Pazzaglia attends martial arts event in New Jersey

Pazzaglia's Kenpo Karate owner and chief instructor Joe Pazzaglia, a fifth-degree black belt, was among the presenters at the 2016 International Instructors Martial Arts Conference in New Jersey. Pazzaglia (back row, 11th from left) stands among those who participated in his class. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN – Joe Pazzaglia of Pazzaglia’s Kenpo Karate recently presented at the 2016 International Instructors Martial Arts Conference in New Jersey.

Joe Pazzaglia, owner and chief instructor of Pazzaglia’s Kenpo Karate on 40 W. Main St. in Johnstown, was recently invited to teach at this event which hosted nearly 75 martial arts practitioners from across the United States and abroad.

Practitioners traveled from as far as Colorado, California, Chile, Venezuela, England and Canada to participate in this event.

Pazzaglia taught a drill based defensive tactics course that placed practitioners in less than ideal situations.

Pazzaglia has been training and teaching Martial Arts locally, domestically and abroad now for more than 35 years. His most recent trips have taken him to Chile, England, Ireland and was most recently invited to Philadelphia, Florida and Italy.

“I do very little advertising. I like it that way. People will say what they want both good and bad, but respectfully, the reality is I must be doing something right or they wouldn’t invite me back,” Pazzaglia said in a news release. “I am truly honored to present at these events and share the floor with fellow martial artists who outrank me. You just don’t see that much anymore. Its a real honor. I work hard and train hard and always encourage my students to do the same, only good things came come of it! We have overcome much adversity in our school and gone on to achieve beautiful things individually as students and as a school. I am so fortunate and grateful for where we are today and I cant thank my students enough.”

Pazzaglia’s Kenpo Karate now offers a Kardio Kickboxing and Fitness class for kids only. The class will allow kids to learn boxing and martial arts fundamentals, be high energy, and train in an environment that is fun and friendly.

Pazzaglia’s Kenpo Karate offers lessons in a variety of styles, not just American Kenpo. We also teach Aikido, and Okinawan, Chin Na and more! For more information about Pazzaglia’s Kenpo Karate classes or our programs please visit us on line at or call 762-1533