GM Cerio open his school with the Black Belt in Kenpo from GM Pesare and called his school. Cerio’s Academy of Martial Arts and began teaching Kenpo. GM Cerio also trained with both GM William Chow and GM Ed Parker who awarded him respectively a Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo and his 3rd and 9th Degree in Kenpo. GM Cerio also trained in JuJutsu, Okinawan Weapons, Kung Fu and Shotokan. GM Cerio later founded the Nick Cerio Kempo System which was an integration of everything he learned. Fred Villari was one of Nick Cerio’s Students.