DATU RICH ACOSTA
Acosta is the
Chief Instructor of Kuntaw Kali Kruzada. He has over 20 years
experience in the
martial arts including Kali-Arnis-Eskrima, Kuntaw, Chuan Fa, Combat
Karate and Aikido under Maestro Rico Acosta. He has also received
training in the Philippines under some of the foremost experts of the
martial arts such as Grandmaster Vicente Sanchez (Kali Arnis
Grandmaster Samuel Bambit Dulay (IMAFP Modern Arnis) and Grandmaster
Mena (Doblete Rapelon), and in the U.S. under Punong Mataw Guro Louelle
He has written numerous articles on the Filipino martial arts, and has produced several DVDs on the Kuntaw Kali Kruzada system. On April 16, 2009, he was featured in a New York Times article on the martial arts, and on March 6, 2010 he was inducted into the UFMA Hall of Fame, in recognition of his efforts to propagate the FMA here in the United States.
Datu Rich was one of the founding members of the Mataw Guro Association. He is currently a representative of Kapatiran Mandirigma, a brotherhood of Filipino and Indonesian martial artists. He is also a member of the Philippine Council of Kali Escrima Arnis Masters.
Datu Rich Acosta is actively teaching group classes in NYC and NJ, as well as seminars, Instructor training programs and workshops around the country.
Current rank: Datu / 7th degree
Master Instructor -