HEAD INSTRUCTOR - JOE SCARLATO
Sensei Joe Scarlato began studying the martial arts in 1991 in the Bronx, New York. He holds Black Belts in both Aikido and Jujutsu and has been teaching the martial arts for over 20 years. He began his training in the Yoshinkan style of Aikido in 1999 in New York City under the instruction of Sensei David Fryberger, 6th degree Black Belt (Los Angeles Aikido).
In 2004, he along with Sensei Roman Solonyy (New York Yoshinkan Aikido) became co-instructors of the New York Dojo. In 2008, while working in Doha, Qatar, Sensei Joe founded and became the Chief Instructor of the Aikido Yoshinkan of Doha.
His dedication to Aikido has led him to meet and receive instruction from some of the most famous and talented Yoshinkan Aikido instructors from Japan, Australia and the U.S..
He currently holds the rank of 4th degree Black Belt, which he received while living and training in Japan.
Joe is a former NYPD Detective and U.S. Marine, his goal is to share with others the many life-skills martial arts & self defense training offers and to make the Cape Coral Aikido school an amazing experience for everyone. He is committed to providing both youth and adults, with a fun, safe, and positive place to learn and experience the life-changing benefits martial arts training is capable of providing.