Master Chief Instructor
Meet Master Giuseppe Aliotta"Don’t give yourself a good enough reason not to do it!"
Giuseppe Aliotta began his journey in the martial arts in 1978 in Long Island New York when he was just five years old. He studied boxing, wrestling and martial arts, and competed as an amateur boxer at the Suffolk Pal. As a child and young adult he competed throughout grammar school and into high school in nearly every tournament available for boxing, wrestling, and martial arts. As a high school letterman he wrestled Freestyle and Greco Roman.
His passion and dedication in competitive combative sports led him to receive a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of ten years old and a black belt in Jiu Jitsu at age fifteen. At the age of sixteen he began his journey in the art of Shaolin Kempo. Although the art of Kempo/Kajukenbo helped fulfill his desire to learn from many different martial arts, he still felt something was missing. He continued his martial arts education by studying different styles such as Chinese Kung Fu, Filipino/Indonesian martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
In the early 1990’s Giuseppe witnessed a clinic given by Stephen B. Demasco on the rare art of Fu Jow Pai "Tiger Claw Kung Fu", and his search was over. Shortly after, Giuseppe began training in the art of Fu Jow Pai under Grandmaster Demasco and began attending seminars given by Grandmaster Wai Hong, the founding father of the tiger claw system. Through Grandmaster Demasco he was able to advance his training under the guidance of long time Fu Jow Pai practitioner Master Tak Wah Eng.
Giuseppe, along with Grandmaster Demasco and Master Tak Wah Eng, visited the Shaolin Temple in China in the year 2000. While there he was asked to perform for the Abbott of the temple. He has since returned to the Shaolin Temple along with his teachers and hundreds of students for cultural exchanges as well as by himself. In doing so, he has developed a close relationship with the temple monks themselves and the Abbott of the Shaolin Temple. This relationship has given him many rare insights into Shaolin martial arts. Additionally, he has also helped host Shaolin Temple exchanges between martial arts schools on both the east and west coasts.
Though these acheivements were worthy of a lifetime dedicated to studying and training in the martial arts, Master Aliotta’s journey was far from complete. The opportunity of a lifetime came forth to spend time personally with Grandmaster Wai Hong, the founding father of Fu Jow Pai Tiger Claw Kung Fu. Along with Master Tak’s and Demasco’s blessing, Giuseppe has spent the last ten years of his training in Fu Jow Pai under the watchful eye of Grandmaster Wai Hong.
In 2008 Giuseppe was asked to return to the Shaolin Temple to be honored for promoting and dedicating his entire life to the spreading of Shaolin cultural and martial virtue. After a long discussion with the Abbott of the shaolin temple, along with permission from Grandmaster Wai Hong, Giuseppe performed the Yueng Shen Kuen, the essential form of Fu Jow Pai Kung Fu. His performance was well received and Master Aliotta has continued to devote his life to the study and promotion of martial arts and combative sports science. He has worked with inner city kids along side Grandmaster Demasco as well as helped develop a kids character development program with his brother, Master Enzo Aloitta.
Within the art of Kempo, Master Giuseppe Aliotta’s past twenty two years of devotion and training has earned him the prestigious ranking of 7th degree black belt, bestowed upon him in 2008 by Grandmaster Steve Demasco and Sijo Sonny Gascon. This honor is one of the highest ranks ever given to date by Grandmaster Demasco.
His life long journey through the martial arts has touched the lives of countless students and people he has come into contact with. His passion for spreading the magic of martial arts is undeniable, his enthusiasm unmatched, and his ability to pass on his knowledge is unrivaled. Sifu Aliotta actively teaches at his headquarters located in Encinitas, California, and also makes appearances at his sister school in the Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch area.