Paulo has been training in the Martial Arts since 1989. His training is built on a foundation of Karate, Seiwakai Goshukan, Karate-do Goju Ryu. Paulo is a Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in Seiwakai Goshukan, Karate-do Goju Ryu and also is ranked through the Japan Karate-do Federation (JKF). Cardoso Shihan was presented with a Renshi Certificate on October 13, 2018 from Seiwakai International.
Over the years he has also become proficient in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, following the Franco Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lineage. In 2006, Paulo received his Purple belt from Grandmaster Alvaro Baretto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2011 he earned his Black Belt through Master Sylvio Behring. His most recent BJJ influences include Master Rilion Gracie.
Paulo is a senior student of Ama Guro Jun de Leon who founded Kali de Leon, a Filipino Martial Art. Ama Guro Jun is an inspiring mentor and gifted martial artist with double sticks and knives.
Mr. Cardoso has worked to propagate the martial arts for many years. He has instructed programs in an academy setting; in Elementary and Secondary Schools' Physical Education programs (for Toronto and Peel School Boards); Parks and Recreation, public service organizations and also corporations.
He has proven to be an effective instructor to students as young as 4 years old, and his enthusiasm and attention to detail has built him a sound reputation. Paulo continues to train and seeks new information, in hopes that his own passion for the Martial Arts can inspire others in their own path of self development.
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KALI DE LEON
Kali De Leon (KDL) is a Filipino Martial Art based on the creative but disciplined use of various weapons including, — but not limited to, sticks, knives, improvised weapons and empty-hand techniques. More than that, KDL is the melding of battle tested traditional techniques with modern teaching methodologies. KDL offers a complete curriculum built upon progressive skills development that has been shown to both quickly advance and deeply inspire each and every KDL student. Topics to be covered: Single and double impact weapon training (application)impact /edged weapons techniques (defense)empty-hand techniquestransitional training (weapons-empty hand)physical resilience/conditioning Ages:16+ years old Schedule:In Class : YOUTH KALIWednesday 7:30-8:30 pm ADULT KALIWednesday 7:30-9:30 pm Please inquire for more information.
AMA GURO JUN DE LEON
Ama Guro Jun De Leon is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Kali De Leon. Like most traditional arnisadors, Ama-Guro Jun's journey in the martial arts began informally. His formal training began in 1966 under Mr. Lamberto Ticsay of the Far Eastern University where Ama-Guro Jun was a member of the FEU Arnis Team. He was also taught by his Grandfather Rosendo de Leon. A student of the arts first and foremost, Ama Guro Jun continued to train, research and exchange ideas under some of the best teachers in order to gain further insight and expertise. Ama-Guro Jun has also trained with Manong Dan Inosanto and Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje Jr. and he is a Certified Instructor from both. Another teacher Ama-Guro Jun gives great credit to in developing his art of KDL was the late Mr. Maning Recto. Unheard of outside his village, Mr. Recto was famous in his home town of Hinigaran Negros Occidental for defeating Moses Padilla in an infamous duel (reto) in 1941 in Isabela, Negros. Mr. Recto served as a guerilla with the USAFFE during World War 2, a legend in his hometown and an unsung hero to his country. With such a diverse background in martial arts, it should come as no surprise that Ama Guro Jun has developed a curriculum for KDL that is innovative and disciplined. Ama Guro Jun has fostered a family atmosphere in KDL where everyone is relaxed and instruction is easy going, but at the same time self-discipline is maintained by having respect for the teacher, other students and the art. KDL is also respectful of other martial arts and systems. Like many of his students, has also attained high ranking in other martial arts including karate, judo and wing chun. Aside from the requisite technical skills, Ama Guro Jun demands that his students continually demonstrate humility, openess and compassion if they are to represent the system. To promote the arts, Ama Guro Jun believes it should be every teacher's aim to produce other good teachers. His sincere wish is to produce students and teachers who are every bit his equal and even better. KDL has very high standards.