Professors

Professors

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Professor Jay Burkey Professor Burkey began his martial arts training under Grand Master Jon Loren in 1973 at the old Kelso Gwoon, and continued his training under Grand Master Jon until his untimely death in June 2008. In Grand Master Jons 40+ years of martial arts, Grand Master Jon certified 7 students to instructor level (1st degree or higher). Of those certified as instructors, Professor Burkey was his senior student, and over the years became his closest friend. Grand Master Jon also certified three students as instructors in Tai Chi (a separate art, with separate certification). Professor Burkey was one of the three who obtained certification. One of the requirements for obtaining the higher ranks in Tum Pai was the accruement of herbal knowledge. Professor Burkey began his herbal studies under Grand Master Jon in 1975, and continued studying, training and learning from him until his demise. Grand Master Jon awarded two students certification as herbalists. Professor Burkey was one of the two who became certified as herbalist. In the middle 80's, Grandmaster Jon began studying the field of Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing. He not only became certified, but became an internationally known innovator and practitioner in the field. He also became a board member for the International Medicinal Vibrational Herbal/Flower Research Association. In the early 90's Professor Burkey began studying Flower Essences/Vibrational Healing modalities. He trained under Grand Master Jon as well as another internationally know specialist in the field, Quapiti Robintree. After many years of study, Professor Burkey became Grand Master Jon's only certified student in the Flower Essence/Vibrational Healing field. Professor Burkey has continued to study and expand his knowledge in the Herbal and Flower Essences/Vibrational fields. Professor Burkey has spent the last decade deeply committed to improving his Tai Chi. Grand Master Jon emphasized the Tai Chi was the essence of Tum Pai. All Tum Pai techniques, applications and principles were derived from Tai Chi. In order to effectively execute upper level Tum Pai techniques, one would have to first achieve a high level of proficiency in Tai Chi. Using this as his guiding principle, Professor Burkey worked closely with Grand Master Jon towards elevating his skill level in Tai Chi, and the internal side of the arts. Professor Burkey is committed to carrying on Grand Master Jon�s high standards of excellence in all facets of the Martial Arts as well as the healing fields. After Grand Master Jon's passing, Professor Burkey was named head of the Tum Pai Branch of Kajukenbo on November 15, 2008, by the Board of Advisors of the Kajukenbo Self-Defense Institute (the K.S.D.I.). The K.S.D.I. was founded in the early 50's by Sijo Emperado, the primary individual responsible for the creation of Kajukenbo.