Won 4th place in the Country in the 1st ever Nat'l. Physical Fitness competition sponsored by the Marine Corp. Started Karate in Queens N.Y. 1962, Okinawan Shorin-Ryu the style founded in Tomari Village Okinawa, trained under Sensei Jimmy (Fitzy) Fitzgerald ( a real life walking/talking Jimmy Cagney ) and Okinawan Master Ansai Ushiro. Currently honored Ju-Dan 10th Degree after 50 years in Karate with much street wise experience growing up in the mean Streets of N.Y. aka Gotham City now an Int.l renowned Martial Artist who's teenage years and youthful likeness was the inspiration for the writer of the block buster movie that bears his U.S. Patent & Trademark name "The Karate Kid" Reg. # 1,513,099 Int.l. CL: 41, U.S. CL: 107 Hanshi DeClemente has been a Friend and Trainer to both the Famous & Infamous, befriended many Movie Stars, Sports Figures, Entertainment Personalities and Elected Officials. One of the Fastest most Powerful Karate men in the World, his back knuckle strike has been calibrated by Ariel Hi-Teck Motion equipement at a speed of .06 of 100th of a second . One news paper reporter who was accompanied by a photographer with a high speed shutter camera for a feature story, tried to capture the technique on film, the next day the headline read "Faster Than a Speeding ......" He has produced Instructional DVD's "The Karate Kid Training Videos" Vol:1 and 2, "The Legal Weapon", Chicago T.V. Show "Self-Defense to the Max!" and Martial Arts documentary movie "Great Karate Inspirations". A Vietnam Veteran of the 199th Light Infantry, retired by the Dept. of Defense immediately after 911 for services rendered and currently still active in the Intelligence Community. He has appeared on many T.V. shows been the subject of much Press/Media, given exhibitions and been guest speaker at many prestigious locations some listed below:

SOCOM U.S. Special Operations Command Center
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

FRONT SIGHT Firearms Training Institute
Pahrump, Nevada

"The Eden Roc Resort" Miami Beach, Florida

"The Jacob Javit's Convention Center" N.Y.C., New York

"The Williams Island Resort" Aventura, Florida

"The Boca Raton Beach Resort" Palm Beach, Florida

"The Calhoun Resort" Minneapolis, Minnesota

"The Chavel Country Club" Tampa, Florida

"The Tanoan Country Club" Albuquerque, New Mexico

"U.S.F. (University of South Florida)" Tampa, Florida

Kiwanis Clubs; Rotary Clubs; Barnes & Nobles Book Stores; the subject of much Press many T.V. Shows & News Reels...