The Liu Seong Kuntao Broken Mirror System

The Liu Seong Kuntao Broken Mirror System

by Reginald McKissick
The Liu Seong Kuntao Broken Mirror System

The Liu Seong Kuntao Broken Mirror System

by Reginald McKissick



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This book provides an overview of the martial art system derived from Willem Reeders (1917-1990) and his uncle Liu Seong. The hybrid system inherited much from Liu Seong since he was of Chinese royalty and received specialized training while living in China. In addition, Reeders had moved to Indonesia and studied a number of the indigenous silat arts. Alejandro Rooney assembled this book through research and interviews with Grandmaster Reginald McKissick and Master Dexter Parker. The result is a detailed overview that includes the historical background and the theory and practice of Liu Seong's art, reflecting like a "broken mirror" all of the arts embodied in the martial system.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160958293
Publisher: Via Media Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Grandmaster Reginald “Reggie’?McKissick has been involved with Liu Seong Kuntao-Silat for over fifty years. His training began at age eleven with Grandmaster Gregory L. Mayo III, the Golden Boy of Grandmaster Arthur Sikes. Once attaining “advanced” rank, McKissick earned the privilege to train privately with Grandmaster Sikes for one full year. McKissick entered the All World Kung Fu Federation tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that included over 500 competitors. McKissick’s abilities caught the eye of Great Grandmaster Willem Reeders. McKissick would go on to win over 350 tournaments in his career. In addition, he fought and defeated legendary kickboxing world champion Jeff Smith at Caesar’s Circus in Las Vegas under Sikes’ tutelage.

Master Dexter Parker has over forty years of martial arts training. After beginning in taekwondo, he switched to Liu Seong Kuntao-Silat and became Grandmaster McKissick’s first Peoria, Illinois student over thirty five years ago. He has also cross-trained and received certification in Hung Gar Kuen and Eskrima. Parker has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, receiving the Kung Fu Master of the Year award in 2009, the Multilevel Master of the Year award in 2011, and the Supreme Achievement Award in 2013. In 2015 he was inducted into the Interdisciplinary Martial Arts National Award (IMANA) Hall of Fame. He operates his own martial arts school in Peoria, Illinois, specializing mentoring both troubled youth and victims of bullying.

Alex Rooney is a student of Master Dexter Parker. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Texas A&M University.
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