, sales personnel, computer professionals, college students, police officers, lawyers, ex-military personnel, and more. I would be happy to put AllExperts in touch with several students upon request.

What do you like about this subject?

I've always enjoyed the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of training martial arts. However, my absolute favorite aspect is the ability to give my students a sense of self.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am constantly learning more about martial arts. I have several instructors who I spend a great deal of time with to ensure my growth, and the growth of my students.

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Recent Answers from Nik Farooqui

2016-01-06 subject matter:

Hector-    No disrespect taken. If you email me direct at I will be happy to provide references or otherwise as you need. That includes letters of recommendation from a wide variety

2016-01-06 subject matter:

Hector-     Thank you for reaching out. You can read about my background on my website at or about my academy at     However, just to give you a slight

2014-02-25 womens self defense:

Thanks for the question. As I read your entry, I actually hear several questions in there. The main one's being:  1) Is green belt enough rank to teach?  2) What info should be taught?  3) Am "I" good

2013-08-17 Self defense training via dvd:

Thanks for the question Lee, and best of luck on your move.    I always shy away from giving people names of DVD's when they want to train. The DVD is nothing more than a source of information, but teaches

2012-12-12 in need of advice:

Dear Filipe,    Thank you for the question. I can understand your concerns and confusions, so many arts out there to choose from. Finding the right one can be difficult. Here's my advice first and foremost


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