Sifu Francis Fong and Jon Rister
Kali, Eskrima, Panatukan, Pangamut, Dumog, Silat, Pentjak Silat, Kun Taw/FMA/Jun Fan Gung Fu (JKD): Grand Tuhon/Sigung Dan Inosanto
JKD Grappling MMA Shooto Lameco Eskrima: Sifu Guro Larry B. Hartsell (Directed by Simo Debra Hartsell)
Wing Chun Kung Fu: Master Francis Fong lineage through Jui Wan Futshan Wing Chun
Muay Thai T.B.A. USA Ajarn Surichai Sirisute
(Master Chai) Jon Rister is the first-generation in these lineages. He learned directly from the above instructors.
The following Black Belts were certified under Sifu/Guro Rister: Risto Hietala, Alicia Curtis, Jim Johnson, Bobby Blanchard, Roger Carlson, Mike Todd, Dwight Wilson, Heiu Mai, Richard Hogg and Dave Bernosky.