O’Sensei Joseph B. Puleio



​Founder and director of American Jiu Jitsu Centers. OSensei  has two wonderful children Joey and Marissa. He has been training for over 5 decades in the martial arts and is a 9th degree Black Belt in the art of self defense. O’Sensei has Also received Godan rank 5th degree Black Belt directly under Grand Master Shoto Tanemura in Kokusai Jiu Jitsu, Also received rank in Arnis Lanada directly under Grand Master Lanada in the art of Philippine Knife and Stick Fighting.O’Sensei has taught at Meet The Master and Jiu Jitsu American for 5 years Along with the top Instructor in the World O’Sensei Puleio is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and entrepreneur. O’Sensei Puleio has given seminars around the country on self defense, rape prevention, goal setting, and special child protection to develop self-esteem. O’Sensei Puleio specializes in corporate awareness teaching self defense for corporate travel and dealing with stress management. O’Sensei has taught at some of the finest schools and corporations in the country. His accomplishments have been recognized and awarded by many professionals in the field:

O’Sensei Puleio has trained thousands of students, among them over 600  Black Belts who teach American Jiu Jitsu all around the country today.

1984: Founder Of American Jiu Jitsu Centers

1993: Co-founder of International Martial Arts Federation promoting Martial Art Events.

1994: Started Top Kick Championship Kick Boxing, which is currently one of the largest kickboxing shows on the east coast.

1995: Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, and awarded “Promoter of the year” from the Grand Master International’s.

1996: Opened a state of the art facility, second to none.

1997: Received “Man of the Year” and “Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts” awards from Grand Master Don Nagle of American Okinawan Karate Association Inc.

1998: Received Bushido award for the “Growth and Unity of the Martial Arts” at the Nick Adler’s Northeastern Open.

2000: Nominated by the board of directors of Action Martial Art magazine for
the “Lifetime Dedication to Martial Arts” award.

2003: Nominated by the board of directors of Action Martial Art magazine for the “Lifetime Dedication to Martial Arts” award.

2010: Inducted to the board of directors of L I Hall of Fame awarded Pioneer of the Martial Arts.

2007Achieved The Level Of Hachidan
8th degree Black Belt.

2014 - Promoted to 9th Degree and Title of Professor 

2015:Achieved The Level 9th degree
 OSensei was appointed the title of Professor Of the Martial Arts by leaders of the Martial Arts community

2011-2013-2016​-Invited to Teach at US Pentagon.

2019 Teach the Cadets at West Point Academy​

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