Instructors

Paul Castagno

5th Degree Black Belt

Owner/Master Teacher

Sensei Paul has been training in the martial arts since 1996 and was offered his first opportunity to teach in 2000. His passion for teaching is immediately apparent in the way he interacts with his students. Sensei Paul has received his master level in Kempo and has extensive training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kali, Kung-fu and Muay Thai.

Click Here – To view Sensei Paul’s TED talk and learn more about his journey and inspiration for teaching.

Additional Expertise

Completed training with Darkness 2 Light on Child Abuse Prevention

Certified Kettlebell Sport Lifting Coach Through the Orange Kettlebell Club

“I am a martial arts teacher who strives to effect positive change in the community through martial arts instruction. While at first glance my school must look like a place where people, essentially, learn hand-to-hand combat, that is only a small part of what I intend to cultivate, encourage, and/or impart as a teacher. Compassion and respect for others; non-violent conflict resolution; personal responsibility; health; a deep appreciation for friendship, community, education, family and more as important to me as what is so obvious about the study and practice of the martial arts.”
* Sensei Paul teaches all of classes.