BRITOS MARTIAL ARTS, LLC. is a neighborhood, family owned and opperated Martial Arts School. We are proud to offer a safe, fun and family atmosphere for all of our students and their loved ones. Our instructors and STAFF are caring, compassionate and experienced people who will do their best to help each one of our students and their families to achieve their goals in Martial Arts as well as becoming a better version of themselves through the Principles taught in Traditional Martial Arts.
COURAGE, HONOR, RESPECT,INTEGRITY
HONESTY, LOYALTY, COMPASSION,
DETERMINATION, JUSTICE, SELF-KNOWLEDGE.
B.M.A. offers a hybrid style where Karate is the main style, then adds Aikido, Boxing, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu principles and skills to better our self-defense, sparring and ground fighting skills. We instill the value of respect and discipline along with self-discipline and self-confidence in each student as they advance in rank. Each level has its own curriculum to be learned and performed before achieving the next rank. Our training focuses on Blocks, Strikes, Kicks, Self-defense, Forms, Sparring and Grappling (ground fighting). At B.M.A students participate in wood breaking as a way to testing the effectiveness of the techniques learned. Our students are also trained in weapons such as nunchakus, bos, sticks and more...
Sensei Luis Brito, was born and raised in Ecuador, he came to the United States on 1995 after finishing his military training and service.
Began his Martial Arts training in January, 2000
Earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in karate on November 16, 2002
Earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt on November 19, 2005
Earned his Sensei (instructor) title on March of 2008
Sensei Luis has also trained in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Boxing. (has participated in "The Golden Gloves" and other local boxing events).
Sensei has been teaching kids and adults of all ages since January of 2005. Sensei Luis is a title Sensei at Fusion Martial Arts in Hawthorne NY. www.fusionmartialarts.org
Sensei Luis not only loves training but has developed the love of teaching others his passion. He believes in the benefits and person building that Martial Arts can achieve. In his many years of teaching Martial Arts, Sensei Luis understands that every student developes differently and has their personal strengths and weaknesses and he has learned how to create an enviroment to help every student reach their potential.
Sensei's wife Mercedes and their son Diego, have all been involved in the Martial Arts and enjoy helping families achieve their goals, they are also active members of The Mission Church at Holmes, NY where Sensei Luis volunteers in events like "The Midnight Run".
Sensei Mark Wellansky, is a Third Degree Black Belt in Karate and a Brown Belt in Judo. In addition to being a martial artist, Sensei has worked for the new York City Department of Education since 1985. He was a special education teacher for 15 years and has been a guidance councelor since 2000. Sensei Mark is a great addition to our school. Sensei and his wife Pilar are an awesome team and the owners of Fusin Martial Arts in Westchester County where Sensei Mark is the head instructor. Sensei loves teaching Martial Arts to kids and adults of all ages and making a difference in their lives.
Britos Martial Arts and Fusion Martial Arts are part of a community that encourages and supports each other, and share ideas, knowledge and techniques with one another. This partnership helps us to be better teachers and mentors to our students.
Sensei Cesar Sagastume, Trained with Sensei Luis and Sensei Mark for many years. He is a Second Degree Black Belt in Karate, First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and recently has been focusing his training in Krav Maga and earned his Black Belt in 2015.
He has earned his Sensei (instructor) title on July of 2016.
Sensei has a passion for learning and teaching martial arts.
Sensei Cesar and Sensei Luis have put together a great program called Intense Self-Defense offered to students and non-students Teens and Adults.
In addition to being a highly accomplished martial artist, Sensei Cesar is also a volunteer fire fighter, serving the comunity of Ossining NY, since 2008.
Mercedes Brito, is a Brown Belt who has the passion to make a difference in kid's lives.
Mercedes is the Instructor of our Little Warriors Program for 3 & 4 years old.
She is also the Co-Owner of Britos Martial Arts along with her husband Sensei Luis and their son Diego.
Mercedes is the Program Director at Britos Martial Arts and is in charge of welcoming new students and their families, guide them through this new adventure, track the success of every student … and more.
Mercedes is also an active member of The Mission Church in Holmes, NY where she volunteer at the Church Nursery School on Sundays.
Erin McCarthy, is a Certified Pilates Instructor in addition to being an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Erin became Certified in beginner and intermetiate mat pilates in 2011. In 2015 Erin went on to complete a 500+ hour comprehensive apparatus and advanced mat pilates certification program through Beacon Pilates under Juliet Harvey.
Erin is the mother of two of our karate students who enjoy their training every week.
Erin is a great addition to Britos Martial Arts team of instructors.