2016 The School of Fighting Arts.
Ju - Jitsu The Gentle Art
Sensei Aldo DiPuorto
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I   began   my   training   for   martial   arts   in   the   year   of   1994.   The   school that   I   attended   was   next   door   to   a   local   business   that   I   own   and operate,   Elizabeth's   Pizza,   on   Main   Street   in   Thomasville,   NC.   The instructor's   name   was   Jack   Bingham.   At   the   time   that   I   started training   with   him,   he   had   already   been   involved   in   martial   arts   for about   15   years.So   I   started   training   with   him   every   Sunday.   It   was something   I   enjoyed.   I   always   wanted   to   be   involved   with   martial arts,   especially   when   I   was   a   kid   and   now   I   finally   had   my   chance. Before   I   started   training   with   my   Sensei,   Jack,   I   was   smoking   up   to two   packs   of   cigarettes   a   day.   After   I   quit   smoking,   Jack   asked   me to   start   training   with   him   three   times   a   week.   I   devoted   myself   to my   training   wholeheartedly.   The   best   thing   was   how   well   I   was feeling.   I   was   learning   so   many   things   and   life   just   seemed   to   make more   sense.   My   focus   had   shifted   to   the   discipline   of   martial   arts.We started   to   compete   in   1995.   The   whole   school   of   about   49   students from   ages   6   to   40   attended.   I   was   so   proud   to   have   done   well   at   our first   competition.   We   came   back   from   the   tournament   with   first   and second   place   trophies.   After   the   tournament,   I   started   training   even harder.   Now   I   was   training   up   to   five   times   a   week.   For   five   years   I trained   until   I   attained   my   black   belt.   It   was   difficult   and   I   was injured   many   times.   I   broke   my   ribs,   ankles,   and   one   knee.   I   busted my   nose   twice   and   even   my   shoulder.   Even   though   the   process   was strenuous,   I   kept   working   because   Ju-Jitsu   is   a   concept   I   love.In 1999   I   started   helping   Sensei   Jack   teach   classes.   This   brought   a new   focus   to   the   way   I   was   doing   my   training.   Now   as   a   teacher   I was   learning   more   with   every   new   class.   It   made   it   all   worthwhile just   to   see   that   I   could   give   something   back   to   the   art   that   has encouraged   me   so   greatly.   In   2002,   I   took   instruction   from   Ronny Coppland.    He    taught    me    the    art    of    both    boxing    and    American kickboxing.   This   expanded   my   training   and   brought   new   worlds   of fighting   styles   into   my   perspective.The   school   closed   temporarily   in 2004.   It   failed   to   meet   the   quota   of   money   to   maintain   the   building and expenses for equipment, etcetera.
 2016 The School of Fighting Arts.
Ju - Jitsu The Gentle Art
Sensei Aldo DiPuorto
Back Back
I   began   my   training   for   martial   arts   in   the   year   of   1994.   The   school that   I   attended   was   next   door   to   a   local   business   that   I   own   and operate,   Elizabeth's   Pizza,   on   Main   Street   in   Thomasville,   NC.   The instructor's   name   was   Jack   Bingham.   At   the   time   that   I   started training   with   him,   he   had   already   been   involved   in   martial   arts   for about   15   years.So   I   started   training   with   him   every   Sunday.   It   was something   I   enjoyed.   I   always   wanted   to   be   involved   with   martial arts,   especially   when   I   was   a   kid   and   now   I   finally   had   my   chance. Before   I   started   training   with   my   Sensei,   Jack,   I   was   smoking   up   to two   packs   of   cigarettes   a   day.   After   I   quit   smoking,   Jack   asked   me to   start   training   with   him   three   times   a   week.   I   devoted   myself   to my   training   wholeheartedly.   The   best   thing   was   how   well   I   was feeling.   I   was   learning   so   many   things   and   life   just   seemed   to   make more   sense.   My   focus   had   shifted   to   the   discipline   of   martial   arts.We started   to   compete   in   1995.   The   whole   school   of   about   49   students from   ages   6   to   40   attended.   I   was   so   proud   to   have   done   well   at   our first   competition.   We   came   back   from   the   tournament   with   first   and second   place   trophies.   After   the   tournament,   I   started   training   even harder.   Now   I   was   training   up   to   five   times   a   week.   For   five   years   I trained   until   I   attained   my   black   belt.   It   was   difficult   and   I   was injured   many   times.   I   broke   my   ribs,   ankles,   and   one   knee.   I   busted my   nose   twice   and   even   my   shoulder.   Even   though   the   process   was strenuous,   I   kept   working   because   Ju-Jitsu   is   a   concept   I   love.In 1999   I   started   helping   Sensei   Jack   teach   classes.   This   brought   a new   focus   to   the   way   I   was   doing   my   training.   Now   as   a   teacher   I was   learning   more   with   every   new   class.   It   made   it   all   worthwhile just   to   see   that   I   could   give   something   back   to   the   art   that   has encouraged   me   so   greatly.   In   2002,   I   took   instruction   from   Ronny Coppland.    He    taught    me    the    art    of    both    boxing    and    American kickboxing.   This   expanded   my   training   and   brought   new   worlds   of fighting   styles   into   my   perspective.The   school   closed   temporarily   in 2004.   It   failed   to   meet   the   quota   of   money   to   maintain   the   building and expenses for equipment, etcetera.