|Castaneda Martial Arts Academy|
Shihan Sid Castañeda
At a young age Shihan Castañeda realized that one style of martial arts would not be effective against all forms of attack. So he started learning as much as he could from as many people who would teach him. Shihan Castañeda has studied from some of the top Martial Artists in the world and is now a very accomplished Martial Artist and instructor himself. He has black belt rank in several different Martial Art systems. Shihan has studied Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo, Arnis / Kali / Eskrima, Kenpo Karate, Shootfighting, Muay Thai, San Soo Gung Fu, Judo, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Wrestling and Boxing. He has been practicing martial arts for over 26 years now.
Shihan Castañeda studied Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo under Hanshi Bruce Juchnik (22nd inheritor of Kosho Ryu Kempo from James M. Mitose). He studied the Filipino Stick and Knife Arts under Guro George Santana. What Hanshi and Guro has taught him has also enhanced all the other forms of martial arts Shihan has learned throughout the years. He realized that it is not about how many techniques you know. It's about understanding natural law. Your body can only move in its natural way. If you understand this, it doesn't matter what techniques you use. They all can be very effective.
When he is not busy singing/performing or producing, Shihan is still trying to learn as much as he can, even though Shihan no longer competes. He says, "You do not want to develop a prejudice to one art, they all have there strengths and weaknesses. One arts weakness can be another arts strength. Use what is useful to you and always look for the Similarities among the Arts".
Shihan Castañeda is a member of The Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International and The Martial Arts Collective Society.
Shihan has learned so much from Hanshi and Guro and will be forever grateful to them for their wisdom, guidance, and for teaching him their art.
Hanshi Bruce Juchnik is the 22nd
He serves as the Director of the Sei
Hanshi also serves as the President
5th Degree Kenpo Karate
Greg Gram is a fifth degree Black belt under
Chun Lee Woo
8th Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do
Master Chun Lee Woo is an 8th