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Victor Lashley
Vic Lashley or Coach Lash is the owner and Head Coach of ICAT Boxing, Fitness & Martial Arts in Ocean Township New Jersey. 
As a young boy, he was a natural athlete that excelled at a variety of sports, including boxing, karate, basketball and, tennis.  Unfortunately, it was from fighting in the different villages in Asbury Park that I developed the beginnings of my fighting skill.  It was because of his small stature that whenever visiting different housing complexes, he would be prompted to brawl.  He learned techniques, which developed into street fighting skills that bullies in Asbury Park came to respect. Vic's official training began at the Monmouth Boy's Club under the tutelage of Mr. Bernard Butts within the Boy's Club's undefeated Drill Team whose trophies adorn the recreational area to this day. There he learned that dedication and practice makes perfect (1968-1971).  Victor's official Pugilistic training began with Mr. Michael Murphy also a boy's club coach 1971-1972. Since then he has studied with the following Masters, Coaches, and Friends: 4th Degree Black Belt, Wado Ryu Karate Do, Amar hazim Dojo, Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 from June 1973-Oct 1975 Chief Warrant Officer III John Gorrell, Military Intelligence Special Forces, Hand to Hand Combat tactics, Military Fitness Instruction, at the 517th M.I. Detachment, Ft. Knox, Ky Oct 1978-Nov 1979 Master H. Kim, 5th Degree Sim-Do Moo Duk Kwan, which is a blend of Judo & Tae kwon Do, at Yoang Soang Base Dojo, in Seoul Korea, promoted to Brown belt Dec 1979-Feb 1981 Master Edward brown, 6th Degree Japanese Goju Ryu Karate Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired in Belgium, as part of the Black Knight's Karate fighting & Demo Team trained at Ft.Bliss, Texas Post Gymnasium ,El Paso, TX     Feb 1981-Sep 1982 Attended the 1982 Pro-Am National's in Ft Worth, TX Aug 1982 won brown belt division trophy Promoted to Black Belt in the Black knight's fighting method September 12th 1982 under Master Ed.Brown B.K.K.A., Dallas, TX Master Y. Lee, 6th Degree Hap Ki Do, Master Clifford Clark, 4th Degree Tae kwon do/Hap Ki Do, again at the Yoang Song Base Dojo, Seoul Korea, Oct 1982-Oct 1983 Sweet Science of boxing at Camp Coiner, Korea under Coach Willie Williams from Ft. Bragg North Carolina for six month's and fought 6 undefeated bout's as a middle weight in Korea the Command Sergeant Major of Camp Coiner noticed my ability's and placed me on special service status which allowed me to train as my job assignment while station in Korea that year 1982-1983.  (Honorably Discharged from the Military October 21, 1983.) VCoach Vic's journey continued under Master Hamin Rasool a Muslim, Fourth Level Sifu, Wing Chun Do Gung Fu, Four Star martial Arts Academy, Flint, MI. Received a blue sash ranking under Master Rasool, gave demonstrations in board breaking and kicking abilities also forms demos (Feb 1984-Sept 1986). After moving back to New Jersey, He began competing in local tournaments at Brookdale Community College, with Master Gary Alexander,  winning mostly second place in the Black belt division. However, he had the privilege to  out point Master Fred Henry B.K.G. Long Branch, NJ at the Jackson Twp event, and Master Ray Martin at Brookdale College events. In 1989 Coach joined the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts under the tutelage of Guru Rick Tucci where he was introduced to Sifu Larry Hartsell an original student of the late Sifu Bruce Lee. Vic attended classes in Jeet Kune Do and attended various seminars across the United States. He trained with Guru Dan Inosanto in JKD, Silat, Eskrima; Sifu Burt Richardson  in JKD, JKD Grappling Arts; Professor Salem Assli in the Art of Savate which is French Foot Fighting or “Old Boot”. In 1990 Victor had the priveledge of meeting Chris Ascari, 5th Level Sifu Chi Lin Pai, and they began training together with several others at his Ocean Twp house. He informed Chris of his background and they decided to contact Guru Richard Bustillo to begin an Apprenticeship program for Jeet Kune Do.  As a group they attended seminars & camps with renowned instructors: Guru's Richard Bustillo -  JKD-Muay Thai Guru Dan & Paula Inosanto - Butki Negara Silat – Harimau – Mande, Muda Silat-Maphilindo Silat,Sifu Larry Hartsell - JKD grappling Arts Tim Tackett-JKD Sensitivity Drills Sifu Paul Vunak-JKD Kick Boxing Grand Master Remy -  Presas-Arnis Sifu Francis Fong-Wing Chun Gung-Fu Master Arnulfo"Dong' Cuesta-Doce Pares Filipino Eskrima,Ahati Kilindi Iyi-Afican Martial arts in Atlanta,GA, Additionally, at the same time, Vic was a Correctional Officer for the State of NJ, which incorporated Muay Thai, Eskrima, Aikido, Shootwrestling, Wing Chun Do. Foremost, he has been blessed to train with Martial Arts greats in Combat Submission Wrestling with Sensi Eric Paulson, Muay Thai with Master Toddy and future training with Kru Phil Nurse. Victor is a State Certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor by the N.J. State Police, Army Veteran, a 14 year veteran of the Department of corrections, WITS Certified personal trainer, USA Boxing Coach and holds many other certifications, however his biggest acknowledgement is that he is still a eager student. This synopsis of Vic's extensive Martial Arts training and experiences in the Martial Sciences is what qualifies him to train others and I quote him as saying "I am still learning, training and absorbing What's Useful!" Synopsis written by Stephanie Lashley  
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