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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SMALL GROUP SELF DEFENSEWe are offering a series of specialized self defense classes for a small group. 6 participants maximum. The series will be 3 sessions, one 90-minute session per week. Covering standing, ground and knife self defense. Each session will also include some cardio, strengthening and striking. This short course can be an introduction to self defense with the ability to build on skills in future sessions. CUSTOM SELF DEFENSE COURSESAre you looking for an exciting, dynamic seminar for your group? Consider a Self Defense Course. We have programs designed for kids, teens, women only and adults; from Beavers to Corporate Sales Teams. We can design a program for you. The main objective in these courses is to teach proper self defense techniques with a strong emphasis on awareness, discipline, control, respect and an ingrained understanding that it is to be used only as a last resort against a physical assault. Along with the self-defense aspect, each course deals with physical fitness, flexibility, as well as discussions on proper attitude, behavior, etiquette and philosophy. These courses are simply an exposure, giving the person a taste of the discipline with the hope that they will continue on in that direction. You have the opportunity to choose the focus of your course. We have programs of various lengths and curriculum. Each program can be custom designed to fit your needs. With the increase in physical assaults and a decrease in disciplined behavior, this course is an excellent way to show people that there is an alternative to being a victim and that the choice is theirs. Please inquire for more information.