Sifu R. Carrion is the chief instructor and founder of JKD-EXTREME Martial Arts Academy, in Lake Worth FL. He was born in the Bronx, New York in 1967. He is also a Full Second Generation instructor under (JKD Nucleus Members) Sifu Tim Tackett and Bob Bremer who was an original student of the late Bruce Lee.
He has studied a variety of Martial Arts, and found that Jeet Kune Do was the philosophy that he found to be his truth. He felt that he should be complete in Martial Arts, being well rounded in all ranges of self defense, but using the mentality of "Simplicity" from top to ground skills. This is where he found JKD-THE WAY OF THE INTERCEPTING FIST.
Sifu Carrion has studied for over 10 years in the following areas of Martial Arts. (Jeet Kune Do, Boxing/Muay Thai, Kali-Escrima, TEI Jiu Jitsu Grappling,Shoot Fighting) 1990 at the Self Discovery Martial Arts Academy.Kung Fu (Chin Na) Privately under Sifu Ronnie Brown in Houston,Texas.(Tae Kwon Do) - Under Sensei Reggie Toussaint at the Karate Tae Kwon Do Academy in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Also Sifu Carrion Was the US National Grappling Instructor of the Year for Naga Assoc.
Has also trained Pro Fighters Eben “The Big O” Oroz from Bodog Fight, Jeff “The Saint” LaSanta from WFC, As well has trained the “US National Guard” in south Miami in combat and was given an award from The National Guard for His Combative training methods to the Military Soldiers. Also Carrion was A Certified K-9 Officer Trainer.
With Mixed Martial Arts being the fastest growing sport in the country and hundreds of places to train, one school is setting itself apart from all of the rest. JKD Extreme Martial Arts Academy, home of the JKD MMA X-Team, headed by Second Generation Bruce Lee student Sifu Richie Carrion is quickly finding great success in the MMA world. In only its second year in its MMA Program the JKD-XTeam has produced fighters like BodogFight’s Eben “The Big O” Oroz, Jeff “The Saint” LaSanta, and Thomas Culler, won his pro debut at Reality Combat Championship in Jacksonville, FL via complete domination of one of the top MMA Schools in FL.
And just recently his God Daughter Alicia Acensia won the Women’s Advanced Grappling Championship Belt At Grapplers Quest.
The success of JKD Extreme in the ring, cage, and on the mats come from its multiple approach to Martial Arts. From the stand up side, students are instructed in Bruce Lee’s Way of The Intercepting Fist or Jeet Kune Do. From ground they become extremely efficient and dangerous in Sifu Carrion’s self developed ground fighting system and finally, it is their approach to the philosophy of self-development and growth as a martial artist that makes them so different.
Their training is simple yet effective. It is unorthodox but successful. They are the first real Jeet Kune Do School to take Bruce Lee’s art form, with some modification of course, into the cage and show that it is a force to be reckon with at any level of competition. However, for them it will not stop there. It will only be a matter of time before JKD Extreme takes that early success into complete domination.