Montpelier Martial Arts
Montpelier Martial Arts - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a group of martial artists of varying backgrounds and interests.
Instruction is offered in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wing Chun Gung Fu.
Instructors Sue Arbogast and Mike Pologruto are long-time martial artists each with over 30 years of experience covering several martial arts. Each has been training steadily in BJJ since 1996 and each holds the rank of black belt under Julio Fernandez, President of the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu United States Association www.bjjusa.com.
"To me the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity."
~ Bruce Lee, 1965
Fighting Instructor Dick Powell has over 30 years of experience in karate and kickboxing – as well as training in other martial arts – where he had a very successful competition career. Dick currently holds black belts in three different martial arts and continues to train and teach kickboxing at Montpelier Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Mike Pologruto has been training and studying in the martial arts since 1984. He is the co-founder/co-instructor at Montpelier Martial Arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. He received his black belt in Korean karate in 1987 and currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Okinawan karate. He has studied Wing Chun Gung Fu under sifu Randy Williams since 1994. Mike has studied Brazilian Jujitsu with Julio Fernandez (6th degree black belt under the late Carlson Gracie senior) since 1996 and currently holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt.
Sue Arbogast has been training and studying martial arts since1984. She is the co-founder/co-instructor at Montpelier Martial Arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. Sue received her black belt in Korean karate in 1987 and currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Okinawan karate. Sue developed and was the chief instructor of "Strike Back," a full impact self defense program for women. She actively taught this program from 1990-2000. Sue is the chief instructor and Vermont representative under Randy Williams in the close range combat art of Wing Chun Gung Fu. Sue has studied Brazilian Jujitsu with Julio Fernandez since 1996 and currently holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt.
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