*Student of the SiGung Raymond K Wong under the style Law-Horn Mantis / Mizong Lohan Kung Fu (Mantis Kung Fu Federation.) California. USA
*Disciple/Student of SiGung Hector Guillermo Yepes under the style Tang Lang Pai Kung Fu. Caracas, Venezuela
*8th Degree Black Belt American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense certified by Grand Master Michael Makoid
(President) by the United States Martial Arts Association (USMAA) USA
*Certified Director of South America assigned by the USMAA Development Board of Directors. USA
*7th Degree Black Belt American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense certified by O-Sensei Phillip S Porter
(Founder United States Martial Arts Association USMAA) (RIP) USA
*7th Degree Black Belt American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense certified by Meijin Hanshi Bill Solano “Universal Black Belt Society (UBBS)”.
*Founder of the Jose’s Kung Fu Academy JSKFA and the American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense style certified by O-Sensei Phillip S Porter
(Founder United States Martial Arts Association USMAA) 07/15/1991. Caracas, Venezuela.
*International Instructor certified by O-Sensei Phillip S Porter (Founder of the United States Martial Arts Association USMAA)
*President & Chief International Director of the Jose’s Kung Fu Academy / American Mantis Kung Fu & Self Defense USA & Venezuela.
*Coach/Trainer of the International Teams JSKFA & AMKF (USA & Venezuela)
*Founder of the “World American Mantis Association WAMA on 03/15/2003. Florida, USA
*Judge/Official “AA” by the North American Sport Karate Association NASKA/ISKA
*+35 years training martial arts and +25 years teaching kids, teens, and adults.
*2nd Degree Black Belt in American Taekwondo (USA/Venezuela)
*Black Belt Certified by SiGung Hector Guillermo Yepes (Tang Lang Pai Kung Fu) Caracas, Venezuela.
*Black Belt Full Contact/ Kickboxing certified by the GM Johnny Gutierrez Soteldo. Caracas, Venezuela.
*Lifetime Member of the United States Martial Arts Association USMAA (USA)
*Member of the Universal Black Belt Society UBBS (Puerto Rico)
*Member of the Praying Mantis Kung Fu Federation PMKF (Canada)
*President of the Jose’s Kung Fu JSKFA Worldwide, Corp. Registered of Division of Corporations (FL. USA)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

*United States Honorary Permanent Resident Visa “Special Skills and Extraordinary Abilities in Martial Arts”
granted by the US Immigration Department (09/24/2004)
*Coach for the Kids & Teens Team AMKF-JSKFA – “Florida Champion in Forms, Weapons, Kumite under the Divisions of
Beginners & Intermediate (Boys & Girls) Florida, USA.
*2010 Florida State Champion (Martial Arts World Competition League MAWCL)
1st Place Traditional Empty Hand Forms/1st Place traditional Weapons Forms/3rd place in Kumite.
*“Latin American Hall of Fame BUDO Awards 2009" SILVER MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND AWARD. Puerto Rico, USA (06/12/2009)
*International Judge AA/Official U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championship since 2004 to 2011 (FL. USA).
*More than 60 National recognitions n USA, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.
*Over 115 trophies achieved in National and International martial arts tournaments/championships.
*2-times Pan American Champion in Traditional Forms (1999 - 2002) FL, USA.
*2do. Place in Synchronized Team Forms (U.S. Open 2001) Orlando, FL. USA
*International Champion on Traditional Forms, Weapons Forms, & Self-Defense) FL. USA. (1999 - 2002)
*Guest by N.A.S.K.A. to compete in the "Night of the Champions" (U.S. OPEN 2001) (International Exhibition)
*Guest of Honor invited by Grand Masters Sunji Sudo and Yoshio Hama to perform special exhibitions for
the Ambassador of Japan in Venezuela in the martial arts and Japanese fair (MATSURI) (2000 – 2002).
ABOUT SIFU JOSE LUIS PENALOZA
AMERICAN MANTIS KUNG FU  
SELF DEFENSE USA
Jose's Kung Fu Academy JSKFA
Riverview, FL. USA
Ph (813) 732-1570 - Email:
amkfusa@gmail.com
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