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Grandmaster Martchetti Attends “Showdown at the Bay IV”

In blog by Staff

On February 26, 2016 Grandmaster Marchetti attended the “Showdown at the Bay IV” boxing event in Palm Bar Florida as part of his work with the Florida State Boxing Commission. As many of our readers know Grandmaster Marchetti has a long history with boxing that spans his entire martial arts career making this an excellent fit. Pictured below you can see the …

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“Real Rocky” Chuck Wepner speaks about upcoming biopic…

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Always happy to support his good friend, Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti accompanied KMA Black Belt Chuck Wepner in August to Jarvis Hall in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Chuck had been invited to speak about the movie “The Bleeder”, his life in and out of the ring and participate in a Q&A. In addition to the Q&A, Chuck Wepner also signed autographs and posed for …

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KMA Black Belt Test – Perfect Record

In blog by Sensei Joe

“Of all the things that I’ve ever done, this was the most difficult thing to accomplish.  All of my other athletic achievements came easily.”   –  Bernice Marshall, KMA Black Belt and College Softball Hall of Famer On July 23, 2016, Kearny Martial Arts held a black belt test.  As is our tradition, this Saturday started with students arriving at 9 …

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Grandmaster Marchetti Connects with Goshin Ryu Karate Do Association

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Recently, Grandmaster Marchetti was requested by his long time friend, Grandmaster Juan Otero, to provide two hours of Ju Jitsu training at a recent black belt meeting of the Goshin Ryu Karate Do Association.  Grandmaster Marchetti and Grandmaster Otero travelled from their homes in Florida to attend this training.  This training seminar was held on May 14, 2016, at Grandmaster Otero’s Dojo in Hasbrouck …

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KMA Instructors Teach Free Self-Defense Seminar in Florida

In blog, featured by Sensei Joe

Grandmaster Marchetti recently conducted a free two hour self-defense seminar for the Lauderdale by the Sea community.  This event was requested by Mayor Scot Sasser and coordinated by his Public Information Officer, Steve D’Oliveira.  Chief Instructor Joe Pung was also present to assist Grandmaster Marchetti during the seminar. The town of Lauderdale by the Sea notified residents of the free seminar with several large …

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KMA Black Belt Chuck Wepner Visits During Black Belt Test

In blog by Sensei Joe

Our most recent article “A Rite of Passage – The Kearny Martial Arts Black Belt Test” provided an in-depth look into the rich history and tradition that lies behind the KMA Black Belt test.  The test’s reputation as a hard core, traditional test has long attracted a distinguished list of honorary guests and celebrities.  Among others, Grandmaster Gary Alexander and the late Grandmaster Johnny …

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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

In blog, featured by Sensei Joe

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

In blog by Sensei Ken

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 and Chuck Wepner Visit Gracie Barra Ft. Lauderdale

In blog by Sensei Ken

Earlier this year Grandmaster Marchetti stopped by to introduce KMA Black Belt Chuck Wepner to his friends at Gracie Barra dojo in Ft. Lauderdale. It was a fun visit for everyone and we are sure all the instructors and students present enjoyed it! Fortunately we have some photos from the event for you that include not only Chuck Wepner and …