Sensei Jorge Vargas
Sensei Jorge Vargas had his first contact with martial arts in 1967 when he was 5 years old, while sneaking at his Dads books. There was this blue and black cover one with the title “Karate” that caught his attention the most. But it was until he was 8 years old when he begun formal practice in the art of Judo, doing it for two consecutive summer vacations. After that, he started to take formal lessons again, being Kung fu this time his art of choice. He practiced it for about a year, when he had to stop taking lessons against his will because his brothers didn’t want to continue to practice anymore. So his father decided to also stop taking him to lessons. A couple of years after, he went back to taken lessons again, in another Style of Kung-Fu art named Chuan-Fa. A sort of Wushu like form wich he practiced it diligently until the age of 21, when he decided to come the the US.
Not being able to find a Kung-Fu school nearby in Simi Valley CA, for about a year and a half he practiced on his own until he was introduced by friends to Sensei James Field in Santa Monica, California. Is here when he started his path into Karate. Around 1989 he moved to Miami Florida and thru his affiliation with SKIF (Shotokan Karate Do International Federation) he’s been able to accomplish his 4th Degree Black Belt (4th Dan) .
Being SKIF one of the most prestigious and respected karate organizations in the world, whose chief instructor is Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, considered a living legend by being one of the last two direct students alive from the person who introduced Karate to the world, Master Gichin Funakoshi.
Sensei Vargas has traveled around the world participating in World Championships, Seminars, Camps and Special Trainings. His passion for the martial arts has transcended learning and into teaching it for over 35 years.
Today, Sensei Vargas continues to teach to students of all ages about martial arts and it’s invaluable lessons that come with it. He teaches in the Brickell area of Miami, FL.