USA Kempo Academy Instructors
Sensei Shannon Tiso: Head Instructor and Owner of USA Kempo Academy.
In addition to teaching Children's and adults classes, Sensei Shannon is an active instructor for various town programs, including afterschool programs, self-defense seminars and specialty seminars.
Sensei Shannon is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate, achieving the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in November 2014 and 2nd Degree Black Belt in October 2015.
Along with the teachings of the 3 Rules, Sensei Shannon is a strong advocate for empowerment, self-confidence and the internal strength that comes with martial arts training.
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Master Paul Longo: founder of USA Kempo Academy and Sensei Shannon’s instructor
Master Longo started studying Kempo in 1995 and achieved the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in 1998, 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2000 and his 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2005 under Master Mark Carasone.
Master Longo continued his studies under Grand Master Alan Young (Chinese Kempo Association) acheiving the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt and then continued his studies to achieve 5th Degree Master Black Belt in 2015.