S: Perry's Full Circle Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense 1990 -2005 Vol. I
FC: 1990 - 2005 | Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense History - Photo - Memory Album Volume I | est. 1990
2: Instructor Acknowledgments Kung Fu Wing Chun Judo Sifu Kym Camacho Sifu Chris Chan San Jose Judo Buddhist Club Sifu Bert Rodriguez Sensei Alsutshi Ikemoto Sifu Greg Yau Sensei Jack Carter Sifu Ben Der Jiu Jitsu Aikido Sambo Relson Gracie Sensei Denise Tatoian Steve Siroy Cezar Gracie Senseis’ Jay and Lynn Bell Prof. Leonard Polyakov Rickson Gracie Sensei Bill Elders Prof. Pat Burris Ralph Gracie Pankration Greco-Roman Model Mugging Tom Saviano Charles Fitzgerald Co-Founder Matt Thomas Buck Deadrich Judith Hess Sport Jujutsu Powerlifting Hsing-i, / Pa kua Prof. L.L. Cary Dr. Allen Curshner Sifu Brian Ollis World Champion, Gary Hunnicutt Coach Adviser Technical Advisers Spiritual Advisers Charles Fitzgerald Prof. Wally Jay Dan Millman Prof. Willy Cahill Judith Hess Prof. James Muro OTHER STYLES OR SYSTEMS FROM WHICH MOVES OR TECHNIQUES WERE MODIFIED TO FIT INTO PERRY’S FULL CIRCLE ARSENAL: TAE KWON DO MUAY THAI CHIN NA KENPO KARATE BOXING SHAN JIN FREESTYLE WRESTLING SABAKI JEET KUNE DO TANG SOO DO TAI CHI ESCRIMA | i
3: Perry's Full Circle Family Tree | FOUNDER: Ed Joel Perry Ph.D./MA., Soke (Jody) World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee Two-time Pankration Hall of Fame Inductee Master Sambo World Champion Pankration U.S. Western Regional Representative “2000-03 Chairman U.S. National Pankration Coaching Committee “2000-03” Founder Instructor: “Perry’s Full Circle, School of the Dragon”. Rohnert Park, San Francisco, Grass Valley, Calif. MASTER SENIOR INSTRUCTOR: Jayson N. Perry 6th dan (Jay) Pankration Hall of Fame Inductee (Father & Son) 2001 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee (Father & Son) 2001 Pankration Certified Referee Pankration Competitor and Coach National Self Defense Gold Medalist 1995 Founder and Instructor of: “Perry’s Athletic Training Center” Grass Valley, Calif. “The Boars Nest II” Black Belt Instructor: Adam Hutchins Bronze Medalist Pankration Pan Am Team Trials “2000” Bronze Medalist Pankration Nationals “2000” Silver Medalist Sambo Nationals “2000” Founder and Instructor of: “Perry’s Full Circle, Submission Academy.” Petaluma, Calif. | ii
4: Perry's Full Circle Family Tree (Cont.) Black Belt Assistant Instructor: Carmen Bottiglieri Shodan Aikido Assistant Instructor and Owner of: “ Perry’s Full Circle Dojo – OLYMPUS MONS” Santa Rosa, Calif. Black Belt Assistant Instructor: Sandra Niehaus – School of the Dragon Black Belt Assistant Instructor: Tom Bender - – School of the Dragon | iii | Chicken-Coop Dojo Seabastopol, Calif. (Picture next page - Top row) Jay Perry, Nelda Huddock, Sensei Brian Ollis, Anthony Montoya, Kathy Montoya, (Btm row) Lisa Huddock, Meritsa, Crissy Huddock,GM Perry,JD, (Second Picture next page) Anthony Montoya, GM Perry, Jay Perry, Sensei Brian Ollis, Sensei Bill Elderts | Pankration Hall of Fame Father and Son Award
5: Table of Contents | iv | Dedication....................................................................................................................1 The Origin and Goals of Perry's Full Circle ..............................................................................4 Letter and Biography of Professor Leonard Holifield..................................................................7 Achievements and Experience & Hall Of Fame Inductions & Awards ...............................................9 Wrestler turned Martial Artist.............................................................................................11 Mazetlan,Mexico Seminars.................................................................................................13 World Teams.................................................................................................................15 Perry/Hunter Family Tree.................................................................................................17
6: This album is first dedicated to my son, Master Instructor Jayson Perry for all the times he assisted me in demonstrations or practice; Also for his dedication to the Martial Arts and athleticism. I then would like to dedicate this book to all of our students that have trained and/or competed under the Perry’s Full Circle umbrella. I thank you for letting us share and be a part of your lives. I hope and pray that you never be tested of the skills you learned while training with Full Circle - But in the event that you are- I hope you hear my voice to give you confidence, courage and strength. Take CareStay Safe.Grandmaster Jody Perry Ph. D./ M.A.,Soke | 1 | Dedicatio
7: Welcome to: Perry's Full Circle Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense System | 2
8: I feel that the twenty plus years of training in the martial arts have empowered me in my life, and spirit. Martial arts have helped me see many applications of technique that were right in front of me yet unseen by my untrained eyes. The martial arts have helped to forge my discipline and respect to the arts, to my community, to the world, to the universe, and to myself. The martial arts have taught me, and brought me respect and recognition. The mystique that surrounds the martial arts world has kept me hungry, and enthusiastic to continue researching, and learning. The martial arts, along with wrestling, have allowed me to test and understand the true me. Grandmaster Jody Perry Ph.D./M.A.,Soke | 3
9: The Origin and Goals of Perry's Full Circle Perry’s Full Circle techniques and philosophy evolved from 33 years of hands-on experience by the founder Grandmaster Jody Perry. Between 1999 and 2003 Grandmaster Perry has been inducted into the Hall of Fame seven times by five different martial arts organizations. Two of those times included his son Sensei Jayson Perry as a father and son team. Among the organizations was The International Federation of Pankration Athlima, The World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame, The Hawaii Martial Arts International Society, The United States Martial Artist Association and The Action Martial Arts Magazine. In 2001 his newly founded system “Perry’s Full Circle” was put to the test and demonstrated before a board of 15 Grandmasters, masters, Senseis’/Shi Hans’, attorneys, police officers, military officers and Doctors of the “World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame” council. The testing resulted in five awards presented to Mr. Perry, which included a Ph.D. in Martial Arts, a “Sokeship” certification for founding a martial arts system; an induction to the Hall Of Fame for himself, his system and for him and his son as a father and son team. For his 33 years of competition, he received an award for “Outstanding Achievement Male Adult Competitor.” In 2002 he received a promotion to “Grandmaster” by members of the “Hawaii Martial Arts International Society” and in the same year received an award for “Supreme Grandmaster of the Year” and an induction to the Hall Of Fame of “The United States Martial Artists Association.” In search of a winning edge to secure an Olympic berth on the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team, Grandmaster Perry studied, researched, practiced, and tested techniques from 22 different martial arts systems. For his efforts he earned National titles in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo, and a World Championship Title in Sambo. Grandmaster Perry documented his studies and the result is the set of techniques that are currently being taught today. Teaching, Sambo as the main foundation, Pa Kua circling and fluidity, Aikido blending and redirecting, Wing Chun trapping and controlling, Escrima versatility, Jeet Kune Do philosophy, Gracie Jiu Jitsu mentality, and Greco-Roman wrestling determination, empowers the student with a full spectrum of standing and ground escapes, attacks, and defenses. A wrestler turned martial artist, Grandmaster Jody Perry knows the value of cross training. In Sambo, he is an 11th degree, former World Champion, ten-time gold medal holder, and was the Sambo World Team coach in 1998. He also holds national titles in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling and Judo. During his 33 years of active competition, he has studied multiple martial arts including, but not limited to, Gracie Jiu Jitsu from Relson Gracie, Aikido, and Wing Chun. He is the former Western United States Regional Representative of Pankration, former Chairman of the National Referee’s committee, and a certified International Pankration referee. | 4
10: He is a 7th Dan in Panjitsu, a 3rd Dan in Judo, a 3rd Dan in Sport JuJutsu, a Level I student in Wing Chun, a Blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and a Black belt in Karate. He has presented seminars in Pankration, Sambo, Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling and Full Circle techniques in Mexico and throughout the western United States. Grandmaster Jody Perry trained for 12 years in the sport of Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling trying to secure a berth on an Olympic team. He started wrestling as a sophomore in High school, wrestled at a Jr. College, then began freestyle wrestling at age 25. As he started getting older, and still wanting to compete against the younger competitors, he turned to the martial arts in hopes of finding an edge to make up for his age difference. His search into the martial arts began with Kung Fu and continued through 21 different arts and styles over a period of 22 years. At the Olympic level, it is known that competing for an Olympic berth requires at least 11 hours a day of constructive training. With that serious mentality he sometimes trained in 2 or 3 different arts at a time. In each art he searched for techniques that could be applicable to his wrestling. Unfortunately he found that many of the arts were limited in their grappling skills. So he studied the basics of that particular style or system, and then moved on to the next system or style. His search then found him turning to Sambo, the Russian Martial art. In Sambo his wrestling skills played a major role in helping him win National titles and make a World team. Sambo, however, requires the athletes to wear judo type jackets; therefore most of the techniques of Sambo were inadequate for bare skinned wrestling. So his search continued. Then one day he walked into a school in Hawaii that was run by Relson Gracie, one of the older brothers of the Gracie family and 22 time National Brazilian Jujitsu Champion. It was there that he found technique that was applicable for his wrestling. Jujitsu, was the martial art that gave him an edge in his wrestling, but he found it ironic that it was his wrestling that gave him an upper hand in jujitsu. In practice Relson Gracie used to always call Grandmaster Perry “Wally Gator.” One day when he asked Relson what that meant, he said he meant that he was tough like an alligator. Relson said that he saw that because of his wrestling mentality he couldn’t be choked-out, and that he always fought and ended up on top no matter how much he was outweighed. | 5
11: Besides Grandmasters perseverance to never miss training 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, it was his wrestling that helped him to advance in the Gracie school. As a matter of fact, in all the styles he studied, in one way or another it was his wrestling background/training that helped him get through the rigorous martial arts training programs, and excel in the class. Jujitsu, was the martial art that gave him an edge in his wrestling, but he found it ironic that it was his wrestling that gave him an upper hand in jujitsu. In practice Relson Gracie used to always call Grandmaster Perry “Wally Gator.” One day when he asked Relson what that meant, he said he meant that he was tough like an alligator. Relson said that he saw that because of his wrestling mentality he couldn’t be choked-out, and that he always fought and ended up on top no matter how much he was outweighed. Besides Grandmasters perseverance to never miss training 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, it was his wrestling that helped him to advance in the Gracie school. As a matter of fact, in all the styles he studied, in one way or another it was his wrestling background/training that helped him get through the rigorous martial arts training programs, and excel in the class. Grandmaster Perry will never forget that in his first martial arts study, Kung Fu, he used to want to cry before practice because he knew the practice would be very exhausting and demanding. He also wanted to cry after training because he was so happy that he made it through the class. But it was the mental conditioning that he acquired through wrestling in the earlier years that gave him the drive to keep pushing. To not give up. Maybe it was the millions of miles he ran over the years, or the zillion push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and dips. Maybe it was the endless jump roping. Maybe it was the days and nights that he would go without eating, or the many hours of sitting in a 110-degree dry sauna to make sure he made weight for his division. Maybe it was the hours, and hours, and hours he spent on the mat getting his butt kicked and kicking butt that carried him through anything that was thrown at him during his martial arts training. Whatever it was that helped him to excel to the level of Grand Master in the martial arts world came from the physical and mental conditioning incorporated in the foundation of basic wrestling. | 6
13: Biography of Professor Leonard Holifield | “Real-world combat."--Prof. Leonard Holifield, PHD, Former Chief Combatives Instructor for the US Army from 1988 to 1997 (Retired) Professor Leonard C. Holifield, CPS Biography Prof. Leonard Holifield has over 36 years of martial arts experience and is president and founder of I.A.E.P.S.D.T The International Academy of Executive Protection Self Defense Tactics and H.C.S.I Holifield's Combat Systems International. Organizations that offer specialized training in unarmed self defense for executive security, law enforcement, special operations and military personnel. Considered one of the country's leading experts in hand-to-hand combat, he is a published author and frequent lecturer on unarmed self-defense, executive protection and military combatives. During his military career he served as Chief Combatives Instructor to the United States Army from 1987 to 1997 and was instrumental in rewriting the Army's manual on Combatives (FM 21-150). In March of 2000, he was voted Most Outstanding Self Defense Instructor by The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has received the coveted Executive Protection Award of Valor. A highly decorated veteran of the Gulf War, he was credited with capturing one of the first Iraqi POW's during Operation Desert Storm and trained countless soldiers in hand-to-hand combat while stationed in Saudi Arabia. | 8
14: Achievements and Experience Sambo World Champion (Masters), 1996 Sambo World Champion Silver Medallist Sambo World Team Coach, 1998 Ten-time National Sambo Champion Four-time Pan American Sambo Champion National Silver Medallist, Greco-Roman Wrestling National bronze Medallist, Freestyle Wrestling National Bronze Medallist, Judo Three-time Olympic contender Two-time California State Power-lifting Champion Has studied 22 different styles of Martial Arts 33 years of active competition 10 years’ experience as assistant or head coach, High School wrestling 6 years’ experience as assistant or volunteer coach, Jr. College & University wrestling | Hall Of Fame Inductions & Awards 1999 - International Federation of Pankration Athlima 2000 - International Federation of Pankration Athlima (Father & Son) 2001 – World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Awarded Ph. D./M.A. and 12th dan) 2001 – World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Sokeship Founders Award) 2001 - World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Father & Son) 2001 – World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Outstanding Contribution to the Martial arts) 2001 – World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Outstanding Male competitor) 2001 – World Martial Arts H.O.F. (Perry’s Full Circle Recognized) 2001 – The State Association of Pankration Athlima of Baja Calif. Mexico –A.C. (Special Acknowledgement Award) 2002 – Hawaii Martial Arts International Society (Outstanding Achievements in the M.A. promotion to Grandmaster and 10th dan) 2002 – United States Martial Artist Association (Supreme Grandmaster of the Year) | 2003 – Action Martial Arts Magazine (Outstanding Contributions to the M.A. as Grandmaster) 2003 – Karate Kidz On-Line (Teacher of the month) 2003 – Karate Kidz On-Line (Teacher of the year) 2003 – Hawaii Martial Arts International Society (HMAIS Board Member of the year) 2003 – Hawaii Martial Arts International Society (Honorary Achievement & Dedication to M.A.) | 9
15: Wrestler turned Martial Artist | 10 | Lft: GM Perry Redyes for competition; RT. GM Takes 3rd at Senior Judo National Championships Hono. Hawaii. | Above: GM Perry with Dan Gable at Squaw Valley Olympic Training Camp. Lft: GM Perry Wrestles student Adam Hutchins at a Greco-Roman demonstration. Rt: GM Perry Places 2nd at his first International Judo Tournament in Tumwater,Washington.
16: Wrestler turned Martial Artist | A wrestler turned martial artist, Professor Jody Perry knows the value of cross training. In search of a winning edge to secure an Olympic berth on the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympic Greco-Roman team, Professor Perry competed in the Nationals in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo, and Sambo. In Sambo, he is a 11th degree, former World Champion, ten-time gold medal holder, and was the Sambo World Team coach in 1998. He also holds national titles in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling and Judo. During his 33 years of active competition, he has studied multiple martial arts including, but not limited to, Gracie Jiu Jitsu from Relson Gracie, Aikido, and Wing Chun. He is currently the Western United States Regional Representative of Pankration, Chairman of the Pankration National Coaching Committee, a certified International Pankration referee and was inducted into the 1999 and 2000 Pankration Hall of Fame. In 2001 he was inducted along with his system, into “The World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame.” He was also presented with a Ph.D. in Martial Arts, and a Sokeship certification for being a founder of a martial arts system. He is a 7th Dan in Panjitsu, a 3rd Dan in Judo, a 3rd Dan in Sport Jujutsu, a Level I student in Wing Chun, a Blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and a Black belt in Karate. Professor Perry has been authorized to conduct Panjitsu seminars, give rankings in Panjitsu as per the USA Federation Pankration Athlima (USAFPA) and to conduct seminars on the rules and instruction of Pankration. He has been a regular guest instructor at the annual Gasshuku and Dan Zan Ryu seminars in California. He has presented seminars in Pankration, Sambo, and Full Circle techniques in Mexico and throughout the western United States. | 11
17: Professor Perry has spent many years teaching techniques from an array of martial arts, simplified for ease of learning. The unique combination of selected techniques has proven to produce successful and respected athletes in Sport Jujutsu, Point Karate, Jiujutsu-Submission, Sambo, Pankration and Self defense demonstrations. He has founded a program that combines techniques from many different martial arts styles, systems, and wrestling. In 2001, Professor Perry and his system, “Perry’s Full Circle” was recognized by “The World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame” and they both were inducted into the WMAHOF. He was also awarded a “Sokeship” (Founders Recognition Certification) along with a Ph.D. in Martial Arts: For his 33 years of competition, he received an award for “Outstanding Achievement Male Adult Competitor.” Unlike the traditional styles of Martial Arts that conform to a particular style or form, Perry’s Full Circle incorporates selected techniques from 22 different Martial Arts and 2 styles of International and Olympic wrestling and grappling disciplines. This cross-training program empowers the student with a full spectrum of standing and ground escapes, attacks, and defenses by being taught techniques heavily influenced by: Sambo Aikido Wing Chun Jeet Kune Do Pa Kua Greco-Roman Wrestling Escrima Gracie Jiu Jitsu Perry’s Full Circle trains martial artists/athletes to step into athletic stardom by competing for a National Team, World Team, or Olympic berth in Sambo, Sport Jujutsu, Judo, Greco-Roman or Freestyle wrestling, or Pankration. Perry’s Full Circle believes in personalizing techniques to fit the student’s individual size, strength, speed, character, and natural abilities. | 12
18: 13 | Mazetlan, Mexico Seminars
19: Mazetlan, Mexico Seminars | 14
20: 15 | Sambo World Team - Milano, Italy Tp lft: Lenoid Polyakov 4th frm left Ron Tripp. 5th from lft. Joe Neely, Jerry Matsumoto...Btm rt: GM Perry, on his right Paul Cotton, his right Rich Figureoa, 1981 | 1995 Sambo World Team - St. Jeann De Luz France | Grandmaster Perry (2nd from left bottom row) Richie Figuroa, next to him was his training partner. They were together on 3 World Teams. This picture was taken at the celebration of the Emperors Birthday in Tokyo, Japan 1988. In the back row behind flag is coach World Champion Sensei Pat Burris(4th from left) the president of the US Sambo Federation Leniod Polyakov and on the far right is Judo Olympian Ron Tripp.
21: 16 | 1995 Sambo World Team - St. Jeann De Luz France | Sambo World Team in Russia | Gold and Silver World Championship titles in France
22: 17 | GM Perry exiting mat after Greco-Roman match.
23: 18 | Perry/Hunter Family Tree | Eddie L. Perry Featherweight Golden Gloves Champion | Jerry L. Perry. Kempo Karate, Boxing, Street Fighting..
24: Perry-Hunter Family Tree | Jack N. Perry - Go Scalu Karate and Weapons Martial Islands | Donald L. Hunter Jr. US Army Infantry Special Weapons | 19
25: Perry-Hunter Family Tree | Dwayne D. Hunter - Special Forces "Minute-man." | Dave P. Hunter - Secret Personal Bodyguard - Street-fighting | 20
26: Grass K. Perry - Secures her opponent with the "Gracie Clinch" at a High School Wrestling Tournament. Below: Great tie-up picture of Grace and her opponent at another HS tournament. Grace was the only girl on the El Camino High School Wrestling Team with 30 guys. She Blocked Varsity as a Freshmen and placed 9th in her first CIF Womens High School Wrestling Tournament. The tournament had 648 girls competing. | 21
27: Jessica M Perry - Studied Full Circle from the beginning and worked with GM Perry in demonstrating Model Mugging techniques. On right Jessica celebrates Hall of Fame Induction with her Dad GM Perry.. Las Vegas, NV. | 22
28: Student and GM Perry's Life Partner, Sandra Niehaus at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, Las Vegas, NV. Below: Sandra and Grass Valley student Julie Naylor in Mazetlan, Mexico | 23