Our instructors have devoted many years to training in their art and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors. Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in their martial art and discipline and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students. They will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your individual goals (and maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible).

Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy

  • 8th Dan black belt – Judo
  • Multiple black belts in various martial arts
  • 60+ years of training

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Sifu Joseph Prignano

  • 7th Dan black belt (Hanshi) – Bujutsu
  • 50+ years training
  • Instructor since 1994

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Master Mark R. Henry
Chief Instructor
Bujutsu Instructor
Head Boxing Coach
Kickboxing Instructor
Personal Fitness Trainer
Self-Defense Instructor
Sensei Mark R. Henry

  • Certified Complete Sports Conditioning Coach-MBSC
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine MMA Conditioning Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Youth, Women, Seniors and Group Training Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer-NPTI
  • Advanced Personal Trainer Certification-TWCC
  • 2016 & 2017 Voted Best Personal trainer in Kane County

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Sensei Mike de la Torriente
Judo Instructor

  • 4th Dan Black Belt Judo

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Sensei Scott A. Kimmel
Hapkido/Aikido Instructor
Bujutsu Instructor
Self-Defense Instructor

  • 3rd Dan black belt – Bujutsu
  • 2nd Dan black belt – Hapkido
  • 1st Dan black belt – Judo
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Initial year of training: 2002

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Master Carl Miller
Isshin Ryu Instructor

  • Roku-dan (6th degree black belt) IWKA (Isshinryu World Karate Association)

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Sensei Dan Spychalski
Wing Chun Instructor Spychalski Dan profile

  • 4th degree Kajukenbo black belt
  • 1st Dan Kyuki-Do
  • Multi-discipline competition experience
  • Began training in 1990
  • Instructor since 1993

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Sifu Jason Brigham
Tai Chi Instructor

  • 2008 Mataas Na Guro – Defensor System (Filipino Martial Arts)
  • 2010 Full Tai Chi Instructor
  • Multi-discipline competition experience
  • 2012 9th Degree Black Sash – Chinese Internal Martial Arts

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Sensei Chris Brown
Head Muay Thai Instructor
Boxing Instructor
Filipino Martial Arts Instructor (Arnis/Kali/Eskrima)

    • 1st Dan Goju Ryu Karate

1st Dan Wu Wie Chuan studied under William (Sarge) Edwards

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John LaSusa
Assistant Boxing Coach

  • Assistant Boxing Instructor
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Bujutsu

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Tom Kasper
Assistant Judo Instructor Tom Kasper

  • 1st Dan black belt – Judo

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Liam O’Shaughnessy
Visiting Instructor Liam O'Shaughnessy

  • 5th Dan black belt – Judo
  • 2nd Dan black belt  – Shotokan Karate – T.A.S.K Certified
  • BJJ – Blue Belt

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Liz Prignano
Business Manager

  • 1st Dan black belt – Bujutsu
  • Orange Sash – Tai Chi

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