instructors & black belts

Andrew Faupel

Chief Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 1986
Education: BSBA, Villanova University 1995; MBA, Temple University 1997
Health/Fitness Experience: Owner of Kenkojuku Karate of South Jersey, LLC, Virtua’s Director of Employee Wellness; Triathlete
Other Martial Arts Training: Shotokan, Seishindo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Joseph Treu

Senior Instructor & Kobudo Director
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2003
Education: St. Joseph’s University 1992 (Finance/Theology)
Health/Fitness Experience: 1978 Collegiate All American (Soccer/Wrestling)
Other Martial Arts Training: Wrestling

Lesley Brunker

Instructor & MMA Education Advisor
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2005
Education: BS Environmental Science, Rutgers University
Health/Fitness Experience: Certified in RKC – Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Triathlete
Other Martial Arts Training: Women’s Self-Defense

Jason Pransky

Instructor & Tournament Advisor
2nd Degree Black Belt, Kyokushin

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 1988
Health/Fitness Experience: Owner of Cappa Martial Arts dojo in Redondo Beach, California for 7 years.
Other Martial Arts Training: Tai Chi, Ju Jitsu, Wing Chung, Shotokan

Aurea Boisvert

Instructor and Women’s Program Advisor
4th Degree Black Belt, Isshinryu

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 1982
Education: AA – Criminal Justice, CCM College
Health/Fitness Experience: Owner & Instructor of G.Y.R.L.S (Get Yourself Ready Lean and Strong), Marathon Runner, Cross Fitter
Other Martial Arts Training: Shotokan, Judo

Eddie Teaw

Instructor & Technical Director
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2003
Education: Bachelors in Engineering Stony Brook 2005; Master of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania 2009
Other Martial Arts Training: Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do

Gary Papa

Instructor and Training Camp Advisor
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 1975
Education: BS, Law Enforcement, York College of PA 1974
Health/Fitness Experience: Wrestling: NAIA All American 1974. High School Head Wrestling Coach for 25 years with 440 wins. One of the best coaching records in NJ High School history.
Other Martial Arts Training: Wrestling

Jason Walton

Instructor and 2011 Dojo Captain
Brown Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2009
Education: BS (Business) Rutgers University; Masters of Arts in Education and Supervision, University of Phoenix.

Allyson Jones Averell

Kickboxing Instructor
Purple Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2010
Health/Fitness Experience: 10-Year Soccer Coach & Trainer

Philip Treu

Instructor and Youth Program Advisor
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2003

Joseph Garrett

1st Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 1991
Health/Fitness Experience: Aquatic Health Care instructor for 10 years. Triathlete Aquatic instructor for 7 years. Adaptive aquatics for 7 years.
Other Martial Arts Training: Wing Chun, American Karate

Max Schoch

Assistant Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2003

Kelly McHugh

Assistant Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt, Shotokan

Year Began Martial Arts Training: 2005