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Ninja Llama is a personal website that is under development.  In this area, I hope to include a martial arts related podcast, articles, information, and endorsements.

Who Am I ?  Glad You Asked…

Mr. Jeremy Bays started his martial arts journey in Bakersfield California at the early age of 8 years old.  After much begging, his parents enrolled him in an American Kenpo Karate school.  Jeremy spent the next 2 years at the school learning all he could about this fascinating martial art.  Even at such a young age, Mr. Bays refused to take rank in the school.  He believed that the color of belt you tie around your uniform does not represent your dedication or skill level.His family moved from Bakersfield, California to Fresno, California.  There Jeremy trained in Shotokan Karate for a total of three years.  Once again, He refused rank in Shotokan due largely to a personal belief that hard work is the best rank of them all.

Several years passed and Mr. Bays trained with various groups and instructors.  He learned much from videos, books, and seminars.  Then he meet his current Taekwon-do instructor, Larry Delaney.  Mr. Delaney showed Jeremy how to train harder, faster, and more serious then ever before.  He also convinced Mr. Bays to test for the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Taekwon-do.  Jeremy took the test and passed.  Mr. Bays says “I only took the belt so that others will understand that I have the knowledge and will to teach.  I’m pretty sure I am the only person to take 15 years to get a Black Belt.”

Mr. Bays trained with Larry Delaney and Donnie Robertson for 5 years.  He earned his Black Belt ranking in Chun Do Kwan TaeKwon-do and Chinese Kenpo-jitsu (Mitose linage).

Jeremy Bays currently is training in the Filipino Martial Arts under his co-instructor Cory Ballinger.  He is also trained Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, and Western Martial Arts (Longsword, rapier, dagger, arming sword).

Jeremy’s training progressed when he was excepted as a student of Master T.A. Frazer in the art of JodoRyu Jiu-Jitsu.  From Master Frazer, he learned to proper use of pressure points (kyusho, dim-mak) and using less force for more pain.  He is now a senior member of the JodoRyu board.

Mr. Bays is working currently on furthering is understanding and training in the Israeli Martial Arts of Krav Maga and Kapap.  He is always learning and trying something new.

 

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