Kukri Basics Program
Kukri Training for Students 18 or Older
This program is not, strictly speaking, the current training curriculum of the American Bando System. This training program is designed and adapted for online teaching but remains 100% aligned with the theory and application of correct and practical Kukri work. This program is the product of Sayagyi Daniel Carroll, his 30+ years of training Kukri under Grand Master Jon Collins.
For example, the 9 triple cuts in this program are NOT the nine triple cuts currently taught in the American Bando Association / National Bando Association of America. However, they ARE triple cuts that will help beginners develop a wide range of skill sets and abilities - Evolution is essential to Martial Arts, and a system that isn't changing is dead.
Daniel Carroll is a former Special Education teacher and has been teaching martial arts since 1994. After 7 years of teaching and working closely with special needs children ages 11- 18, he developed a Martial Arts program utilizing some of the most forward thinking in Physical and Occupational Therapy.
Daniel began studying the Burmese art of Bando in 1980 at the age of eight. He currently holds a 6th level black belt with the ITBA, the EWMAA, and the 1WMAF, and is a 4 time National Champion of the American Bando Association.
For many years, Sayagyi Dan has traveled the world teaching other instructors how to create programs like his. The non-profit One World Martial Arts Federation (a 501 (c) 3 org) was created to facilitate that mission.
Dan is a former Special Education teacher for High school and Middle school students. His passion for working with students of varied abilities stems from a rich, rewarding life spent with his family. Dan is intimately aware of the need for, and the power of positive outlets and mentoring for the social, emotional, and physical growth of individuals; especially those with special needs. Saya Dan has two special needs siblings and has long believed that Martial Arts offer a fantastic platform for individuals like his sister and brother.
Saya Carroll has opened this online Academy with the express goal of bringing the benefits of Martial Arts training to all. These programs utilize the Theories, Principles, and Philosophies of Thaing/Bando as the base of a true Academy style of Martial Arts instruction. His school also utilizes the most modern and contemporary educational concepts developed for working with students of varied abilities.