MEET THE TEAM
Kevin Shihan has received many accolades from a variety of martial arts organizations, to include:
- Sensei of the Year, Universal Martial Art Hall of Fame
- Martial Artist of the Year, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- Man of the Year, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- Legion of Honor, International Federation of Ju Jitsuans (IFOJJ)
He is a Board Member of the World Martial Arts Federation and an Executive Board Member of the Karazempo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society.
In 2019, Kevin Shihan was made an honorary member of the Guardian Angels.
Joe Sensei started his journey in Martial Arts in 2006 with Kung Fu, and eventually found his way to PSDA, where he has been studying the art of Ping Shen Tao since 2013. He earned the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 2018. Joe Sensei is also experienced in the arts of Shaolin Kung Fu, Kali, Ju Jitsu & Uechi Ryu, as well as Western Boxing. He has also competed in many tournament in and around the New England area, along with judging, scorekeeping, and setting up tournaments.
Joe Sensei adopts the theory that age and prior experience does not matter when it comes to learning. "If a student is willing to learn and has an open mind they can do so".