Barry Cuda has been in the martial arts full time for over 30 years, starting in Jiu Jitsu in his teens, and reaching the rank of 4th degree black belt in his mid 20s. He has been studying and teaching the Filipino Martial Arts/Jeet Kune Do for over 25 years. Barry first met JKD/Kali instructor Dan Inosanto in the summer of 1986 at the IMB academy in Los Angeles and spent the next ten years going from seminar to seminar all over the country studying Kali and JKD. Barry met famed JKD instructor Paul Vunak in 1988 and was certified under him in 1991. He has assisted Paul in teaching seminars throughout the East Coast. Barry was part of PFS until 1995, when he went out on his own teaching seminars around the country. Barry has studied with some of the best martial artists in the country including Randy Williams, Richard Bustillo, Francis Fong and many others. Barry has been featured in Karate International Magazine and Inside Kung Fu Magazine with his articles on Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali, and is the star of the best selling DVD series "Dynamic Kali" sold by I and I Sports, and his newest DVD Blade Smart System of Tactical Knife fighting.
Barry Cuda is a former correctional officer, night club bouncer, and bodyguard who knows life or death situations first hand. Barry first worked at IYC Prison in Indiana where he worked every post from punitive segregation to the gun towers. He then worked at Indiana Boys School, a prison for juvenile felons. Juvenile felons would attack staff so frequently that Barry had to develop a martial science to put down an attacker following the physical force guidlines. Razor attacks happened on a daily basis. When Barry teaches what to do against the knife, its because he's been there. When it comes to the blade, Barry has seen more stabbings and blade attacks than 200 civilian martial arts instructors put together. Correctional officers get attacked with knives all the time, it's part of the job. Barry has seen his share of assaults with homemade blades and none of it looks like what is being taught in most martial art schools. What most schools teach will get you killed. He had to use his skills to save his own life when a crazed inmate tried to kill him. Barry currently teaches Jeet Kune Do and Kali in Las Vegas NV