Saturday July 30th 11 AM – Rising Star East in Ayer,,about 3 hours – cost $25-30 based on attendance.
Topics to include:
“aggressive defense” vs blocking, Footwork, “the Fluid Posture” and “human makiwara” among others
Contact TOWNSNDLAW@aol.com for information
Mr Buckland’s bio:
FEARS Ltds’ founder is a veteran of over 35 years in the martial arts and the grandson of ‘Hockey Hall of Famer’ Frank Buckland.
A nationally certified nutritional consultant and personal trainer (IFPA and ACSM), Buckland began his early martial arts training as a student of Masters Joe Shartrand and Frank Gorman in 1973.
Master Buckland through his association with Uechi Ryu Karate, pioneer and American founder George E Mattson, is mentored by Legendary fighter / trainers Jim Maloney, Arthur Rabesa and Bob Bethany ; known as “The Three Animals of Uechi Ryu.”
Buckland is recognized as a Shihan (master instructor) in Uechi Ryu Karate and received a lifetime achievement award from the Uechi Ryu Hong Kong Karate Association in 2010. Through his mentorship by Hong Kong Uechi Ryu Karate Association founder Master Robert Campbell, Buckland studied under Tan Dao founder Master Lawrence Tan and is recognized as an ‘elder’ in Tri Harmony Gung Fu.
Robb began training with Kickboxing Legend / American Karate pioneer Joe Lewis in 1984. Grand Master Lewis, who was voted by his peers as “The Greatest Fighter of all Time”, awarded Buckland a 6th degree black belt (Renshi) in his Joe Lewis Fighting System. Buckland says, his understanding of the attributes of a warriors spirit: courage, honor, and ‘heart’ are lessons he learned from his experience “Sparring with Mr. Lewis”.
Through Mr Lewis’ mentorship, Buckland met and trains with Grand Master Dr. Maung Gyi American Bando (Burmese Boxing) pioneer . While dominating on a national level in professional fights, Robb was recognized as a 6th degree black belt by The American Independent Karate Instructors Association (AIKIA), founded by Dr Jerry Beasley, Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace and Joe Lewis.
As MMAs’ popularity grew with the UFC, Buckland turned to Judo Master instructor Harry Chandler at his Dalton Judo Club. Master Chandler’s mentorship in the sport of Judo are some of Buckland’s fondest memories ‘on the mat’. This training led to several training sessions with Olympic medalists Jimmy Pedro and Jason Morris.
In early 1990 Robb began his association with Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. founder of the International Federation of Jujitsuans (IFOJJ) and the Screen Action Stunt Association (SASA). Mr. Buckland is a recipient of the prestigious Samurai Lifetime Achievement Award and the Samurai-Bushi award for continued excellence by the (IFOJJ). Action Martial Arts Magazine awarded Master Buckland a Silver Lifetime Achievement Award after Soke DePasquales’ nomination. Mentorship by Soke DePasquale and Grand Master Joe Hess allowed Buckland numerous film, television, and magazine appearances as well as advanced stunt and Ju Jitsu training.
Mr. Buckland is now a sought after seminar performer for the martial arts and action film industry. Buckland has appeared in numerous television documentaries including The Discovery channels “Hollywood’s Greatest Stunts”, The Learning Channels’ “Martial Arts The Real Story”, and A &Es “Mystical Origins Of The Martial Arts”. Buckland is also featured in the action films “Miami Vice”, “Pirate Soul”, “Red On The Blue”, and “Bloodmoon”. “Requiem for a Pit Fighter” and “Quan Yin” include Robb in action sequences choreographed by Michael Depasquale Jr. , Joe Lewis, and directed by Art Camacho.
Mr. Buckland has served in the United States Army and in a security / executive protection capacity for such notable performers as Jo Dee Messina, Kevin Bacon, Joan Jett, Seigi Ozawa, Winton Marselles, Diamond Rio, Tony Hawk and others. Buckland acted as “Intercept team leader” for the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Resort in Hollywood Florida. Buckland is currently in preproduction for a series of Combat Fitness videos.