AN ARTICLE ON
THE FRED MILLER FOUNDATION- INDUCTION-
THE FIRST “PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE” MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENSE AWARENESS
Written by Franklin Puello
24, 2011 the First Fred Miller Foundation “Pathways to Excellence” Martial
Arts and Self Defense Awareness Seminar was conducted, at the Universal
Baptist Church, 253 East 153rd Street, Bronx, NY.
was coordinated by the Board of Directors & Members: Chester Miller,
Franklin Puello, Malcolm Livingston, Kato Wilson, Wes Geter, Mark Willis,
Gina Miller, Luz Puello, Margarita Fox and Volunteers: Mrs. Geter, Mrs.
Livingston, Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Summerville, in great orchestration of time
and effort, in addition to supplies for the great success of the Event.
The Event featured a key note Presentation “Awareness and Crime Prevention-
How Not To Become a Victim” by Luz Puello, whose background is in Forensic
Psychology and Social Deviance and Control; Victim Psychology; Victimology;
Crisis Intervention and Victim Counseling; and with a Specialty in Profiling
of Attackers, in addition to holding Rank in Jiu Jutsu and Goju Ryu Karate.
Luz’s presentation, “The Five T’s”, addressed the community’s need for
awareness of surrounding providing safety and security. In addition provided
practical and logical information regarding The Profile of an Attack, to
identify and interpret signs, verbal/ non verbal messages to take preventive
actions that provide avoidance of becoming a Victim, or keep one safe from
presentation, the audience learned the Basic profile of an Attack and the
Elements involved in an Attack; that not all attacks are as random and
unplanned as some may appear. The audience was treated to the identification
of the steps taken by any attacker from conceiving the idea to the execution
of the attack, and the actions before and after leaving the scene, all
important in preventing becoming a Victim, and in coping with the actions to
survive the attack, and dealing with Law Enforcement involvement thereafter.
Following the Key Note Presentation, the Event scheduled for a vast
assortment of free refreshments to be served and enjoyed by all present.
Following the intermission, a Martial Arts Kata Presentation was made by
Chester Miller, Wes Geter, Kato Wilson, Sammy Tossas and I, Franklin Puello.
The variety and expertly performed Kata were most certainly well received
and appreciated by the Audience, composed mostly by seasoned members of
During the Presentation/ Teaching and Workshop section of the “Pathways to
Excellence” Seminar, the audience was treated to Expert Demonstrations,
Precise Teaching/ Coaching, followed by Participation. The Elements of the
Seminar and the Expert Teachers included: Philosophy of Kata, Kata
Applications, and Training Kata for Excellence: Franklin Puello & Wes Geter;
The Seminar highlighted by a Kyusho- Pressure Points Applications: Luis
Morales; Self Defense against Weapons: Mark Willis; Power Punching Science:
Ernest Hyman; Elements of Self Defense and Kali Sticks: Malcolm Livingston;
Championship Fighting training: Kato Wilson; Ending with a Remarkable
Weapon- BO demonstration and Bunkai explanation: Haisan Kaleak. This was The
First “PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE” MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR in a
series of many to come. Thanks to the Expert Teachers: Chester Miller,
Kyoshi & Exec. Pres.; Wes Geter, Shihan; Malcolm Livingston, Kyoshi; Mark
Willis, Shihan; Kato Wilson, Sammy Tossas, Kyoshi; Shihan; Luis Morales,
Kyoshi; Ernest Hyman, GM; Haisan Kaleak, Soke.
Special Thanks to the Audience, in attendance for support and participation
in this Instructional Seminar, “Pathways to Excellence”:
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