| Shihan Ingargiola is a 9th Degree Blackbelt, in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate.
Which comes through the lineage of the following Martial Art Masters:
EIZON BUSATSU KOSHO (founder 1235 ad Japan)
JAMES MITOSE (21st Descendent)
SAMUEL B. BIANCUZZO
FELICIANO P. FERREIRA
Shihan Ingargiola is always training and refining his skills under the guidance of Professor F. P. "Kimo" Ferreira (known as the bridge between USA Kempo and
Shihan Ingargiola has been Teaching the Martial Arts for over 20 years, at his West Babylon, NY location His Shaolin Kempo Karate System is a unique blend of traditional material and reactionary activities, which has been designed to give a well rounded experience. The curriculum is designed to constantly challenge the students physical and mental abilities, by using written tests along with the physical aspects for achieving New Belt Ranks. The System is highly regarded and sought after due to it's high standards and thorough Curriculum, many Black Belts and Instructors from various styles have sought to be trained by Shihan Ingargiola for this reason.
His many accomplishments include a series of Belt Rank Videos based upon his
Shaolin Kempo Karate System, these videos are available from any Shaolin Self
Mr. Ingargiola developed a device for helping learn focus and proper striking technique, called "The Strike Master", He was also instrumental in developing a new
In 1998, he has competed in full contact kickboxing matches; with a record of
9 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw, many of these matches appeared on cable-TV channels and
In 1999, Shihan Ingargiola was inducted into the "United Martial Artist Hall of Fame" for his contributions to the art of "Shaolin Kempo Karate" and was also placed on their evaluation board to evaluate future inductee's. Shihan Ingargiola extended his record to 12 wins 2 loses and 1 draw during 1999 on November 19, 1999 at "Superfights IX" He ended his professional competing with an outstanding challenge. He agreed to fight in 2 matches back to back. The first fight was a 4 round full-contact kickboxing bout and the second match was a 8 minute submission grappling bout. Shihan Ingargiola won both of these matches, to a standing ovation from the sold out arena.
On November 19, 1999 he won the "Professional UKBA Welterweight NYS" Title Belt and the "Lightweight Grappling Submission" Championship. Competing in these 2 matches back to back with "no break" was a first in the Martial Arts World.
Since retiring from competing professionally, Shihan Ingargiola still keeps his skills honed with daily training and keeps up on his progress of Shaolin Kempo Karate.
*2006 update from Shihan Ingargiola*
Since becoming a certified Kickboxing Referee in 2005 and also recently expanding my Kickboxing floor space & schedule I also have been granted permission by the New York State Athletic Commission to run my own Kickboxing events.
Shihan Ingargiola understands that the bouts in the ring are not reality, but it is a great place to test the concepts of Shaolin Kempo Karate. A PLACE TO PUT THEORY INTO ACTION. Competing at such intense & high levels is not for everyone, but the regular Shaolin Kempo Karate student should feel quite excited that their art has been put to the test and has passed with flying colors.
SUMMER 2006 ** Update ** ~NATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP~
Congratulations to Shihan Ingargiola!! By the way his entire DVD collection is
now available through Century Martial Arts Supply , the leading supplier of martial
FALL 2006 ** Update ** ~ Pro World Kickboxing Title~
Sensei Kadir is a 4th degree blackbelt and trains diligently all year long. On monday at 1:20 pm he found out he was fighting . On friday night he was in the ring by 10 pm. The action went back and forth with both fighters trying to gain the upperhand . Kadir landed an outstanding back kick in the 2nd round which dropped his opponent to his knees. Travis Johnson was able to rebound and came back with a vengenace.The action continued into the middle of the 6 th round , until Kadir caught Johnson with a straight right as Johnson was attacking .
This sent Johnson back up against the ropes. Kadir followed with another right which landed just as effectively as the first one.Kadir faked another hard right and Johnson went for the fake and left himself exposed to Kadir's legendary left hook . This was the last strike of the bout .
Congratulations to Sensei Kadir. His performance is a testament to his skill level and his accepting this bout on short notice is a testament to his dedication to the warrior / bushido code in each and everyday of his life
Additionally, a special congratulatory mention to Master Steven Castelli and
Master Kadir Kadri for achieving the rank of 5 th degree Blackbelt Master in the
We all look forward to an awesome 2008 with many exciting events planned.
Such as Grandmaster Kimo of Hawaii visit this upcoming january 19th & 20th 2008