Coaching

AGKAI Team USA - International Championship Jesolo Italia

In 1975, Master Pascetta became involved with the “Full-Contact” karate/kickboxing (sport) after visiting California and working out and training with PKA World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Lewis, and several other prominent Nationally known competitors including: Darnell Garcia, Howard Jackson, and Cecil Peoples. After a brief, but successful Full-Contact career, Master Pascetta became the coach for the first Philadelphia professional Karate team known as the Philadelphia Patriots, which later became known as the Philadelphia Kicks. From this team developed two PKA WORLD CHAMPIONS: Ed Andujar (welterweight) and Emilio Narvaez (middleweight), as well as numerous world rated contenders (Marty Manuel, Bill Van Cleef, Gerry Galarza, etc.).

In 1981 Master Pascetta was approached by Ennio Falsoni and Spartico Bertoletti to organize a United States Karate Team to participate in the 1981 WAKO World Championships in Milan, Italy. This was his first successful endeavor as a player/coach on the international sport karate scene. He then continued to organize and coached various teams representing the United States in international competition in both the United States and Europe. Some of those teams include:

Shihan Pascetta accepting 1st Place award for AGKAI Team USA

  • WAKO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy (1981)
  • SHUKOKAI INTERNATIONAL TEAM CHALLENGE – Hackensack, NJ (1985)
  • U.S.A. vs GREAT BRITAIN – London, England (1986)
  • U.S.A. vs GREAT BRITAIN – Maidenhead, England (1987)
  • AMERICA CUP INTERNATIONAL Team Championships – Aston, Pa. (1986)
  • U.S.A.-ITALY-AUSTRIA Int’l Team Challenge – Sottomarina, Italy (1990)
  • U.S.A.-ITALY-AUSTRIA Int’l Team Challenge – Jesolo, Italy (1990)
  • GOLDEN DRAGON WORLD CUP INTERNATIONALS – Rimini, Italy (1993)

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