The dojo (school) honoring this philosophy was founded by Jose R. Villanueva, who began his training in Kenpo Karate in 1979 under the instruction of Master Professor Bill Grossman1, 9th Degree Black Belt. Villanueva has been teaching since 1990. Also, he currently holds the rank of Sifu (instructor) of Kenpo Karate, 4th Degree Black Belt.
Some of Sifu Villanueva's achievements within the California Karate League2 (CKL) are:
• 1981 Forms Competitor of the Year (1st Place)
• 1982 Forms Competitor of the Year (2nd Place)
• 1983 Forms Competitor of the Year (1st Place)
• 1983 Junior Grand Champion Winner
In addition, Sifu Villanueva was honored as inductee in the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame3 on August 7, 2004.
1 Who in turn was instructed by Grandmaster Rick Alemany, 10th Degree Black Belt. Bill Grossman's School of Kenpo Karate is located at 114 Hazelwood Dr., S. San Francisco, Ca. 94080-5720*.
2 The California Karate League (CKL) was founded by Ron Marchini and Leo Fong.
3 The U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame was founded by Grand Master Robert Trias and Dr. Jin Thomas, and may be contacted at P.O. Box 335, Centerville, In. 47330.
The road to truth lies ahead. Once one travels that road, he must continue. The student of Martial Science Technology: Self Defense must maintain his PERSONAL ETHICS.
The student has the right to defend himself. The student has the right to defend others when it is feasible...
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva earned his 4th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate on December 11, 2005 from Master Professor Bill Grossman 9th Degree Black Belt.
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva earned the CKL Competitor of the Year award in 1983 – 1st Place in Kata.
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva earned the CKL Competitor of the Year award in 1982 – 2nd Place in Kata.
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva earned the CKL Competitor of the Year award in 1981 – 1st Place in Kata.
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva was inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame for “Instructor of the Year – Kenpo” on August 7, 2004 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 5985 West Century Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.
Sifu Jose R. Villanueva and his school – Martial Science Technology: Self-Defense received a commendation from Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) on March 23, 2005.