Frank DeMaria, Kung Fu "Grandmaster," Taught Kids The Art Of Penis Pulling. Now He's Going To Prison

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Frank DeMaria's days of teaching children the art of penis pulling has come to an end.
Frank DeMaria, 67, is a kung fu "grandmaster" who taught children the finer points of the martial arts. One of his lessons, unfortunately, involved having prepubescent girls "pull" on his penis -- which is why he'll be spending the next several years as a guest of the state.

DeMaria was sentenced today to seven years in prison after he was found guilty in February on charges of sexual abuse, sexual conduct with children and endangering children after four girls -- ages 6-11 -- told authorities that DeMaria would have them pull and grab his penis during kung fu lessons.

The penis pulling tutorials, authorities say, went on from 2009-2011 at the American Center of Chinese Studies in Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County, where DeMaria was an instructor.

DeMaria, a retired Westchester County police officer, testified in court that he would teach students to kick and slap an attacker's penis in a move called the "tiger claw." He claims, however, that he never had them pull on his penis.

We don't claim to be martial arts experts, but we know someone who is. He says penis pulling in kung fu does actually occur (rarely), but says it's something that an instructor would demonstrate on himself (if at all) -- and it would never be taught to children. Our expert goes further to say that while penis pulling does have a place in kung fu as a self-defense tool, it's not a move he's ever seen anyone teach -- again, especially not to children. DeMaria, it seems, was just using the penis pull move to perv out on little girls.

DeMaria -- and his lessons in penis pulling -- was brought to the attention of law enforcement after adult students reported that he was "gyrating" during a lesson with young girls.

The seven-year prison sentence is the maximum sentence DeMaria could have received. Calls to his attorney, Andrew Quinn, were not immediately returned this afternoon.

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FrankDeMariasNiece
FrankDeMariasNiece

Frank DeMaria is my uncle and he is INNOCENT. I started martial arts with my dad (Uncle Frank's brother) when I was 3, and studied various styles my entire life. I had the honor of training with Uncle Frank from age 19 to 23, and he is truly the most honorable, traditional, wise, knowledgeable, kind hearted instructor I have ever had. You're an idiot if you can't see the holes in the "victims" stories. What kind of grown man would be stupid enough to abuse little girls in a wide open room with me (a certified foster parent), a female highschool teacher (who testified at the trial that she was highly trained to recognize signs of child abuse and DIRECTLY worked with one of the students immediately after "abuse" had taken place, but noticed absolutely no change in the child's personality, such as discomfort or fear of my uncle), another female student who has trained with my uncle since she was 8 years old (and testified at the trial on behalf of my uncle's outstanding character), my cousin who is an RN and father of 3 kids, and a room FULL of other professional adults, AND THE KIDS PARENTS WERE RIGHT THERE! You're trying to tell me that for 2 years these kids were being abused, infront of all these people, never told their parents or anyone else, never showed signs of abuse, and the abuse was only reported to the police by two adult male students who ADMITTED during the trial that they had smoked weed in their car that night right before class? The whole entire story DOES NOT MAKE SENSE BECAUSE MY UNCLE IS INNOCENT. I used to stretch the kids and play games with them while my uncle was busy working with adults, and I feel like I had a really good relationship with the kids. I am an extremely aware person, and would often be working on some separate thing that the class wasn't working on, because my uncle was fixing things from my previous martial arts training, so since I was doing my own thing, my uncle would have me in the back of the room near the kids, so, I was in direct view of the PUBLIC place that the supposed abuse was taking place and I NEVER, EVER SAW ANYTHING EVER THAT EVER INDICATED ABUSE OF A CHILD, and I can promise you that if I did I would have been the FIRST ONE to go to police. The idiot who wrote this article doesn't even know how old my uncle is, let alone correctly report any facts of the case. I would be more then happy to speak with anyone who wants to know the TRUTH, or with anyone that can help with my uncle's appeal. I can be contacted at unseenarmor@gmail.com. Thank you. 

E.Burke
E.Burke

Sorry, but you're totally full of shit.  Spread all the lies about yourself you want, but don't lie about others and marginalize what these girls went through.  You weren't at the trial  to hear these 4 girls, 3 eyewitnesses, and the arresting officer testify, nor were you in the school for the time period that you claim.  You should remember that this wasn't the first incident at that school (Or the previous one for that matter.)   If you were there when you claim, why didn't you testify then?  Why did none of his master level students testify on his behalf?  You can do damage control without compromising your own integrity. 

Cas_eindhoven
Cas_eindhoven

The stupidity of criminals is just incredible.  Why would he do anything sexually suggestive to girls in front of adults -- especially if he was already doing much worse in private???

FrankDeMariasNiece
FrankDeMariasNiece

First off, listen to yourself. Why would it have gone on for 2 years if it were happening directly infront of adults? BECAUSE IT WASN'T HAPPENING. What kind of parents are so moronic that they sit there for two years watching their kid's martial arts lessons and never once notice any issues, and never once have a talk with their children about appropriate touching? in my opinion the parents need to be arrested for neglecting their children. I'll say it a thousand times, MY UNCLE IS INNOCENT! For some reason, no one has ever mentioned that the police confiscated my uncle's computer and were unable to find even one shred of ANYTHING relating to abusing children on his computer. My uncle is a brilliant man who spent his days at home with my Aunt who has breast cancer. He raised two daughters and three sons and all my cousins have professional jobs and are hard working people. I really think people just WANT my uncle to be innocent and don't even care to see what is so obviously infront of them, which is that my uncle is an incredible person who deserves respect. 

The bad Writing Police
The bad Writing Police

You are a truly shitty writer and should apply for a job on the third shift at the National Enquirer. I hereby revoke your license to suck.  

GhostDog
GhostDog

This guy got kicked out of the Chinese Kung Fu School in Chinatown during the 1970's. He went to alot of seminars thru out the 1980's and declared himself Grandmaster of a Chinese Martial Art School in Westchester.

FrankDeMariasNiece
FrankDeMariasNiece

I don't know anything about my uncle being kicked out of any Chinese Kung Fu School in Chinatown, but a Buddhist monk and Kung Fu Master from Chinatown came to testify at the trial on my Uncle's behalf, and I am willing to bet that guy came from the same school you are claiming my uncle supposedly got kicked out of. The truth of the matter is, my uncle has been world renowned, and, because Kung Fu is more important to my uncle then anything else, my uncle actually asked his master level students to remove his name from their family trees so that traditional Kung Fu could continue to be taught to as many people as possible. I am so proud of the master level students who refused to remove his name. I will NEVER change my last name, and I will never stop being proud of my family. 

GhostDog
GhostDog

Everybody is a Master of Kung Fu in Chinatown.

LittleWong
LittleWong

I remember he was a American Goju guy then got into Kenpo .

Kellywasthere
Kellywasthere

DeMaria got his ass kicked by Szeto Zhang who was big for a Chinese guy 6'4 250lbs -Strong & Fast of Chinese Kempo back in day where the full contact bare fist match lasted about 6 mins. Only guys that could match Szeto Zhang back then was a Black guy named Nathan Ingram who was street muscle for Harlem Nicky Barnes and a Puerto Rican named Frank Ruiz of American GoJu. Allen Lee was good but a lightweight, fast of Shaolin Kungfu. No bullshit in those days-NYC 1970's and no protective gear

FrankDeMariasNiece
FrankDeMariasNiece

I can not begin to count the number of times I have gotten my ass kicked. It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. It matters how many times you get back up. My uncle is tough as nails because he is a true Great Grand Master. I'm not really sure what you were trying to accomplish by saying my uncle got his ass kicked, but if you think you are a real martial artist and have never had your ass kicked, then you are sadly mistaken. 

Paul A Shaffer
Paul A Shaffer

Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama taught in NYC and was one of the toughest fighters ever. Sensei Nishiyama trained Sensei Frank Smith - The greatest JKA Shotokan Karate fighter of all time. Sensei Frank Smith did not lose to Sifu Szeto Zhang. It was friendly sparring at the Manhattan Bridge Park demonstration.

Cobrabrotha
Cobrabrotha

All those guys were hard core . I would also add Heavyweight Frank Smith of JKA Karate to the list. Smith I believe "unofficially" lost to Mr Szeto Zhang during the Manhattan Bridge Park Martial Arts demonstration at the former the Fu Jow Pai Association location  next to the Manhattan Bridge.

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