Dr. Lisa Capriotti | Martial Arts Instructor

Dr. Lisa Capriotti in Charleston - Charleston Self-Defense & MMA

Dr. Lisa Capriotti

Lisa is a 3rd degree black belt in judo with over 15 years on the mat.  Lisa’s competition highlights include: winning the IJF 2016 Veterans World Champion in the -57 kg weight class; winning 4 gold medals at the 2016 (Cuba) and 2015 (Panama) IJF Pan American Kata Championships; and medaling multiple times at USA Judo Senior National Championships.  She is a current member of the USA Judo world kata team and has represented the USA at 3 world championships, finishing 7th in 2017.  

Lisa regularly fights at high level judo tournaments with a winning record, including the IJF Veterans World Championships, US Open, and Senior National Championships in both the seniors and veterans categories.  Lisa is a certified national judo coach, referee, kata judge and instructor.

Lisa is also the founder and chief instructor for The Citadel’s Judo and Jiu-jitsu Team, assistant director of the non-profit American Judo Foundation (501c3).  She holds additional black belt ranks in Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Iaido (Japanese sword).  

Off of the mat Dr. Capriotti teaches Chemistry at the Citadel and is a veteran of the US Navy.  


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