The Teacher

  • Self Defense Master of the Year 2007
    USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Sigung (Senior Master Teacher – Red Sash)
    Old Hand Shao lin and Internal Kung Fu
    Advanced training received from China’s “old Masters” Living Treasures in Mainland China 1993 & 1994
  • Si-Tai-Gung Street Kung Fu (Founder and Head of System)
  • Master Practitioner of Pentjak Silat
  • Master Practitioner of KUN TAO SILAT de Thouars
  • Sigung (Senior Teacher – Red Sash) Tai Chi and Chi Kung
  • Certified Instructor of Russian Martial Art Systema
    by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev as of may 2003

Master Richard Clear has studied in both the United States and China. He has over 40 years of continuous study in the martial arts, psychology, philosophy, medicine, and physiology. He began teaching in 1983, and opened his first Pentjak Silat martial arts school, in Tampa, Florida in 1990. He relocated the National Headquarters to the Smokey Mountains, in Maryville, Tennessee in November 2001.

Master Clear has combined an intimate knowledge of American hardcore real street smart tactics with ancient insights and practices of the East with the scientific anatomy and physiology of the West, succesfully teaching a variety of students including CIA, DEA, SWAT, and Military Special Operations.

Si-Gung Clear and his highly successful schools have been featured in Inside Kung fu magazine, Fox National News, World Net News Daily, as well as other local television and media all over the U.S.

His training includes over ten styles of Silat and Kung Fu, as well as intensive knowledge of Tai Chi and Chi Kung (the study of combining the power of the mind, breath, and body posture.) His certifications include a Master level (Si-Gung) in Internal Kung Fu, and Guru (teacher) level in Pentjak Silat and he has researched and obtained instructor certification in many other styles and systems. Master Clear is professionally sanctioned by KunTao Silat deThouars, Silat Kilap Betawi DeThouars, Black Tiger Fighting Society, Jackson’s Wu Shu Institute, the International Taiji Boxing Association, and the Jian Mei Internal Arts Association.

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