Our Instructors

​Joanne Vatore

Sensei Joanne has been studying Kempo for 18 years and has over 16 years of martial arts teaching experience.  Currently, she holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Kempo under 10th degree Grandmaster Jim Brassard.

In March 2017, Sensei Joanne was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Female Black Belt of the year. She is dedicated to her own martial arts training with weekly lessons, seminars, training DVD’s and books in order to offer the highest quality of martial arts instruction to her students.


Pictured with Grandmaster Jim Brassard at his seminar in Boulder, Colorado. Grandmaster Brassard is a 10th Degree Black Belt & Soke; Honorary Doctorates of Martial Arts Philosophy; Honorary Doctorates of Martial Arts Science; Multiple Martial Arts Hall of Fame recipient, Author and by executive order received a Presidential Sports Award for the Martial Arts signed by The President of the United States