In general, martial artists can be divided into two categories: experts and fighters. Fighters, of course, are those who do not hesitate to jump into the fray. They never shy from the challenge, and are less concerned with matters of winning and losing than with the experience the fight itself offers. Experts are the product of hard training, and deep dedication. They possess a thorough knowledge of the science of combat, and the components of varying martial styles. Dustin Seale is a rarity, a man who is both fighter and expert.
With an impressive and varied set of credentials conferred on him by some of the world’s greatest instructors, his expertise in martial arts is without doubt. He received the rank of 3rd degree black belt in Modern Arnis from Grandmaster Remy Presas, 5th degree in Wei Kune Do from Grandmaster Leo Fong, 7th degree in Jodoryu Jujitsu from Grandmaster T.A. Frazier, and 8th degree in Ryukyu Kempo from Grandmaster George Dillman. That Dustin Seale the martial arts expert is also a fighter is incontestable to those of us who know him, as Grandmaster Presas best expressed it when he gave Seale the nickname, “Master Nasty.
A man who embodies expert and fighter is rare, but even more rare is the true warrior, the one who transcend those distinctions. The true warrior begins as expert and fighter, but becomes something more because of how he uses his training. Dustin Seale is a true warrior because he has chosen to use his knowledge and skill to serve, protect, and contribute to, his country and his community. A marine combat veteran of Desert Storm, Seale currently serves as a Deputy Sheriff in one of the largest and roughest counties in the United States. Everyday he puts his life and skills on the line to maintain the peace. As owner and chief instructor of Seale Academy of Martial Arts, he has become a role model for people of all ages who come seeking strength, confidence, and self-protection skills.
I have known Dustin Seale – Dusty – for many years now. I have trained with him, taught marines with him, led seminars with him; I love him as a brother, as family, and I am proud to call him friend and colleague. And most of all, I can tell you that he’s a man I want at my side anytime things get ugly and decisive action is called for.
– Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas is a master instructor of traditional Okinawan martial arts, who is regarded so highly that life-long martial arts practitioners regularly travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to study with him. He is a well known writer and commentator whose essays and articles have appeared in martial arts publications around the world. Thomas, one of George Dillman’s most senior students, has co-authored a series of books on pressure point fighting – books which are considered the definitive works on the subject.