We are part of the community

The Rising Sun Academy has been in business since 2004 and has become an integral part of our community by providing proven self defense techniques and seminars, helping kids, teens and adults to learn how to defend themselves.

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We are an IBJJF Certified Academy
Member of Robert Drysdale/Rodrigo Cavaca Team Zenith
Member of Robert Drysdale/Rodrigo Cavaca Team Zenith
ADCC Certified
We are a NAGA Accredited School

Meet the Team

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Dennis J. Melone

Head Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kempo Newaza & MMA

Studying Martial Arts since 1979.  6th Degree Blackbelt under Legendary Okinawan Master Taika Seiyu Oyata.  Member of Oyata's Elite Shin Shu Ho.  Founder of Kempo Newaza Jitsu and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt directly under Master Paulao Rezende.  Master Rezende's notable students include Marcelo Garcia, Damien Maia, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Gustavo De Lima, Rodrigo Ranieri de Faria, and Rodnei Barbosa.

Bill Faro Black Belt

Bill Faro

Kempo Newaza

3rd Degree Blackbelt under Dennis J. Melone.  Instructs children and adults.

Diego Dominguez Black Belt

Diego Dominguez

Kempo Newaza

3rd Degree Blackbelt under Dennis J. Melone.  Instructs children and adults.

Cardio Kickboxing Ridgefield Park

Matthew Spellen

Cardio Kickboxing Instructor

Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Dennis J. Melone.  MMA cage fighter and Rising Sun Team Captain.