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GM Master Jack Pistella


GM Master Pistella began training at the Academy of Chinese Boxing in 1977 and moved to C S Kim Karate in 1979. He earned his first degree black belt in 1984 and is currently a 7th Dan. Through the years Master Pistella has trained in Police Defensive Tactics, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Sippalgi, Gumdo and weapons. He has formatted curriculum for Self-Defense and the Shillelagh.


Master Pistella has been inducted into the WKU, NAFMA and Action Martial Arts Halls of Fame as well as the Bruce Lee and Legends Hall of Honors. He has been the Tang Soo Do Director for the Arnold Fitness Weekend and the Battle of Columbus since 2002.

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