Blake Bruning

Whips are my biggest Passion in the Western arts. I have been cracking whips for over 13 years. I am currently rounding on 1000 whips I have made in my professional career. I have had personally training on multiple occasions with my Whip Making Mentor Joseph Strain of Northern Whip Co.  Learning under Joe Strain has given me my original foundation in making whips per David Morgan inherent construction methods. Being a student of Joseph Strain I am one of the few people in the country that are currently full time professional whip makers. What I love best about it is that through Joe’s skill sets I only use a sharp blade. Very few do this. I make all my lace from beggining to end a utility knife. I also have a very artistical skill set when it comes to my approach of whip making. I can make an Indiana Jones 12 plait Bullwhip without make a single measurement in its construction. This also helps to allow me to be one of the fastest whip makers alive.   
I currently have 2 whips that hold Guinness Book of World records one was used by Adam Winrich and the other April Jennifer Choi. I am one of the Premium Whip Makers for Western Stage Props. My work is in over 80 countries around the world. This also includes various circus performers around the globe. I have whips in multiple Cirque De Soleil Performances. My whips are also currently used in the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and Disney world Florida and in other theme parks including 6 Flags. My work is used daily by popular Western Arts Performers, Stuntmen, Actors, and Whip Trainers such as Anthony Delongis, Loop Rawlins, Will Robert’s, Todd Rex, and more. I also have whips that are about to debut in an upcoming T.V. series this fall. 
I love cracking whips and making them, but I am also a Martial Arts Instructor of over 24 years. 
I have Instructor License under Dion Ricardo in Bruce Lee’s  Jeet Kune Do and Kali. I am also a 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcello Monteiro which you can check out at 2nd degree is important because there is 2 degrees of separation to promote. I am a Blackbelt in BJJ who can Promote someone to a Blackbelt. There are not a lot of those in the U.S. Marcello has the biggest global Association Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy across the world. I was fortunate enough to learn with him daily as his right hand man when he moved to the U.S. 16 years ago. 
My original focus was always protection. In this process I have studied various arts, styles, and protection systems from top known instructors from all over the world.  Some of the courses that I have trained and taught involve tactical firearms, tactical shotgun, home invasion, edged weapons vs. empty hand, multiple opponents, OC pepper spray,  couple’s defense strategies, kids kidnap prevention, Law enforcement programs, bailiff escorting programs, strategy And tactics for bouncers, Add more. 
As for the sport world I have competed and multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions as well as exhibition matches. I have trained with many notary UFC competitors.

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