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Luis Fernandez began his karate training in 1967 under Sensei Artie Aviles of Japanese Gojuryu.
In 1971, Fernandez initiated his study of Shorinryu Karate-do under the tutelage of Charles Bonet, Hansh. In the late 1980's, Fernandez became a member of Eizo Shimabukuro's Okinawan Shorinryu Karate-Do International Association (OSKIA) and assumed the role of the organization's U.S. director in 1993. In 2001, Luis Fernandez received his Master Instructors License in Okinawa from Eizo Shimabuku. As a fierce competitor, Fernandez was considered a dominant champion iduring three decades in three weight categories (Middle, Light Heavy and Heavyweight). Fernandez's competitive resume ranks with the best, winning The World Cup, Trans-Atlantic and Henry Cho's All-American in New York's Madison Square Garden. Fernandez serves as a senior executive board member of both Shorinkai International and the world Traditional Karate-Do Union. He was promoted to 9th Dan in 2012 and continues to teach and study martial arts systems including but not limited to Brazilian JiuJitsu and Kickboxing. Fernandez has been a law enforcement officer since 1982 and is available for seminars and special training on several subjects including, survival, police tactics, rape prevention, weapons, defensive tactics, karate kata interpretation etc. Fernandez has been published in Miami Medicine Magazine. His article on the positive impact of martial arts on children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) resulted in specially designed childrens karate programs. Fernandez has also been featured in magazines, television and films including Great Karate Inspirations.
About The Founder Luis Fernandez began Karate training in 1965 under the tutelage of Art Aviles, Sensei, and Frank Ruiz, Hanshi in the Gojuryu style in New York.
n 1971 Fernandez started his Shorinryu training with first generation student of Eizo Shimabuku, Hanshi , Charles Bonet, Kyoshi . uring the 1980's Fernandez initiated a relationship with Shimabuku, Hanshi and was appointed as Shibucho (S.E. Regional Director) for the Okinawan Shorinryu International Association O.S.K.I.A. During this time Fernandez received special training in Okinawa and hosted and coordinated visits and training with other dojo's in the U.S.During one of his last visits to Florida Shimabuku, Hanshi designated Bill Hayes, Kyoshi, and Fernandez as head of the technical committee for the association. uring the 1980's Fernandez initiated a relationship with Shimabuku, Hanshi and was appointed as Shibucho (S.E. Regional Director) for the Okinawan Shorinryu International Association O.S.K.I.A. During this time Fernandez received special training in Okinawa and hosted and coordinated visits and training with other dojo's in the U.S.During one of his last visits to Florida Shimabuku, Hanshi designated Bill Hayes, Kyoshi, and Fernandez as head of the technical committee for the association. n 2001, Shimabuku, Hanshi appointed Fernandez as the Sho-Shibucho (U.S. Director) for O.S.K.I.A. Shortly after, Shimabuku, Hanshi contacted Fernandez and stated that the Sho-Shibucho position was not a good idea,after meeting with some students in Okinawa. n 2002 Fernandez, Kyoshi resigned from O.S.K.I.A. to focus on his dojo curriculum, students, and organization.
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Sensei, Louis Fernandez, owner of the Miami Budokai and chief instructor of Shorin Ryu Karate at the Miami Budokai with