Master John Austino, Jr.
Master Austino was an active competitor in the United Martial Arts Referees Association League. During 1992, 1993, and 1994 he became the U.M.A.R.A. League Black Belt Light Weight Fighting Champion. Now he dedicates his time to teaching and is a certified U.M.A.R.A. "A" Level Referee. In addition to teaching the marital arts, master Austino is a police officer for the State of New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). He started his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Vineland, NJ Police Department.
He is a Defensive Tactics Instructor. In 1995 he was instrumental in developing a Defensive Tactics program for the Vineland Police Department and Police Academy. In 1995 he completed SWAT I and II level training with the Los Angeles Police Department. From 1995 to 2000 he was a member of the Vineland SWAT Team. In 1998 he received certification in GRAPLE - Gracie Resisting Attack Procedures for law Enforcement under direct instruction of Royce Gracie. From 1995 to 2003 he has certified over 500 police recruits in Defensive Tactics, Handcuffing and Baton training. In 2003 he transferred to the State of New Jersey Human Services Police Department and in 2005 helped to develop a Defensive Tactics program for the State of New Jersey Human Services Police Department.
Austino's Karate Do
626 Delsea Drive North
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1419