Sifu Gino has been in martial arts for most of his life. He started wrestling at age 11 and at age 22 trained in various martial art styles. In 1988 he started Tae kwon do and In 1992  he changed styles and began his Shaolin Kung Fu training with John H. Ervin Jr. and the Wing Lam Kung Fu School. Since then he has traveled the world fighting and winning competitions. He is the retired 5-time national Shuai-Chiao (Chinese Wrestling) champion and 2 time San Shou (Full contact Fighting) Champion. 

Sifu Belfiore has had the privilege of training with some of the top kung fu masters today including Grand Master Kwong Wing Lam, Grand Master Daniel Weng, Grand Master Chan Sau Chung, Grand Master William Chen, Grand Master Piang Siang Tao, Grand Master Pan Qing Fu, Master Henry Chong, Master Jon Funk, Master Daniel Eckart, and Master Richard Tolson. He still trains with Master John H. Ervin Jr. in Northern Shaolin, Hung Gar, and Shuai-Chiao. Sifu Belfiore opened the Shaolin Kung Fu Institute in 1997 and offers a full curriculum of Shaolin, Hung Gar, Shuai-Chiao Tai Chi, and Monkey Style