Name: Joseph Lupo
Height: 5-7
Weight: 175 lbs.
DOB: 5/5/1980
Hometown: Franklin Square, N.Y.
Team/Club: New York Black Belt Center
Coach(es): Peter Bardatsos
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 Ultra National Team Member
  • 2020 US Open - (-80kg) - Bronze
  • 2019 New Jersey Open (10.0) - (-80kg) - Gold
  • 2019 European Masters Games (Torino, Italy) - (-80kg) - Quarterfinals
  • 2019 AAU National Championships - (-80kg) - Silver
  • 1997 Pan American Open - Junior Light - Gold
  • 1997 New York State Championships - Junior Light - Gold
  • 1996 New York State Championships - Junior Feather - Gold
  • 1996 New Jersey State Championships - Junior Feather - Gold
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 1983...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Peter Bardatsos...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Marvelous Marvin Hagler...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My father...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Anything my mother makes (owns an Italian restaurant)...Favorite Book: "The Art of War" - Sun Tzu...Favorite TV Show: "Gomorrah"...Favorite Movie: Berry Gordy's "The Last Dragon"...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): The Notorious BIG...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "A leader leads by example, not by force." - Sun Tzu...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Opening the New York Black Belt Center in 2010. Creating an amazing student body and expanding to two more locations in 2016 and 2017. Forming the Bardatsos Fight Team alongside my senior and big brother Coach Peter Bardatsos in 2018. Promoting to 6th Dan Black Belt under my Grandmaster Lee, Moonsung in 2019 and getting back in the ring after 17 years. Competing with the US Masters Team representing the United States at the European Games in Torino, Italy. Making the Ultra National Team in 2020....Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: Married with two beautiful children ages 6 and 2. Started Taekwondo under my Grandmaster Lee, Moonsung and my father Grandmaster Joseph Lupo Sr. Vowed to dedicated all future accomplishments and endeavors in my fathers memory.