ITC is home to an elite collective of Black Belts from all over the globe. Among our coaching staff, you will find Olympians, National Champions, and International Level Athletes. It may seem intimidating walking into a gym that appears filled with hardcore competitors - but accomplished, true martial artists are as humble as they are skilled. ITC staff is simply composed of passionate people who set out to become World Class at the things they pursue. That means they're world-class at helping their students reach their goals! This proves ITC as one of the best martial arts schools in not only Queens, but in all of New York City.
Founder, Head Coach
Sensei Greg Gutman
Sensei Gregory Gutman is a 4th Degree Judo Black Belt, and the lead instructor at ITC. He has been training in the martial arts for over 45 years. He started training in the Russian martial art of Sambo and in Judo in 1973 and moved to completely to Judo in 1977.
He received the prestigious Master of Sport Certification from the Russian Government, (Black Belt,) in 1978. In 2004, he won the World Masters Judo Championship and is a six-time World Judo Masters medalist. He won the Sambo Masters in 2016 and placed in the Sambo World tournament. Sensei Gregory is also the Vice President of the USA Sambo Federation and the President of the USA Hand To Hand Fighting Federation.
Sensei’s Philosophy: “It is not about being the best. It’s about doing your best!
Head Coach, Judo & Kids Judo
sensei nuri kadioglu
Nuri Kadioglu is a black belt, with over 35 years of Judo experience under his belt. Some of his achievements are as follows:
1x Turkish National Champ
1x Turkish National Silver Medalist
1x Turkish National Bronze Medalist
New York Open Bronze Medalist
Liberty Bell Silver Medalist
Head Coach, Judo
Sensei Jimmy vennitti
Jimmy Vennitti is a 4th degree black belt, with over 40 years of Judo experience under his belt. Some of his achievements are as follows:
10 Time State Champ
2x Collegiate Champ & National Championship
National Sumo Champ Member
4th in World Championship
Sensei Anthony Vennitti
Anthony Vennitti was awarded his black belt personally by the highly renowned 9th degree Sensei Yoichuro Matsumura.
With over 25 years of experience, his accomplishments include:
1x Senior National Medalist
2x Liberty Bell Bronze Medalist
Liberty Bell Gold Medalist
5th Place Presidents Cup
2x New York Open Team Member
sensei danny gutman
Danny Gutman is a 2nd degree black belt with over 30 years of experience.
2013 Sambo Worlds USA Team
2014 Catch Wresting World Champion
Sambo Nationals Bronze Medalist
New Jersey Judo Open Silver Medalist
Garden State Judo Bronze Medalist
Laszlo Huve has trained martial arts 35 years. Background in San Dao Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing, and Muay Thai. After studying various martial arts, he developed the understanding that Muay Thai boxing is the most efficient stand-up fighting style. He has trained several military groups, in the United States and abroad. Coach Huve is a former kickboxing champion. He has extensive coaching and training experience. He has trained fighters for over 15 years. producing several national, state and world champions. Coach Huve is the first person to bring a mixed martial arts cage to New York City.
Personal Philosophy: “Humility. I think that humility takes you further and makes you work harder…This is work and ongoing work. Champions are not born, they are made. Fighting is teamwork. It is never one guy by himself. Family, teammates around you… We try to make sure that whatever our students learn, they learn the right way. They are moving at their own speed, but still, in a way that they grow. It is not just a workout. Your mind, your body and your spirit have to grow. Do it with your heart, do it with your soul, do it with your body. Martial arts is a different approach. Martial arts is a lifestyle dedication. Whether it is Muay Thai, Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s an art.”
Coach Laszlo Huve
Coach, Muay Thai