Real Training For Life
Karate is real training for life because it can gives people of all ages the confidence and tools they need to face life adversities.
Karate can be practiced by children, adolescents, and seniors, teaching them self-defense and rescuing and maintaining their self-esteem. Further, the art can also be practiced by those with special needs regardless of their age and physical or mental challenge they face.
Karate is a competitive sport that welcomes all levels of karateka. Competition can teach people how to seek victory in life and how to be ready to face defeat when it comes. “If you fall seven times, be ready to stand up eight times.”
José Aguiar studied physical education at Ibirapuera University in São Paulo, Brazil. He has won the Brazilian National Championship five times and holds/won a bronze medal in the well-known Panamerican Karate Championship in 2003 as recognized by the World Karate Federation.
He started karate in 1986 under Sensei Vanderli de Paula Neves. Five years later, he began studying with Master Kenichi Shioda (Vanderli’s Master). Aguiar has also practiced with Master Akio Yokoyama, Shihan Jesse Canedo and Shihan Ruben Canedo.
Throughout his karate career, he has also attended seminars by world-renowned karate masters including: Juichi Sagara, Yoshihide Shinzato, Koji Takamatsu, Pedro Hidekazu Oshiro, Michizo Buyo, Kenzo Mabuni, Fumio Demura, Kyoshi Yamazaki, Ryuchiro Tomoyori, Nagatomo Kenichiro, James Tawatao, Minobu Miki, Tomohiro Arashiro, A. Tanzadeh, Claude Larouche, Kyoshi Shoko Sato, Genzo Iwata. He began teaching karate in 1990 in Brazil and currently has his dojo in California USA. Currently student of: Renshi A. Tanzadeh