Epic Martial Arts Classes in Sag Harbor NY 11963
Sensei Michelle Del Giorno
USA World Champion team member Sensei Michelle Del Giorno started training in Martial Arts in 1981. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching and training in the Martial Arts. Sensei Michelle continues to train with many major Martial Arts personalities.
Sensei Michelle has been training under her mentor, Shihan Bob Mauro of the US Karate Academy since 1993. Shihan Mauro was the 2007 Fight Trainer of the Year. He has developed several World Champion Kickboxers and continues to be on the cutting-edge of training techniques. Shihan Mauro is a senior student of World Famous Joe Lewis. Sensei Michelle has earned her 4th degree Black Belt from Shihan Mauro who teaches the Joe Lewis American Karate Systems. She is currently training at the US Karate Academy in Huntington, New York.
In 1990 Sensei Michelle was nominated in the prestigious Professional Karate League Hall of Fame as Rookie of the Year. During the 1990’s Sensei Michelle continued to compete in National Karate Tournaments winning every major invitational, year after year in sparring, kata and weapons forms.
In 1993 Sensei Michelle was awarded the North American Sport Karate Association’s (NASKA) Overall Champion.
After securing a position on the World Athletic Karate Organizations United States Team, Sensei Michelle won the Silver Medal in Sport Karate Point Fighting and Weapons Forms.
As a member of the 1994 United States Team at the World Karate-do Federation Pan American Championships, Sensei Michelle won the Gold Medal in Women’s Traditional Semi-Contact Team Sparring.
Sensei Michelle was a premier instructor at the prestigious Karate College Summer Camp at Radford University in Raonoke, Virginia. At the college she taught the intricacies of sparring, self-defense and weapons training for tournament competition. Sensei Michelle has performed in demonstrations for the Karate Helps Kick Diabetes Foundation in Washington, D. C.
Sensei Michelle takes a scientific approach to teaching the Martial Arts which consists of physical fitness, self-defense and personal enjoyment. Sensei Michelle was the head Martial Arts instructor at The Ross School in East Hampton, New York for 10 years. She has been teaching young adults and children the art of self-defense, personal safety and self-awareness. In addition, Sensei Michelle has been teaching Karate to school aged children with special needs. Her students have been able to improve in their physical abilities and self-discipline. These students have experienced significant improvements to their grade point average in school due to their increased level of concentration.
In addition to teaching Martial Arts, Sensei Michelle is a certified personal trainer. She is a premier trainer in the Hamptons, Long Island working with local gyms and in private home training sessions. Sensei Michelle wishes to continue to share her World Champion attitude and lifetime experiences with all that are willing to learn.