Our Staff

Our Instructors

We Promise:

Outstanding instruction from certified instructors personally trained by Shihan Quatrochi.

Proven performance strategies and concepts from Shihan’s 30 years of training experience.

Unstoppable achievement through specialized planning, consistent measuring, monitoring and feedback.

Rigorous accountability.

Your instructor will become a friend, mentor and coach who wants and expects the best from you; your instructor will challenge you to perform at your very best.

Sincerely,

AQMAI Staff

Anthony Quatrochi  (Shihan) 
Shihan Quatrochi has been training in the martial arts since 1987, and has over 25 years as an instructor. Being a student of many martial art systems and styles, it was not until he met his JuJitsu instructor that he realized that this was the style for him. He started teaching at a local health club in Dutchess County in 1994. In 2003 he took his loyal students to their new home: Anthony Quatrochi's Martial Arts Institute in the Hark Plaza in Wappingers Falls.

Shihan's many years as an instructor have solidified his belief that martial arts are one of the only things in our society that still hold on to traditional value systems and integrate physical as well as tangible lessons. He feels a need to give back to his students all the things he was very fortunate to learn from many great instructors.

Anthony Quatrochi

Ian Cameron  (Sensei)
Sensei Cameron is the Head Instructor at our Wappingers Falls location in the Hark Plaza. Sensei has been training at AQMAI since 2004. Sensei Cameron is a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School and returns annually to teach the same seminar that brought him into AQMAI. He teaches the Bully Buster and Stranger Danger seminars at local elementary schools. He has dedicated himself to the instruction of our students in order to give back what was given to him by his instructor.

Jeremy Atkins  (Sensei)
A former student of Roy C. Ketcham High School and Dutchess Community College, he has graduated from the University of New Paltz and is a certified teacher through the state. "I joined this school with the intention of bettering myself. Now, as an instructor, I aim to help the students reach their goals." Sensei has been training since 2004 and teaching at the Dojo since 2008. "Sensei Atkins is wonderful with the children." Ann C.

Jeremy Atkins

Amanda Camilleri  (Sensei)
Sensei Camilleri has been training at AQMAI since 2003. Since the beginning of her training she has been a hard worker. In 2006 she started helping with the children's classes and was our first female instructor. Sensei Camilleri was an honor student at Lourdes High School and is now attending college to be a teacher at Le Moyne. "She is a very special person both in and out of the Dojo!" Shihan Quatrochi

Amanda Camilleri

Lourdes Cruz  (Sensei)
Sensei Cruz has worked as a Ballroom/Latin dance instructor since '98. After her witnessing her then 8 year old son lift her mother onto his hip with no effort he decided to learn the art herself. Sensei Cruz is naturally gifted with extensive understanding of the human body and its movement. This gives great insight to our students to help them better understand not only the techniques we teach but their own bodies and balance. She is a fantastic addition to our instructor team!

Lou Lapolla  (Sensei)
Lou Lapolla has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Sarah Petty  (Sensei)
Sarah Petty has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Georgie Wellman  (Sensei)
Georgie has been training at AQMAI since 2007. Being an instructor has allowed her to come out of her shell and further her own training while giving back to her instructors and community. "the atmostphere here is always upbeat, and everyone is always pushing you to do your best"she says. Currently a Senior at John Jay High School; she hopes to continue her training for many years into the future with the other instructors.

Joe Byrnes
Joe Byrnes has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Colin Grimes  (Sensei)
Sensei Grimes, who has been training since he was 10 years old, wanted to give back when he joined our GOLD Team. Now a full instructor he is loved by the kids for his exciting classes and looked up to by his classmates for his determination and positive attitude. "My son loves Sensei Colin, he makes him feel more comfortable never being serious but at the same time still instilling discipline I want" -B. Brinn

JD Wellman  (Sensei)
Sensei Wellman arrived at AQMAI eleven years ago as the father of two young new students. It didn't take long for the former Tae Kwan Do student to decide that AQMAI JuJitsu was the style for him and he also enrolled in classes, learning alongside of his children. Though work and community commitments may have slowed his pace, his dedication to learning the style never flagged and we were all excited to celebrate his achievement of full Instructor status. Sensei Wellman is always ready to explain the in's and out's of a technique until it's understood and answer any question no matter how long it takes to make the answer clear.

Scott Leinen  (Sensei)
Sensei has been training under Shihan Quatrochi for over 25 years. A former law enforcement and military officer, Sensei strives for perfection in JuJitsu technique and modern day health.

Scott Leinen

For more information about the Anthony Quatrochi's Martial Arts Institute staff or training programs, please contact us at 1-855-AQMAI-4-U or by clicking here.