Master Peter Parimithis

Owner/Grand Master Instructor
7th Dan Tae Kwon D0
5th Dan Vadha Kempo


Grand Master Pete is the owner of Island Martial Arts. He has been training for over 35 years 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 and ju-jitsu for over 10 years.

Well known throughout the 5 boroughs as “Master Pete,” Grand Master Peter Parimithis holds a 7th degree (tth 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.

Grand 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.

Marcio Bittencourt

Master Instructor
4th Degree Professor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

Master Peter Parimithis
Master Peter Parimithis