Guro Harley Elmore
Guro Harley Elmore has been training in the martial arts since 1983. He has made it a lifelong goal to study in the best martial arts of the world. Searching for world class martial arts and martial artists has led him to become certified under some of the best martial artists of our time.
Mr. Elmore holds Instructor certification under Bruce Lee's protégé Dan Inosanto to teach the Filipino Martial Arts as well as Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu.
In addition he is certified by the late Terry Gibson in Lee Jun Fan Gung fu/ Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Kali-Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Indonesian Pentjak Silat and grappling/ground fighting.
Mr. Elmore is among the top ranked Instructors under Tuhon Chris Sayoc in Sayoc Kali, one of the most sought after blade systems in the world. He is also a team leader for Sayoc Tactical Systems with whom he has trained Law Enforcement Officers, S.W.A.T., Army Special Forces, and F.B.I.
Mr. Elmore's Academy is also an Affiliate school under Grand Master Tony Somera (See Tribute) in Bahala Na and the Giron Arnis-Eskrima system. He has also trained with other notable instructors such as Ajarn "Chai" Sirisute(President of the Muay Thai Association U.S.A,) and the late Pendakar Herman Suwanda (head of Mande Muda Pentjak Silat.) He is also a Second Degree Black belt in Shinjutsu Kempo Karate and a second level Black Sash in Kuai Shou Pai Gung Fu under Master Instructor Monty Atchley.
Mr. Elmore has had the honor of being the Program Director and an Instructor at the prestigious Gibson's Martial Arts Academy, one of the top Jeet Kune Do schools in the country and is also a member of Gibson's Martial Arts International and the Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association.
In addition to his martial arts training, Mr. Elmore had gained invaluable experience as a former U.S. Marine, bodyguard (Pete Rose, Lou Brock, Nolan Ryan) and the head of security for a national chain of nightclubs. He has also developed a highly successful women's self defense program called "Stay Alive" and trained thousands of women over the years.
Mr. Elmore now teaches full time at Warrior's Way martial arts academy in Wichita Falls, Texas. He also heads an organization of Instructors called Warrior's Way International, a group dedicated to promoting the martial arts through quality instruction and providing a network system for individuals and schools alike. He also teaches martial arts seminars all over the United States, works with private security personnel, police officers and rape prevention organizations. He does guest lectures and workshops for a wide variety of groups.