Born in Staten
Island, New York he began training under his
father, the late Hanshi Pete Siringano Sr. in 1961.
Receiving no favoritism, he came up through the ranks often having to train with adults.
period, he attended and participated in many tournaments and demonstrations,
always at his father's side.
One high point was when in 1967 he met the late Bruce Lee at S. Henry Cho's tournament at the old Madison Square Garden.
He continued training in both Goshindo Kempo Karate & Samurai Jiu Jitsu and was awarded the rank of Shodan in 1973.
In 1975 he was featured along with his Father in the film
He later wrote, produced and was featured in The Karate Dojo (1977) and Way Of The Samurai (1983). Both films also featured his Father.
In 1988 he hosted a tournament honoring Hanshi
Siringano Sr.'s recovery from congestive heart failure and a temporary stroke.
That same year, he authored the first comprehensive Training Manual for students at the Hombu Dojo and Branch Dojos.
1992 he began work on
Samurai Jiu Jitsu: The Video Series.
six part video series is available through this web site.
Volumes 1-5 cover various techniques, while Volume 6 features the late Hanshi Sr. in his only on-camera interview.
The series took two years to complete.
On November 6, 1994 with the passing
of his Father, he became
Hanshi Pete Siringano
10th Dan Hanshi, Inheritor and Heir Apparent to the
Goshindo Kempo Karate & Samurai Jiu Jitsu Association® world wide.
As was his Father/Sensei's wish.
He is a member of the North American Black Belt
Association, Who's Who In The Martial Arts Elite, World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame.
In December of 1994 he was inducted into the prestigious World Head Of Family Sokeship Council (Man Of The Year Award 1995), recipient of Hanshi Don Nagle's Hall Of Fame award for Silver Life Achievement and Master Instructor, Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall Of Fame (Silver Lifetime Achievement Award). He has been featured in such Martial Arts publications as Official Karate, Masters Of Self Defense, Karate Illustrated and Karate International Magazines throughout his career.
A former New York City Police Officer, his students have included Law Enforcement Personnel (FBI, NYPD, NYCDOC, FEDEX, NY/NJ PORT AUTHORITY). As well as Handicapped Children & Adults, Senior Citizens and Rape Victims. Anyone with a true desire to learn to defend themselves in these turbulent, unpredictable times.
He was instrumental in the re-naming of the intersection where the Hombu Dojo was located from 1966-1998; Grandmaster Peter Siringano Sr. Square.
When not teaching at the World Hombu Dojo in New York, he can be found bringing the techniques of Goshindo Kempo Karate & Samurai Jiu Jitsu across the country via Seminars.
2019 marks his 58th Year in the Martial Arts.
Click Here For A Photo Retrospective.
Hanshi Siringano demonstrating Samurai Jiu Jitsu at
The Oriental World Of Self Defense at Nassau Coliseum.
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