Revere Karate Academy celebrates achievements in Alliance Tournament 

 By Melissa Moore-Randall 

Students from the Revere Karate Academy recently participated in the Alliance Tournament, a family friendly open karate tournament for all ages and ranks held bi-annually in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Alliance Tournament is a regional tournament held where martial artists from all over New England come to compete in Weapons, Forms, Self-Defense and Fighting. 

Revere Karate Academy Owner and Instructor Anthony Cogliandro was proud of his students. “Revere Karate Academy is known across the world for its fighters and we stayed true to our competition status. What a great day for Revere Karate Academy! I am so, so proud of all of my students. Thank you to Lenny Demers and Jesse Dwire for another incredibly well-run Alliance Tournament. Big thank you to Coach Emma too!”

The following placed in the tournament:

Bobbi Rose: 2nd place in Fighting

Kane LaPia: 2nd place in Fighting

Alberto Caruso: 1st place in Fighting

Mason Macaluso: 2nd place in Fighting

Amy García: 1st place in Fighting

Raffael DeCicco: 1st Place in Fighting

Michael Stevens: 3rd place in Fighting

Ivan García: 1st place in Fighting

Charleigh Novolesky: 3rd place in Forms and 1st place in fighting.

Anthony Cogliandro: 1st place in Fighting

Opened in 1980, by Doreen DiRienzo, the Academy specializes in American Kenpo Karate and Point fighting. Doreen’s son and co-owner, Anthony Cogliandro, has been part of martial arts since he was 2 years old. For more information about Revere Karate follow them on Facebook or at

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