Balicki is an actor and stuntman for various films and television
series. He is also a well known martial arts practitioner, teacher and
author. He is a student and the son-in-law of
The basis for Ron's work in the martial
arts comes from his 20+ years under Sifu Dan Inosanto. Ron managed and
taught at the Inosanto Academy from 1993-98.
JEET KUNE DO:
Ron holds the rank of Full Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do),
However, Ron's experience in the martial arts goes much further.
FILIPINO KALI: Ron holds a Full
Instructorship in Filipino Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto. Ron has also
trained under Filipino martial arts master such as Leo Giron, Angel
Cabales, Dinisio Canete, and Ted Lucay Lucay.
MAPHILINDO SILAT: Ron holds a Maphilindo
Silat Full Instructor level 4 under Guro Dan Inosanto.
LAMECO ESCRIMA: Ron is ranked Senior
Assistant Instructor under the latePunong Guro Edgar Sulite. Ron trained
with PG Sulite since 1989 and was one of his closest friends. He
assisted PG Sulite in making his Espada y Daga training video.
INDONESIAN SILAT: Ron trained extensively
in the United States and Indonesia in the art of Mande Muda with the
late Pendekar (Grandmaster) Herman Suwanda, Maha GuruVictor De Thouras
in Penchak Silat Serak and with Pendekar Paul De Thouars in Bukti Negara
WING CHUN GUNG FU: Ron is an Instructor under Sifu Randy Williams, as
well as co-founder with Sifu Williams of the first Close Range Combat
Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Ron also trained extensively with Sifu
THAI BOXING: Ron is an instructor under
Ajarn (Master) Chai Surisute, having worked together for over 10 years.
Ron is also an instructor in the World Muay Thai Association.
SHOOT WRESTLING: Ron holds the rank of
Shooter (Professional Fighter) under Sensei Yori Nakamura, the highest
ranked person under the founder Sensei Satora Sayama, Ron has had
several middle weight division professional fights in Japan.
BOXE FRANCAISE - SAVATE: Ron is the rank
of yellow glove.
DEGERBERG blend martial art system: Ron
is a 6th degree black belt.
Latigo y Daga (Whip and Dagger): Ron is an instructor under Whip expert,
Guro Tom Meadows.
LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK:
Ron spent over three years with the Cook County Sheriff's Department,
and continues to assist police agencies in the United States to improve
their martial arts techniques. In Europe, he teaches martial arts to the
, French President's Secret Service, the French Anti-Terrorist Team
"RAID" (the French counterpart to the U.S. Navy Seals) and the DEA. Ron
Balicki, and Martial Arts Research Systems can be found teaching martial
arts seminars around the world.
Before Ron Balicki got his start in the entertainment field as a
stuntman and a fight / stunt coordinator, he grew up in the windy city
of Chicago. Awe struck by Bruce Lee, Ron was inspired to study the
martial arts. After an in-depth study of the subject, he sought out the
one man who truly understood Bruce Lee's teachings, the legendary
martial artist Dan Inosanto. After many years of study, Ron earned Full
instructorships in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do Concepts), Maphilindo
Silat and Filipino Kali from Sifu Inosanto. In 1987 Ron became a Cook
County Deputy Sheriff stationed in Chicago, Illinois. Ron helped form
the Cook County Sheriff's Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.),
a team of officers trained to handle riot control. At this time Ron also
began work as a bodyguard for various Hollywood movie and music stars.
Ron has traveled as far as Japan and Indonesia to train and compete in
"No holds barred fighting tournaments. As a professional Shoot Wrestler,
Ron has competed in America and Japan, winning his last fight in Tokyo,
Japan before retiring. Ron also earned instructorship's in Thai Boxing,
Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Latigo y daga (whip
fighting), and Shoot Wrestling. Military, DEA, SWAT, FBI, Home Land
Security, Law Enforcement from America and abroad, Anti-Terrorist groups
and the French President's Secret Service have all sought Ron out for
his experience and teaching skills. He is the author of numerous
articles for magazines worldwide, and has written his own best selling
book on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Ron has produced a widely respected
series of martial arts training videos. He has stunt coordinated several
films. "Special kudos are due fight choreographer Ron Balicki for
visceral combat that looks punishing rather than cartoonist." This was
quoted in an article written by Dennis Harvey of Variety Magazine about
Ron's work in the crime thriller film called "The Prodigy." Ron was
responsible for the Stunt and fight coordinating on the film.