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Sal Canzonieri is better known as the founder and guitarist in the High Energy Punk Rock and Roll band, Electric Frankenstein. He is the author of "Electric Frankenstein: High Energy Rock Art", being the first band to have an art book devoted to all their record covers and concert posters (first published by Dark Horse Books). This book is featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame !
Sal is the curator of the famed "A Fistful of Rock & Roll" compilations vinyl and CD series of 13 volumes of the best new punk rock n roll bands in the world.
Sal also curates art gallery shows in NYC and NJ.
Salvatore (Sal) Canzonieri has a BA degree in Behavioral Science, with a Concentration on 'Subcultures and Societal Change' from Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Mr. Canzonieri has been practicing traditional Chinese martial arts since 1975 in such styles as Shuai Jiao, Tong Bei, Shaolin, Taizu Chang Quan, Yue Jia Quan, Xing Yi, Tai Ji Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, and others. He began learning and practicing Qigong / Neigong since 1980.
He has been a certified instructor since 1998 by the International Congress of Oriental Medicine and Martial Arts to represent the state of New Jersey in Chinese Qigong and Internal Martial Arts.
From the mid 1980s, he studied Kabbalism, both Jewish and Christian, for many years at various schools in the New York / New Jersey area. He also studied Christian Mysticism and related philosophies for many years as well.
He has been conducting research in the history of traditional Chinese martial arts styles for over 20 years and is most known for his history based articles in various martial arts magazines, such as "Kung Fu Qi Gung" magazine, "Han Wei" magazine, and other publications all over the world (translated in Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese languages).
Mr. Canzonieri has also judged routines for 5 years during the 1990s at the Han Wei Martial Arts Tournaments.
He also taught for over 20 years Qigong / Neigong and Martial Art classes for the Diversity Program and the Employee Health Program, at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies, on ancient Shaolin methods of Qi Gong, Self Defense, and empty hand sets.
Mr. Canzonieri won a Theodore Vail Award (for saving person's life using his Neigong knowledge).
Currently, Mr. Canzonieri is the chief instructor of The Whippany Kung Fu Club and the Natural Chinese Martial Arts & Qigong School of NJ (over 20 years), and resides in New Jersey, USA.
Mr. Canzonieri taught Shaolin Neigong and Self Defense seminars in Valencia Spain in 2008 and 2009; and many private classes and seminars in Canada, and in the USA.