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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.”

 

We humbly ask – Help Guro Rick’s wife Marla Faye in her healing journey with cancer…

Please visit their Go Fund Me Page

 

Guro Greg Nelson refers to Guro Rick Faye as,

“…my friend, my mentor, my instructor, my most influential training partner….the man that started me on the path I am still walking today Sifu Rick Faye.

 

Whether you’ve never met these world-class teachers or you’ve known them since the early days you will be touched! You’ll laugh, you’ll probably cry and like all top-notch teachers do; when it’s all over, you’ll go away with a renewed perspective on life.

 

Here are the highlights of what Guro Rick and Guro Greg discussed:

  • Upcoming events!
  • What is a seminar like?
  • Why Guro Rick believes Guro Greg should be the head of the Thai Boxing Association
  • The early gyms: the garage, Washington Ave., the beach
  • “We didn’t have a lot but we did a lot.” – Guro Rick Faye
  • Guro Greg’s battle and victory over cancer – two times!
  • Healing mentality
  • Faith – Friends, – Family
  • An angel?
  • Training mentality… then and now
  • What Guro Greg’s personal training looks like
  • Guro Greg’s thoughts on holding pads
  • “Master the basics… Once you’ve developed a super-solid foundation of the basics, everything else is gravy.” – Guro Greg Nelson
  • “The Big Five” – Sinawali/Sombrada, Hubud/Chisao, Thai Pads/Focus Mitts, Knife Sparring (or in this case “The Big Four” or The Big Seven”)
  • We are blessed!

 

      Erik Paulson and Greg Nelson

Erik Paulson and Greg Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guros Rick Faye, Greg Nelson and Dan Inosanto

Guros Rick Faye, Greg Nelson and Dan Inosanto

 

 

 

 

Grand Master Surachai, Guros Greg Nelson and Rick Faye

Grand Master Surachai, Guros Greg Nelson and Rick Faye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Guro Greg Nelson

Mr. Nelson is a former University of Minnesota Wrestling Team member and All-American high school gymnast.  In 1983, he started training in Jun Fan Martial Arts, Filipino Kali and Muay Thai under Sifu Rick Faye.  Since then, he has earned Full Instructor credentials in Jun Fan Martial Arts/Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Kali, and Level III Instructorship in Maphilindo Silat under the legendary Guru Dan Inosanto.  Coach Nelson is also a Senior Instructor in Muay Thai under Grand Master Surachai “Chai” Sirisute of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA.

 

Check out Guro Greg’s extensive bio and world-class training at The Academy MN