Head Instructor Phil Dunlap

 

Phil is the  recognized lineage holder in the Kachin arts. He was trained in the Kachin Fighting Systems by his grandfather William "Wild Bill" O'Shaunessy, who received the lineage from his instructor Duwa Thein Naw  (in what is now the area known as Jagun in the Kachin State) while living and fighting side by side with the Jinghpaw people prior to and during WW2. His actions and deeds through these years led him to be proclaimed Jinghpaw. After his passing Phil became designated lineage holder.

 

Phil having been raised in this tradition was expected to fight from an early age. He has fought all over Burma (Myanmar), in Northern Thailand and  the United States. Between Lethwei (Burmese Boxing), Thai Boxing , Naban (Submission Grappling) and Thaing (Mixed Martial Art) matches he is a veteran an of 114 Professional fights

 

Phil was a very active professional fighter between the ages of 16 and almost 26 fighting constantly until breaking his neck in a terrible car accident just before his 26th birthday. After being told he would never do anything physical again he rehabbed his body and started Advanced Fighting Systems to pass on the Kachin Systems of fighting. While training others to fight he decided to prove the doctors wrong and fight again.

 

In 1998 at the age of 36 he fought again at GSO 3 in a Main Event Super Fight against Pride 2  Veteran Juan Mott a year later he did a Super Fight Grappling Match against Robert Ferguson at the WSW championships before deciding to retire and focus on training others.