Instructors

April D'Allessandro-Andrews 

CrossFit, Martial Arts & Fitness Accomplishments    

CrossFit Trainer CF-L1

Owner Rutland CrossFit

Developed and Founded "AERO CORE FITNESS" Aerobic Kickboxing and Core Training

 

Master Instructor and Director of AERO CORE FITNESS Aerobic Kickboxing & Core Training

4th Degree Black Belt Ken-ryu Kenpo, 2nd Degree Black Belt American Open Sword System

Certified Personal Fitness Master Trainer

  • WAKO Massachusetts State Vice Director
  • World Martial Arts Federation, Inc. (WMAF) 2006 "Hall of Fame" Inductee as "Sport Karate Martial Artist of the Decade"
  • Member of the Mohegan Sun National Karate Team 2006, 2007
  • KRANE National Champion 2000-2006 
  • Author of 4 Aero Core Aerobic CD Books
  • KRANE Triple Crown Champion 124lbs-Under Fighting, 2004
  • WAKO World Champion 55kg Gold Medalist Semi-Contact Fighting, 2003
  • 4-Time Consecutive KRANE Competitive of the Year 2000-2004
  • 4-Time Sport Karate World Champion Fighter
  • National Champion Tag Team Fighting 2003, 2004
  • US Sport Karate Champion 121lbs -Under
  • 2-Time World Sport Karate Champion 124lbs-Under
  • Diamond Nationals Light Weight Champion 2001, 2003
  • Ocean State Grand Nationals Light Weight Champion 2001, 2002, 2004
  • New England Open Light Weight Champion 2000-2003, 2005, 2006
  • Multiple State/ National Titles for KRANE and NASKA Semi-Contact Fighting
  • Certifications in Cardio Karate and Kardio Kickbox
  •  Certified in CPR since 1997
Email for private lessons & pricing  RutlandCrossFit.April@gmail.com

Paul Lombardi

CrossFit Trainer CF-L1 

Shidan Paul Lombardi, Co-Owner of Wachusett Martial Arts and MMA Center

Owner Rutland CrossFit

 

Fourth degree black belts
     Wo'Zhu' Ken-Ryu Kenpo Karate
     Ken-Ryu Kenpo Karate
     SGS MMA Self Defense

He is the creator of Wo'Zhu' Ken-Ryu Kenpo Karate and creator of SGS MMA Self Defense.
Aero-Kickboxing and Core Training Instructor since 2009
17 years as a police officer
Master degree in Criminal Justice

Paul began his martial arts training in 1985 when he was 17 yrs old, the year he entered college.  He trained with many teachers in tradtional American Kenpo Karate until he met his current teacher in 1996, Kyoshi Alan D'allessandro. Paul received his black belt ranks from Kyoshi D'allessandro.  Kyoshi D'allessandro is the founder of Ken-Ryu Kenpo Karate (versatile system)  Kyoshi D'allessandro currently trains with world renowned karate Master Don Rodrigues.  Along with Paul's tradtional karate training Paul has been training for the past ten years with Keith Rockell, a professional MMA fighter and UFC veteran.  Mr. Rockell held many championships, most notably the Hook and Shoot Light Heavy Weight Championship.

During Paul's training Kyoshi D'allessandro and Master Rodrigues encouraged him to form his own style and add to what he learned, to expand his knowledge of the martial arts.  What Paul did was to take his karate training and combine it to what he had learned in his years training in MMA.  The result, although still a very tradtional system is a more combative, "street" style of karate called Wo' Zhu" Ken-Ryu Kenpo.  Loosely translated this means "wrestling Karate".  The techniques in this style range from traditional karate techniques and forms to newer versions of forms, techniques.  The techniques also include wrestling, Ju-Jitsu, boxing and street techniques learned in MMA.

With the rise in the popularity of the sport of MMA, Paul put together another system called SGS MMA (Strike Grapple, Submit).  Although the techniques are not original to Paul or his system he combined the most useful techniques he learned in MMA with street self defense techniques.   This system was developed for those students who wanted to learn the techniques of MMA and who wanted to get the health and self defense benefits of MMA without having to train like a professional fighter.  This program was developed for the working professinal or student who wanted to learn in a more laid back atmosphere without the fear of getting in the ring with professional fighters.  This system can be ranked from white belt to black belt depending on the student and can be used as a self defense system and for MMA training.
 

Email for private lessons RutlandCrossFit.Paul@gmail.com 

 


Matthew Andrews  

CrossFit Level 1

Owner Rutland CrossFit

Aero-Kickboxing and Core Training Instructor since 2007

 

SGS MMA Instructor 1st Degree Black Belt

Certified in CPR since 1997 

Email for private lessons RutlandCrossFit.Matt@gmail.com 

 

Certified in CPR since 1997

 


Sheryl Lombardi

CrossFit Trainer CF-L1 

Owner Rutland CrossFit

Aero-Kickboxing and Core Training Instructor since 2009

 

Email for private lessons RutlandCrossFit.Sheryl@gmail.com 


 


Rutland CrossFit
81 Main St
Rutland, MA 01543
508.886.2628