INSTRUCTORS

Master Peter Parimithis

Owner/Master Instructor
6thDan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do

Master Pete is the owner of Island Martial Arts. He has been training for over 35years in multiple forms of martial arts. In addition to his Tae Kwon Do ranking, he holds a 2nd Dan black belt under the world kickboxing champion Joe Lewis. 3rd dan go ju ru.Studied Vadha kempo for over 30 years ju-jitsu for over 10 years

Well known throughout the 5 boros as “Master Pete,” Master Peter Parimithis holds a 6th degree (6th Dan) Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He also holds a 3rd degree black belt in Go Ju Ryu, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in the Joe Lewis Fighting system.

Master Pete has also trained with Phil Maldonado, “Super Foot” Bill Wallace, Terry Dow of Terry Dow Kick Boxing, Michael DePasquale Jr. – Ju Jitsu, Walter Lysik – ICAT, Jimmy Rassias, Jeff Troshan – Vadha Kempo, Anthony Albanese, Donny Caroli – Go Ju Ryu, Lenny Deluca – Ju-Jitsu, Vladimir Brodsky – Kung Fu Wing Chun/Tai Chi/Chang Chaun, and Staten Island’s own Grand Master Jhong Uhk Kim.

Master Jimmy Rassias

Master Instructor
7th Dan Blackbelt Vadha Kempo
2nd Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do

Master Jimmy is the Vadha Kempo instructor at Island Martial Arts. In addition to his Vadha Kempo ranking, he holds a 2nd Dan black belt under the world kickboxing champion Joe Lewis and a blackbelt in Judo.

Master Joe Siesto

Master Instructor
5th Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
Master Joe has been training for 25 years. He is also a gym teacher and stresses the “school” phase.

Master Arthur Drysen

Master instructor
4th Dan blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
Master Arthur has studied martial arts for over 14 years.

Sir Tom Attino

Assistant Instructor
2nd Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
Tom is 20 years old, but has been studying Tae Kwon Do for 15 years. He has held true to the art for all of his life.

Sir Pete Rivera

2nd Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
Sir Pete has studied all styles of martial arts for over 30 years.

Ma’am Cynthia Pepitone

3rd Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
Cynthia has studied Tae Kwon Do for ten years.

Master Peter Parimithis
Master Peter Parimithis

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