Key Participants
George Downs
Mr Downs earned his Black Belt rank from Master Larry Tatum of Pasadena, CA when
Master Tatum was a student of Master Parker’s. He is now a 2nd Degree Black Belt,
obtained from Master Don MacKay, formerly the head instructor of Dragonfire Academy in
Nashua, NH. Other interests include Filipino martial arts, which he blends into the sessions
periodically.
Eric Bomarsi
Mr. Eric Bomarsi has been practicing Kenpo Karate for 27 years, and teaching for nearly 24
years. He began studying Kenpo Karate at age 13 at Revere Karate Academy under the
instruction of Doreen and Tony Cogliandro. In 1984 he received his First Degree Black Belt
at Revere Karate Academy under the under the supervision of Grandmaster Ed Parker. In
October 1990 Mr. Bomarsi started Acton Kenpo with the help and inspiration or Doreen
Cogliandro and the RKA staff. In 1992 Mr. Bomarsi teamed up with Mr. George Downs,
and together they shared teaching responsibilities at Acton Kenpo while they continued their
own training under the instruction of Master Don MacKay at Dragonfire Karate in Nashua,
NH. Mr. Bomarsi also practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which he and other participants have
integrated into the sessions.
Thomas Reuther
Mr. Tom Reuther has been practicing Kenpo Karate for 16 years, all at Acton Kenpo.  He
received his First Degree Black Belt under Mr. Downs and Mr. Bomarsi in 1998 and has
been an assistant instructor since that time. Along with Parker Kenpo, Mr. Reuther also
practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Acton Kenpo
Curriculum