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Instructors-Staten Island Judo Jujitsu Dojo
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Certified Instructors

Sensei Joe Cannizzo 

United Nations Youth Representative
Kodokan (Japan)-2nd Degree Judo Black Belt  
U.S. Kodokan Federation-2nd Degree Black Belt Judo 
USJF 2nd Degree Judo Black Belt
USJA 2nd Degree Judo Black Belt
USA Judo Certified Judo Coach
U.S. Kodokan Federation-2nd Degree Black Belt Jujitsu 
USJA-2nd Degree Black Belt Jujitsu
CPR & First Aid Certified

Joe Cannizzo was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. Early in Joe's martial arts career he was very active in competition. He has medaled in various local and regional Judo tournaments as well as National Grappling tournaments. Recently, Joe discovered his true passion for teaching. Joe is very active in the dojo, especially in the kids judo martial arts classes. He is constantly emphasizing core Judo principles such as "softness controls hardness", "maximum efficiency with minimum effort", and "mutual benefit" during his instruction. Joe, a college graduate of Nova Southeastern University spends most of his time on the mat, or coaching students at Judo/Jujitsu tournaments.

Sensei Mark Browner

Kodokan 1st Degree Judo Black Belt (Japan) 
USJF 1st Degree Judo Black Belt 

Mark started training Judo in 1956 at Judo Inc. headed by Jeremy Mackey. In 1964 Mark joined New York Dojo headed by George Yoshida. In May of 1964 Mark received his Shodan. Mark was George Yoshidas assistant at New York Dojo. He assisted with instruction as well as day to day activities. Mark eventually took over the dojo after Sensei Yoshidas passing. Mark loves judo and spends most of his time on the mat or on the side coaching.

Sempai Blenard Capric 

USJF Judo Sankyu
USJA Jujitsu Nikkyu

Ben is very active in the Dojo.  He enjoys training, teach and competition.  He currently holds a Masters degree in Accounting from St. Francis and is actively studying to become a CPA when he is not on the matt.