Guro Rick Faye

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Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Rick Faye is dedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in the martial arts.

In addition to being the MKG owner and head instructor of the Minnesota Kali Group and his instructor development organization, MKG International, Rick is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally.

Rick Faye’s credentials include 2 Senior Full Instructorships under Dan Inosanto (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts), and a 5th level Maphilindo Silat Instructorship under Guro Inosanto. He is a regional director for the Thai Boxing Association, U.S.A. and holds the level of Ajarn (Senior Instructor) in Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute. He also holds instructorships in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling) and numerous other arts.  Rick’s teaching methods have paved the way for both the fighter, the martial artist and the martial art enthusiast to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.

Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement. The results of this work ethic are obvious in both his art and his teaching.

Check Out Podcasts by Guru Rick

Guro Rick Faye and Josh Prior
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Guro Rick Faye and Josh Prior of MKG Madison :058

MKG (Minnesota Kali Group) affiliated schools teach a variety of arts from Bruce Lee’s JKD; to Kali, Thai Boxing, Silat, Jiu Jitsu, CSW (wrestling) and focus on fitness, fun and function! Guro Rick (MKG Minneapolis,MN) and Josh (MKG Madison, WI) really hit it home on how these arts are great not only for physical health, but […]

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Guros Rick Faye and Greg Nelson: The Early Days, Training Mentality and Overcoming Cancer :053

Guros Rick Faye and Greg Nelson talk about the early days, training mentality, Greg’s battle and victory over cancer and… …as Greg puts it, “… how blessed we are doing what we love with people that we want to be around.”   Guro Greg Nelson refers to Guro Rick Faye as, “…my friend, my mentor, my […]

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“It’s not OK to Punch Somebody” says World-Renowned Martial Artist, Guro Rick Faye :043

“Martial Arts as a Way of Life” …was how I thought this podcast would be titled, I informed Guru Rick Faye.   As we talked I heard all kinds of lesson and great, catchy titles for this podcast: “What a World-renowned Martial Arts Teacher says about Violence” “Bruce Lee’s Teachings Applied in the 21st Century” […]