Seigido Ryu Karate and Jujitsu, Martial Arts, New Jersey
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Shihan Rosario Panariello
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Began in Seigido Ryu in 1991 after over 4 years in Tae-Kwon-Do
8th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
6th Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do
1999 Inducted - World Karate Federation Hall of Fame in 1999
 
Shihan Ryan James Vella
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1992
7th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
6th Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
4th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black Belt in Iaido
1997 Black Belt National Champion - Christian Black Belt Association/Shiho Karano Kai International's National Championships
1999 Black Belt National Champion - Christian Black Belt Association/Shiho Karano Kai International's National Championships
2010 Black Belt National Champion in Self-Defense at the North American Federation of Martial Arts National Championships held in Atlantic City
2010 Inducted into NAFMA Hall of Fame
 
Shihan Dan Sainato
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Senior Instructor at Seigido Ryu of Plainville in Connecticut
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1992
6th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
5th Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1995 Winner of a National Titles - Christian Black Belt Association/Shiho Karano Kai International's National Championships
1996 Winner of a National Titles - Christian Black Belt Association/Shiho Karano Kai International's National Championships
2012 Inducted into NAFMA Hall of Fame
 
Shihan Mike Sendzia
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1996 after 2 years in Shotokan
5th degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
4th Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1997 Winner of a National Title - Christian Black Belt Association/Shiho Karano Kai International's National Championships
 
Shihan Diane Vella
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Certified Associate Martial Arts Chaplain
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1996
Honorary 5th Degree Black Belt in recognition of age and life experience
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Shihan Kirt Backer
Senior Instructor at Backers Tae-Kwon-Do in Dunkirk, Indiana
Began training in Tae-Kwon-Do in 1975
Began cross training in Seigido Ryu in 2000
7th Degree Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do
5th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Victor Guarino
Certified Seigido Ryu Instructor
Senior Instructor at Logres Combative Arts in Port Charlotte, Florida
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2000
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
 
Sensei David H. Pabon
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1995
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Bill Beckett
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1994
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
 
Sensei Jeremy Toth
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2001
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Anthony Wisler
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2001
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Dominique Spencer (DeAngelo)

Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1995
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
1999 Winner of 2 National Titles for sparring and kata - Christian Black Belt Association and Shiho Karano International Championships
2012-2013 Was awarded a State Department-funded grant through Fulbright, to live in Egypt and study the culture of femal Marial Artists. Interviewed many instructors and over 40 women, about how the Martial Arts impacted their lives. Her findings are publihsed in "The Atlantic" and "Egypt Independent".

 
Sensei Joe Sendzia
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 1998
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
 
Sensei Jim Gleason
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2006 after 17 years in Vada Kenpo
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black belt in Jujitsu
1st Degree Black belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu
 
Sensei George Abrams
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2005
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Dave Hulse
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2005
2015 Enlisted in the Air Force
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Ken Siano
Began in Seigido Ryu in 2006
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
 
Sensei Dave Klaus
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2002
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Scott Springer
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2005
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Lauren Abrams
Began training in Seigido Ryu in
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Cassandra Siano
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2005
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Tim Francis
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2007
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Joshua Francis
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2007
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Pete Larosa
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2010
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Sensei Ken Asencio
Began training in Seigido Ryu in 2010
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu
 
Inactive Seigido Ryu Black Belts
 
Sensei Mike Beaver
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 1999
Sensei Beaver went home to be with our Lord in 2005 and was a personal friend of Kyoshi DeAngelo. He was the second Seigido Ryu student to recieve a Black Belt.
Sensei Charles (Chip) Dudden
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 1998
Sensei Dudden is Kyoshi DeAngelo's nephew and is a youth pastor in Missouri.
First student to receive a Black Belt on 8/26/96
Sensei Karen Lee Therkildsen
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2002
Sensei Therkildsen and her family moved to Virgina and are missed.
Shihan Robert Rodriquez
5th Degree Black Belt and is still active in the arts.
He moved on from Seigido Ryu after earning his 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2000.
Sensei Robert is a Pastor and a good friend to Kyoshi DeAngelo.
Shihan Hank Adams
5th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2001
Sensei Louis Soto
3rd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2007
Sensei Darlene Pabon
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2005
Sensei Pabon has served one tour in Iraq with the National Guard
Sensei Stefanie L. Pabon
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2005
Sensei Pabon has served one tour in Iraq with the National Guard
Sensei Brandon Rechten
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu -2000
Sensei Rechten is now married to Sensei Veronica Rechten formerly Veronica Van Huss.
We are blessed to have been a part of their lives.
Sensei Veronica Rechten
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2002
Formerly Veronica Van Huss
Sensei Sarah Pomposello
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2007
Shihan Mitch Freistat
5th Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2000
Shihan Freistat runs his own organization - Totally Christian Karate

Sensei Jonathan Shorey
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2008

Sensei Joe Vella
Aikido Practitioner cross training in Seigido Ryu since 2001
2nd Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu Jujitsu
Sensei Tim Sizemore
Honorary 1st Degree Black Belt in recognition of age and life experience
Sensei Steven Sendzia
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2010
Sensei Elias Espinosa
1st Degree Black Belt in Seigido Ryu - 2016
 
THIS BLACK BELT LISTING OF ACTIVE AND INACTIVE BLACK BELTS IS A COMPLETE LISTING OF EVERY BLACK BELT RANK GIVEN IN SEIGIDO RYU FOUNDED BY KYOSHI FRANK J. DEANGELO
 
 

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