Biography - Albert Greber



More than 30 years of experience in Martial Arts

1993 until now Streetwise Selfdefense, Natural Fighting, Stretching and Meditation
1991 - 1992 Kickboxing and Self-Defense
1988 - 1990 Shorin Ryu Karate
1983 - 1987 Wing Chun and Self-Defense
1981 - 1983 Shotokan Karate

About Me

Albert Greber has been practicing Martial Arts since 1981. The initial spark came from the movies of the charismatic and legendary Bruce Lee who died in 1973. With his own savings Albert started practicing Shotokan Karate in 1981. After three years he moved on to Shorin-Ryu Karate.

Albert's search for martial arts and self-defense fighting techniques applied on the street led him to learn the style of legendary Wing Chun.

It was not easy to find a good school offering reality based self-defense instruction and training at that time. This situation led Albert to get in touch with several martial arts experts.

On his first trip to the USA in 1987 Albert visited the famous "Jet Center" in Van Nuys, California where he met up with Benny "The Jet" Urquidez and later with Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham was also practicing as one of Jet's students at that time.

They all had their own special fighting techniques which they performed with great clarity.

Since 1987 Albert has been travelling to the USA once a year. In 1992 he got to know Grandmaster Eric Lee "King of Kata" Hall of Fame. Soon they became friends and also held workshops together in the states.

Even though Eric Lee's kung fu style and forms are exemplary, Albert’s own style was none the less appreciated by Eric.

In 1993 Albert developed and refined his own self-defense techniques and style which he henceforth called "StreetWise".

In 1999, while invited to the Arnold Fitness EXPO in Ohio by Eric Lee, Albert made the acquaintance of Don Wilson, Matthias Hues, Cynthia Rothrock, Cung Le, Frank Shamrock and many others.

From 1993 to 2003 Albert instructed "StreetWise" at schools, hospitals, companies, police departments et cetera. Later he directed his focus on individual training and he now works as a private instructor.

Keith Strandberg, a brilliant writer/producer and a good friend of Albert, now lives in the French part of Switzerland. Keith's great personality and his vast knowledge in fields such as film, martial arts and other categories make him an important person to Albert and his family.

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Further Education / Training

1988 - 1990 Ywa Hwa Chin
1991, 1993 Bill "Superfoot" Wallace & Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
1991, 1992, 1998 Jean Frenette "The Canadian Tornado"
1992 Kim Silver Nunchaku
1991 until now Eric Lee "King of Kata" Kung Fu
2003 Gene La Belle
2005 Don "The Dragon" Wilson
2011 Art Camacho Producer/Actor
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Courses

1993 Action Making Film course in New Jersey with Keith W. Strandberg, Keith Vitali
1997 Stunt Choreographie in Los Angeles
1999 Self Defense Demonstration in Columbus, Ohio by Arnold Schwarzenegger
2001 Various lectures about Martial Arts and Self-Defense in Los Angeles and Florida
2011 Course in Hollywood, Los Angeles
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Awards

2000 Martial Arts Masters World Federation
2010 I.I.M.A.A. Hall of Fame Master Instructor of the Year 2010
2011 I.I.M.A.A. Hall of Fame Silver Life Award 2011
2011 6. Dan by Shihan Alfred Urquidez, Los Angeles
2013 Masters Hall of Fame in California handed over by Eric Lee
2014 Master of the Year 2014 Hall of Fame in Munich
and many more...
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Our Instructors

Cecile Waller

Cecile Waller operates self-defense since 2011 and has private lessons with Albert Greber. She was also participating at the Martial Arts Show 2012 and 2013. She is very interested in and committed to martial arts.

Awards

2013 Certificate for the great effort as an instructor in 2013
2013 Certificate for 1. Grade in Streetwise. In 2014 she will finish 2. Grade
2014 Instructor of the Year 2014 Hall of Fame in Munich
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