About Warrior-Scholar Martial Arts in Lawrence, NY
Meet Daniel R. Segarra
Owner and Chief Instructor at
Warrior-Scholar Martial Arts in Lawrence
7th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor
Master Segarra is a seventh degree black belt in the Korean Martial Art known as Tang Soo Do. He started his training in the Korean Martial arts in 1974 at the age of ten.
He attained a fifth Dan Sa Bom (5th degree Black belt level International Master Instructor) In Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. And was promoted by none other than Grand Master Hwang Kee the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan himself after the infamous Ko Dan Ja Shim Sa, Soo Bahk Do’s legendary eight day long masters test.
Master Segarra has taught around the world on Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s behalf and has assisted him with many of his English publications and productions. He served on the U.S Soo Bahk Do Federations Board of directors (1999-2002) and was the regional representative for all of New York, New Jersey,Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Master Segarra has trained many tournament champions and was on the 1989 and 1995 U.S.A Demo team demonstrating in Korea. He was often in high demand to teach at Federation functions. Masters from around the world have stopped by and trained at the Warrior-Scholar academy (5 Towns Karate Center) from, Mexico, France, Belgium, Israel and from all over the United States to train with him.
In July of 2004 he resigned from the U.S Soo Bahk Do federation after 20 years of being a member and Master instructor of the Moo Duk Kwan, to better serve his members and formed Tang Soo Do Moo Sa Do Kwan (Warrior-Scholar Way).
In addition to his traditional martial arts training, he was certified as a tactical master instructor specializing in Personal safety, family protection and child safety. He is also a certified Protection specialist trained by the International Training Commission in: Executive Protection, Body guarding, Bomb & Threat Management, Counter-Terrorist Techniques, Protection formations and Tactical Firearms.
Master Segarra trained regularly with the late Sifu Larry Hartsell who was one of Bruce Lee’s original students when he visited CT. He trained with Sifu Hartsell in Bruce Lee’s methods, Filipino weaponry, Indonesia martial arts and Sifu Hartsells specialty Grappling. He credits Sifu Hartsell as being an inspiration to him as a martial artist.
Tom Patire also has been an important influence in Master Segarra’s martial arts development. Master Patire is one of the most recognized and respected safety experts in the world. Master Segarra was also have been fortunate to train with Vladimir Vasiliev the preeminent Russian Special forces hand to hand combat instructor for the elite Spetnaz military unit when he visits the U.S.
Although he has trained decades with some instructors and on a limited basis with others they all have profoundly influenced his understanding of the martial arts. As you can see Master Segarra has a background that is both deep and wide, it helps him bring to the table traditional values and modern applications so badly needed for today’s challenging times.
“The martial arts have been a powerful positive force in my life. The gift of knowledge my instructors have shared with me has changed my life and the lives of my students for the better. Grand Master’s Hwang Kee, H.C Hwang, Masters Bonsignore, Bannard, Tom Patire, Sifu Hartsell and Vladimir Vlasiev and the many other wonderful people I have had the pleasure to train with have had a profoundly positive influence on my life. I can’t think of anyone who could not benefit enormously from martial arts training, it is invaluable.
"I have taken my thirty six years of martial arts training and developed a system called Tang Soo Do Moo Sa Do Kwan (T.M) it is the synthesis of my martial arts training and combines what I feel is the best of my martial arts experiences into a comprehensive system that can take you step by step from beginner to master.
"I have developed not only an effective system of self defense and personal protection, but also a style that teaches you how to protect your loved ones as well. And we teach not just a system of self defense but literally a philosophy that can improve the quality of your life, using mental and physical technologies that draw upon both ancient traditions and modern science.
"This gives you the most comprehensive martial art developed to meet the demands of modern times. I’m not just an instructor I am also a parent and husband. I train, my wife trains and my two children train we believe the family that Kicks together sticks together. We strive to not only give you’re the best quality training but also a family friendly environment.”
– Kwan Jang Daniel Segarra
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