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.