Brian Tesoro

Welcome to Karate Academy

 With 5 open locations & 2 satellite schools in Illinois, Karate Academy offers uplifting classes for children of 5-15 years of age to participate in our program growth and progress.  In our school, we teach great self-discipline, self-motivation and self-confidence.  Since 2001, over 25 Black Belt instructors have given their very best in teaching, Karate Academy helps each student to excel to the very best that they can display. 


Sensei Brian Angelo Tesoro Head Instructor 3rd Degree Black Belt

Training in Martial Arts for over 35 years, Sensei Brian has committed his life to the Martial Arts. His love for the Martial Arts has developed in traditional Japanese art Goju Shorei but trained in Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Grappling & Jiu Jitsu, KALI Concepts and Chin Na (Joint Manipulation). His passion for the Martial Arts has grown in his 28 years of teaching and has produced over 25 Black Belts within the Karate Academy walls.

With almost 20 years in Martial Arts Business, Mr. Tesoro is a community leader and works with Chicago’s Board of Education as well as the Chicago Park District with his “Karate Academy Cares” program with many donations and FREE community events about Child Safety, Anti Bullying and Healthy Lifestyle.

As a coach and mentor, Mr. Tesoro has spoken at events for teens to CEO of companies teaching “Black Belt Mindset in Life & in Business”. Co-Founder of Illinois premiere Mixed Martial Arts promotions “Fight Card Entertainment”, Brian Angelo has produced over 60 Live Combat Sports events and deals with over 40 Martial Arts gyms and 170 active fighters.

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