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Sensei Aric Conto is a martial arts practitioner and instructor at Iwa Dojo in Virginia.
I think that I have always been, and I still am, a perpetual student. If I see soumething that make sense or works or somehow I’m missing or could better my game or skillset as a martial artist, I’d like to learn more about it…Sensei Aric Conto - Episode 716
Born in Malone NY in 1968, Sensei Aric Conto has called Culpeper home for the past 40 years.
Aric began his training in Kyokushin Karate in 1976 under Sensei A. Zeno, Chief instructor of The Northern Karate Dojo, Malone NY. At the age of 8, he also began training in the youth boxing program at the local YMCA. Moving to Virginia in 1982, his stepfather opened the very first martial arts school here in Culpeper VA. Aric continued his Karate training, earning 3rd degree Black Belt in 1997.
Aric has trained and competed in martial for over 45 years. Western Boxing, Full Contact Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Martial arts and physical fitness are integral aspects of Aric's life. His passion for training is only matched by his love and commitment to his lovely wife Heidi and their four children.
In this episode, Sensei Aric Conto tells us about his journey into martial arts and why it’s important that he was able to train in numerous disciplines. Listen to learn more!Show Notes