a life dedicated to Martial Arts – 45 years
Sifu Jaf’s martial arts journey is marked by continuous learning. He trained under various Masters, earning a third-degree black belt in Sanuces Ryu Ju-Jitsu at Atemi Ryu Ju-Jitsu. He’s an active member of “Atemi Ryu Certified Tactical Instructors,” with gratitude to ATEME RIU Ju-Jitsu for their support.
Sifu Javier Fernandez
Born on June 29, 1963, in Miami, FL, Sifu Jaf’s martial arts journey began in Puerto Rico at the age of 9 under Sensei Carlos Lopez. He earned his first black belt in Shotokan and Kyokushinkai. In 1981, his training expanded under Sifu Celso Davila, encompassing Jun Fan kung-fu, Wing Chun, Kali/Arnis, boxing, kickboxing, and grappling, shaping his unique martial arts perspective.