Shaolin Self Defense Center's goal is to educate students both mentally and physically in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate. We teach students of all ages from Pee-Wees to Adults because no matter what age you are, it is never too early or too late to learn how to defend yourself. Through martial arts, students also learn confidence, discipline, as well as very important life lessons, all while making friends and having fun.
Head Instructor/Owner of Shaolin Self Defense Centers in St. James, Sensei Mike Caiozzo, has been studying Shaolin Kempo Karate for over 17 years under Sensei Ray Cooney and continues to train in the art today. Sensei Mike began learning from Sensei Ray when he was 8 years old and has been eagerly learning more and more about the art every day since. Sensei Mike is also an active competitor in kickboxing and grappling. Sensei Mike is always excited to teach new students, as well as returning students, everything about the art he has grown to be so passionate about over the years.