There’s always blue sky

No matter how cloudy the sky becomes, there is always blue sky on the other side – in the same way that no matter how busy the mind appears, there is always an underlying sense of stillness if we can just stop for long enough for it to appear.
Andy Puddicombe

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Sifu Richard Alan Brechtel Jr. 2nd Degree Black Belt Associate Instructor Certified NRA Range Safety officer Certified NRA Pistol Instructor Certified NRA Rifle Instructor Certified NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor for the Maryland Handgun Qualifying License (HQL) & the Maryland Wear and Carry. Started training in Kenpo Karate in the summer of 1999 at Jim Frederick’s Kenpo Karate Studio in Towson, Maryland. I was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt (Junior Instructor) on June 18, 2002. Student of Sifu Max Bychkov who is a 7th degree black belt (Professor) a direct student of Senior Master of the arts Richard “Huk” Planas. On April 24,2006, Sifu Bychkov promoted me to 2nd degree black belt (Associate Instructor). Attended seminars with some of Kenpo Karate’s finest Instructors; Senior master of the arts Richard “Huk” Planas, Grandmaster Frank Trejo, Kenpo Movie Star Jeff Speakman, Lee Wedlake, Paul Dye, Tommy Chavies, John Sepulveda, Dr. Ron Chapel, Bob Liles, Skip Hancock, Sean Kelley, Zach Whitson and Ed Parker Jr. Crossed trained in several martial arts i.e. Filipino Martial Arts (Pekiti-Tirsia Kali) (Sayoc Kali), Russian Martial Arts (Systema), Judo/Jujitsu with some of the top instructors in these areas. Worked as security/bouncer employed at venues, bars, nightclubs and concerts throughout Maryland and D.C. Traveled to Thailand to study Muay Thai Kickboxing or “Thai boxing” as the Thai call it at the Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok and at the Kawila Boxing Stadium in Chang Mai. Graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2001. Graduated from the Wat Po Traditional Medical School in Bangkok, Thailand and from The School of Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj the Old Medicine Hospital in Chang Mai, Thailand in 2003.

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