Senior instructor Tom LoVarco has been training in Kenpo Karate since 1985. Mr. LoVarco is an 8th degree Black Belt in Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate under Mr. Joe Palanzo (10th Degree Black Belt) and also serves as Executive Vice President to the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association. He currently offers karate instruction
at The American Black Belt Academy in Massapequa Park, NY.
Tom LoVarco and his wife Lorraine LoVarco have used the popularity of their karate instruction school to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national charities through fundraisers and demonstrations. These charities include the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The American Heart Association.
The LoVarco's host one of the largest tournaments in the New York area -- The American Karate Championships -- each year. In addition, they coordinate the entire tournament circuit for the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association. Mr. LoVarco has provided karate instruction to hundreds of students from the academy in Massapequa Park that have become highly successful martial artists. His demonstration teams have held first place positions in all divisions and have been featured on The Montel Williams Show.
Mr. LoVarco’s goals are to improve the lives of his students through karate instruction and study of the Martial Arts. He focuses extensively on helping them develop strong character values to enhance their success and happiness.