Before Ron Balicki got his start in the entertainment field as a stuntman and a fight / stunt coordinator, he grew up in the windy city of Chicago. Ron has trained the Martial Arts for over 35 years. After an in-depth study of the subject, Ron sought out the legendary martial artist, Dan Inosanto. After many years of study, Ron earned Full instructorships in Bruce Lee's art of Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do Concepts), Maphilindo Silat and Filipino Kali from Sifu Dan Inosanto. In 1987 Ron became a Cook County Deputy Sheriff stationed in Chicago, Illinois. Ron helped form the Cook County Sheriff's Special Operations Resistance Team (S.O.R.T.), a team of officers trained to handle riot control. At this time Ron also began working as a bodyguard for various Hollywood movie and music stars. Ron has traveled as far as Japan and Indonesia to train and compete in "No holds barred fighting tournaments. As a professional Shoot Wrestler Ron has competed numerous times in Japan and America. Ron also earned instructorships in Thai Boxing, Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Latigo y daga (whip fighting), and Shoot Wrestling.
Military, DEA, SWAT, FBI, Home Land Security, Law Enforcement from America and abroad, Anti-Terrorist groups and the French President's Secret Service have all sought Ron out for his experience and teaching skills. He is the author of numerous articles for magazines worldwide, and has written his own best selling book on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Ron has produced a widely respected series of martial arts training videos. He has stunt coordinated several films.
Ron can be seen performing stunts consisting of fights, car crashes, Ratchets, Air Rams, high falls, and Full body burns.
Ron and his wife Diana Lee Inosanto along with their manager Tarik Heitmann have now started their own production company , Zen Mountain LLC. Their first film "The Sensei". has completed post production.
As one of my childhood idols has said, ”You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets”