Sensei Luis Costa started training Cuong Nhu at Sendai School, on 1990, under the wing of Sensei Renzo D’Ignazio, in the country of Venezuela. He taught the teen’s class for a number of years. He was promoted to the rank of black belt in Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts in 1999 and got his Shodan level in 2018. He was also promoted to Black Belt, Shodan Level, in JKA Shotokan Karate on August, 2018.
Sensei Luis is the founder of the CTX Martial Arts Training Program, Certified CNOMMA Instructor and he owns a graphics/web design and software developer company that helps Martial Arts organizations, events, tournaments and competitions, all with the vision to take the sport of Martial Arts to the next level.
He is also the co-creator of the well known Martial Arts registration and score keeping system DIGITEGO.
Sensei Luis also has won multiple tournaments and championships, as underbelt and black belt, nationally as well as internationally.
Some of the most important achievements in competitions:
Black Belt Championships:
– USAGA 2000
– US Open World Championships 1999
– Panamerican Internationals 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
– Gold Coast 2001
– Battle of the Hearts 2001
– MAC Tour 2010
– USA Open Champion 1994, 96, 97
– Panamerican Champion 1992, 93, 95, 96
– US Open World Championships 1993, 94, 96