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Allen Nealy Sensei
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Allen Nealy Sensei has over thirty-five years experience in the Martial Arts. He began his Martial Arts training in 1979, competed in tournaments from the early 80’s through the mid 90’s. He’s taught classes at the New Britain YMCA and the Cheshire Park & Rec.
  • American Federation of Jujitsu (7th dan Goshin Aiki-Jutsu)
  • Kodo Butoku Renmei (5th dan Aiki-Jutsu)
  • Shojukempo International (Honarary 5th dan Shotokan Karate-Do Goshinjujitsu)
  • Shotokan Karate (3rd dan)
  • Taekwondo (1st degree black belt)
  • American Hapkido (1st degree red belt)

On March 18th, 2006 Nealy Sensei was inducted into the International Ryu Kyu Kai Karate Association & Shojukempo International 2006 Hall of Fame.

Joe Fusco Sensei
Joe Fusco Sensei has over 35 years experience in the martial arts and has placed in many tournaments in the North-East over the course of his career. Fusco Sensei’s characteristic approach to the Martial Arts incorporates teachings from a host of different styles including: Tangc Soo Do, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Shoot Fighting, and Aiki Jujitsu. He has previously taught Martial Arts for the Meriden Adult Education Center, in several public schools (self-defense awareness), and as a private instructor. Fusco Sensei holds ranks in:

  • Shotokan Karate (5th dan)
  • Goshinbudokai (2nd dan)
Dylan Maxwell Reilly
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Dylan’s Martial Arts experience spans over 20 years and includes 10 years studying under Nealy Sensei. His diverse Martial Arts education spans: Kung-fu (Fu Jow Pai, Northern Shaolin, Northern Mantis, Southern Mantis), American Kempo Karate, Taekwondo, and Chen Style Tai Chi. He holds official ranks in:

  • Fu Jow Pai / Shaolin Kung-fu (2nd degree black belt under Grand Master Tak Wah Eng)
  • Kempo Karate (2nd degree black belt under Master John Palmeri, Professor Feliciano (Kimo) Ferreira)
  • Goshinbudokai (1st dan)