My name is Juan Cruz I started martial arts in 1989. I currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and has over 28 years of competitive and training experience. As a teenager, I started training in Shotokan under Sensei Yasuyoshi Saito and spent years training aggressively, advancing in rank, and winning championships in numerous tournaments in Miami FL, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Europe.
Shotokan karate is one of the oldest and most influential styles of karate. Developed by Gichin Funakoshi in 1916, the style arose from different martial arts styles. Like other forms of karate and martial arts, Shotokan has many benefits. It helps to develop patience, courage, self-confidence, self-control, strength, flexibility, calmness and concentration, and it reduces negative or violent attitudes. In addition, knowledge of Shotokan karate provides you with a means of self-defense
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