My Message to people is that Eric San Jose Martial Arts is not a commercial martial arts school. When you enroll you will be personally taught by me. I will customize a workout that will fit your needs and goals. Whether it's traditional martial arts, kick boxing, self-defense, competition or just to get into shape, I will be working personally with you to achieve your goals. Depending on the student’s choice, one on one, or in a group setting, Eric San Jose will be the personal teacher/trainer. That's it plain and simple. How many schools can say that?
For the most part, my students are normal everyday people, 4 year olds, pre-teens, teenagers, young adults, homemakers, business owners, and professional athletes. I believe that I can train anyone who wants to learn. I've had the privilege of training members of the Nassau & Suffolk County Police Department, NYS Troopers, and Special Agents of the FBI. Several of my students have won Regional and National Sport Karate titles both in forms and point fighting. My students, adults and teens, participate in kickboxing events. NASKA Super Competitor Sammy Smith, who has won every major tournament title in this country and many Int'l titles, is enhancing her skills by taking private lessons. I also privately train successful Martial Artists that own their own schools.
MASTER ERIC SAN JOSE
1991 & 1993 NASKA National Korean Forms Champion
1990 - 1993 NASKA Region 13 Forms Champion
1989 All New York State Champion
Numerous 1st Place Victories across North America including: The Battle of Atlanta, The Bluegrass Nationals, U.S. Open (Orlando, Fla), New England Open (Boston, MA), Texas Challenge, and the Jhoon Rhee Internationals (Washington D.C.)
Demonstrations Performed: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Tropicana Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada), Foxwoods Resort and Casino (Stonington, CT.), The Copacabana (NYC)
8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang of Brooklyn, NY. Specializing in the Chung Do Kwan/Oh Do Kwan Style more commonly known as the Int'l Tae Kwon Do Federation (ITF) style of Tae Kwon Do
2nd Degree Black Belt in Shoto Kan Karate Do. Trained in the traditional Japan Karate Association (JKA) version
Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Western Kick Boxing and USA Boxing
Kali, Escrima, and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Concepts under Tom Barrell.