our instructors

  • Sensei Tony Mastromatteo
    Sensei Tony Mastromatteo began training with Grand Master Joe Esposito in 1989.  He first achieved black belt in 1997.  After more than 25 years...
  • Grandmaster Joe Esposito
    Professional Experience: 1967 to present – Esposito’s Karate Fitness Center, Inc. Owner/Instructor Martial Arts Experience: Grandmaster, 10th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate...
  • Sensei Cathy Esposito
    6th Degree Black Belt Sensei Cathy Esposito, Chief Instructor of the Children’s Karate Program, has trained for over 20 years at Esposito’s. She was...
  • Sensei Dave Coolidge
    5th Degree Black Belt Master Coolidge has studied Kenpo at Esposito’s Academy of Self-Defense for over 20 years. He has attained the rank of fifth degree black...
  • Sensei Patrick Houle
    2nd Degree Black Belt Sensei Houle began martial arts at the age of 15, where he studied Shito-Ryu under Sensei Crawley in Holyoke, Mass....
  • Sensei Rob Smith
    2nd Degree Black Belt Sensei Rob started his martial arts career over 20 years ago and has been an instructor for the past 12...
  • Sensei Rich Quinn
    2nd Degree Black Belt Rich Quinn has been studying under Grandmaster Esposito for over 10 years and has been teaching for the last 5....
  • Sensei Jenn Carl
    1st Degree Black Intrigued by martial arts history and its ability to help develop self-esteem, self-discipline and control over one’s body and mind, Jenn...