Second Degree Black Belt and Instructor

Mr. John Pettinelli

What is your role at the school?

Mr. John Pettinelli is a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and has been training since he was ten years old. He is a Red Top Instructor at Karate Unlimited.

Favorite Quote:

Vince Lombardi – “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

My favorite thing about martial arts is the people you meet throughout your self-defense journey.

Something we wouldn’t know about you:

When I’m not breaking boards I find myself relaxing with a guitar in my hands. Most people wouldn’t know but I have actually been playing guitar since middle school and I am inspired by greats like Eddie Van Halen.

My favorite moment in my martial arts journey is receiving my black belt with my friends and family cheering me on, and my goal as an instructor is for every one of my students to experience that same moment.