OUR INSTRUCTORS:

For over 37 years Glenn has been involved in martial arts. In those years he has achieved rank in the arts of Jiu Jitsu and Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Glenn started his martial arts training in 1982. He received his 1st degree (Shodan) black belt and Instructors Certification in 1986 under the tutelage of Master Bob Malvagno of Kobe Martial Arts. He received his 2nd degree (Nidan) black belt in December 2006 and his 3rd degree (Sandan)  black belt in June 2018 under the direction of O’Sensei Joseph Puleio of the American Jiu Jitsu Centers.

 

Glenn started his training in Pekiti Tirsia Kali in 2008 with Mata'as na Guro Eddie Hunt. Under the tutelage of Tuhon Tim Waid of PTK-SMF he was certified as an Instructor of the Military Edged-impact Weapon Close-Quarters-Combat System in 2011, and obtained the rank of Guro in 2012. He also has training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai & Kick Boxing.

 

Glenn has been involved in coordinating live martial arts demonstrations since 1984. From 1984 – 87, he participated in Jiu Jitsu demonstration teams throughout Long Island. Glenn trained public safety officers and organized demonstrations for local community groups and schools in Pennsylvania in the 90’s. He was a member of the American Jiu Jitsu Demo Team at the 1998 Arnold Classic in Ohio, where his team placed 4th in their first appearance at this international competition.

 

Sensei Glenn is available for private lessons by appointment only.

Sensei John started his training in American Jiu Jitsu in 2006.  Having previously trained in karate, John was attracted to American Jiu Jitsu because of its emphasis on practical self-defense.  John received his Instructor Certification Program in August 2013, achieved the rank Shodan in December 2014, and  Nidan in October 2018.   John teaches at Sei Shin Dojo on Fridays and he runs his classes in a relaxed manner which is great for students who are exhausted from working all week and is also for new people just trying class.  

Sensei John is available for private lessons by appointment only.

John Ellis

 

Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

 

 

Tony Ip

Shodan (1st degree black belt)

Sensei Tony started training in Jiu Jitsu in 2007.  He completed the Instructor Certification Program in 2014, and achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 2015.  Tony teaches at Sei Shin Dojo on Mondays, helps with teaching the kids and adult classes and currently training for his next rank of Nidan.

Ashanti Brown

Shodan (1st degree black belt)

Sensei Ashanti Brown started training in Jiu Jitsu in August 2006.    She completed the Instructor Certification Program in 2014, and achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in March 2016.   Ashanti now helps teach the adult classes and currently training for her next rank of Nidan.

Jessica Howard

Shodan (1st degree black belt)

Sensei Jessica started training in American Jiu Jitsu in 2004. She completed the Instructor Certification Program in 2016, and achieved the rank of Shodan in November 2018.  Jessica teaches at Sei Shin Dojo on Fridays and is currently training for her next rank of Nidan.  
 

Alan McGrath

Shodan (1st degree black belt)

Sensei Alan started training American Jiu Jitsu in 2008.  He completed the Instructors Certification Program in 2016 and achieved the rank of Shodan in November 2018.  He also hold a 1st degree Black Belt in Karate and has studied Aikido for many years.  Alan helps with teaching the kids and adults classes. 

Active Instructors: 

Sensei Gain Lu

Sensei Ed Tall

Sensei Valerie Szczepanik

Sensei Zuzana Cerman Zechman