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     San Antonio, TX DeValentino Shudokan Schools International

   Marcus Devalentino is a karate instructor who promotes superior physical and mental discipline.  He handles Japanese,
   Chinese and Kenpo martial arts training, among others.


Karate & Ancient Weapons Art

Provided by: DeValentino Shudokan Schools International

What do you love about your job?

Since it has been around since the 6th century, it is definitely career-oriented with opportunity for advancement. I love the hours. In fact, I can't get enough of them. Seriously, I realize that I have the honor and privilege of being a torchbearer of sorts. I enjoy carrying on the traditions of the ancient arts. I have the same fascination today as when I began back in the seventies, and seeing this in the eyes of my beloved students is priceless. When my students thank me, it is I who thanks them.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

It has been customary for instructors to teach what we have learned. This not only positively contributes to society, but also improves our quality of life by making a difference. The demand for proper martial arts training seems to be a constant, and I am just as happy and honored to share this through my program.

    Describe your most memorable project.

    It was memorable to have professionally operated more than 20 martial arts clubs and over 20 more overseas. When I traveled to Panama in the early and mid- 2000s, I
    conducted a live seminar for all major martial arts schools that was televised on cable TV.

Panama 2003 televised live seminar

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