'I have known Mr. Carlo for many years and in that time I would have to say he is one of the most dedicated martial artists when it comes not only to his training but also to his students. He is an amazing teacher, all who train with him are very lucky to find a great martial art instructor. Having worked with many of the top professionals in the field, Mr. Carlo's reputation stands alone as a leader. He walks the talk when it comes to reputation.'
Shihan Anthony Quartroci
Owner/Operator of Anthony Quartroci Martial Art Instiute
'John is the real deal, he's no 'paper tiger'. He's done it all in martial arts and in the sporting arena - wrestling, karate, boxing, jiu-jitsu. He knows what he is talking about and he has been there. Mixed Martial Arts! That's John, all the way, he has been doing this of this type of competition before it became popular. John is a excellent seminar presenter and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn self-defense, boxing or MMA. His experience and resume speaks for it's self'.
Earl Layumas, Sensei
Head Instructor, Mid Hudson Aikido
John... Thank you for trying to help me get into the early UFC fights. You and John Periera worked hard on me and pushed me to my limits which all fighters need to be on top. To bad my knee went but never the less, I will never forget your help. You have the fighting spirit that many should admire and follow. It is obviously in your genetics from your ancestors... the reason why you exist today ! Keep up the great work and keep putting out good fighters.
Practical Self defense training Center
Parents and Students
'We enrolled our reticent and shy 6 year old in John Carlo's Karate school. Now after almost 9 months we see that she is not only more confident but also has made major impovements in her self confidence. John Carlo is very strict and understanding sensei. He reaches out to all levels of understanding. His teaching method has definitely made a difference in my child's confidence.' -
'I put my kids in Karate because I want to keep them busy, practice a sport and have lots of fun too while doing it. Karate or any other form of martial art is great for the body but especially for the mind. Since they started with John I've noticed a big difference in my 5 year old daughter and my 8 year old too!. They are very happy with him.' -
'Since our son Daniel has joined John Carlo's Karate School, he has matured both mentally and physically; It's amazing how his self confidence has been greatly enhanced. John Carlo has a rare gift with children, he is both a excellent teacher and mentor. he is someone that the children can look up to'.