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Sensei Luis Victoria (Head Instructor & Owner):
 
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My passion

Martial arts is so ingrained into my life, that I can't imagine my life without it. More importantly, I can't imagine my life without the gift of bringing martial arts to our community. It's why I get up in the morning with so much enthusiasm, and why I work as hard as I can to make my martial arts school an amazing experience for everyone who walks through our doors.

Academic achievements 

I am Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, and also a Colombian, South America attorney. I practiced law in Colombia in the private sector for five years, counseling small and medium-sized enterprises. I am interested in several areas of law, but have focused my work in immigration, real estate, and commercial law. I would like to focus on the development of the economy and the ability to generate business internationally, especially with Latin America. 

Karate for life

I moved to Florida in 2009, overcoming the barrier of the English language by completing the ESOL program at Miami Dade College and now Law School. I also owned and managed a Karate Studio in Colombia and then re-opened the studio in Florida. I have been practiced martial arts for more than thirty years, I started practicing martial arts at the age of 10 and now I teach Karate Do to Miami’s community. 

In 2001, I represented Colombia in the Karate Do World Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, where I earned two gold medals for the first time for Colombia. I am also a proud husband and father to my daughter, and they are the best motivation to continue pursuing my goals.

Community

Entire families train with us here. Kids train with kids. Adults train with adults. Lots of our members live within walking distance of each other, and many are friends outside of our classes. The result: a close, family-like sense of community here. And the moment you join our classes, you'll feel right at home with this community.

Students who have been training for a while help out the beginners. Exercises often require partners, and students take advantage of this to encourage and cheer each other on.

No one is competing with anyone else here. No one is trying to “show off” or “out do” the next guy. Everyone just wants to learn and grow and help each other out.

Please!, read it over, and give us a call when you're done to get started now. I can't wait for martial arts to become a part of your life, too.

Sincerely, 

Sensei Luis Victoria 

Profile (please see my professional resume in more detail at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisvictorialaw): 

  • Luis Victoria is Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University and Lawyer from Colombia South America with specialization in administrative law.
  • Also he has Diploma in Pedagogy and certification as Personal Trainer and Aerobics instructor of American Fitness Association. He has trained martial arts for along 32 years. He has black belt 4th Dan in Karate Goju Ryu, 3rd Dan in Shotokan karate, and Uechi Ryu karate; in addition he has black belt 1st Dan in Hapkido, and 5th Kyu in Shurite Bujutsu Kai Jujitsu.
  • He has had his own karate school in Cali, Colombia (South America) for more than fiftheen years. He is United States citizen, and share his life beside his wife and daugther.
  • With few years living in the United Sates and as a result of his discipline, he is now bilingual, and Juris Doctor.
  •  Sensei Luis Victoria has given and attended numerous international karate seminars, some of them as follows:
    • Syracuse and Rochester May. 28th - Jun. 8th 2010 (Seminarist);
    • New York NY 27th Feb. 2010 Otosan Champioships (International guest referee);
    • Winter Heaven FL 20th Feb. 2010 (International guest referee);
    • Dallas NC 22nd Dec. (International karate seminar).
    • Montreal, QC, Agu. 2010; Miami, FL National Qualified Sep. 2010;
    • Miami, FL Karate Do Legends Oct. 2010;
    • Colombia, 1998-2012;
    • Sucre - Bolivia, Nov. 2009 (Juegos Bolivarianos),
    • San Salvador – Salvador (Panamerican Junior Championships, Oct. 2009);
    • Curaçao - Antillas Holandesas (XXIII Panamericano de Karate Senior Championships, May. 2009);
    • Medellín – Colombia (Suramerican Championships, Jun. 2009);
    • Caracas – Ven. (Panamerican Senior Championships 2008);
    • Fort Pierce, FL – AAU Super Regional Tournament, among others.
  • Sensei Victoria got the Panamerican Karate Judge “A” In Kata and “A” in Kumite, he was one of the highest levels in kata in the Colombia Karate Federation and Florida, USA.
  • He was also 2001 World Karate Champion in Kumite & Kata in the World Rengokai Championships, Atlanta GA USA; and he has been Colombian National Champion and teacher of international champions in the Colombia karate team, such as Luis Aguilar (Division: Individual Kata), Panamerican Junior Championships, San Salvador (Oct. 2009).
  • He has been member of the Referee Commission of National Karate Federation in Colombia South America.
 
Brief Sport Curriculum:
 
      
 
  
• 3rd Place Buenos Aires (Argentina.), International Championships 1997.
 
• 3rd Place Toronto (Canada.), International Championships 1997.
 
• 2nd Place National Karate Federation (Colombia.)200, 2001.
 
• Regional Colombia Team for 15th years.
 
• Two times World Champion (Kata & Kumite), Rengokai Championships, Atlanta GA 2001.
 
• 1st Place, National Champion (Colombia) 2002.
 
• 1st Place, Regional Champion Colombia South America (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
 
• 1st Place, International Champion 2001. Cali, Colombia.
 
• Some Awards, TV programs & Magazines: o Best Sportsman COMFENALCO 2002 (Colombia) o Best Sportsman Mention Regional Government 2002 (Colombia) o Special article “Semana Magazine” (one of the most important magazines in Colombia http://www.semana.com/noticias-perfil/sensei-oro/20830.aspx ), Feb. 2002. Cali - Chamber of commerce http://www.ccc.org.co/accion/089/u.html Conexión Remota (TV program)  http://www.youtube.com/user/LuisVictoriaKarateUS#p/a/f/1/N5VQ0Og2EAg
 
 
media semana
Magazine Aquí Colombia 2013 (read more... 1, 2 & 3)
 
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Awards & Certificates
 
 
 
 
 
  
Panamerican Karate Judge "A" Kata "A Kumite
 
 
                                                          
 

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