Minnesota Kali Group

Guro Rick Faye - Founder

Rick is the founder of the world renowned martial arts school the Minnesota Kali Group (MKG) Rick is one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide and his impressive reputation for seminars on the art, and self defence topics keeps him in demand locally, nationally and internationally.

Lee is a Level 1 Instructor with Rick and MKG which developed through LTK's links with Mick Tully & Al Peasland (both instructors with Rick) The arts covered with MKG include Jeet Kune Do, Kali & Panantukan, Thai Boxing, Combat Submissive Wrestling.

In 2017 MKG Presteigne & Llanidloes was launched to bring the unique method of training the martial arts to Wales. This new class is affiliated direct to MKG UK led by Brendan Westwood.

Lee trains regularly with Rick when he is in the UK along with other instructors under the MKG banner, and with the new dedicated weekly MKG class Lee also feeds the MKG arts into the Karate syllabus. 

Sensei George, Rick Faye and Sensei Lee

LTK hosted Guro Rick Faye in Presteigne

"Creating more functional, more peaceful individuals for a more functional, more peaceful world" - Guro Rick Faye

MKG Family

MKG (Minnesota Kali Group) was founded by Rick Faye – an instructor under Dan Inosanto, who in turn was a training partner with Bruce Lee.Over the years, the brand has grown around the world – initially with other schools in the USA, and then into Europe. Rick Faye continues to train under Guro Dan Inosanto, and this knowledge is passed on to the other MKG schools through bi-annual instructor conferences, and regular seminars.


MKG Birmingham (Andrew Rheeston Martial Arts)Birmingham | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Andrew Rheeston

MKG Bournemouth - Bournemouth/Poole | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Brendan Westwood

MKG Central London - London | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Gareth Bezani Email: gareth@em-security.com

MKG Coventry (Complete Self Protection)Coventry | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Mick Tully

MKG Liskeard (Combat Athletics Academy)Liskeard | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Mark Tucker

MKG Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Martin To

MKG North London (Hertfordshire Martial Arts)Barnet | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Gary Hoptroff

MKG Paisley (John McKean Academy)Paisley | SCOTLAND Owner/Head Instr: John McKean

MKG Southampton - Southampton | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Aaron Davis

MKG Wigan (M.C. Kali Group)Wigan | ENGLAND Owner/Head Instr: Melvin Corrigan 


MKG Hamburg - Hamburg | GERMANY Owner/Head Instr: Michael Pahl

MKG Madrid - East Madrid | SPAIN Owner/Head Instr: Javier Gomez Gonzalez 


Fusion Fitness MMA Elgin, IL | USA Owner/Head Instr: Jeff Kim 

MKG Cleveland - Cleveland, OH | USA Owner/Head Instr: David Hearst

MKG Chicago - Chicago | USA Owner/Head Instr: Marcus Charles

MKG Detroit - Detroit, MI | USA Owner/Head Instr: Kurt Cornwell

MKG International – Duluth - Duluth, MN | USA Owner/Head Instr: Drake Ritchie

MKG International – Madison - Madison, WI | USA Owner/Head Instr: Josh Prior

MKG North New Brighton, MN | USA Owner/Head Instr: Peter Kwong

MKG Seattle - Seattle, WA | USA Owner/Head Instr: Andy Wilson