Kuntao Combat Arts- Sifu Chris Derbaum
Sifu Chris Derbaum has been involved in the Martial Art of Kuntao Silat for 25+ years and teaches Seminars throughout US cities as well as Global in France and Singapore. Chris has also authored the Amazon Book Fighting Patterns of Kuntao and Silat on the important footwork of the art. Kuntao Knife was designed by Sifu Chris and custom finished by knife maker Gordon Romeis.
Sifu Chris studied under following Instructors since 1991
Sifu Lenny Howie-Florida Kung Fu Federation (Kuntao).
Master Guy Savelli-World Kung Fu Federation (Kuntao).
Grandmaster Bob Servidio and Master Scott Young of Meadville School of Kung Fu Kune-Tao.
His current teacher now is Master Scott Young has over 50+ years in KuneTao as well as Law Enforcement. Sifu Chris art is also highly influenced with his 25+ years of experience as a Deputy at Lee County Jail and as a Corrections Officer in the Florida State Prison. In the Concrete Jungle he has applied the art of Kuntao in numerous real life situations same as his current mentor Master Scott Young. His expression of Willem Reeders’s Style is extremely aggressive, brutal and was nicknamed Prison Kuntao. The Martial Art of Kuntao has extremely explosive ballistic in movements there are done at lightning speed with crushing power. The whole body is behind every movement to have maximum impact. Kuntao is not a sport but more about self preservation.
The Art of Kuntao comes from the once closed door and highly secretive style of Grandmaster Willem Reeder’s (Grandmaster Reeder’s proved his Art in combat while serving in two fronts in Indonesia during WW2). The Family Art of Kuntao was from Macau, China and made its way to Indonesia then America. Master Reeders was the first to bring Kuntao to America in 1960.