Head instructor and 4th degree black belt
Old School is proud and honored to offer the
knowledgeable and devoted teaching of Mr. Glorioso to its students. Tony
brings not only his wealth of experience, but his high positive energy to
every lesson and to every student.
Tony's physical training has been a lifelong endeavor: he has been active in
wrestling, grappling, Wing Chun, and weight training.
Eleven years ago, Tony was introduced to Kenpo Karate. Training intensely
under John Barnett, Tony worked his way through the system in record time.
When he received his Black Belt in 1997--after just one year in the
system--he was awarded "Student of the Year" by Grand Masters Chuck Sullivan
and Vic Le Roux.
"It was a great honor to receive my Black Belt, as well as to be chosen
'Student of the Year' through the IKCA," says Mr. Glorioso. "[My
instructor's] dedication to the art has inspired me to continue on...to be
able to pass on what I have learned."
After receiving his Black Belt, Tony immediately began teaching. After one
more year in the system, he earned the status of a fully certified
instructor. He has now been teaching for over ten years and has attained the
rank of Fourth Degree Black Belt.
Tony's personal teaching goal and philosophy is to make "leaders out of
Says Jennifer Thomas-Hollenbeck, who attained her black belt last year at
John Barnett's studio under Tony's tutelage: "Tony has helped me achieve a
lifelong dream, through his belief in me and his personal devotion to me and
to the art. I am now blessed to be teaching my own students and running my
own school. Tony is truly an inspiration."
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