Presti Karate started as Kim Studio, back in 1966. by Mr Pat Johnson, Master Presti's first instructor. When Mr Johnson left Niagara Falls, His brother Joe, and Tony Pedulla continued the same quality instruction as Pat Johnson had. Master Presti came into the picture during his fighting career, he joined forces with Joe Presti and Tony Pedulla, only to buy out Tony's share of the business. Joe left the business in 1984 to further his insurance profession. Tony Pedulla became a Bus driver and is currentely retired and still works out at Presti's Fitness every morning.