Staff Development

FEARS Ltd.  instructional specialists provide a wide variety of staff development, team building and instructional proficiency seminars. The team of instructors will align their goals of engagement and presentation with your needs as an organization. Whether you are in business, education or physical training the FEARS Ltd. group can provide you with presentations and follow up consultation to meet your needs!

Feedback from those whom have benefited from a connection with the FEARS Ltd. group:

Sensei Buckland I just wanted to say I truely enjoyed your classes at this years Summerfest.
If I lived nearby I'd be trying to figure out how to get into your classes.
I'll be working on staying out of my opponents firing line.
-Tammy Jardine Anthony-
Ottowa, Canada


Believe me Robb Buckland you and Ian Marshall were standouts in the J.L.A.K.S.
(Joe Lewis American Karate Systems)
Joe was proud of both of you and would be proud that you are coming together carrying on the tradition
 of J.L.A.K.S. just as he left it, no changes, no additions. 
Pure J.L.A.K.S. earned directly from the years of committed study you and Ian undertook. 
You continue to honor Joe with your ongoing study and dedication.
Robb you are a dynamic, exciting instructor in J.L.A.K.S. !
-Dr Jerry Beasley-
8th Dan Joe Lewis American Karate Systems (J.L.A.K.S.)

Your Fight scene is AWESOME !
The  Editor who cut 'Karate Kid' and 'The Crow' edited our film. 
  Thanks for making 'Anatomy of the Tide' even better, Robb.
- Joel Strunk -
Writer / Director / Producer 'Anatomy of the Tide'

 
 Again your training has proven itself in battle.

At the police academy last week during our Mechanics of Arrest Restraint and Control (MARC) class,

when chosen for a scenerio drill,

I was to extract one of the instructors from a car and place him under arrest.  

I placed him in a arm bar using the door frame for leverage and pulled him through the window,

while maintaining control using a wrist lock.


The instructor tried to turn on me and hook strike me (and this is all LIVE drills, full speed) ,

I blocked his strike and then went in full out BEAST MODE!! 


I drove him into the ground and drove skip knee into the side of his head and neck 

and placed him into a choke hold to gain compliance. 


You should of seen the shocked look on his face when I got both hands behind his back and cuffed him.

He didn't know what happened to him after he got rocked! 

I again, want to thank you so much for your time invested in me.


You have given me the confidence to know that when it comes to survival, I will go home to my family.

Justin Lipsky

York County Sherrifs Department

Wells Police Department

Wells, Maine

 
When I met you last December I was  going through great transitions in my life.
i was there in the middle of nowhere (Soux Falls, SD)...
and you were there working hard in the gym.
 
I was running away and was most afraid,
My mom had just died, and I was recently divorced..... Do you remember?

Blessings to you from Mexico City, Your words and teaching has changed my life.
You gave me confidence and direction.
 
I have never had such happiness and success. ...and yes I'm still doing my pushups.
Thank you for touching my life Robb !
 Yevonne
Mexico City , Mexico
 

I follow your posts and wish to express my deep condolences for passing of your master.
 You should to know I am both inspired and touched by your words.
 I have kept my training alive and expanded far beyond what I ever knew martial arts to be. 
Life, family, science, food, medicine and love are all the practice.
 I've aquired knowledge from ayurvedic medicine and western myofascial massage.
 It can restore the tissues of the body, removing scar tissue,
 and promote muscle elasticity and tendon length.

I hope to share this knowledge with you next reunion, or sooner should you find yourself in NYC.

 I will be an embodiment of the knowledge that I champion.
 It is with great pride that I say,
 " I was broken, but through wisdom and love, I will yet become whole"
 Thank you, my friend and teacher.

Kieran Haller


You've innovated and inspired  !!!
It's kind of funny, that even after all of the "professional" and organized training,
 it those backyard  / parking lot / off-to-the-side at a seminar moments, that have truly left their mark.  

You're a great man Charlie Brown =)smile

Dustin Vaughn


   YOU have inspired me....

In the very short time we spent together in Maine
I still hear your voice as you would "Do your Thing" each morning and win those folks over.

You have my gratitude and thanks.

I am a better person for being around you and taking in your 
words of encouragement when I was almost being booted out the door.

Your kindness and generosity of which I will always be grateful and will remember.....

Yes Mr. Buckland, you have made a lifelong impression on me and 
I send my acknowledgement and many, many blessings and thanks.
 
Warm regards...
 Stan

  In regards to my friend and one of my black belts, Robb Buckland,
He is more than qualified to execute any activities involving a martial arts fitness project. 
 You will discover this when you work with him as I did, almost thirty years ago when we met.
 My reputation speaks for itself. 
 I came from the fitness world and became the first martial artist to become a world champion
 in two separate sports, karate and kickboxing.
 I've done it all, films, TV, books, magazines, camps, public speaking,
and I know what it takes to make any project a success. 
 After working together with Mr. Buckland for several decades,
 I strongly support and recommend him as the top candidate for your choosing. 
 His unequivocal qualifications can only be surpassed by his natural charm.    
 
  Joe Lewis
Former World Karate/Kickbox Champion
Grand Master 10th Dan
United States Marine Corps
    
    TDA Training Blogspot:
 Seminar review June 2008 Karate College 
 F.E.A.R.S. with Ian Marshall and Robb Buckland
These guys are very good. 
 Marshall and Buckland have different backgrounds, but share a reality / reflexive take on self-defense.
 
 Use what you already know, just enhance it. "Innovate don't Immitate".
 They also emphasized using application from kata/forms,"Art Meets Reality."
Buckland says that you'll typically learn three positions (stances):
  Bill Wallace-style side stance for lead leg kicking, an elongated boxing-type stance,
 and what he termed a "Mike Tyson" or Sanchin stance.
 
 He emphasizes being able to "fight in a phone booth" and move with a "Fluid Posture".

 Lower body defends lower body, upper defends upper.

 It left a good impression that they know what they're doing.
 There's some good seminar footage on YouTube if you want to check them out.
 

My friend and associate Robb Buckland has conducted martial art seminars for many of my Camps.
Robb  has always drawn rave reviews from the students in attendance. 
  I consider him a 'world class presenter' .
 I can highly recommend Robb for any martial art / fitness assignment he wishes to undertake.
George E. Mattson
President 10th Degree Blackbelt (Hanshi)
International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation


   Robb Buckland combines training in the fundamentals with innovative fighting styles.
  He is always looking for new, cutting edge approaches to defensive and competition aspects,
while  incorporating those approaches into the traditional style of Uechi Ryu.
 
  He is both a student and teacher of the martial arts,
 always researching,designing and incorporating new ideas and methods.
 
  He has an incredible ability to teach across number of levels and age groups,
 from beginners to up-and-coming top notch fighters.
 
 'Robb is not only a teacher, practitioner and coach, but also a mentor '
 
He trains his instructors to be teachers and assistants as well,
 a true testament to his devotion to the growth and continuation of martial arts.
 
 Robb has an amazing amount of knowledge, talent, and experience in martial arts.
 His instruction is world class.
 Robbs' martial arts classes are a great learning experience as well as a great workout.
 
 But above all of his martial arts credentials, he is the best role model anyone could have. 
 He brings an enthusiasm and energy to the class that motivates and pushes you to be your best.
 
Van Canna
 Uechi Ryu, 9th Dan, Hanshi.


  I and our organization have known Robb Buckland for over 12 years. 
He has been one of our outstanding members.
 He is knowledgeable regarding the theories and principles of the martial arts,
 and is proficient in their use.  I would recommend Robb.
 He is a spokesperson / authority,
capable of authentic representation of the martial arts and fitness.
 Robb is well spoken and presents a fine image for our industry.

Dennis Nackord

9th Degree Black Belt  Hanshi
Executive Board of Directors Joe Lewis Fighting Systems


  As a martial artist for 40 years,
I have had opportunity and pleasure of working with Robb many times.

  He is one of the most well rounded martial artists I have encountered,

 having the ability to integrate the best of many systems into his seminars with ease and continuity.
  Robb's ability to present his marital arts knowledge through his seminars is entertaining,
fun, very effective and through, never losing focus of the lesson being taught.

Gary Geddes

Kyoshi (7th degree)
Uechi Ryu Karate Canada


  I have worked closely with Mr. Buckland over the past 11 years in a variety of capacities,
 Mr. Buckland's ability to lead a class is exceptional,
  he possesses a superior ability to inspire and teach a variety of subjects.
 His wealth of knowledge is second-to-none. 
 His passion for learning, results in his continual evolution and improvement as a teacher.
 Where some rest on their laurels and past accomplishments,
 Mr. Buckland constantly looks to raise the bar.

He epitomises "leading by example"
 
  He is a senior Black Belt in the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems,
 considered the Ivy League of the martial arts.
He is dedicated and meticulous in all of his endeavors.
Mr. Buckland is a highly disciplined and motivated self-starter and a person of integrity.
Dennis J. Campo
President & Chief Instructor  Wisdom Way Martial Arts Inc.  


  I have trained with Robb Buckland  extensively in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
 Robb was the most eclectic martial artist in our area.
 He was quick to share his experiences in the marital arts to our small community.
As a result of meeting Sensei Buckland,
 I have  to trained extensively in Uechi Ryu karate, American Kenpo, Yoshitsune jiu jitsu
and in the Joe LewisFighting system,
  Sensei Buckland was the first local martial artist to crosstrain  extensively in other systems.
 He then taught us to integrate these systems into our martial arts repertoire.

  I am now very strongly influenced by these experiences in my own teachings.

Michael McMahon
4th Degree Blackbelt 
Certified Jun Shihan
Defensive tactics level 3

       I have known and trained with Robb Buckland for over twenty years .
 He is without a doubt one of the most talented, dedicated martial artist and fitness people I know.
 His skills and teaching abilities are progressive, street smart effective and to the point.
Robb has an amazing ability to lead and inspire others that far surpasses most if not all in his field.
I highly recommend anyone who is serious about martial arts and fitness train with Robb.
David J. Sinopoli
 Professional Firefighter, Regional SWAT team member
Defensive tactics instructor,  Drug Task Force,
Tactical Response Team Leader
 
 I've been training with Robb Buckland for the past 3 years.
I've learned more from Robb than than in many years of other martial arts.
The training makes sense, it works with your natural body flow. 
It creates a systematic response that your body will react to in distress.
I work in corrections and am surrounded by constant danger.
  Keeping my guard up is a very important factor.
 With the training I have received with Robb's system,
 I walk into the correctional facility with confidence.
I know that I will return to my family safely at the end of my shift.
Justin Lipsky
Corrections Officer
Wells, Maine
(Testimonial #1 June 2010 )
       
 
           Robb Buckland is a great instructor with a great attitude.
 Robb motivates me when I struggle to keep up and does an amazing job keeping the class fun.
 He has great technique and works right along with you.
 
 Robb's demonstration is clear,
easy to follow and you can see how much he enjoys the art of kickboxing.
 
Kickboxing has changed my life, it is a very important part of my life now
It keeps me physically fit, cardiovascular, flexibility,
 muscular endurance and strength in body and mind.
I get to hit things hard, that is good stress reduction.
 " I LOVE MY NEW LEGS AND ARMS"
  I never leave my workout disappointed, I am alert and full of vigor.
 Robb is such a professional, smooth , quick on his feet, precise, controlled moves.
 I love to watch him workout and teach others.
 I have learned so much in the short time i have taken lessons from Robb.
   I AM STRONG, AGILE, BALANCED, COORDINATED, FAST,
 Ready for any emergency.

Sue Bridges
Wells, Maine
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