The principal teacher of The Martial Art Academy Camotes is Joseph Lillis.
• 1979 started studying martial arts.
• Passed the Godan (5th Dan) test in 2000 and was awarded Shidoshi (Teacher) title.
• 2010 received the title of Judan.
• 2016 Joseph was awarded title of Jugodan (Master teacher) title from Hatsumi Soke.
• 2016 Joseph was award title of Menkyo (Teacher) in Hichibuku Goshinjutsu Ryu / Amatsu Tatara from William Doolan Menkyo Kaiden.
• 2018 Joseph received Dai Shihan (Senior Master Teacher) title from Hatsumi Soke.