WHO’S WHO OF THE A.K.K.F.
|Shihan Chris Casamassa: President of the American Karate Kung-fu Federation, A.K.K.F.
President of Red Dragon Karate Studio Chain. 8th Degree Black Belt. (35 schools)
Owner of Red Dragon Karate Studio, Glendora Ca.
Owner of Red Dragon Karate, La Verne, Ca
Owner of Red Dragon Karate, San Dimas, Ca
Owner of Red Dragon Clothing Company
Promoter of Hollywood Nationals Karate tournament
Co-Promoter of California Grand Nationals
Host of Black Belt TV 2011
Creator of “KickNFit Kids” (NATIONAL)
Recipient of the “Living Legend Award” (2003)
Director & Founder
|Shihan Sensei Louis D. Casamassa, Director and Founder of the American Karate Kung-Fu Federation. 10th Degree Black Belt.
Mr. Casamassa began martial arts training in Japan 1958.
Received first black belt in Judo by Resei Kano (the son of the founder of judo) at the Kodokan Tokyo, Japan.
Received black belt in karate by Mas Nagano, Yokosuka Japan and Toshiko Yagome.
Received black sash in Kun Tao 1966-68 from Master Guy Savelli.
U.S. Marine corps captain all marine judo and karate team 1959-1961
Served 4 years as Pennsylvania police officer
Began teaching martial arts in U.S. in 1963 in Bethlehem, PA.
First ever to teach women at the men’s YMCA, 1963.
Opened 5 studios in Pennsylvania 1963 to 1972
Held the first Karate tournament in Pennsylvania 1966.
Founded American Karate (AKA) Red Dragon Karate Studios
Founded A.K.K.F. American Karate Kung-fu Federation, 1967
Manager of two finance companies
Musical manager of Rock Groups
|Scott Casamassa: AKKF College Coordinator. 6th Degree Black Belt.|
|Shelly Toland AKKF Accountant. 4th Degree Black Belt.|
National Points Registrar
|Ned Reber AKKF National Points Registrar. 5th Degree Black Belt.|
Sergeant of Arms
|Darryl Gotto AKKF Sergeant of Arms. 6th Degree Black Belt.|