March 14, 2017
By: Angela Chustz

New Orleans, LA:  Many may consider him a little rough around the edges, a loud and colorful character, but behind all the fight, Joe Ancona has a heart of a nurturing grandfather.

Ancona grew up in the streets of New Orleans, a graduate of Jesuit, and at the age of 15, he began a Korean martial art, Kuk Sool Won. By the age of 20, he had received his first black belt under mentor and now long time friend, Ken Duncan. As time passed, Ancona also took an interest in competitive boxing and kickboxing.