International Fighting Arts Federation
Lifetime Member

Leonardo Panzardo

Member Number:(LM )
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Faith: N/A
Birth Date: 30 September 1969
Occupation: Martial Arts Teacher
Style/System: Kali-Jun Fan
Rank: Style founder 7th Degree Black Belt in Kali - Jun Fan (Recognized by the International Bujutsu Society)
7th Degree Black Belt in Kali Filipino (Recognized by the International Combat Kali Union)
7th Degree Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do (Recognized by the International Combat Jeet Kune Do Union)
7th Degree Black Belt in Muay Thai (Recognized by the International Combat Muay Thai Union)

Member of :
  • International Bujutsu Society - Member of the Kokusai Bujutsu Kessha Sokeship Council
  • Director International Fighting Arts Federation Uruguay
  • International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association
  • International Combat Kali Union
  • International Combat Jeet Kune Do Union
  • International Combat Muay Thai Union

Martial Art History:
Born on 30 September 1969, in Montevideo, Uruguay, took his first steps into the martial arts from his father, who at age 6 began
teaching him Judo, Boxing and Self Defense that he learn in the army.

Since then and until 1987 he practiced a variety of combat systems such as: Wing Chun Gung Fu, Shaolin Chuan Chan,
Shorinryu Okinawaken Karatedo, Kyokushinkaikan Karate, Shotokan Karate, ITF Taekwondo, Aikido, Sipalkido, Kuk Sul Won and
Hapkido.

In 1987, he had the opportunity to start learning Filipino Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu - Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Gracie Jiu Jitsu and
Vale Tudo from his close friend and spiritual brother, the Guro / Sifu Jose Luis Cademartori (who was lucky enough to train
personally with the likes of Dan Inosanto, Surachai Chai Sirisute, Larry Hartsell, Fred Degerber and Angel Cabales among
others), and with whom he continues to learn until now.

With his Guró/Sifú José Luis Cademartori he gets the following graduations:
  • 15 july 1989 - 1st Dan Black Belt
  • 20 september 1992 - 2nd Dan Black Belt
  • 27 november 1995 - 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kali Filipino, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai

Only after a year of obtaining the first degree black belt in Filipino Kali, Muay Thai and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do in July 1989, began
to develop his own system, Kali - Jun Fan, which has been transforming, improving and maturing through the years, as well as
"El Profe" has also matured as a martial artist, instructor at first, master instructor now, and most important as the eternal
student, as he continues constantly learning new techniques and systems.

Today he's dedicated to the teaching of Kali - Jun Fan through regular courses and seminars, and soon through books and
videos. Specializing mainly in Filipino Kali, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai.

Contributions: 1989 Founder/Master Instructor -  Kali - Jun Fan

E-Mail: Grandmaster Leonardo Panzardo
Director International Fighting Arts Uruguay

           
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