Shihan Craig Duquette
Shihan Jason DeLucia
Shihan Craig, Head Instructor, earned his Kenpo Shodan (1st
degree black belt) in 2005 while training under Shihan Carlos Miranda,
and has been teaching at his Bellingham dojo since then. In July
2013, he earned his Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Kenpo
under Shihan Carlos. In July 2015 he earned his Godan (5th
degree black belt) in AikiKenpo Aikido from Shihan Jason DeLucia, who
thanks Shihan Carlos Miranda and Grandmaster Mark Sheeley for their
part in bringing Shihan Craig to this level. He also is certified by
the Hybrid Fighting Association.
Shihan Jason DeLucia is a traditional martial artist with over
thirty-five years of experience. Shihan Jason has been formally
trained in Korean Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Kenpo, Five Animal Kung Fu,
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling, and Aikido. Highlights of his
well-documented history in martial arts include the famous Steven
Seagal challenge in the early 1990s and the Gracie Challenge of the
same year. He also holds the distinction of performing the very first
rear naked and triangle chokes in UFC history, followed by a
professional fighting career that spanned nearly a decade, with over
50 fights in Japan alone. He went to Japan one week every month to
fight, and every year for eight years spent several months in a row
living and training in Japan. It was there that the Pancrase Hybrid
Wrestling Company commissioned his study of traditional Aikido, to
bring a more aesthetic quality to the world of professional fighting.
The system of Aikido he developed, AikiKenpo, employs a form-based
type of freestyle competition that requires its participants to
maintain the structural integrity of the traditional forms in Aikido.
Although competition is not used in most schools of Aikido (Aikido's
Founder took challenges, but did not advocate them), Shihan preserves
the practice of competitive perfection.
Sensei Wendy Rowe
Sensei Wendy earned her Kenpo Shodan (1st degree black belt)in 2007
while training under Shihan Eric Hung at Seishin Karate.
She began her Aikido training with Shihan Jason DeLucia in 2003,
earning her AikiKenpo Aikido Yondan (4th degree black belt) from
Shihan Jason in July 2015.
She has been teaching Karate and Aikido since
2008, and assistant teaching since 2003.
Sensei Deborah Cochrane
Sensei Jon Bergeron
Sensei Deb, Founder of Leopard's Claw Karate Academy, started training
in 2004. She earned her Sandan (3rd degree black belt)
Sensei Jon began training in 2002. He earned his Nidan (2nd
degree black belt) in 2015.
Sensei Lev Turkewitz
Sensei Lev earned his Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in July
2015 in AikiKenpo Aikido from Shihan Jason DeLucia. At Satori Ryu
(Canton, MA), he trained in Kenpo under Shihan Eric Kearns, in
under Shihan Jason DeLucia, and in Hybrid Fighting Arts. He is
certified by the Hybrid Fighting Association.
Sensei Stephen earned his Shotokan Karate-Do Shodan (1st
degree black belt) in 1988 while training under Sensei Lou Demas. In
2006, he earned his Sandan (3rd degree black belt) from
Sensei Demas and his Kensho-Ryu Kenpo Shodan (1st degree
black belt) under Kyoshi Mark Sheeley.
Grandmaster Mark Sheeley
Grandmaster Mark Sheeley founded Kensho-Ryu International in 1999 after the passing of Professor Nick Cerio, his instructor since 1987. In 2011, Grandmaster Sheeley received his 10th dan. Grandmaster Sheeley continues the training of the Kensho-Ryu school owners as well as many Black Belts at the Hombu location.
Shihan Carlos Miranda
Shihan Carlos is Head Instructor at New England Hybrid Dojo
(Pawtucket, RI). He has been teaching Nick Cerio lineage Kenpo Karate since 1985.
In June 2013 he earned his Shichidan (7th degree black belt) from Soke Richard Petronelli.
Shihan Matt Jacome
Shihan Matt Jacome, head instructor at American Family Kenpo
(Uxbridge, MA), has trained extensively under both Professor Nick
Cerio and Kyoshi Mark Sheeley. He earned his Godan (5th degree black
belt) while training under Kyoshi Mark Sheeley.
Shihan Eric Kearns
Shihan Eric Kearns is head instructor at Satori Ryu
(Canton, MA) and a co-founder of the Hybrid Fighting Association.
He earned his Godan (5th degree black
belt) in Kensho-Ryu Kenpo Karate while training under Grandmaster Mark Sheeley.
Shihan Joe Smith
Shihan Joe Smith is head instructor
at Nick Cerio's Kenpo
in Plainville, MA.
In June 2017 he earned his Shichidan (7th degree black
belt) from the International Council of Grand Masters.
Click here for lineage information, on the American Family Kenpo website