International Kenpo
Council of Grandmasters

// Direct Lineage to Sr. Grandmaster George Pesare

Our Founder

Senior Grandmaster George Pesare

Senior Grandmaster George Pesare
1932 - 2012

Senior Grandmaster Pesare was a 10th degree Black Belt and is the undisputed founder of Kempo Karate in New England. The 10th degree Black Belt level is one of the highest achievements in the martial arts community and is at the Professorship level. SG Pesare began his martial arts career with Karazenpo-Go-Shinjutsu in 1958 with his instructor, Grandmaster Victor (Sonny) Gascon, one of the Kempo founders in America. Upon Grandmaster Gascon’s retirement he gave the responsibility of teaching the true Karazenpo-Go-Shinjutsu to SG George Pesare. Mr. Pesare continued his training in addition to the following martial art disciplines: 5th degree Black Belt in Judo 4th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo 4th degree Black Belt in Eskrima 2nd degree Black Belt in Aikido These martial arts ratings were accompanied with college degrees in advertising and science. In the world of realistic self-defense, George Pesare had been a law enforcement officer for over 20 years. During his tenure with the Providence Sheriff’s Department, he served as Training Officer and Range Master. During his tenure with the Kent County Sheriffs department, he also served as Training Officer and Range Master, teaching all aspects of firearms to Federal, State, and municipal agencies. Mr. Pesare was the coordinator of the National Rifle Associations’ Annual Police Pistol Regional Championships. He was also a member of the coveted ‘1490’ club. He is the 1994 Rhode Island State Police Pistol Champion, and was the Police Pistol Champion of the Prestigious Police Pistol Governors Twenty. Mr. Pesare was also the President and Rhode Island Match Director of the Rhode Island Police Pistol Combat League.

Banquet & Seminars

// June 9, 2019
// The American Legion, Burlington MA
// Seminars: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
// Banquet: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Join us for an afternoon of kid and adult friendly seminars and our evening homecoming banquet to celebrate the schools and members of the IKCG!

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*Last day to register is June 2nd, 2019

The Tournament

June 9, 2019 //
Burlington High School, Burlington MA //
9:00AM - 2:00PM //

See the best in North America compete for the World Championship! Open to all Kenpo/Kempo stylists from age 3 to Adult, White to Black.

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*Last day to register is June 2nd, 2019

The Grand Council

Meet the International Kenpo Council of Grandmasters in detail. Click on a photo to learn more about each Grandmaster.

Member Schools

Membership is contingent on review and approval by the members of the Executive Board of Directors. Rank must be verified by providing copies of all certificates. Any student of a member school will be allowed individual membership.

Bellingham Family Karate

Bill Rowe

774.210.0853
Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy

Dan Jenkins

860.892.5425
Bobby Lynn's Kenpo Karate

Bobby Lynn

617.943.6444
Dragon Phoenix Martial Arts

Jesse Dwire

978.250.1422
Johnson's Red Dragons Kenpo Karate Studio

Paul Johnson

413.896.8386
Journey Martial Arts

Clayton Johnston

631.476.1801
Karate International

Joe Costa

603.898.5367
Karate Pro Dojo

781.665.9865
Ken Schiavone's Kenpo

Kenpo Karate Institute

401.272.8929
Komushin Ryu Academy

Wali Islam

Logan's Martial Arts

Bill & Tammy Logan

850.877.9933
Lombardi Institute for Martial Arts

Stephen Lombardi

Mike Worobel Martial Arts

Mike Worobel

603.964.5886
New England Karate Academy

Alan D'Allessandro

508.767.0977
New England Oki-Ryu Kenpo Karate

Michael Burton

401.743.9093
Nick Cerio's Kenpo

Joe Smith

508.695.9178
Nick Cerio's Kenpo

Keith O'Callaghan

401.738.9111
Paul Silva Kenpo of Main

Paul Silva

Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts

Marco Mazzola

781.491.0552
Raven Lee Smith Karate

Raven Lee Smith

Rebelo's Kenpo Karate

Joe Rebelo

774.360.4116
Rocky DiRico's Kenpo Karate

Rocky DiRico

508.662.4962
Roger Carpenter's Karate Institute

Roger Carpenter

Ronin Kenpo Karate

Dennis Gomes

401.724.7057
Rudy Duncan's Martial Arts

Rudy Duncan

315.431.0125
Satori Ryu Martial Arts

Eric Kearns

781.713.4680
Shoju Kempo Ryu

Steve Nugent's Karate Institute

Steve Nugent

781.270.9099
The Pound Martial Arts Center

Patrick Matthews

774.678.0183
Tim Wakefield's Shaolin Martial Arts Canada

Tim Wakefield

905.841.2263
Tokyo Joe's Studio of Belmont

Frank Manzelli

617.484.4350
Tokyo Joe's Studio of Concord

Alan Gomes

603.856.7674
Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self Defense

Bobby LaMattina

603.889.4165
Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self Defense

Bob Arredondo

603.672.2100
Wachusett Martial Arts

Paul Lombardi

508.886.2628
Zanshin Kenjutsu of Bellingham

Jimmy O'Brien

508.918.2784
Zanshin Kenjutsu of Billerica

Paul Parent

978.408.9180
Zanshin Kenjutsu of Dedham

Chris Horlbogen

Zanshin Kenjutsu of Hudson

David Ghize

978.618.3838
Zanshin Kenjutsu of Pelham

Paul Parent

9 W Kempo

Jim Morrill

518.291.9782

*No school owner who was “self promoted” to 10th Degree and/or claims to have created their own system without proof of Kenpo/Kempo lineage will be allowed membership into our organization.

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