Instructors

Info about full instructors in AGPS

Guru Mike Casto

Guru Mike Casto
Guru Mike started training in martial arts in 1978 and trained in Tae Kwon Do as a child then in Okinawan Goju-Ryu.

Since February 1995 Guru Mike has been focused on close range combatives, especially Indonesian and Filipino martial arts. He trained extensively with Guru Ken Pannell in Sikal and has a deep understanding of the realities of weapon usage and defense. He specializes in joint locks and balance disruption and has used his training in the "real world" to protect himself and others both as a "good samaritan" and while working as a security professional.

Martial Arts Ranks & Achievements

  • Sikal — 2nd Level Instructor (Guru Dua / Lakan Dalawa)
  • Shen Chuan — 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Master Instructor
  • Shen Chuan Stick Boxing — 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Cacoy Doce Pares — 7th Degree Black Belt (Master)
    • Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Exemplary Dedication to Doce Pares" - 2008
    • Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Outstanding Law Enforcement Instructor" - 2010
    • Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Outstanding Dedication to FMA" - 2012
    • Doce Pares Hall of Fame - "Valuable Cacoy Doce Pares Master Award" - 2014
  • AGPS — Developer/Founder
  • Author of "A Pondering of Principles"
Guru Mike has taught seminars, classes and private lessons in Denmark, UK, China, Philippines, Canada and all over the United States. He is now "The Wandering Guru" and travels the nation, and sometimes abroad, teaching private lessons, small groups, and seminars.

Guru Eddie Wells

Guru Eddie Wells
Guru Eddie started training in martial arts in 1974. He has formal training in Taiho Ryu, Shotokan, Goju-Ryu, Kendo, Kuntao Silat Morin, Sikal, AGPS, and Sayoc Kali.

He met Guru Mike in 1998 and began formal training with him in 2002.

Martial Arts Ranks & Achievements

  • AGPS — Full Instructor (Guru)
  • Kuntao Silat Morin — Full Instructor (Guru)
  • Shotokan — 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Goju-Ryu — 7th Degree Black Belt
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Guru Eddie is always open to gaining more students.