Sensei Joe Cannizzo
United Nations Youth Representative
Kodokan-2nd Degree Judo Black Belt
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 has taught physical education in various public schools. He has also instructed many civil service workers such as police officers, corrections officers, firemen, EMT/EMS and others. 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
2nd Generation Jigoro Kano Student
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.
Senpai Blenard Capric
USJF Judo Nikkyu
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.
Senpai Toni Pepia
USJF Judo Sankyu
Toni is a dedicated judoka who loves to help out on the mat. She is also a member of the competition team and has medaled in various local and regional tournaments. Toni is a junior at Tottenville high school and is enrolled in the Medical Health Assisting program. When she's not on the mat helping students or in school she is volunteering at nursing homes. Toni wantsJudo to be a big part of her future and eventually wants to compete and medal in the Olympics.