Master Mitch Halsell
I would like show gratitude to all my Instructors, Thank you Steve for teaching me, and for making me pay attention to details and putting me on the path to perfection. Thank you Denis Johnson for helping me learn my boxing and teaching me to have good conditioning in everything I do. Thank you Kirt Smith Charles Ingalls for making me tough mentally and phyically. Thank you Mark Hodson for giving me such a deep in site on the blending of foot work and hand traps. Thank you Master Ralph Andersen for giving me so much knowledge and continued support you are a wonderful teacher and like a brother to me. Thank you Rick Hutcherson and Gary Marino for making all this possible. Rick, you have been like a brother to me and always a wonderful teacher. Gary you like my father in the Martial Arts, thank you for working so well with all the TAI Family. Thanks to Grand Master David German for all his creativity and vision of mixing the martial arts as he did. Thank you John Lewis and Steve Dasilva for introducing me to J-Sect Jiu Jitsu. Thanks Gene LeBell for the class time at the cabin and always remembering Blackout every Christmas. Thank all you for making me who I am today!
Master Mitch Halsell started learning the martial arts a couple of years after he and his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada from California. In late 1979 his father enrolled him into a studio called T.A.I. Karate. There are several styles of martial arts involved in T.A.I. The following styles are in T.A.I.: Budo JuJutsu (founded by Al Thomas), American Kenpo Karate (founded by Edmund Parker), Newaza, Taido, Chin Na, Sil lum (the Cantonese pronunciation of Shoalin), Bok Fu Pai (white tiger), Bok (white hair), Bok Mei (white eyebrow), boxing and wrestling. Grand Master David German founded the T.A.I. system of martial arts. His history can be found on the Internet at http://www.davidgermankenpoman.com or just ask Master Halsell for a copy. Master Halsell was trained by several of Master Germans best instructors, all of whom taught him different insights of the system. Master Halsell became a certified instructor in this system at age 15. He is still training under several of Grand Master Germans instructors and Grand Master Ralph Andersen who is now the 10th Degree Grand Master of the T.A.I. System. Master Halsell is currently a certified 8th Degree Black Belt in T.A.I. Kenpo Karate, and 4th Degree Black Belt in White Tiger, and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Budo Ju Jitsu. Master Halsell has also been studying Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 14 years as well.
In 1988 Master Halsell founded Unbroken Circle, a subsystem of T.A.I. Master Halsell developed his own method of practicing and teaching these various styles to better utilize Master Germans transition ideas and methods. Master Halsell added additional styles such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Ju Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Krav Maga to Unbroken Circle making it an even more well rounded style of Martial Arts. Master Halsell is always looking to improve upon the styles and looking for ways to better the teach his style to his students. His goal is to always share his passion of the arts with those who wish to learn. Thank You Charles Ingalls for coming up with the name Unbroken Circle.
| | Click image to enlarge Left to right, Master Ralph Andersen, Master David German, Kossy Gaylog & Mitch Halsell | |
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Left to right, Lane Miller & Mitch Halsell
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Left to right Mitch Halsell & Master Ralph Andersen