Sifu/Guro Brian Corey
Head Instructor of Kung Fu program and Balintawak Escrima
program. Brian has spent over 24 years studying various martial
art styles. Since the age of 12, he has been training in Kung Fu,
first in the Changquan (long fist) style, and for a short time in the
Northern Preying Mantis style. In 1992 he began study under
Master Kim Crisp, senior student/instructor of Grandmaster John
Stover in the 5 Animal Su Lum Fa system. He was one of 9
students awarded a Black Sash in Su Lum Fa from Grandmaster
John Stover in Wilmington, NC. He has spent the last several
years as a personal student of Grandmaster Bobby Taboada in
Balintawak Escrima. Brian is a Fully Qualified Instructor (Guro)
in Balintawak Escrima.
Brian's martial arts resume' also includes:
A Lakan/Black belt rank in Modern Arnis, under the direction of
Guro David Ng and Guro Roland Rivera.
An Instructor rank in Filipino Combat Systems (FCS-Kali) under
the instruction of Lakan Guro Harold Evans, and promoted by
Tuhon Ray Dionaldo.
A Black belt rank in Hochheim's Pacific Archipelago
Combatives, and expert level instructor status in several
Hochheim courses (hand, stick, knife), as well as a basic
instructor in Gun/Anti-Gun Combatives. This was done under the
instruction of Master Lyndon Johnson, and promoted by Hock
In addition, Brian holds a bachelor degree in Middle grades
Science and Language Arts education, as well as an additional
degree in Parks & Recreation Management. He received a
regional Team Teacher of the Year award in 2002, and was
recognized for the character development and service projects
he implemented with students in the wake of the 9/11 disasters.
He was also a speaker/presenter at the 2002 North Carolina
State Teacher's Conference.