Complete Martial Arts; Top Fitness
“Critical thinking — objective analysis to form a judgment — does not mean we disavow our teachers or their teachers. We draw upon their teachings, continually challenging, testing, and innovating.”
Sifu Tony “Lone Wolf” Miele
Tested Teachings| Top Fitness | Champion Competition
At Lone Wolf Kajukenbo, you will learn martial arts that have been tested, that work — for self defense, for competition, and for top fitness.
We are not a franchise. We are a small locally-owned school.
Sifu Tony “Lone Wolf” Miele, our chief Instructor, holds a fourth degree black belt in Kingi Method Kajukenbo. Sifu Miele has studied and continues to study different martial arts styles, with origins and cultural influences from all over the world.
With almost 40 years experience in the martial arts, Sifu Miele has studied Kajukenbo (Kingi Method), Kenpo (1980s Springfield, MA “Iron Dragon” style), Shotokan Karate, Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate), Shaolin Hung Fut Kung Fu (influenced by Hung Gar and Fut Gar), Taekwondo, Hopkido, Judo, and Aikido (both Ki Society and United States Aikido Federation affiliated schools).
Sifu Miele was given his black belt and the fighting name “Lone Wolf” by his teacher, Professor Robert “Tornado” Dutilly, who holds an eighth degree in Kingi Method Kajukenbo. Professor Tornado Dutilly is in the Kajukenbo Family Tree as a direct student of both Grandmaster Kalaii K. Griffin and Senior Grandmaster Rick Kingi.
At Lone Wolf MMA, we teach the art of Kajukenbo.
Kajukenbo is a unique style of martial arts that was created in the 1940s in Hawaii, by five black belts from various martial arts backgrounds. They came together and trained to create the ultimate fighting art — the first mixed martial art. The elements of the term KA-JU-KEN-BO represent the origins of the system.
KA – comes from Korean Karate, an art form that places emphasis on hard and powerful techniques. The karate influence was from the late Peter Y.Y. Choo.
JU – comes from Judo and Ju-jitsu, an art form that places emphasis on throwing, locks and sweeps. The judo and ju-jitsu influence was from Joseph Holck and Frank Ordonez.
KEN – comes from Kenpo, an art form of karate that not only stresses the hard and powerful movements, but emphasizes multiple and fluid hand techniques. The kenpo influence was from the late Sijo Adriano Emperado.
BO – comes from western boxing and Chinese boxing. Chinese boxing means Kung-Fu, an art form that places emphasis on flexibility and agility, parrying and evasive movements that flow together. The Chinese boxing influence was from the late Clarence Chang. Peter Choo contributed his knowledge of western boxing.
As proud members of the East Coast Group of the Kingi Kajukenbo Ohana, our instructors train regularly with several prominent Kajukenbo professors and grandmasters, including New England eighth degree black belt Professors Tornado Dutilly, Charlie Youmans, and Wildcat Molina, and Senior Grandmaster Rick Kingi.