Black Belts promoted
Sifu Jeff Macalolooy began his training in April of 1980 at the age of 5 under the guidance of Professor Greg Lagera, founder of the Crazy Dragon system. In 1982, Sifu also began training under Professor Joseph Bautista who is under the original KSDI system. He received his junior Black Belt at the age of 10 and his first degree at the age of 16 from Greg Lagera. At the age of 22, Sifu was promoted to second degree by Sigung Joseph and received his teaching certificate directly from Sijo Adriano Emperado. With the certificate came Sijo Emperado's blessing for Sifu Jeff to begin teaching Kajukenbo. In 1999, Sifu began training in the Fi Kuen system of Kajukenbo under the direction of Grand Master Ted Sotelo. Additionally, Sifu Jeff has studied Filipino Martial Arts with Grand Master Ernesto Presas (Founder of Kombatan) and Sifu Arnel Mendoza (Inayan System of Escrima). Sifu Jeff received his 5th degree black belt from Grand Master Emil Bautista on June 30, 2001.
Sifu also has 7 years of competitive experience in both collegiate and freestyle wrestling under the coaching of Tom Rosenthal and Neil Pew of James Logan High School in Union City, California. He was the 1991 North Coast Section champion and the captain of James Logan's first NCS Championship team in 1992. He has coached wrestling at Barnard White Middle School, San Lorenzo High School, Moreau Catholic High School, and James Logan High School. Sifu Jeff is currently the Head Coach at Winton Middle School.
Sifu Jeff attended UC Riverside for 3 years as a Biology major. At UCR, he also studied Judo and Aikido. Sifu eventually graduated from CSU Hayward with a BA in Psychology in 1997. At CSUH, he also studied Yoga and Hapkido. Sifu Jeff continues to practice Yoga at the Tri-City Physical Therapy and Yoga Center and at Bikram's Yoga College of India - Hayward, California.
Sifu Jeff Macalolooy has been a Junior High School teacher since 1998 and has taught several classes including Science, Math, Technology, and PE. He is currently teaching Physical Education and serves as Chairperson for the PE Department at Newark Junior High School in Newark, Ca.
Additionally, Sifu Jeff Macalolooy is a 4-time Self-Defense Grand Champion title holder of Sijo Emperado's annual tournament. (Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada 2002 and 2003)