[ Meet Patrick Odle ]
"In today's Savage Society, traditional forms of fighting and martial arts aren't enough to protect against the rampaging E.V.I.L. My solution is what I've termed Modern Civilian Combat."
I was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of 10, I started western boxing to help defend myself from local bullies and would be gang members. I didn’t really enjoy the western boxing very much, so I eventually moved onto wrestling. My heart and my body were on the mat for the next 10 years. I wrestled everything from Freestyle, Greco, and Collegiate. I obtained a rank in the top 15 in the nation in freestyle, and was one of the top wrestlers in the state in Collegiate and Freestyle wrestling multiple years in a row. In 1998 I was the Southern California Wrestling Association Champion in my my weight in Freestyle Wrestling.
At the age of 21, I wanted to expand on my striking capabilities, I looked at every gym in my area(Bakersfield). I ended up taking up Kung Fu San Soo under Master Eric Nolan(Scott Leitch Lineage) for about 5.5 years until he discontinued his Kung Fu program. Fortunately, the San Soo I was getting there was very progressive. This allowed me to also have exposure to Kali/Eskrima, JKD concepts, Kickboxing, as well as Jiu Jitsu. Once Master Nolan ended his Kung Fu program, I was fortunate enough to Meet Master Roger Huff(Bill Hulsey Lineage), and continue my San Soo progression. On August 16th 2014, I received my Master’s Degree(8th Degree) in Kung Fu San Soo. My certificate was signed by both Master Roger Huff and his Master, Master Bill Hulsey. At this point, I felt like I had made the first substantial step in my Martial arts education, but I still didn’t feel like I was where I wanted to be.
I decided to seek out the Master of my first instructor, Master Sifu Ryan Spink. It took a bit of searching, but I finally found him, a couple hours east, in a town called Victorville. Master Ryan Spink, a multiple Martial Arts Hall Of Famer, was the man I was searching for. I explained my situation and was invited out shortly after to participate in a tactical knife seminar. I fell in love with the concepts. After sharing my enthusiasm, Master Spink invited me out to a seminar on Israeli Krav Maga. I am now a Full Military & Law Enforcement Israeli Krav Maga instructor. on February 11th, 2018 I received my Israeli Krav Maga Blackbelt. The thing that excited me most about the Krav Maga was the teaching method, and attention to modern weapons. After some research I found that most of the weapon disarms in the Krav Maga systems came from the Philippine edged weapon culture. I knew then, that I had found the next step on my path.
I started going to train with some of the biggest names in FMA(Filipino Martial Arts), trying to find a style that felt right to me. It was at a seminar for Doug Marcaida, that I met my next Instructor, Grandmaster Felix Roiles. I have been training with Grandmaster Felix Roiles for over a year and a half now. He has given me his blessing to teach his family’s fighting style of Pakamut, and to pass on the “Cebuano” fighting system. Grandmaster Felix Roiles is a 5x World Champion in full contact Eskrima. It is under his tutelage that I won a US National Championship in full contact Eskrima, and a place on the USA Eskrima Team at 175-190lbs as the Cruiserweight champion. For recognition of my accomplishment, and dedication in Filipino Martial Arts, I was awarded the position of Director of the Filipino Martial Arts Program at Integrated Combat Systems University, by the University’s Director, Master Ryan Spink. My responsibilities include overseeing FMA curriculum development, supervising instructor certification in the Krav Maga, FMA, and Kung Fu San Soo programs. At this point I traveled and taught Krav Maga and Filipino Martial Arts with Master Ryan Spink, sharing the I.C.S.U. model with schools around the USA.
About halfway through 2016, I came across a very vicious man named Fred Mastro. He had a ferociousness that was very rare. I instantly saw value in his tactics and principles. After attending multiple seminars with him and his associates(Doug Marcaida,Instructor Zero,Etc.), Fred Mastro invited me to come to Belgium and train in Mastro Defense System. Fred Mastro trains many elite special forces,as well as law enforcement agencies and top bodyguards around the world. I was flattered. When I went to Belgium to certify, they selected 10 of us from over 200+ potential instructors. After Passing my Level 1 Mastro Defense Instructor Certification in the summer of 2017, I was given the right to teach MDS by Fred Mastro. I have taught various seminars of Level 1 M.D.S. throughout the country, starting study groups at each location to continue the spread of knowledge. I have since been back to Belgium to train numerous times with Fred Mastro on concepts of Executive Protection, Counter Terrorism, and Weapon Defense. In January of 2019 I received my Level II credential in Mastro Defense System. I was given the honor in May of 2019 of training the 9 Presidential Guard of Malta on deployment of expandable baton & blade. This has fortunately expanded to creating teaching opportunities around the world.
With the introduction of Modern Civilian Combat, I have started to offer all of the skillsets that I have learned over the years of my commitment to self defense. Under this platform I offer Mastro Defense System, Filipino Edged & Impact Weapons Training, Civilian/Military, & Law Enforcement Krav Maga, as well as Kombat Wrestling. With everyone having different potential threats, these options offer various combinations for seminars and private teaching experiences. I continue to train Self Defense with firearms, and in Jiu-Jitsu to expand my knowledge base, so I can continue to offer the best solutions available.
I am forever the student and look forward to growing as an individual as well as a Self Defense Instructor.