Joe is the Northeast Director of FACE
and has been teaching the program at Barkley elementary school since 2012. He began his training in Cuong Nhu in 1987 at Gettysburg College, where he was also excelled in boxing. Joe has won the title of “Overall Champion” fighting with a variety of weapons (longsword, short sword and shield, rapier and dagger, etc.) in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
Joe’s Career Highlights:
- Earned sixth degree black belt in 2016
- Earned fifth degree black belt in 2011
- He wrote and illustrated four Cuong Nhu Training Manuals, covering the entire curriculum from White Belt to Shodan
- Sensei Joe holds a Masters degree in Elementary Education and worked as a fifth grade teacher for 10 years.
- 2014 Competitor of the Year from the Universal Systems of Martial Arts Organization
- Both Nationally and internationally ranked Black Belt Instructor in martial art tournaments
- He currently spends his days raising his two children and teaching martial arts and the FACE program
- He is a graduate of Gettysburg College (Graphic Arts)