Shihan Mario Mastro Little Eagles Instructor

Little Eagles near Whitman

Shihan Mario Mastro

I started martial arts in 1973 and I am in my 44th year. I have been teaching martial arts for 36 years. I trained in American karate and kickboxing, American Kenpo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Uechi Ryu, Traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Okinawan weaponry and Escrima. I have incorporated all of these disciplines into The TAMA System.

I competed in sport karate in the 70s and 80s and now run a successful competition team in the dojo. We have had competitors compete at state, national and world level competitions.


  • Senior Ranking Officer of the TAMA System
  • 8th Degree Black Belt in The TAMA System
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in American Combat Karate
  • Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu
  • TAMA System 1983-Present
  • Uechi Ryu 1973-1976
  • Kenpo 1976-1979
  • American Combat Karate/TAMA 1979 to Present
  • Also trains Parker American Kenpo. Okinawan Weaponry, Boxing,
  • Traditional Jiu Jitsu and Escrima stick and knife training.
  • 36 years experience teaching children and adults.
  • Sport Karate competitor 1973-1985
  • Head Coach of Team TAMA 2004 to present.
  • Team USA Coach 2008 to present.

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