Grand Master Parisi is the founder of Qi Kwan Do and has extensive knowledge of the martial arts. He has trained in boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Choi Kwang Do, Qigong & Chi Kung, is a Master of Chaikara-reiki-do and is a member of the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) for his up to date knowledge of martial arts. Master Parisi regularly trains with martial arts experts from around the world in order to update and improve the Qi Kwan Do system.
In 2009 Grand Master Parisi gained certification both as a CDT Master Instructor in Non-Deadly Force and as a Child Safety Instructor under the CDT Personal Protection Training Method. Most recently, he has been certified as the Hertfordshire Chief Instructor of the World Krav Maga Association.
Grand Master Parisi is a member of the Amateur Martial Arts Association (AMA) which provides licensing insurance for every member, registered with the World Kick-Boxing Karate Association (WKA) for students who wish to enter competition. Grand Master Parisi has also qualified with the Realistic Self Defence Association (RSDA). In 2003 Grand Master Parisi was Awarded the Combat Hall of Fame at a gala black te event at Aston Villa Football club for his contribution to martial arts in the UK and around the world.
In 2013 Grand Master Parisi was granted the rank of Grand Master by the US Grand Master's Council.