American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense

American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense

6 employees
31 years in business

About this pro

* I’m Master International Instructor and competitor with +36 years of experience on martial arts and self defense. 

* 8th Degree Black Belt Kung Fu

* Founder & Chief International Instructor of the style "American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense"

* Board of the Directors of the United States Martial Arts Association (USMAA, CA) for LatinAmerica 

Interested to learn one of the most complete, beautiful, and effective martial arts system? American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense helps you to develop and improve your abilities, keep the balance between your body-mind-spirit,provides you a variety of techniques for Survival Self Defense (Protect Yourself), competition preparation (weapons, traditional forms, kumite, light-contact fight), Fitness training, and others skills/techniques that will help you physically and spiritually day by day in your "Life-Style" Just make your first step...! 

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Riverview, FL 33578
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I request the doctor's check-up

Listen my new student about his/her expectations and goals for the martial arts

Make the best training plan that suits efficient and effective according to the program desired (stay on shape/heath, fitness, self-defense, traditional art, and competition)

Train strong with Mind-Body-Spirit

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Related with the martial arts (+36 years in martial arts - Training/Teaching/International Instructor & Competitor)

TEAM JSKFA/AMKF (Jose's Kung Fu Academy/American Mantis Kung Fu USA)

*8th Degree Black Belt (American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense)

My Grand Masters in Kung Fu are:

*SiGung Hector Yepes (Tang Lang Pai/Pak Hok Pai Styles) Caracas, Venezuela

*SiGung Raymond K Wong (Law Horn Mantis) CA, USA

My Grand Master in Kickboxing/Full Contact:

*Grand Master Jhonny Gutierrez Soteldo - Caracas, Venezuela

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

All depends of the programs and what the student is interested to learn

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in Caracas, Venezuela (South America) on 1985. Then, I founded the American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense on 07/15/1991. After, I continue teaching students at different ages around the country and opened 4 studios (dojos). Actually, I have dojos in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, and teaching my kids, relatives, and friends "One-On-One Training" in Riverview, FL. USA

What types of students have you worked with?

I have been working, training, and teaching different ages for over 35 years. Since little kids (5 yearls old to adults females and males)

I like to work with people that are interested to lear self defense, stay in good shape and healthy, also those people whose love competition into the martial arts.

Actually, I prefer to work with adults, families groups, seminars/workshops, and bootcamps (Self Defense)

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

None. I'm a serious Martial Artists that love and like to train and teach martial arts with ethics and respect.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Just research by the internet the background of the SiFu/Sensei/Master

Look for websites, profile, photos, associations and word-wide recognized organizations 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What's your experience in Martial Arts? What style or system you trained and teach? Do you have a Martial Arts Lineage? 

I recommend to research about the Master's teachers, the style, and certification for the associations that the Master is registered and represents