Sifu Raffi holds the following ranks
· Apprentice Instructor- JKD and Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto
Senior Instructor (over 20 years under Sifu Kevin Seaman) - Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts
· 8th Degree Black Belt - Shinko-Ryu Kenpo (promoted to 8th degree by Master Larry Tatum)
· 6th Degree Black Belt - Uechi-ryu Karate under Master George Mattson
· 3rd Degree Black Belt - Filipino Martial Art Combatives under Hock Hochheim
· 2nd Degree Black Belt -Oki-Ryu Kenpo
· Ranked "Expert" in Knife Combatives by the Congress of American Knifefighters (Hock Hochheim)
· Recognized "Shihan of Martial Arts" by the International Uechi Karate Association
Sifu Garrett Berman
Sifu Garrett was one of the first students to join DAMA when we moved to Johnston in 1998. He has been studying JKD and Kali ever since with us. In 2006 Garrett started running the Filipino class on Tuesday evening. Garrett is an excellent martial artist with a tremendous passion for teaching. Garrett is also a Level 10 in our JKD program.
Sifu Todd Scungio
Sifu Todd had already had some JKD training prior to joining training at DAMA in 2000.
He is a Level 10 in our JKD program and teaches the Saturday class. Todd was also the Captain of the Rhode Island College Wrestling Team.
Sifu Norm Davis
Norman has been a JKD and Kali student at DAMA since 2004. In 2009 he became an Assistant Instructor. Always eager and dedicated to assist with teaching students, Norm exemplifies the true spirit of an instructor.
Assistant Instructor Eric Vito
Eric has been a JKD and Kali student at DAMA since 2002. He became an Assistant Instructor in 2009. Despite a grueling schedule of school, work and family, Eric has always managed to attend classes. He is a great addition to our instructor’s staff.
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