Our Instructors

Todd Tupper, 5th Dan

Todd began training in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in 1988 in Connecticut. While seeking degrees in biology, Todd lived in various states in the mid-Atlantic and in southern New England. Consequently, he has had a multitude of instructors in Moo Duk Kwan and Shotokan Karate. Additionally, he has had the privilege of competing with and learning from talented martial artists from various other disciplines. Todd is the primary instructor at Alexandria Soo Do Kwan.

Dan Santillo, 4th Dan

Dan began studying Shotokan Karate in 1985, attaining first dan in the winter of 1993. In addition to his karate experience, Dan has trained in Judo, Wushu and Enshin karate. He co-founded the Mary Washington College Martial Arts Club in 1993 to continue training and to exchange knowledge and techniques with other practitioners of the arts. Dan taught karate at Germanna Community College, Angry Monkey Shotokan, and the Alexandria Shotokan Karate Club.

Leo Maggio, 2nd degree

Leo Maggio is a 2nd degree black belt under one of the most well-respected grapplers in the country, Lloyd Irvin. Leo has over 20 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has an impressive competition record. Leo has led grappling seminars abroad and has extensive teaching experience. In addition to grappling, Leo has trained in Muay Thai. Leo teaches basic ground defenses for karate students and leads classes for more advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners.

Beatrice Frey, 1st Dan

Bea was introduced to martial arts in 1999. She trained sporadically throughout the early 2000’s while traveling for Americorps, and later work. Bea started training regularly in 2013 and is currently an assistant instructor. Bea runs rigorous classes that focus on basic movements, forms, and physical conditioning.