Joe Ciancio is a lifetime martial artist, a husband, and a father to be! Born and raised in Miami, Joe began training in traditional martial arts as a child, and after 12 years, he earned the rank of 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
Afterwards, he trained in several different disciplines, including wrestling, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After a break from martial arts, when he & his wife moved to Austin, he decided to recommit to my passion for the combative arts.
Joe has been training Krav Maga with Lions since May, 2021. When he joined our instructor team, Joe told us, “I’ve been training at Lions for over a year now, and it has reminded me of several important pillars I had in my youth: a caring community, a strong culture, & exemplary role models. The robust Krav Junior program that Lions has developed has me excited to continue my martial arts journey and contribute to the future leaders of our community!”
Joe Ciancio is our Junior Division Lead Instructor, and he is available for private lessons for both kids and adults.
Fun Facts About Joe
What’s your nerdiest hobby?
Playing fantasy RPG games!
Who are your personal heroes?
My father, Gaetano Cianio. Also, Wim Hof, Tim Ferris, and Paul Saladino.
What would be your fight walk-out song?
Chop Suey! by System of a Down
What’s your superpower?
Rear naked choke!