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My life's work has been dedicated to the martial arts, fitness and teh development of youths. Helping other's achieve their goals and a healthy productive lifestyle has been a goal of mine ever since I discovered how this mindset had, and continues to have, a positive impact on me.

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Russian Kettlebell Instructor Ho Ho Kus, NJ
Mixed Martial Arts Instructor Ho Ho Kus, NJ
Workshop Leader Ho Ho Kus, NJ
Video Actor and Choreographer Ho Ho Kus, NJ
More About Me
Martail Arts, Russian Kettlebells, Softball, Outdoor Sports, Movies, Coaching, Competitive sports, Football, UFC, MMA, Baseball.
Work Experience:
Dynamic overachiever. Highly energetic. Problem Solver. Excellent relationship builder. Proactive manager. Excellent presentation and communication skills.

1988- Present American Eagle Martial Arts Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Chief Instructor/System Originator
? Authored the manual and progression of training to bring the students from beginner to master level of martial proficiency.
? Created the S.A.V.E.™ Ultimate Self Defense Workout DVD and Audio Training and Workout Series
? Developed the S.A.V.E. ™ Based Corporate Empowerment Workshops for Harley-Davidson, UPS and LORE International. Implemented a sales staff to market and promote the products.
? Grew the School’s gross income from $70K to over $250K within a three year time frame.
? Been a Staff Member/Assistant and/or Seminar Leader for Frank Shamrock, the Super Summer Seminars, The Philadelphia Fitness Expo, the South Jersey Health & Wellness Expo and too many others to name.
? Produced all advertising, organized seminars, events and tournaments.
? Managed all students’ development to become instructors of the system as defined in the curriculum.
? Organized the purchasing, sales and general business layout.
? Oversee the development of the student base. Organized periodic meetings with the training team to discuss implementation of methods in order to meet
goals and deadlines.

2004- Present Fitness Video Producer, Choreographer & Actor

S.A.V.E. Survive A Violent Environment, The #1 Rated Self Defense & Fitness Video Training Series by Ange Perdu of the Socyberty Women’s Website and Aubrey of Just Another Th3blogs.com. 4 Videos and 1 Audio CD.

Advanced Russian Kettlebell Video- Bayview Entertainment
Choreographer, Lead Actor and Editing Consultant. Provided all of the maneuvers and sequencing for the complete video. Part of the “Power Block” Series as marketed by BayView Entertainment.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals- Performed a Mixed Martial Arts workout as backgrou
Education:
Graduate of the University of Maryland
Russian Kettlebell Instructor - Level 2 RKC Certified
7th Degree Black Belt - Combat Jiu-jitsu
Organizations / Affilations:
RKC, S.A.V.E., University of Maryland Alumni Association, East-West Martial Arts Alliance, Combat Arts Alliance, NJ Eduaction Foundation, Bergen County Coaches Association, North Bergen Interscholastic Athletic League, Bergen County Girl Scouts, UFC, NJ MMA Boxing and Kickboxing Association
Phil Ross is located in Ho Ho Kus, NJ and has the following skills: Russian Kettlebell Instructor, Mixed Martial Arts Instructor, Workshop Leader, Video Actor and Choreographer
Training, Sports / Recreation, Video, Services
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My Skills

Russian Kettlebell Instructor

Category: Training
Description
RKC Level 2 Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor. Star and Choreographer of The Advanced Russian Kettlebell Workout.
Relevant Education / Credentials
*2008- RKC Certified Level 2 Instructor *2008- Star and Choreographer of Advanced Russian Kettlebell Video *2008- Assistant Coach of the Year for District 5, NJSIAA High School Wrestling Association *2007- RKC – Russian Kettlebell Challenge – Certified Instructor *2007- Chief Trainer & Head of Security for the NJ All-Star Girls Soccer Team to Brazil *2007- NJ Licensed Boxing/Kickboxing/Mixed Martial Arts Trainer & Manager *2006- Mahwah HS Wrestling Coach, NBIAL Champions, State Sectional Qualifier *2005- Certified Shamrock Submission Fighting Level II Instructor *2004- Certified Shamrock Submission Fighting Level I Instructor *2004- Nominated to the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame *2003- American Fitness Professionals & Associates Certified Personal Trainer *2002- Appointed to the Front Site Training Commission for Hand to Hand Defensive Tactics * 2000- Garden State Games Karate Black Belt Heavyweight Sparring Champion * 2000- Garden State Games Karate Masters’ Kata Champion * 1999- Certified CDT Master Tactical Instructor * 1998 – Medalist in Weapons, Emptyhand Forms and Freestyle Fighting at the Bando Nationals * 1997- President Elect of the International Federation of Fighting Arts *1997- NRA Certified in Use of Handguns for Protection Purposes * 1997 - Featured in the publication of the CDT Police and Bodyguard Manual * 1996 - MVP Award in the New York vs. New Jersey Team Challenge *1996 - United Kung Fu Federation - Competitor of the Year Award * 1995 – Amateur National Heavyweight Freestyle Fighting Champion * 1995 - Garden State Games Empty hand and Weapons Dual Medalist * 1994 - World Martial Arts Hall of Fame - "Man of the Year" * 1994 - Certified Instructor - NJ Dept. of Criminal Justice - Defensive Tactics * 1994 - Captain of Garden State Games - Black Belt Championship Team * 1994 - Captain of World Karate Union - Team New Jersey * 1993 - Instructor for the State of the Art Security Training Commission
Years Experience: 35

Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

Category: Sports / Recreation
Description
Founded by Master Philip G. Ross in 1988. This Mixed Martial Arts is one of the first modern formalized systems to be comprised of various martial disciplines in the Northern New Jersey Area. The arts of Korean Taekwondo, Burmese Bando, Jujutsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Weapons Training and most recently Shamrock Submission Fighting. The System is well suited for defending one’s self in street, competition in the ring, physical fitness, peace of mind and Esteem Building.

The techniques studied and the philosophy employed, have deep roots in the long standing tradition of the Martial Arts coupled with the ability to adapt to the situations and demands of modern day society. Empowerment, fitness, practicality, growth, development of motor skills and Instinctive Technique in a positive environment is the direct result of our methodology.

Master Philip G. Ross: Chief Instructor and System Developer, has been involved in the Combative Arts for over 30 years. In addition to his Instructorship Ranks Bando, Taekwondo, Shamrock Submission Fighting, Arnis, he has won National, State and Regional Titles while competing in a multitude of disciplines.

Master Ross was inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and is a High School Wrestling Coach for an NJ State ranked team. He has had the good fortune of either training under and/or receiving ranks from:
Professor Jon Collins: East/West Martial Arts Alliance/Bando
Dr. Patrick Finely: Bando/Arnis & Shootfighting
Frank Shamrock: Shamrock Submission Fighting
Dr. Maung Gyi: American Bando Assoc.
Shihan James Martin: Shotokan Karate
Guro Dan Inosanto: Arnis (Through Patrick Finely)
Tom Patire: CDT
Dr. Mike Evangel: Taekwondo
Chris Catalfo: US Wrestling Olympian
Dave Pruzansky: Pan American Judo Champion
Carl Cestari: Combatu Defendu Jujutsu
Cosmo Ferro (Grandfather) – Western Boxing, Silk City Gym, Paterson, NJ
Relevant Education / Credentials
*2008- Assistant Coach of the Year for District 5, NJSIAA High School Wrestling Association *2007- RKC – Russian Kettlebell Challenge – Certified Instructor *2007- Chief Trainer & Head of Security for the NJ All-Star Girls Soccer Team to Brazil *2007- NJ Licensed Boxing/Kickboxing/Mixed Martial Arts Trainer & Manager *2006- Mahwah HS Wrestling Coach, NBIAL Champions, State Sectional Qualifier *2005- Certified Shamrock Submission Fighting Level II Instructor *2004- Certified Shamrock Submission Fighting Level I Instructor *2004- Nominated to the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame *2003- American Fitness Professionals & Associates Certified Personal Trainer *2002- Appointed to the Front Site Training Commission for Hand to Hand Defensive Tactics * 2000- Garden State Games Karate Black Belt Heavyweight Sparring Champion * 2000- Garden State Games Karate Masters’ Kata Champion * 1999- Certified CDT Master Tactical Instructor * 1998 – Medalist in Weapons, Emptyhand Forms and Freestyle Fighting at the Bando Nationals * 1997- President Elect of the International Federation of Fighting Arts *1997- NRA Certified in Use of Handguns for Protection Purposes * 1997 - Featured in the publication of the CDT Police and Bodyguard Manual * 1996 - MVP Award in the New York vs. New Jersey Team Challenge *1996 - United Kung Fu Federation - Competitor of the Year Award * 1995 – Amateur National Heavyweight Freestyle Fighting Champion * 1995 - Garden State Games Empty hand and Weapons Dual Medalist * 1994 - World Martial Arts Hall of Fame - "Man of the Year" * 1994 - Certified Instructor - NJ Dept. of Criminal Justice - Defensive Tactics * 1994 - Captain of Garden State Games - Black Belt Championship Team * 1994 - Captain of World Karate Union - Team New Jersey * 1993 - Instructor for the State of the Art Security Training Commission * 1979 - Runner-up, Greco-Roman Wrestling Nationals
Years Experience: 35

Workshop Leader

Category: Services
Description
Treat your staff to a program designed to develop relaxation techniques, positive imagery, heightened awareness, and the mindset of for self preservation, fitness and life skills with Phil Ross’ Team Empowerment Program. The Three Hour Workshop is a fun filled event including humor, sweat and self actualization through esteem building activities.

Subjects Covered:
Meditation & Mental Preparation
Situation Avoidance
Predictive Encounters
S.I.P.D.E. – Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide & Execute
Development of “IT” – Instinctive Technique
Threat Levels & Escalation – Green, Yellow & Red
The 3 A’s – Awareness, Avoidance & Action
The Response to Confrontation – Fight, Flight or Freeze
Warm up & Stretching
Workout & Instruction
Defensive Tactics
Unconventional Weapons
Multiple Attackers
Training DVD’s and Mediation CD Available at Group Discounts
Relevant Education / Credentials
S.A.V.E. Creator, 7th Degree Black Belt
Years Experience: 15

Video Actor and Choreographer

Category: Video
Description
What is S.A.V.E. ™ and Who is it for?

The S.A.V.E. ™ Program (Survive A Violent Environment), is a unique workout designed to develop the skills necessary for Self Defense. By following the guidelines and practicing with the instructional/workout video the practitioner will enhance the skills as learned through taking the course or as an adjunct to their current Martial Arts training program. The basic level skills included in the program are necessary for fitness and for survival in a violent environment. One needs to be physically fit, have developed muscle memory, and possess knowledge of practical defensive tactics in order to effectively defend oneself, if attacked. This program addresses all of the aforementioned. Once this has been accomplished, “IT” (Instinctive Technique) has been developed. Once “IT” takes over, thought is removed from the process and the potential victim reacts to the external stimuli instinctively.

Who is S.A.V.E. ™ for? The program is designed for everyone. Whether you are a novice or non-martial artist looking to get in shape or a seasoned black belt searching to add to your current repertoire or teach a new class at your studio, this high energy, low impact workout is the answer.

S.A.V.E. ™ is a unique Self Defense and Fitness Program. The techniques and methodology employed were developed by Philip G. Ross, from his more than 30 years of experience in the martial arts, fitness and security fields. The system is comprised of defensive tactics and develops a mindset that enables virtually any person regardless of age and ability, to learn how to defend his or herself while getting in shape. The program is broken into three basic categories:

1) Heighten Awareness: Introductory 1 hour Lecture/Demonstration. Makes people aware of what to avoid and how to identify potentially hazardous situations. Also alleviates the feelings of helplessness by demonstrating what can be done.

2) Increase fitness and development of “IT” Inst
Relevant Education / Credentials
Fitness Video Producer, Choreographer & Actor S.A.V.E. Survive A Violent Environment, The #1 Rated Self Defense & Fitness Video Training Series by Ange Perdu of the Socyberty Women’s Website and Aubrey of Just Another Th3blogs.com. 4 Videos and 1 Audio CD. Advanced Russian Kettlebell Video- BayView Entertainment Choreographer, Lead Actor and Editing Consultant. Provided all of the maneuvers and sequencing for the complete video. Part of the “Power Block” Series as marketed by BayView Entertainment. Novartis Pharmaceuticals- Performed a Mixed Martial Arts workout as background in the inspirational corporate video to spur the workforce and prepare them for their “fight” for the second half of the year for 2008. Getty Images- Posed as a Professional Football player for image uploads. Including running, catching and throwing a football. Absolute Beginners Dumbbell Workout- BayView Entertainment Choreographer, Lead Actor and Editing Consultant. Provided all of the maneuvers and sequencing for the complete video. Part of the “Absolute Beginners” Series as marketed by BayView Entertainment
Years Experience: 5