Meet some of our amazing Instructors & Staff!
Grandmaster Paul Cervizzi - Soke
Inducted into the Kenpo International Hall of Fame at Gathering of Eagles, Dallas, TX 2017
Inducted into the INternational Council of Grandmasters 2018
Inducted into the World Bujustsu Federation - April 2017
Promoted to 10th Dan and bestowed the title of "Soke" by the International 'Alliance' Sokeship Council, September, 2011
Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as "Master Instructor of the Year," – March 2000, Ohio
Inducted into the World Martial Arts Federation – May 2000, Massachusetts
Inducted into the World Martial Arts Federation as "Master Instructor of the Year" 2004, Massachusetts
Received Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame "Spirit Award" 2005, 2006, New Jersey
Received Samurai Award from Martial Arts University (IFOJJ) 2005, New Jersey
Awarded Title 'Shihan' (Master) in 2002
Inducted into USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006 New York
Recipient of the Diamond Life Award
Senior Instructor of Juijitsu (Certificate 2006)
Inducted into World Karate Union Hall Of Fame- Pennsylvania , 2009
MASTER OF THE YEAR-Jiu-Jitsu
Awarded Title of Shodai Soke of Cervizzi Self Defense System ®, 2009
Master Cervizzi awarded a Doctoral Degree in Martial Arts Philosophy and a Doctoral Degree in Martial Arts Science on March 15th, 2008 in Morristown, NJ from the University of Asian Martial Arts Studies The Alliance USA / Martial Arts Hall of Fame
USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Zenith Award, February 2009, New York
Awarded Most Successful School/Organization of 2013 by The USA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame, at Newark New Jersey, March 2013.
Senior Advisor to CMAA Inc. Competition Team
Over 40 years of Martial Arts experience
1985 Graduate of Boston College, BA Psychology
1994 Graduate of Massachusetts School of Law, J.D. Law
Admitted to practice law in state and federal court of Massachusetts
Janice Corkhum – Executive Director
Sensei Janice has been studying the martial arts for many years, She is a 4th degree Black belt in Cervizzi SDS, and holds a Black belt is Jujutsu. She is the Director of Cervizzi's Martial Arts and also teaches classes and private lessons. She has completed 6 Boston Marathons, 5 Goofy Challenges and 2 Dopey Challenges in Disney and loves spending time with her 2 daughters. She is also a Graduate of Bridgewater State with a B.S. in Management Science and Public Relations.
"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you" Walt Disney
Diana Dustin – 1st Assistant Director
Sensei Diana has been studying the martial arts for over 20 years - She currently holds the rank of 5th degree Black belt in Cervizzi's Self Defense and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Jujutsu. She is the Chief Instructor of the Lynnfield Dojo and she is very invested in her students martial arts training. Among teaching classes and privates she also enjoys doing our theme nights and vacation weeks. "I find watching the students gain confidence, learn life skills, and transform into the best version of themselves they can be to be the most rewarding part of my job." If you are looking for Diana on Sundays, you can usually find her at Bingo!
Luke Kimball – 2nd Assistant Director
Sensei Luke has 16 years martial arts experience, is a 5th degree black belt in Cervizzi Self Defense System -2nd degree Black Belt in Japanese Jujutsu/Judo. Sensei Luke is the Chief instructor of Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy North Andover. He started his martial arts training in 2003 at the Lynnfield dojo and earned his black belt in 2007. He has been an instructor at the Lynnfield and North Reading dojos and helped open the North Andover dojo in 2012. He has designed, organized and conducted approximately 100 extensive community programs in the area schools. Sensei Luke graduated from Merrimack college in 2007 with a B.S. in Business Management.
Kristine Smith – Chief Black Belt Instructor
Shihan Kris has been studying martial arts for more than 30 years and has been teaching for over 20 years. She is the Chief Instructor in the North Reading Dojo and currently holds the ranks of 6th degree black belt in Cervizzi's Self Defense and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Jujutsu. She teaches most of the classes and private lessons in the North Reading dojo. Shihan Kris enjoys the outdoors, camping and going to concerts!.
Emily Donnellan – Senior Black Belt Instructor
Sensei Emily began studying martial arts at the age of 14 and is currently a fourth degree black belt in Cervizzi SDS. She teaches group and private lessons at the Lynnfield location. Emily holds a Masters of Arts in Moderate Special Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Elementary Education from Endicott College. She is currently a Special Education teacher in the Saugus Public Schools.
Jake Stats - Black Belt Instructor
Sensei Jake has been studying with CMAA since the age of 5 years old. He is one of the favorites in the N. Reading dojo. He is a 2nd degree Black belt & his work ethic and commitment is truly remarkable and works hard every day. Jake specialize in grappling and has a great personality. You can see Jake at a Comic Con event too!
Andrew Mac - Assistant Sensei
Andrew has been studying Martial Arts with Cervizzi's for 5 years and earned his 1st degree Black belt in April of 2018. Aside from karate - Andrew is a member of the NAHS Race Amity club and enjoys video games. He is integral part of the North Andover dojo
Chris Crocker – Winthrop Dojo - Affiliate Instructor
At the age of 12 Chris began studying the Martial Arts with Master Paul Cervizzi when the school opened its doors in 1995. Chris was among the first of 6 black belts Master Cervizzi had promoted him in November of 1999 and is currently a 6th Dan in the Cervizzi’s Self Defense System. Throughout his Martial Arts career Chris has been dedicated to learning and teaching the martial way; developing and creating new programs at CMAA to help others reach their goals and dreams. His Martial Arts education has helped him focus and attain his B.SAt. degree and Masters degree in Architecture at Northeastern University. Chris along with his amazing wife Stefanie and three vibrant kids Christopher, Max, and Sophie have been longtime residence of Winthrop with which they enjoy traveling, being outside, and having fun with family.
Seth Winch - Andover - Affiliate Instructor
Seth Winch began his martial arts study as an adult, wishing to make a change in his life. His journey to Shodan rank, helped reach many personal goals. He is currently a 2nd degree black belt & now smiles a lot and can be heard with a loud ‘kiah’ or booming laugh – teaching or ‘playing’ karate! He holds a 1st degree black belt in the Jujutsu program and continues to seek higher rank and understanding of the Martial arts way and life skills.