A lifelong acolyte of martial arts, native New Yorker and master instructor Joe Maurantonio discovered Bujinkan in the early ‘80s and trained under America’s top practitioners. An official member of the American Shidoshi Kai organization of Bujinkan teachers and the international Bujinkan Dojo, Maurantonio learned from international masters, including school founder soke Masaaki Hatsumi.
Comprising nine schools of martial arts, the Bujinkan tradition traces its roots to the styles used by ninja and samurai in feudal Japan. Classes eschew competition and artificial rules for exercises that recreate realistic combat situations. Students study attacks and defenses in slow exercises, perfecting rolls and disabling moves with a focus on personal growth, effective self-defense, and preparation for battles with armed closet monsters.
A contestant on the Golf Channel’s reality show “Big Break Greenbrier”, Anthony Casalino continues to chase his dream of playing among golf’s elite. The pin-hunting protégé began playing golf at the age of 9, kicking off a career that would lead him to play golf at Iona College, pursue a career as a PGA Apprentice beginning in 2005, and compete in the National Golf Association Winter Tour in 2007, where he snagged a career best second-place finish in the Southern Dunes Winter Event. Having thrived on the course despite a slightly unorthodox swing and a refusal to blackmail Ben Crenshaw for putting advice, Anthony understands that there is not just one universal way to hit a golf ball successfully. During lessons, Anthony helps pupils develop a swing that feels comfortable for them and produces the desired on-course results.
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