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ABOUT US

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PALANZO MARTIAL ARTS Since 1970

WHO WE ARE

Palanzo Martial Arts was founded by Tenth Degree Senior Grandmaster Joe Palanzo, in 1970.  We have been serving the Baltimore and surrounding communities for over 50 years. We truly are a family-owned small business, with three generations of Palanzos teaching and training at our facilities. We are dedicated in our commitment of sharing our knowledge of martial arts to you and your family. Through Palanzo Martial Arts, and our organization, we have shaped the lives of tens of thousands of martial artists. We look forward to guiding you on your rewarding journey. Every student at Palanzo Martial Arts is valued and will receive the best martial arts training possible.

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WHAT WE TEACH

The main focus of our martial arts system is Kenpo Karate. It's a self-defense system that incorporates elements of boxing, kickboxing, judo, and jiu-jitsu to make you a well-rounded martial artist. The system is made up of techniques that have a sequence of moves to defend against various types of attacks. With proper training you become proficient with the techniques and can formulate your own responses following the rules and principles of motion. Our classes are tailored to our student’s individual needs.  Rest assured that no matter what type of background or learning style that you have, you will get the training you need to succeed.

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Meet The Team

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Joe Palanzo

Founder

Joe began studying martial arts in 1964 and under Kenpo Karate creator Ed Parker. Joe became a key protégé of Parker, and opened his first school in 1970. In 1991, he founded the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association.

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Russell Palanzo

Instructor

Russel has lead a life engrossed in martial arts through his father Joe Palanzo.  Russell has taught for over twenty years, and has two young children that are also benefiting from the martial arts lifestyle.

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Tom Hale

Instructor

Tom has practiced martial arts his entire life and is a former Recon Marine. He has a passion for teaching and continues to study the art from his father-in-law Joe Palanzo.