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To develop CONFIDENCE  through the appreciation of my own abilities and qualities

To have ORDER in my life so everything is arranged logically and to the highest ethical standards

To RESPECT others and to believe I am also worthy of being treated well

To have the physical and moral ENDURANCE to continue on despite circumstances 


Instructor Bio's

Frank Perniciaro grew up in New Orleans LA, and has been involved in martial arts & fitness since he was a teenager. He trained in Judo, Shotokan and Shorin-Ryu styles of Karate and holds the rank of Black Belt in both styles of Karate. He continues to actively train and develop his skills and supervision of Joseph Butrim, an eight degree black belt.
Frank has a BBS from Tulane University and has been certified as a Hazard Control Manager-Master Level by the IBFCSM. During his service with Bell South/AT&T he held several management positions of increasing responsibility until his retirement in 2000. In 2014 he decided to dedicated himself fully to Martial Arts and Self Defense Instructor. In June 2016, in order to fulfill his desire to teach the combined arts of Judo, Jujitsu and Karate with the assistance of Sam Rodriquez, he opened Core Martial Arts. 

Sam Rodriquez is from South Bronx of New York. He began studying martial arts at an early age. He achieved black belt status in 1985 from Kyudan Jitsu Federation under the guidance of Professor Ted West and Albert Dandrige, both Jiu Jitsu black belts. Subsequently, he joined the New York School of Jiu Jitsu and continued to advance his skills under the supervision John Cohan, a well recognized martial arts instructor. 
In 1984 Sam began his law enforcement career as a New York City Officer until 1990 at which time he moved to Jacksonville Fl. There, he joined the Jacksonville Sheriff Office as a Deputy Sheriff. He remained with JSO until 2015. He then joined the Florida 4th Judicial Circuit where he currently works as a State Attorney Investigator.
Sam resides in St. Augustine, where he continues to be active in martial arts teaching at schools in St Augustine and Palm Coast. 
Also for a number of years Sam has held adult self defense/seminars for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Community Affairs Divisions and has received significant recognition for his affords as highlighted in news articles in the FL Times Union. Sam oversees our Judo, Jujitsu and Self Defense programs.  

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