Aldo's Self Defense Lessons

Aldo's Self Defense Lessons

5.0 (5)
2 hires on
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I will quote one of my mentor's teachers, the legendary Bruce Lee, ''I cannot teach you, I can only help you explore yourself. Nothing more."

What this means is that Sigung Lee did not believe in styles or forms, so without them there is nothing to teach. Of course you learn how to properly throw a punch, a kick, an elbow, a knee strike, as well as how to defend/block the same plus all other parts of combat such as footwork, timing, spacial awareness etc. But your defense, attack, or counter should be done free flowing, and not be restricted to any pre-determined set of moves(styles/forms) but applied when the opportunities present themselves.

My training started in Shotokan karate at the age of 5, then progressed to Okinawan Karate, for about 8 years. Then I found and trained at the world renowned Princeton Academy of Martial Arts from 2004-2009. After my daughter was born in 2010 I took a brief hiatus, then after moving to PA I studied at Tri-State Martial Arts for over a year as well as attended many seminars throughout the course of my training.

During my yearly trips to Peru, I conduct self defense seminars for women and host boxing seminars for impoverished persons of interest as well.

Taking up any kind of physical training takes a certain amount of discipline, dedication, and mental fortitude. I have had students from all walks of life, experience, and fitness levels so customizing the lessons to your level of ability and experience is crucial to our success. Your success is my success. When we train we are a team. I do not train you. I am more of a guide than a teacher. You'll understand how and why once you start 😊. Martial art training is a long term game. No one became an expert overnight. Its just not possible. Its like anything else in life. So stay focused on the process, not the outcome and you will truly appreciate what it will do for your life, both spiritually and physically. Take care. Be well.

I enjoy seeing my pupils reach a higher purpose and accomplish more than they expected they would before training with me. I must say that is the most rewarding aspect of teaching. 

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San Antonio, TX 78254
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  • Daryl Johnson Jr.

    With Aldo's focus an hard dermintation help me get three the problems I had at home. I definitely felt comfortable I was exercising every day training a few days out the week . We had a blast an many laughs thanks Aldo I'm proud of you!!

  • Gregory Nottingham

    Wow! Aldo is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I’ve learned so much about self defense in such a short time. Not to mention it’s an awesome workout!

  • Ronald Mendez-McFarland

    Aldo is amazing. He is knowledgeable, motivating, and he doesn't put too much on you unless you can handle it nor does he hurt you. I've been working with Aldo for 3 years now and I'm glad to have found such a great trainer. Highly recommend him for any genre of martial arts. Ladies and children also, feel safe to reach out to him. He's the best.

  • Charlie Thompson

    Everything lol! He is an amazing insructor. He is exactly what One needs to learn and increase there skill and mind. Best trainer ever.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I typically generate my lesson plans based on what the pupil knows already and areas of necessary improvement.

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

See profile.

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

Prices vary based on distance.  Inquire. 

How did you get started teaching?

My current pupils recommended me to this site.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners, Intermediate, and advanced but open to all levels of training.