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A Rite of Passage – The Kearny Martial Arts Black Belt Test

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February 20th, 2016 was a typical Saturday morning for most people, a quiet and sunny start to the weekend. Behind the locked doors and shaded windows of Kearny Martial Arts, it was anything but a normal day. Students, teachers and invited guests had gathered for a black belt test, a time honored tradition that can trace its lineage back centuries to …

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Grandmaster Marchetti Returns to KMA Dojo

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The Kearny Martial Arts Dojo was honored to welcome Grandmaster Marchetti back to his Dojo on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016.  Grandmaster Marchetti was warmly greeted by current students, past students and many friends of the school.  For many new students, this was their first opportunity to meet their Grandmaster in person. Grandmaster Marchetti spent much of the night greeting all …

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Great Memories: Grandmaster Marchetti and KMA Chief Instructor Sensei Joe Pung visit Jeff Graf in Ft. Knox

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Some moments are worth looking  back on. As many know, Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti has always been very involved in training our military. One of the many times he traveled to do so was Ft. Knox for a group that included personnel from Delta Force, Federal Marshals and the Special Reaction Team (SRT). We have a new photo here in addition to the …

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Grandmaster Marchetti Honored with Ring(s)

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Things have been busy at Kearny Martial Arts but we wanted to take a moment and mention a great honor that was given to our founder. Grandmaster Marchetti was awarded a ring on behalf of the London International Hall of Fame by Grandmaster Gary Wasniewski during a great ceremony in London.  The ring itself is silver in color with a blue stone, …

Pedro Bennett Interview with Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti

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While many in the martial arts know of Grandmaster Marchetti only a relative few of us have had the opportunity to hear him speak about his life experiences and views. Interviews in his own voice are rare but fortunately we now  have the opportunity to share one of those with you. Pedro Bennet the director of http://martialartsnow.com has released an …

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World Head of Family Sokeship Council 23rd Anniversary Celebration

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Grandmaster Marchetti recently attended the World Head of Family Sokeship Council 23rd Anniversary Celebration. The event was held over Labor Day weekend at the DoubleTree hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. Grandmaster Marchetti always looks forward attending and this time proved no exception. While traveling Grandmaster Marchetti enjoyed the great companionship of Grandmaster Gary Pointer. They left Florida Friday evening heading out and departed Omaha on …

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Grandmaster Marchetti and Junior dos Santos

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While on business recently Grandmaster Marchetti was pleasantly surprised to run into Junior dos Santos. Santos is a fighter currently living in Ft. Lauderdale and training with American Top Team. As Grandmaster Marchetti is a frequent guest at the facility, it is likely they will meet again! We have plenty of other news to come, so keep checking back.

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Seminar at Iron Warriors in Florida

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Recently, Grandmaster Marchetti was invited to observe a seminar given by Grandmaster Stephen Roensch.  The seminar occurred towards the end of August 2015, and the venue was the Iron Warriors dojo in Hollywood Florida, which is owned by 8th Degree Black Belt Rey Perez.  Accompanying Grandmaster Marchetti, was his Michi Budo Ryu black belt and long time friend,  Dr. Cliff …

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Gransmaster Marchetti Seminar at Reyes Martial Arts

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Recently Grandmaster Marchetti gave a seminar at Reyes Martial Arts and visited with multiple MMA Champion Manny Reyes Jr. and Grandmaster Hector Rodriguez. Among other things Grandmaster Marchetti instructed several defenses against leg oriented take downs with Manny Jr’s son. We hope you enjoy the photos below!