With 25 years of experience, Mr. Bernal's love for martial arts started as a child watching Kung Fu and Samurai movies. It wasn't until he was an adult that he began training in Tang Soo Do.
Mr. Bernal says he suffers from Martial Arts ADD, in that he spent years training in various martial styles (American Boxing/Kickboxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Goju-Ryu and BJJ). When he decided that teaching martial arts would become his career, he returned to what he calls his "foundation" art, Tang Soo Do.
When he's not teaching or practicing Tang Soo Do, Mr. Bernal is kept busy with his wife, Shawnna (who he's known since he was 16!!) and his 13 year old boy/girl twins.
||Here are a few words from Mr. Bernal regarding his philosophy on Martial Responsibility||
I'm honored each time an adult decides they want me to help them or their children discover what makes Martial Arts so great.
I believe Martial Artists have a greater responsibility to the community than your average citizen. Training in a Traditional Martial Art like Tang Soo Do, we place an emphasis on the development of Mind, Body & Spirit; not just for self improvement, but to help the people around us.
With guidance from our traditional codes of conduct (5 Codes) and moral tenets (7 tenets), we're able to train beyond the physical and are able to develop ourselves into better individuals and members our community.