Kyosah Dennis Campo - President & Chief Instructor
Dennis Campo is a 6th Degree Black Belt with more than 36 years of martial arts experience and has been teaching martial arts since 1985. Kyosah Campo holds black belt ranks in 7 different martial arts disciplines, including:
6th Degree - American Karate
5th Degree - Fear Enabled Accelerated Response System (FEARS Ltd)
4th Degree - Joe Lewis Fighting Systems (JLFS)
4th Degree - Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do
4th Degree - USA Goju-Ryu Karate
3rd Degree - Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do
1st Degree - Bill Wallace's Superfoot System
Kyosah Campo is a also a certified Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan Style Kickboxing instructor (Level 5) and has extensive training in Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Hapkido, Shotokan Karate, and Kobudo.
Kyosah Campo is only the third man in martial arts history to hold black belts under both World Kickboxing Champions Joe Lewis and Bill Wallace. He is certified as a Black Belt and master instructor by the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Black Belt Association, the Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association, and the International Black Belt Grand Master Council. Kyosah Campo is a 25-time Martial Arts Hall of Famer, a 6-time Instructor of the Year, and 4-time Master of the Year.
While he enjoys the privilege of training throughout the United States, he feels his most important role in the Martial Arts today is serving the people of his community. He is especially committed to keeping our children off the streets and empowering them with self-confidence.
Kyosah Alexander Campo - Vice President & Instructor Alex Campo is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and has been training in the martial arts since his third birthday. Kyosah Alex currently holds black belts in 2 martial arts systems:
3rd Degree - American Karate
3rd Degree - Fear Enabled Accelerated Response System (FEARS Ltd)
Kyosah Alex was the 2000 Most Improved Student, the 2001 Student of the Year, the 2003 Pound-for-Pound Fighter of the Year, the 2013 Black Belt of the Year, and the 2015 Martial Artist of the Year at Wisdom Way Martial Arts. He was awarded his 1st Degree Black Belt in 2010.
He has traveled extensively throughout the United States to train with such industry greats as Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Michael DePasquale Jr., Robb Buckland, Ian Marshall, Renzo Gracie, Mike Allen, Mike Lee Kanarek, John Maynard, Walt Lysak, and Rich Ryan, among others.
Kyosah Alex is the fourth Black Belt in the Campo family after his father, Kyosah Dennis Campo, his uncle, Kyosah Kevin Campo, and his brother, Kyosah Benjamin Campo.
Photo Credit: Alex Campo, 2016
Photo Credit: Alex Campo, 2016
For those wondering about my title, Kyosah, it's quite simple, actually. Kyosah is a Korean term for "teacher". While the title Kyosah has been replaced in recent years by "Sabumnim", it is a simple title used by my instructor, Curtis Inniss, and his instructor before him, Carlos Farrell. I am honored to share a title used by these great teachers.
Many of my contemporaries insist on using such titles as "Master", "Grand Master", or even (if you can believe this!) "Supreme Commander". Seriously! However, I don't consider myself anyone's master and dislike the title. Certainly, I have been training and teaching for a very long time, I'm a black belt, and sure, I've earned the title "master instructor". But my name is Dennis Campo; a simple man who wishes to be no one's "master". Like many of you, I have a family, a job, and similar responsibilities.
The only difference between you and me, perhaps, is that I am a martial artist, and I love to share my knowledge and experience with those who share my passion. Let's leave our differences at that!
Wisdom Way Martial Arts Black Belts
Kyosah Dennis J. Campo - 6th Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Robb Buckland - 5th Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Stephen Maytan - 4th Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Alexander Campo - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Benjamin Campo - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Jack Roche - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Chris Ulto - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Jim Horan - 1st Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Katherine Riedel - 1st Degree Black Belt
Mona El-Tawil - Junior Black Belt
Retired/Relocated Black Belts
Kyosah Carlos Muniz - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Rafael A. Dilone, Sr. - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Anthony Shields - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Stephanie R. Tepper - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Cristina Ulto - 2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Nicky Blobel - 1st Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Darcy Bullock - 1st Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Martha Dilone - 1st Degree Black Belt
Kyosah Michael J. Kubilus - 1st Degree Black Belt
Rafael DaCruz - Junior Black Belt
Christopher Davis - Junior Black Belt
Frank DelPonte - Junior Black Belt
Rafael A. Dilone, Jr. - Junior Black Belt
Franklin Fraley - Junior Black Belt
Nicholas Milanese - Junior Black Belt
Michael Tom - Junior Black Belt
Grant Ulto - Junior Black Belt
Wisdom Way Martial Arts Inc. 113 Wolfs Lane Pelham, NY 10803 Phone: (914) 738-7700 Email: email@example.com