GRANDMASTER D A GIACOBBE
Master Dominick A. Giacobbe, promoted to Grand Master 8th Dan Black belt, April 2006, in the 2,000 year old art of Tang Soo Do, Korean Karate, began his studies of Karate in 1968 under Grand Master J C Shin, who is well known for teaching Karate movie star Chuck Norris. Master Shin personally trained Mr. Giacobbe.
In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Master Giacobbe gained a reputation as a top tournament competitor on the East Coast. Master Giacobbe also received special Tang Soo Do training for several years with Grand Master H C Hwang, son of the founder of Tang Soo Do and with Grand Master C S Kim, world famous Tang Soo Do champion. In 1974, Master Giacobbe opened the Tang Soo Karate Academy in Blackwood, New Jersey. His Academy, now in Pine Hill, New Jersey, is one of the largest Karate schools in the USA. 1n 1977 he traveled to Korea to fine tune his Art and learn the ancient techniques of Mind Power, derived from the internal Chi energy.
His skills in developing mind power through meditation and special breathing exercises has set him apart from all other Martial Artist. Master Giacobbe has appeared numerous times on TV demonstrating his unbelievable demonstrations of Tang Soo Do Mind Power, in which he pierces his arms with sharpened motorcycle spokes, hangs buckets of water and demonstrates this with no blood and no pain. He amazed audiences on Guinness World Records, Incredible Sunday, That’s Incredible, Evening Magazine, Good Morning America, Sally Jessie Raphael, CNN, After Hours, Entertainment Tonight, and several other National TV Shows.
At a young age, Master Giacobbe always had a great desire in playing Sports and exercising. At age 12 he began intense training in running and track. In high school he began weight training and played football, baseball and ran track. Master Giacobbe is nationally recognized as an expert in physical fitness, weight training, exercise program development and flexibility enhancement.
His expertise has been used for the training of many professional athletes. In 1980, members of the Philadelphia Eagle Football team began training with Master Giacobbe to enhance their skills in Football. In 1987, Coach Buddy Ryan assigned the entire Philadelphia Eagle defense to train off-season with Master Giacobbe.