HOME‎ > ‎

Ken O'Neill



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR KEN O’NEILL

FOUNDER AND SENIOR INSTRUCTOR for PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS

1/25/2011


KEN O’NEILL BEGAN HIS MARTIAL ART AND SELF DEFENSE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN 1969 AT THE AGE OF 15.  HIS RANGE OF EXPERIENCE INCLUDES BASIC WESTERN GRAPPLING AND MORE ADVANCED TRAINING IN KARATEDO, JUN FAN KICKBOXING, JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS, AIKIDO, MUAY THAI, FILIPINO KALI-ESCRIMA, JU JUTSU, BASIC BRAZILIAN JU JUTSU, EDGED WEAPON TACTICS AND DEFENSE, AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN DEFENSIVE TACTICS AND PRESSURE POINT CONTROL METHODS.  PRACTICING WITH MANY MARTIAL ARTISTS AND COMBAT INSTRUCTORS NOW FOR OVER 35 YEARS, HAS LED KEN TO CREATING HIS OWN INTEGRATED, EVER-EVOLVING PRACTICE AND COURSE OF STUDY. ALTHOUGH HIS ORIGINAL MOTIVATION WAS PURELY SELF-DEFENSE, KEN HAS COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO EVOLVE THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.  THIS HAS LED TO THE CREATION OF PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS.  A STRUCTURED, BALANCED, COURSE EMPHASIZING PHYSICAL FITNESS, COMBAT REALITY, CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT, AND AN ATTITUDE OF ADAPTABILITY AND AWARENESS USING THE TRAINING NOT ONLY FOR DEVELOPING THE BODY BUT ALSO FOR DEVELOPING THE MIND AS A METPHOR FOR FACING CHALLENGES AND ALL FORMS OF FEAR AND CONFLICT IN DAILY LIFE.


SELF PROTECTION AND SELF DEVELOPMENT TRAINING AND PRACTICE
OVER THE COURSE OF MANY YEARS OF STUDYING THE ISSUES OF SELF PROTECTION (PREVENTING CONFLICT)  AND SELF DEFENSE (DEFENDING YOUR SELF AND OTHERS WHEN CONFLICT CAN NOT BE AVOIDED), KEN HAS DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN THESE SUBJECTS AND BACKED BY SOLID RESEARCH DONE BY THE F.B.I. AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, HAS CREATED REALISTIC SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS  TO PROPERLY EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT THE REALITIES, THE MYTHS AND WHAT IT TAKES TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISKS AND MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL.  

LEARNING ABOUT PREVENTIVE SELF PROTECTION IS A CRUCIAL FIRST STEP.  IT CAN ARM YOU WITH INFORMATION AND BEGIN AN INTUITIVE AND INFORMED WAY TO PRACTICE DAILY IN EVERYTHING YOU 
DO TO AVOID CONFLICT. KEN HAS A SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP SERIES THAT CAN HELP YOU ADVANCE YOUR ABILITIES.  FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DEVELOP COMBAT-REAL ABILITIES IN SELF DEFENSE, KEN HAS AN EXTENSIVE COURSE OF STUDY THAT WILL TRAIN YOU PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY TO BE ABLE TO FACE AND ADAPT TO AN UNPREDICTABLE AND EVER-CHANGING ENVIRONMENT OF POSSIBLE VARIABLES THAT CAN OCCUR IN PHYSICAL DEFENSE SITUATIONS.  DURING THE COURSE OF A LONG TERM STUDY PROGRAM WE PROGRESS FROM COMBAT TRAINING TO ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN INNER GROWTH MODALITIES INCLUDING YOGA, SELF-HEALING VISUALIZATION, INNER SENSE DEVELOPMENT AND MEDITATIVE PRACTICES IN 1 DAY AND WEEKEND LONG WORKSHOPS.

ĉ
Three Rivers Aikido,
Jan 24, 2011, 7:30 PM