Co-founder of China Hand Kung Fu
Academy in 1983.
Pat & Mark took private classes together with
Grandmaster Peter Kwok. Dominick Ruggieri studied
Shaolin Chuan with Patric and Mark.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1951, he moved to New
Jersey in 1960. His martial arts background began
with studying different styles of Karate with
Masters Kim and Amado (1975 – 1978).
In 1978, he began studying Tai Chi with Sifu Gary
Torres, a senior student of Grandmaster Peter Kwok.
In 1981, he began private study with Grandmaster
Peter Kwok until 1984. In 1981, along with
Mark Gates, he co-founded the China Hand Kung Fu
Currently, he resides in Rural North Carolina
with his wife, 4 children and 9 grandchildren.