One of the best things I have learned from Master Giuseppe is to keep an open mind and keep learning. I have never met someone so skilled continue to learn from so many different people. It has been inspirational to me to see that kind of growth through a CANI attitude (constant and never-ending improvement). That is one of the reasons why I continue to train not only in my art but in others as well.
- In Rancho Bernardo, and San Diego in general, there are some amazing martial artists. I did not start a martial arts school to make money, I started it because I loved martial arts and I thought that was what you did if you wanted to train a lot at 19. I’ve trained BJJ and Muay Thai one street over, I have trained with a TKD black belt who had a competing program across the street. I still teach a jumping spinning back kick the way I learned it from him. I love martial arts, I am not going to sit around on one thing when there is so much more to learn. When we first opened our school, we had Master Mario Gajo (Guro back then) come in and ask about our space. He started teaching stick fighting to us, again, a great opportunity to learn. I have gained so much by keeping my doors open and not pretending like I know everything, no one does. I feel bad for those who just run martial arts like a business.