(Major) Brian Memoli is a career logistics officer for the United States
Army and has studied a variety of styles since he first began in the
martial arts 1983. He started in Isshin Ryu in 1990 at the University
of Florida and it quickly became his chosen style. Due to his military
career Sensei Brian has had the opportunity to study with many different
skilled Isshin-ryu instructors from across the country to include Master
Arsenio J. Advincula, Sensei Don Storie, Sensei David “Skipper”
Knight, Sensei Mike Hutley and Sensei Ron Foster. Sensei Brian continues
to train with and learn from his current Sensei, Master Chris Worrell
at the Academy of Okinawan Martial Arts in Tuscaloosa AL several times
a week while also instructing at Marion Military Institute and Siloam
Baptist Church in Marion AL.
Brian Memoli is has been married for 10 years to his wife Tabble and
they have two children Garrett age 5 and Grant Age 2. His education
includes a B.S. in Business Management for Saint Leo University, a Masters
in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and
he holds the credentials as a Certified Professional Logistician.
Sensei Brian’s military duties recently had him deployed for
the war on terrorism to Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, but we are pleased he has now returned to his position at Marion Military
Institute as an ROTC instructor.