Costa Rica

Shibucho Fabián Merino Calvo

My name is Fabian Merino Calvo, I'm from Costa Rica, and here is my intro.

I began my training in Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do) when I was 9 yrs. old. In 1992, I start practicing Kung Fu Choy Lee-Fat, then Kempo Karate, Judo and Jujitsu.

In february 4th, 1993, I got my yellow belt , it was gaven to me by Shihan Antonio Lono and Moises Muñoz,and my blue belt in Judo and jujitsu, gaven by Kodenkan Danzan Ryu.

In 1995 I competed in the Young Karate Do National Championship,  where I won the 2nd place by teams and the 3rd place singles. In the same year I got my green belt in Choy Lee Fat , gaven  by Sensei Ramon Lono Ancho and Moises Muñoz. I competed in the Tang Soo Do Championship, too.

In 1996 I Won the first place by teams and the first place singles in the Young Karate Do National Championship.One week later Iwon the first place in the Senior Karate Do National Championship.  In 1996 I competed in the Tang Soo Do National Championship, getting the third place, and The same year I got my black belt in Kung Fu Choy Lee Fat, and my Brawn belt in Judo and Jujitsu, in the Kodenkan Danzan Ryu.

In 1997 I got my Shodan by Kung Fu Hong Sing Choy Lee Fat School. The same year I won the 3rd place in the Kung Fu National Championship., and I copeted in the First Kick boxing Championship of Costa Rica where I won the second place. I completed the referees' course of Karate Do. In march 14th of 1997 I got my black belt in Kempo Karate, gaven to me by Kodenkan Danzan Ryu School.

In 1998 I competed in the Senior Karate Do NAtional Championship, Wonning the 1st place in the Shodan -80 k. cathegory. I start practicing boxing in 1998. I was part of the National Team of Costa Rica in the years of 1995,96 and 97. Actually, I teach Karate in the Centro Educativo campestre (SCHOOL), and in the Victoria's Gym.

In 1999, I enter to Ashihara Karate International and I got my Nidan and the representation of the Ashihara Karate International of Costa Rica.In october of this year, I had the visit of Sensei Zenon Cortez B., who came for a training camp during four days, and in november24th I was invited by the Shotokan Karate Do International Federation in Costa Rica to a Seminary gave it by MANUBU MURAKAMI, rokudan in Karate and SKIF World Champion.

Dan List

1.- Fabián Merino Calvo     Nidan
2.- Ricardo Araya Jimenez  Shodan

Clases de Karate y Defensa Personal  para Adultos de Ambos Sexos

Lunes - Miercoles - Viernes
De  6:30  -a-  8:00 p.m.

Martes - Jueves - Sabados
De 8.00 -a- 9.30a.m

Clases para Niños y Jóvenes de Ambos Sexos

Students and friends with Sensei Zenon Cortez - Feb 2000
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