Master Dominick Violante
Master Dominick Violante began Martial Arts training in 1977. He was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in July 2003, and the USA Hall of Fame in 2004. He is a Master Level Practitioner 8th Dan Black Belt of Kempo Karate and is ranked 4th Dan Black Belt in Aikido. In addition, he holds a black sash in White Crane/Long Fist Kung-Fu.
Master Violante was an instructor for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System instructing state, local and Auxiliary Police Officers for more than 15 years. He also became the first non-police officer to be certified in the R.A.D. (Rape Aggressive Defense) Program. Master Violante had a seat on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Reserve Police Federation as the advisor for defensive tactics. He has developed numerous self defense programs recognized by the Massachusetts Board of Education.
Chinese weapons: 3 section staff, Bo, Hookswords, Cane, Broad Sword, Tai Chi Sword, Chop Sticks and Fan. Okinawan Weapons: Tonfa, Kai Bo, Nunchuku, Sai Sword, Kubotan and Kama, Japanese Weapons include: Katana, Naginata, Bo, Jo, Han Bo
Master Dominick began his Kempo training in MA with some of the most highly respected and reknown Masters including: 10th dan Grandmaster Fred Villari, 9th dan John Fritz, 9th dan Mark Gruposso, 9th dan Cal Carozzi. He has also studied in RI with the late Professor Nick Cerio. Trained in Aikido with the late 8th dan Mitsunari Kanai and 6th dan Len Coffey, Aiki Ju-Jutsu under Shihan Tony Annesi, AMAK Escrima and knife fighting with Professor Tom Sotis, White Crane/Long Fist Kung-Fu with Bruce Langston and Chet Nelson.
Master Jeanene Violante
Master Jeanene Violante began training in 1992 and holds the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt in Kempo Karate. She started her Kempo training with 8th Dan Master Jim Caruso and has also studied Aikikai Aikido with Master Dominick Violante. Master Jeanene currently studies Kempo with Master Dominick Violante.
Master Jeanene has been very successful in Tournament competition placing at all ranks for sparring, forms and weapons. She also has experience in several different types of weapons, including Chinese steel fan, Broad Sword, Japanese and Chinese Bo staff, and the Japanese Naginata.