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Sigung Jeffrey D. Cirillo
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Sigung Jeffrey D. Cirillo
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College Station
TX
77840
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Sigung Jeffrey D. Cirillo
WUN HOP KUEN DO 7th. degree Black belt

Other Martial Arts Training: Shotokan Tiger Budo Kai, Jujitsu, Collegiate Wrestling, Olympic Shooting, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Derobio, Modern Arnis, Capoeira, Kusema Vijiti, Fa-Chuan, Escrima, Silat, Various kung fu systems Biography: Sifu Cirillo has been training in the martial arts for over thirty years. He began his training in 1973 under Master Myron Kingston in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 9 in the style Shotokan Tiger Budo-Kai. He also wrestled for eight years including high school and collegiate wrestling varsity letters. He obtained varsity letters in high school and college for soccer as well as participating in ROTC shooting competitions, competing and winning against the Olympic Western regional championship team. He obtained his first black belt at the age of 15 and trained in Shotokan until his instructor returned to Japan to study in 1982. His now ranked 2nd degree in Shotokan. Over the next few years he trained in various styles including Jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do until he began his training in Wun Hop Kuen Do in 1983 under Sifu Al Dacascos in his Portland, Oregon school. He continued to train under Sifu Dacascos and Sifu Earl White until he left for graduate school in New York in 1986. Although he continued to train in Wun Hop Kuen Do during this period he joined the local Hopkido/Tae Kwon Do school under Master Ik Jo Kang and Master Ron Depinho, since there were no local Wun Hop Kuen Do schools. He obtained his 2nd degree black belt in Hopkido and Tae Kwon Do in 1990. While in NY he competed in several tournaments at the black belt level winning championships in a number of them including the Cho National Open at Madison Square Gardens in New York. After returning to the West Coast he continued training in Wun Hop Kuen Do under Sifu Bill Owens in Oakland, California. Under Sifu Owens he trained in Capoeira, Kusema Vijiti, Modern Arnis and Fachuan, in addition to Wun Hop Kuen Do. He obtained his black belt under Sifu Owens in 1995, was promoted to 2nd degree black belt in 2000 and given the title of Sifu in 2002. This was his fourth black belt in the martial arts, including Shotokan, Hopkido and Tae Kwon Do. From 1991 until the present he has traveled to China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Malaysia, training in several different styles while traveling, including numerous Kung Fu and Silat systems. In 1996 he moved to Hawaii where he taught Wun Hop Kuen Do and trained in various methods of Kajukenbo with other instructors and different escrima styles, including nearly 2 years of training in Derobio, an outside fighting escrima style. Over this time he periodically competed in tournaments, winning several honors, including Grand Champion at the First Annual Ken Ka Bo Karate Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has taught martial arts in Colorado, New York, California, Nebraska and Hawaii and currently trains and teaches Wun Hop Kuen Do at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In addition to his continued study of Wun Hop Kuen Do, he is training further in escrima styles including Modern Arnis and Doce Pares. Although he no longer competes in tournaments, his students periodically participate locally and have won a number of championships.