Jodi Maspaitella
(listed In the order received)
Professor Christopher
Rapacon's Black Belts
Robert Tomayo
Bennie F. Rapacon
Louis A. Meyi
Loana Rapacon-Claudio
Christopher M. Rapacon
Angelito C. Claudio
Maripaz Delos Reyes
Dominic Medalle
Menwinn Morales
Roque Ebalo III
Anna Thompson
Michael Kessler
Roque R. Rapacon
Brandon Medalle
Marvin Morales
Rick Vargas
Nam Phan
Jose Barajas
Joy Lopez
Ricky Vargas
Mike Alcantara
Vince Medalle
Keith White
Kevin Cabugao
Chad Mullins
Jess Medalle
Rick Dichoco
Mike Daplas
Angelica Dichoco
Marvin Mangabay
Jason Pingol
Erin Beal
Jodi Maspaitella
Originally I think I was drawn to
martial arts because it seemed like
a fun way to get exercise.  However,
I soon realized that it was more
than that for me. I have been
practicing some form of martial arts
since high school. I have taken
Jujitsu, Judo, Karate and finally, in
August of 2004, I found Kajukenbo,
an art that combined all those styles
and more. My Kajukenbo journey
has led to a lot of soul searching
and a redefinition of what it means
to me be a black belt. This belt is
not an end and therefore, I don’t
need to know everything, because I
am not done…I will continue to
learn now, from my teachers, my
peers and the students. I am committed to grow continuously: to learn,
practice and improve; to teach with my whole heart, to research the
answers if I don’t know them in the moment, and to stay after class the
way my instructors were always willing to do with me. I further commit to
represent myself humbly, but confidently as one of Rapacon’s black

Favorite Quote:
Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while
standing still.

Jodi Maspaitella