CONTACT JUAN ANTONIO ROMERO
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE JUAN ANTONIO ROMERO
Juan Antonio Romero FernÃ¡ndez was born in Ãbeda (JaÃ©n). He spent some years of his childhood in Quesada with his grandparents, later to move to Palma de Mallorca, next to his parents.
At the age of 8 years, a good base ofÂ the system beganÂ in the Martial Arts with Judo, obtaining. By reasons for change of residence in his locality, it visited a school of Taekwondo,Â continuing hisÂ Way in this system. Although never it competed, if it participated in several exhibitions.Â Being in phase to reach his brown belt, they communicate a knee injuryÂ to himÂ and must leaveÂ the practice by a time.
Throughout the practice of the Taekwondo it participated, in parallel, in classes of Aikido and Karate GojuÂ Ryu (from which it keeps a great memory) of form continued,Â as well as attendance to seminaries of different systems. It is at this time where I arrive at its ears the word âKenpo â.
After years of stoppage, due to the injury, it takes contact with Kyokushinkai Karate,Â retaking this way its Way in the Martial Arts.Â In the same way,Â as a result of a publication in a local magazine, what is its surprise, that finds a system that contains the Kenpo within the technical work. It visits the school and, next to Karate, one begins actually of the Kajukenbo.
To the time, it decides to continue the exclusive practiceÂ within the Kajukenbo system, that marks a littleÂ the line to follow. Throughout his stay in this system (two years), it as much participated in several championships obtaining goodÂ results to National level asÂ Provincial, in Forms and Kumite (two subchampionships of Spain in FormsÂ and a third party of Kumite to the point), as well as participated inÂ innumerable seminaries of this system. Due to personal causes, it decided to look for an alternative,Â without leaving of sideÂ the Kenpo as rules of work.Â It is when, it knows different Teachers of the National panorama, and evenÂ level the International. It trains with them of private and continuedÂ form. It attends numerous events, seminaries, and it even participates in some competition opened in self-defense and Kata.
Finally, after verifying by itself, it takes asÂ work bases of its school the American Kenpo,Â thanks to the support, understanding and motivation, that at any moment show and give to himÂ to follow ahead, the JÃ³dar brothers.Â It is as well asÂ the first Club of Kenpo, the âAkkema Kenpo is based Clubâ affiliate to federal JÃ³dar UKKS and throughÂ the Federation ofÂ Karate and Associate DisciplinesÂ Illes Balears, after obtaining the specified requirements that previously are required for it.
The American Kenpo of the TeacherÂ ParkerÂ captiveÂ him of a special form, seeingÂ a structured good systemÂ and with a great fan of focused work the self-defense, as well asÂ a Martial Art in all rule,Â which allowsÂ you to evolve from the base, adding little by little, knowledge and information.