Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was established in 1998 at the Doral Park Country Club’s Pavilion in the Doral area of Miami, Florida. Today, Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is one of the most successful and largest (number of students) martial arts centers in South Florida. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is an award winning nationally recognized center that has appeared in numerous local, national and international TV shows, magazines and newspapers. Below is the chronological history and success of this nationally acclaimed martial arts/fitness center: For current up to date news and events log on to http://martialartsandfitness.typepad.com/antanewsandevents/
2011 Year in Review
6: Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo: Jeet Kune Do Women Self Defense using high heels
16: Live on Telemundo’s Levantate: Jeet Kune Do Women’s Self Defense
16: 14th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: We had all of our martial arts program give demonstrations. Gave Kung Fu School champions awards for winning our inner-school tournaments. We presented student of the year and numerous other awards. Student of the Year was Alan Del Burgo
5: Black Belt Promotion: Instructors Jon-Paul Anta and Hector Arcia were promoted to full Black Belts. Santiago Calderon, Alejandro Montes and Brandon Hart were promoted to 1st level Junior Black Belts
10: Martial Arts team, Team Mannatec: Team Mannatec Martial arts and Health Workshop and demonstration at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense with World Champions Becca Ross and Ross Levine
19: Doral Meadows Park Play Day: Anta’s Kung Fu and Jeet Kune Do Demo Team perform at Play Day at the park.
18-20: Ving Tsun Kung Fu: Mr. Anta training with Ving Tsun Kung Fu instructor, actor, stuntman and fight choreographer Andrew Dasz of Hong Kong
City of Doral Parks Magazine: Our Little Ninjas class was featured on the cover of the City of Doral Magazine
16: Aztec America Estrellas del Momento: Mr. Anta was a guest on Estrellas del Momento. Students demonstrated Jeet Kune Do Flow Drills and Mr. Anta taught women self defense
24: Red Ribbon presentation at AIE Charter School in Miami Springs
25: Red Ribbon presentation at John I Smith K-8 in Doral
27: Red Ribbon presentation at Eugenia B Thomas K-8 in Doral
28: Halloween Safety Workshop at Anta’s
11: Self Defense Workshop Casa de Alabanza: Anta’s Jeet Kune Do conducted a Self Defense/Bully Buster Workshop for Iglesia Casa de Alabanza’s Youth Group Out Loud in Doral
24-25: Ageless Body Workshop: Mr Anta participated in the first Ageless Body Workshop by Andrea DuCane in Orlando FL
30: Better Grades Workshop at Anta’s in Doral
12-14: Bruce Lee’s Bash on the Beach: Mr. Anta and Jon-Paul Anta were at the Bash on the Beach at Duhany Beach California
24: Screening of Warrior: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is invited to the screening of the MMA movie Warrior
5: America TeVe’s Arrebatados: Mr Anta is guest in Arrebatado’s teaching child safety self defense and women self defense
16-19: Jeet Kune Do Training: Mr. Anta training in Mission Viejo California with his teacher Paul Vunak
22: Century Gold Award: Mr. and Mrs. Anta were awarded the Century Gold Award 2011 for outstanding martial arts school in Las Vegas Nevada
22: MAIA SuperShow: Mr. Anta was part of the Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Demo Team and assisted Paul Vunak in a Jeet Kune Do class at the MAIA SuperShow
24: Las Vegas Krav Maga JKD Workshop: Paul Vunak contacts a Jeet Kune Do workshop at Las Vegas Krav Maga. Mr Anta assists his teacher.
27: America Teve Consulta con Cordero: Mr. Anta and Mr Arcia are guest bon Conculta con Cordero they perform Contemporary Jeet Kune Do RAT
17: America TeVe Consulta con Cordero: Mr Anta guest on panel on Consulta con Cordero on crime safety and self defense
26: 5 Fold Armor Bearer Workshop: Mr Anta does the self defense portion for the 5 Fold Armor Bearer church safety and pastoral protection workshop
29: America TeVe Arrebatados: Elena Anta is filmed doing Piloxing for a segment of Arrebatados
5: Women Self Defense Workshop: Mr and Mrs Anta conduct a Jeet Kune Do Women Self Defense Workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
13: Journey of the Steal Proof Master: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense airs the film Journey of the Steal Proof Master and conducts a child safety workshop
1: Jeet Kune Do Instructor certification: Mr Anta was promoted to Apprentice instructor in Contemporary Jeet Kune do
2-3: UM Jeet Kune Do Workshop: Mr.Anta training and assisting Sifu Singh in Jeet Kune Do workshop at the University of Miami
4: West Palm Beach SWAT Team: Mr. Anta assisting Sifu Harander Singh in training WPB SWAT Team in JKD Law Enforcement
9: Spring Fling Festival: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team did a demonstration for Miami Dade County’s Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz Spring Fling
29: Career Day Dr Rolando Espinosa K-8 in Doral
3: Became a student of Paul Vunak and a member of Contemporary Jeet Kune Do D.O.M. (Decedents of the Masters)
4: City of Doral Employee Health and Fitness Fair: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense had a table at the City of Doral Employee Health and Fitness Fair
10: Doral Middle School Career Day in Doral
11: Eugenia B. Thomas Career Day in Doral
23: America TeVe Show de Fernando Hidalgo: Women Self Defense and Women’s Muay Thai training
31: Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Kids Workshop: By JKD senior instructor Harander Singh
4: Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Kindergarden Fitness Day: Mr Arcia took them through a martial arts/warrior towel workout.
5-6: Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Edge Weapon/Law Enforcement Certification: Mr. Anta was certified in Boca Raton in Paul Vunaks, Contemporary Jeet Kune Do’s Edge Weapon and Law Enforcements
11: Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Chinese New Year: Anta’s Kung Fu performed Lion Dance for EBT’s 4th grade class
3: Anta’s Doral Fitness Challenge Begins
12: Family Fitness Day at Anta’s
24: Goal Setting Workshop at Anta’s
17 13th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Student of Year Isabel Rios Pulgar and Andres Gutierrez.
26 Humility Now: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense partners with Humility Now and gives 280 Christmas bags to the homeless
31 RAVEN Tactical Hall of Fame: Julio D. Anta was awarded the RAVEN Tactical 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award for starting Humility Now.
2 Caso Cerrado: Mr. Anta on Telemundo’s Caso Cerrado as a Anti-bullying and self defense expert
19 Ultima Hora: Anta’s Kung Fu Kids segment on bullying aired from Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense on Ultima Hora.
22 Univision News: Elena Anta takes Univision News Dr Martiza Fuentes through a Piloxing class.
27 Humility Now: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense teams up with humility Now for Post Thanksgiving Feast to feed the homeless
20 Despierta America: Mr. Anta on Despierta America training training Mira Quen Baila star
22 Bullying Workshop: Mr Anta and Mr Arcia at Doral Academy Charter Elementary School conducting a Bullying workshop
23 Kung Fu Workshop: Doral Parks Special Needs Kids kung fu workshop at Morgan Levy Park
26 Red Ribbon Week: John I Smith Elementary Red Ribbon Day presentation by Mr. Anta and Arcia
7 Piloxing: Morning Piloxing classes begin
12 Flamingo Road Church: Mr. Anta speaker at Flamingo Road Church Doral Kids Ministry
14 Doral Park Country Club Back to School Party: Mr. Arcia at Doral Park Country Club Back to School Party Demo
19 Eugenia B Thomas Teachers Orientation: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performs at Eugenia B Thomas K-8 School Teachers Orientation
22 Flamingo Road Church: Mr. Anta speaker at Flamingo Road Church Doral Kid Ministry
24 Aqui y Ahora: Anta’s Combat Kung Fu self defense class featured on Univision’s Aqui y Ahora
24 TV Notas: Julio Anta is featured training his student Gabriel Soto in TV Notas magazine Mexico edition
30 Show de Cristina: Mr. and Mrs. Anta are guest of Telenovela star Gabriel Soto at Show de Cristina. Also segments of Gabriel training with Mr. Anta and Arcia at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense aired.
30 Show de Fernando Hidalgo: Mr Anta live on America TeVe Show de Fernando Hidalgo on Bullying and training the dancers in women self defense
31 TV Notas: Julio Anta is featured training his student Gabriel Soto in TV Notas magazine USA edition
6 Century Mark of Excellence Award: Mr Anta and Mr Arcia are awarded the Century Mark of Excellence Award at Studio 51 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
22-24 Tran’s Muay Thai Certification: Mr Anta get certified as a 2nd level Muay Thai instructor under the Trans Muay Thai Kickboxing Association in Colorado
Fytness Fanatik: June issue of Fytness Fanatik has article on Mrs Anta Piloxing class
4 DRE Keynote Speaker: Mr. Anta is the Keynote speaker at Dr. Rolando Espinosa Pre-K/Kindergarten Graduation
23 Ciudad Doral: Mr Anta training Telenovela star Gabriel Soto in Ciudad Doral newspaper
29 Premier of Last Airbender: Anta’s Lion Dance team does Lion Dance for the premier of the Last Airbender movie
MA Success magazine: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense featured in June issue MA Success magazine
Miami Living Magazine: Anta’s Muay Thai class featured in the June issue of Miami Living Magazine
19 DRE Career Day: Mr. Anta and Mr. Arcia at Dr. Rolando Espinosa Career Day
5 Veredicto Final: Mr Anta and Mr Arcia on Telefutura’s Veredicto Final doing a segment on stranger danger.
10 Re-Grand Opening and Kick-A-Thon: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Grand Re-opening and Kick-A-Thon for Relay for Life. Special guest Telenovela stars Gabriel Soto and Geraldine Bazan, UFC truck, Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, City Council members Rob Van Name and Sandra Ruiz.
14 Doral Middle School Career Day: Mr Anta and Mr Arcia at Doral Middle School Career Day
15 Dade Partners Award: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense nominated for Dade Partners Award
16 Eugenia B Thomas K-8 School Career Day: Mr Anta and Mr Arcia are speakers at Eugenia B Thomas K-8 School Career Day
16-17 Relay for Life: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense/Humility Now Team at Doral Relay for Life
17-18 CICS Indian Club Certification: Mr. Anta get certified as a CICS Certified Indian Club Instructor in St Paul, Minnesota. This was the first Indian club certification in the United States. The certification was conducted by Indian club pioneer Dr Ed Thomas
22 Dr. Rolando Espinosa PTA Award: Mr. and Mrs. Anta are awarded the Dr. Rolando Espinosa PTA Award
Piloxing: First Piloxing class in Florida begins at Anta’s by certified Piloxing instructor Elena Anta
1 Gabriel Soto: Began training Telenovela star Gabriel Soto in Muay Thai Kickboxing
6 Doral 5K Race: Team Anta from Anta’s Kung Fu competed at the Doral 5K for Humility Now. Julio D, Jon Paul and Mr Anta all took 3rd place in their divisions at the Doral 5K Race
22 Despierta America: Mr. Anta live on Univisions Despierta America doing a segment on bullying
26 XMA Training: Went to Los Angels for the MAIA Elite conference. Jon Paul trained at Mike Chat’s XMA headquarters.
28 Piloxing Certification: Elena Anta gets certified in Piloxing in Los Angeles at the first Piloxing certification. She is the first Piloxing instructor in Florida.
6 Doral Chinese New Year’s Festival: Kung Fu and Lion Dance Demonstration
7 HKC Kettlebell Certification: First HKC (HardStyle Ketlebell Certification) in Florida was at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense. Mr Anta was certified
12 JIS Chinese New Year: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Teams perform at the John I Smith Elementary for Chinese New Year
21 Chinese New Year Festival: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performs at the Chinese New Year Festival in Miami Dade College Kendall
4 Doral Fitness Challenge: Doral Fitness Challenge begins at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
5 Muay Thai Kickboxing Class: Started Teen/Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing class
9 Spy Next Door Premier: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team did a demonstration for the Spy Next Door movie
27 DRE ESSAC: Mr Anta was nominated to the Dr Rolando Espinosa K-8 School ESSAC committee
29 EBT Fitness Day: Eugenia B Thomas K-8 Fitness Day for Kindergarten, we did battling towels
17 12 Annual Christmas Party/Awards Ceremony: Student of Year Carlos Rohl
27 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s NAGA grappling champions with coach Isidro Alfonso featured in Sports Scene.
Fytness Fanatik: Mr Anta cover story on Battling Ropes on Fytness Fanatik
Doral Tribune: Article on Anta’s NAGA grappling champions
7 Tran’s Muay Thai Certification: Mr Anta is certified as a Tran’s Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor
26 Miami Herald Neighbors: Mr Anta is a speaker at Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 School Red Ribbon Week
2 Grand Master Chung’s Funeral: Master Julio Anta’s teacher Hung Gar Grand Master William J. Chung passed away on September 28. Mr and Mrs Anta went to New Jersey to Grand Master Chung’s funeral.
23 Building Blocks Fall Festival: Anta’s Kung Fu performs demonstrations at Building Blocks Day Care Fall Festival
28 DRE Red Ribbon Week: Mr Anta and Anta’s Kung Fu perform at Dr Rolando Espinosa K-8 Red Ribbon Week
31 Treats for Cure: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at 180 Church Treats for Cure
2 Self Defense Workshop: Mr Anta does a self defense workshop at Miami International University of Art and Design
15 Five Fold Armor Bearer: Mr. Anta teaches the self defense portion at the 5 Fold Armor Bearer Workshop for church security and pastoral protection
22 America TeVe News: Anta’s Back to School Survival/Bully Busters Workshop was featured on America TeVe Channel 41 News
22 Doral Park Country Club Back to School Party: Mr Anta and Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team perform at the Doral Park Country Club Back to school Party
Best of Doral: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is awarded the 2009 Best of Doral Martial Arts School
8 Century Mark of Excellence Award: : Mr and Mrs Anta except the Century Mark of Excellence Award at Studio 51 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
13 America TeVe News: Anta’s Child Safety/Stranger Danger program is featured on America TeVe channel 41 News
26,27,28 ECF Fitness and Kettlebell Certification: Julio Anta is certified as an ECF (Elite Combat Fitness) and Elite Kettlebell instructor under Comando Krav Maga’s Moni Aizik
8 Grand Master Chung Visits: Master Anta’s Grand Master Bill Chung visits his disciple and his school.
15 DRE Career Day: Mr. Anta is a guest at Dr Rolando Espinosa K-8 School Career Day
30 Gracie Barra BJJ Workshop: Daniel “Montanha” De Lima teaches a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Workshop at Anta’s.
Tae Kwon Do Times: Julio anta writes article “Kettlebells are Back” for Tae Kwon Do Times magazine.
Fytness Fanatik: Julio Anta is on the cover of Fytness Fanatik doing kettlebells
6 Doral 5K/Family Wellness: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at the Doral 5K/Family Wellness Festival
18 Ciudad Doral: Julio Anta starts writing a column for Ciudad Doral newspaper
26 EBT Career Day: Mr. Anta at Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 School Career Day
29 Metro Life Church: Julio Anta speaker at Metro Life Church Fitness Challenge Kickoff
29 MMA Referee: Mr. Anta is certified as an ISKA Amateur MMA referee
8 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article on Doral Chinese New Year and Anta’s Demo Team performing
21 Metro Life Security: Mr. Anta trains Metro Life Church Security and Armor Bearer Team in self defense
27 Doral Park Crime Prevention: Master Anta conducts a Crime Prevention workshop for the City of Doral at Doral Park
Journal of Asian Martial Arts: Mr. Anta writes and article on Shaolin Physical Conditioning for the Journal of Asian Martial Arts
6 Diseno Modelo: Mr. Anta filmed a segment for Telemundo’s Diseno Modelo TV show
9 Camping Under the Stars: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs for the City of Doral Camping Under the Stars
13 Iceland Kettlebells: Julio Anta was interviewed for the Iceland Kettle bell website http://www.kettlebells.is/?s=2&ss=108
23 Kettlebells for Seniors: Julio Anta conducts a kettlebells for seniors workshop for the City of Doral Parks
26 WRHC Cadena Azul: Mr Anta was interviewed on radio station WRHC Cadena Azul on Chinese New Year and kung fu training
31 Doral Chinese New Year: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Doral Chinese New YearCelebration
19 Christmas Party/Award Ceremony: Anta’s 11th Annual Christmas Party/Awards Ceremony. Student of the Year: Francisco Odon, Most Improved Student: Carlos Florez, John Exum Leadership Award: Isabel Rios-Pulgar, Fighting Spirit: Rami El Zein, Form Excellence: Vizen Gokal, Form Weapon Excellence: Danny Dager and Judo/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Excellence: Andres Gutierrez. VIP Recruiting Excellence Cup: Amanda Recio. School Champion Awards for Inner-School Tournaments were also presented.
12 Stretch Sport Web Site: Master Anta was interviewed and filmed for Stretch Sport web site. Numerous classes at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense were filmed. Log on to
6 Jr. Black Belt Extravaganza: 6 highly skilled and motivated students were promoted to the rank of Jr. Black Belt in Anta’s Kung Fu: Danny Dager, Tally Sheldon, Andres Gutierrez, Isabel Rios-Pulgar, Erik Lopez and Alicia Cappellaro.
4 Asalto En 36 TV Show: Spanish Reality TV Show Pilot “Asalto En 36” began filming in Anta’s Combat Kung fu class.
NAPMA Innovations DVD: Anta’s Shaolin Physical Conditioning is featured in NAPMA’s Innovations monthly DVD.
20 CV Network Commercial: CV Network Spanish TV station filmed commercial spots advertising the station with Anta’s Kung Fu students and demonstration teams.
16 Miracle Walk/Run: Elena Anta started the Walk/Run for organ transplants with a Pilates/Kickboxing warm up.
5 CV Network Commercial: Head instructor Julio Anta did a kung fu form for a CV Network commercial spot.
NAPMA Flyer: Master Anta and Jon Paul Anta are on NAPMA’s monthly flyer.
30 World Journal: Julio D. Anta was featured in the Chinese Newspaper “World Journal” teaching classes at the Chinese School of Doral.
24 Youth Fitness Instructor: Julio Anta was certified as a Youth Fitness Specialist by IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association.)
23 Caribevision Commercial: Julio Anta filmed a commercial doing double sabers for Caribevision.
21 Point Fighting Workshop: Alfred Magnan a Kenpo Karate Black Belt and former Point Fighting Champion conducted a Point fighting Workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
18 Art Fest@Doral: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Teams performed at the Art Fest@Doral.
14 Contigo Miami: Julio Anta and his Combat Kung Fu Self Defense class were featured in America TeVe’s, Ch 41, Contigo Miami doing reality based street defense, gun and knife defense. At the end the host of the show was attacked by an armored assailant wearing the Red Man Suit.
13 Despierta America: Univision’s award winning morning show featured Anta’s Kung Fu Bully Buster programs. Host Paola Gutierrez interview head instructor Julio Anta and demonstrated reality based street defense against the bully.
Bold Look Martial Arts Catalog: Master Anta was feature in the Bold Look Martial Arts catalog.
17 Show De Fernando Hidalgo: Julio Anta demonstrated reality based street defense Combat Kung Fu live on America TeVe Channel 41 “El Show De Fernando Hildalgo.” Mr. Anta demonstrated techniques against a sucker punch and gun defense. At the end of the show Anta’s All Girls Fan Team performed.
17 Hurricane Relief: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was an official drop off point for the City of Doral Hurricane Relief.
7 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s students Nicole Llorente and Pricilla Caucayo came out on the cover of the Miami Herald Neighbors with a fire fighters hose at the Palmetto General Hospital Back to School Bash.
23 Palmetto General Hospital: Anta’s Kung Fu and Lion Dance Demo Teams performed at the Back to School Bash at Palmetto General Hospital.
21 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Anta’s Middle School Survival on Bullies is the front page article in the North West Neighbors entitled Bullies Beware.
14 Middle School Survival Workshop: Julio Anta’s annual workshop to help kids coming to middle school acclimates to the new environment and freedom. The workshop covered peer pressure, drugs, bullying and reality based self defense.
13 Metro Life Church: Anta’s Kung Fu conducted a Back to School Bully Buster workshop at Metro Life Church’s Infuse Youth Group.
12 CBS Ch 4 News: Anta’s Bully Buster Workshop for elementary school students was featured on Ch 4 CBS News.
11 Ch 33 News: Anta’s Bully Buster Workshop for elementary school students was featured on Ch 33 10 PM News.
11 Bully Buster Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducted a FREE community service Back to School Bully Busters Workshop for Elementary School students.
9 Que Sabor: Anta’s Shaolin Physical Conditioning for Kids was featured on Telefutura’s International TV Show “Que Sabor.” Anta took his students through Kids Shaolin Physical Conditioning using plates and jars. Demonstrating the exercise were Jon Paul Anta a Junior Black Belt and Brown Belts Isabel Rios Pulgar, Alicia Capellaro and Tomas Echaveria.
3 LiftKettlebells.com: Julio Anta is interviewed on his views on kettlebell training for over 40 year olds and in Latin America.
9 Kung Fu Camp: Anta’s Kung Fu/Fitness Summer Camp started.
7 Best of Citysearch: Anta’s Pilates was voted Best of City Search Top 10.
7 Kung Fu Panda Demo: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense demo team performed at Cobb Theatre in Dolphin Mall for Kung Fu Panda movie.
6 Doral Mayor: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense host a re-election party for Doral’s Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.
2 Ch 41 America TeVe News: Anta’s Kung Fu/Fitness Summer Camp was featured in America TeVe News.
Natural Awakenings: Article on Anta’s Kung Fu/Fitness Summer Camp.
31 -6-1: Storm Prep Expo: Anta’s Demo and Lion Dance Team performed at the Miami Dade County Storm Prep Expo at Miami Beach Convention Center.
31 PBS: PBS Ch 2 filmed Anta’s Kung Fu and Lion Dance Demonstration at the Storm Prep Expo.
23 Ronald Reagan Doral High School: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performed at the end of the year musical at Ronald Reagan Doral High School.
9 Galavision Acesso Maximo: UFC star Roger Hurta trains at Anta’s with Anta’s BJJ instructor Regis Lemos and MMA instructor Isidro Alfonso. They were featured in Acesso Maximo.
8 Galavision El Gordo y La Flaca: Roger Huerta comes out in El Gordo y La Flaca from Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense. Instructors Lemos and Alfonso train with Huerta.
Fytness Fanatik: Julio Anta writes article on Indian clubs for Canadian magazine Fytness Fanatik.
Tae Kwon Do Times: Article on ICSDA SABER Edge Weapon certification course at Anta’s is featured in TWD Times magazine.
17 Forbidden Kingdom: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo and Lion Dance Teams performed in the screening of the Jackie Chang, Jet Li movie the Forbidden Kingdom at AMC Aventura 24 Cinema.
13 Miami Herald Neighbors: Announcing Forbidden Kingdom screening and demonstration.
Sage Doral: Sage Doral magazine feature on new Jr. Black Belts.
29 Doral Community Resource Fair: Communidad De Cristo Church of Doral sponsored the Doral Community Resource Fair at the Doral Park Country Club. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Demo Team performed.
28 Earth Hour: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense participated in Earth Hour by turning off all power at the school and training under candle light like in the ancient Shaolin Temple.
27 Doral Middle School Career Day: Head instructor Julio Anta and assistant instructor Jannette Mendez demonstrated reality based street defense and how to deal with bullies. Elena Anta took them through a Pilates workout.
21 Miami Herald: Julio Anta is quoted in the Miami Herald Metro and State section on Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense preparation for Earth Hour.
21 Miami Christian School: Julio Anta and students of Anta’s Kung Fu conducted a seminar on Bullies for Miami Christian Middle School and High School class.
14 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article on Earth Hour at Anta’s.
4 Cub Scout Pack 552: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo and Lion Dance Team perform at Doral’s Cub Scout Pack 552 for Chinese New Years.
29-3-1 Columbus Ohio: Julio Anta goes to Columbus Ohio for the Arnold Sports Festival and the UFC.
29 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s Fan Team performer and student Alicia Cappellaro is on the front page of the Miami Herald’s Neighbors NW doing a performance for the Grand Opening of the Chinese School of Doral.
25 Maximo Buenestar: A pilot TV show on fitness Maximo Buenestar filmed at anta’s Kung Fu class.
24 Chinese School of Doral: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo and Lion Dance Team perform at the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the Chinese School of Doral and Chinese New Years Celebration. Master Anta gets a plaque for his work in the Chinese School. Maximo Buenestar TV show films the event.
10 Miami Herald Neighbors: Announcing Grand Opening of Chinese School of Doral and Anta’s demonstration at the event.
10 On Leong Spring Lunar Elders Luncheon: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performs at the On Leong Spring Lunar Elders Luncheon. Julio Anta gets plaque from Chinese community for building bridges.
9 Carnival Performing Arts Center: Anta’s Lion Dance and Demonstration Team perform at Carnival Performing Arts Center for Chinese New Year.
9 Dr. Monica Ladies Conference: Elena Anta teaches a Fitness Kickboxing class for Dr. Monica Costa Acupuncture Wellness Center Women’s Conference.
8 Quireme Descalzi TV Show: anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Teams are featured in America TeVe’s Quireme Descalzi performing at the Acupuncture Wellness for Chinese New Years.
7 Carlos Albizu University: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performs at Carlos Albizu University Chinese New Years Party.
7 Acupuncture Wellness Center: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo and Lion Dance Team perform at the Acupuncture Wellness Center for Chinese New Year.
7 Plum TV: Instructor Julio D. Anta and Kung Fu student David Landrian-Shrewsbury played instruments for a Lion Dance on Plum TV’s Day Break TV show for a Chinese New Years presentation.
21 Maximized Living Life Management Mentor: Julio Anta is certified as a Maximized Living Life Management Mentor. This program is by Body by God author Dr. Ben Lerner.
13 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s new Jr. Black Belts are featured in the Miami Herald Neighbors Sports section.
5-6 ICSDA SABER Edge Weapons Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense hosted a ICSDA SABER Edge Weapons Workshop. Julio Anta was certified as a SABER instructor.
21 Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense celebrates its 10th Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony. The “Student of the Year” was Max Llorente.
18 Aque No Puedes TV Show: Julio Anta filmed numerous martial arts skills and fitness segments for Los Angeles TV station Cannel 62 KRCA’s “Aque No Puedes” TV show.
8 Junior Black Belt Promotion: Southern Shaolin, Hung Gar Kung Fu Master Julio Anta promoted students Francisco Paez, Flor Casanas, Andres Casanas, Carlos Florez and Carlos Rohl to the rank of Junior Black (sash) Belts.
2 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s Judo/BJJ Team was featured in the Miami Herald’s Neighbors Sport Scene for their win at the Pan American International Tournament.
10 Pan American International Martial Arts Tournament: Anta’s Judo/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team competes and takes numerous medals at the Pan American International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi and No-Gi tournament. The team is lead by 5X Brazilian National Judo and 8X International champion Regis Lemos.
8 United Chinese News of Florida: A full page color article on Grand Masters visit to Florida is featured in the United Chinese Newspaper of Florida.
3 Doral Chinese Community Award: Julio Anta is awarded a plague by the Doral Chinese School was his work in the Chinese community at the On Leung Association.
1-5 Grand Master Visit: Grand Master visits Anta’s Kung Fu and the South Florida Chinese community. He is given numerous awards by the Chinese community.
31 Trunk or Treat Demonstration: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Teams performed at Doral’s Trunk or Treat sponsored by Flamingo Road Church at Ronald Reagan Doral High School. Over 3000 people attended on a rainy and stormy day.
27 Diabetes Partnership Program: Elena Anta was a guest speaker and Pilates presenter at the Diabetes Partnership Program Conference at the Marriott Biscayne Blvd Hotel.
21 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Article on the up coming visit of Hung Gar Kung Fu Grand Master to Anta’s Kung Fu was featured in the Neighbors section of the Miami Herald “Kung Fu Master Visits South Florida.”
7 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Article and photo of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Workshop conducted by national Wrestling and Judo champions at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was featured in the Neighbors section of the Miami Herald.
4,5,6 ECA Fitness Conference: Elena Anta attends ECA South Florida Fitness Conference.
Pilates MVe Fitness Chair: Elena Anta introduces the Pilates MVe Fitness Chair semi-private classes at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
26 City of Doral Blog: Our school was featured on www.CityofDoral.blogspot.com
25 FIU Exhibit: We had a table at FIU with Miami Dade County Hurricane Awareness.
15 Serrada Escrima Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense had a Serrada Escrima Workshop. Mr. Anta was presented an Apprentice Instructor certificate by Guro Mike Schwarz of the World Serrada Escrima Federation.
12 Ciuda Doral: Article on Anta’s MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Workshop with National Judo and Wrestling Champions in Ciuda Doral.
7 Corrections USA Regional Conference: Julio Anta was a guest speaker and presenter at the Corrections USA Regional Conference in Detroit Michigan. Anta presented a Women’s Self Defense workshop.
Martial Arts Professional magazine: Master Anta’s testimony was featured in a full page ad in NAPMA’s Martial Arts Professional magazine.
21 Telemundo’s Buenos Dias: Julio Anta was interviewed on Telemundo’s Buenos Dias on his non-violent Bully Busters program. Students from Anta’s Kung Fu performed skits on how to defeat the bully in a non-violent way using verbal skils.
15 Ciuda Doral Newspaper: Ciuda Doral Newspaper had a featured article on Julio Anta and Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense entitled “Personal Defense is the Best Reward.”
14 Middle School/High School Survival: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducted its Second Annual Community Service Middle School/High School Survival Workshop.
6 Serrada Escrima Federation: Kung Fu Master Julio Anta is awarded with a Life Time Membership to the World Serrada Escrima Federation/Martial Arts International.
1 Ciuda Doral Newspaper: Ciuda Doral Newspaper announces Anta’s Middle School/High School Survival Workshop.
26 Telemundo’s Buenos Dias: Julio Anta took a Telemundo employee through a women’s reality based self defense class on Telemundo’s morning news program “Buenos Dias.” At the end of the segment she fought off an armor assailant (retired Dept of Corrections Sgt. Eric Gonzales) wearing the Red Man suit.
21 Miss Asian Florida: Anta’s Kung Fu Lion Dance team was the opening act for the First Annual Miss Asian Florida Pageant.
14 Junior Black Belt Promotion: Devon Yedel and Kareem El Zien were promoted to the rank of Junior Black Belt.
5,6,7 Martial Arts SuperShow: The Anta’s where given VIP status at the Century Martial Arts SuperShow in Las Vegas Nevada.
14 Divine Savior Lutheran School Camp: Kung Fu classes at Divine Savior Lutheran School’s Summer Camp started.
9 Expert Village: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense filmed 3 more videos for www.expertvillage.com, Kids Functional Fitness, Lion Dance and Lion Dance instruments.
4 Kung Fu Summer Camp: Anta’s Kung Fu/Fitness Summer Camp commenced.
3 Ronald Reagan Doral High School Career Day: Anta Fitness and Self Defense had a booth at the first Ronald Reagan High School Career Day and College Fair in Doral. The Anta’s showed videos of some of the TV shows that they have appeared in and also challenged students in snatching or clean and pressing a 58 pound kettlebell.
19 America TeVe Channel 41: Julio Anta first of four fitness special on America TeVe’s Quireme Descalsi aired. Anta demonstrated functional fitness training: kettlebells, tire flipping, iron rings and Indian Clubs.
10 Miami Herald: Article on Anta’s Kettlebell training with photo of Julio Anta and student actor Roberto Escobar appear in the Miami Herald’s Tropical Life section “Get off this treadmill shake things up with an off beat workout.”
8 FIU Beacon Newspaper: Article on FIU’s Take Back the Night Event “Sexual Assult Awareness Part of Annual Event.”
5 FIU Women’s Self Defense: Julio Anta and students Jannette Mendez and Mark Penilles taught women’s street defense at the Take back the Night event at FIU.
5 Channel 7 and 51: Highlights of Anta’s Women Self Defense came out on channels 7 and 51 news in South Florida.
5 United Chinese News of Florida: Anta’s and the UCAF’s combined Dragon Boat Team that competed in Tavares Florida is featured in the UCNF newspaper.
2 Spring Break Camp: Anta’s Easter/Spring Break Kung Fu/Fitness Camp begins.
31 Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival: The Sun Dragons a combine team from Anta’s Kung Fu and the United Chinese Association of Florida competed in the Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival in Tavares, Florida.
16 United Chinese News of Florida: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu demo teams were featured in the UCNF for their performance at the Miami On Leung Associations Lunar Senior Luncheon.
15 Miami Herald: Anta’s Lion Dance team was featured in the Miami Herald’s Neighbors School Scene performing at John I Smith Elementary School in Doral.
15 Doral Middle School Career Day: Julio Anta and Jennette Mendez of Anta Fitness and Self Defense demonstrated reality based street defense and kettlebell training to all the PE classes of Doral Middle School.
11 On Leung Lunar Senior Luncheon: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo team perform for the On Leung Lunar Senior Luncheon. Julio Anta is awarded a certificate of Appreciation from the On Leung.
1 United Chinese News of Florida: Article on FIU Asian Heritage week with photos of Anta’s Lion Dance and Demo Teams.
22 FIU’s Beacon Newspaper: Article on Florida International University’s student newspaper The Beacon entitled “Asian Sensation” features Anta’s Lion Dance and Demo Teams.
19-20 FIU Asian Heritage Week: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense performed Lion Dance and did Kung Fu, Self Defense and Judo demonstrations at Florida international University for Asian Heritage Week.
16 John I. Smith Elementary: Anta’s Lion Dance Team performed for John I. Smith Elementary School’s in Doral 3 rd grade classes.
9 Rigan Machado BJJ: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense becomes an affiliate school of Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Regis Lemos.
1 Dr. Sears Health Confidential Newsletter: Julio Anta’s article is published in Dr. Al Sears Health Confidential Newsletter.
25 Miami Dade County Letter of Appreciation: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was awarded a letter of appreciation from Joe Chao on behalf of Miami Dade County, District 6, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa for their presentation at the December 2006 Festival Navideno.
14 Miami Herald Neighbors: Anta’s Kung Fu Dragon Boat Race Team who were the runners up at the South Florida Dragon Boat Festival were featured on the Miami Herald Neighbors Sports section.
2 Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo: Anta’s Kung Fu Bully Busters program was featured on the international Spanish TV show “Al Rojo Vivo” with host Jor
8 Telemundos Titulares Y Mas: Telemundo’s International TV sports program Titulares Y Mas has Julio Anta take host Karim Mendiburu through a Rocky Balboa workout. Anta teaches Karim the basics of kettlebells, medicine ball training, one handed push ups and boxing.
21 Anta’s Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Our 9 Th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony with demonstrations, School Champion trophy, Student of the Year, Most Improved etc were awarded. The Student of the Year for 2006 was Alicia Cappellaro
9 America TeVe Festival Navideno: Anta’s Lion Dance, Matrix and All Girls Fan Team escorted America TeVe’s CH 41 stars through the Red Carpet as the arrived from the Festival Navideno (Christmas Festival) Parade.
6 Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo: Al Rojo Vivo Telemundo’s International TV show features Anta’s kettlebell training class.
Men’s Health En Espanol: Julio Anta is interviewed and quoted by writer and his student Alberto Rojos on kettlebells introducing kettlebells to Latin America. The article is entitled “El Poder Absoluto De LA Pesa Rusa.” The English translation is The Absolute Power of Russian Weights.
World Martial Arts Union Hall of Fame: Master Anta was inducted into the 2006 WMAU Hall of Fame for his Martial Arts Life Time Achievement www.worldmartialartsunion.us .
5 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Article on Kick-A-Thon.
EFC Black Belt Schools Award: Elena Anta was awarded the EFC Black Belt Schools Programs Director of the Year.
23 Deco Drive: Julio Anta takes Fox TV’s Deco Drive host Elie Rodriguez through a Halloween workout with pumpkins entitled “Pumping Pumpkins”
21 Building Blocks Fall Festival: Anta’s Kung Fu Demonstration Team performed at Building Blocks Day Care’s Fall Festival.
19-25 Miami New Times “Pumping Pumpkins”: Julio Anta’s photo doing a pushup on a pumpkin and an article is featured in the Miami New Times.
14-15 South Florida Dragon Boat Festival: Anta’s Hung Gar Dragon Boat Team were the runner’s up in the South Florida Dragon Boat Festivals 250 meters Kung Fu Cup.
13 National Martial Arts Day Kick-A-Thon: We held our annual National Martial Arts Day Project Action Kick-A-Thon. We were awarded the Miami Dade County Certificate of Appreciation from our honored guest Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
2 Miami Herald’s Tropic: Article on our First Place Weight Loss
Sept/Oct Doral Tribune: Article on Anta’s Project Action Kick-A-Thon.
26 United Chinese Newspaper of Florida: Anta’s Dragon Boat Team was featured training with Jerome Kung of the New York Stingrays.
25 Filmed ExpertVillage.com: Julio Anta films fitness videos for ExpertVillage.com (kettlebells, Indian Clubs etc.) www.expertvillage.com
22 First Place Weight Loss: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense hosted a First Place weight loss program sponsored by Metro Life Worship Center.
11 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame: Master Anta was inducted to the United States Hall of Fame’s as the Kung Fu Master of the Year.
7 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Free Diet Program an article on Anta’s Frist place program.
7 United Chinese Newspaper of Florida: Anta starts Kung Fu program at the Tzu Chi Chinese Benevolent association in Doral.
5 Miami Herald’s Tropic: Julio Anta was quoted in an article “Kettlebells Can Rev Up a Workout.”
Metro Life Worship Center Leadership Award: Julio and Elena Anta received the Metro Life Worship Center Leadership Award for the month of September.
24-30 Miami New Times: Announcing the Young women Facing the future Workshop.
27 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Photo of the Torch Program by Tae Kwon Do Olympic Gold Medallist Herb Perez.
13 Miami Herald Neighbors: Photo of Anta’s winning tournament team at BBFC Tournament was posted in the sports section.
8 First Annual Middle School Survival Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducted a Free Community Service Middle School Survival Workshop. Actor and Anta’s Kung Fu student Roberto Escobar put together bullying and anti-drug skits. Master Anta showed some reality based street defense to the participants. This workshop was an orientation to acclimate children to middle school and peer presure.
6 Miami Herald Neighbors: Results of Anta’s Tournament Team’s placing at the BBFC Pompano Martial Arts Tournament.
5 South Florida Dragon Boat Marathon: Students of Anta’s Kung Fu after one practice participated in a Dragon Boat Marathon.
3 Blood Drive: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense had a blood mobile in front of the school for a community blood drive. Many of our students and parents participated.
August Eagle Express: Master Anta is interviewed in Eagle Express Martial Arts magazine on Back to School Seminars.
August Natural Awakenings: Gospel Singer and Kung Fu Master Offer Taste of Peaceful Self Defense to Empower Women. This is an article on Women’s Self Defense Seminar at Metro Life Worship Center
20 Miami Herald Neighbors: An article “Worship Center will host Free Workshop” announcing Anta’s 2 free community service workshops 1. Women Self Defense at Metro Life Worship Center in Doral 2. Middle School Survival Workshop at Anta’s school.
15 Tournament: A team of 8 students from Anta’s Kung Fu competed at the Black Belts for Christ Pompano Tournament all 8
students brought back 2 trophies each for forms and weapons. 3 of these students also competed in grappling and were awarded first place medals. Karate, Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do Teams from South Florida, Orlando, Sarasota, Georgia and South Carolina competed at this tournament.
15 Master Anta Inducted to Hall of Fame: Master Anta was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Kung Fu Master of the Year.
8 Black Sash Promotion: Orianna Casanas 12 years old was the first female promoted to Jr. Black Sash (belt) at Anta’s Kung Fu. Guillermo Ruiz 11 years old was promoted to Jr. Black Sash.
22 United Chinese Newspaper of South Florida : We had a full page feature in the Chinese Newspaper the United Chinese Newspaper of South Florida.
17 Miami Herald: Front page of the Miami Herald’s Metro & State section “A Grand Master in Defense.”
17 Shaolin Ceremony: Julio D. Anta 16 years old was promoted to the rank of full Black Sash. 13 students of Anta’s Kung Fu went through the Shaolin Disciple Ceremony to become Hung Gar Inner Disciples.
8 Building Blocks Daycare: Anta’s Little Ninjas Pre-School Martial Arts Child Development program started at Building Blocks.
5 Kung Fu Summer Camp: First Day of Anta’s Kung Fu Summer Camp.
27 Olympic Work Shop: Herb Perez, Tae Kwon Do Olympic Gold medallist conducted a Torch work shop at Anta’s Fitness and Self
Master Anta with Olympian Herb Perez
25 Car and Seat Belt Safety Seminar: Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami conducted a car/seat belt safety seminar for our Middle School/Teen Kung Fu class.
22 Doral Tribune: “Train with Olympic Gold Medallist and Seven Time World Champ” article announcing Herb Perez Tae Kwon Do Olympic Gold Medallist workshop at Anta’s center.
11 Doral Middle School Career Day: Master Anta and Mr. Drachman conducted a bully buster reality based street defense seminar at Doral Middle School PE field for Career Day.
7 Tzu Chi Foundation: Anta’s Hung Gar Lion Dance/Demo Teams performed at the Tzu Chi Foundations Anniversary Celebration in
Tzu Chi Foundation Demo
3 Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary Aftercare End of Year Presentation: Kung Fu students from EBT’s Aftercare program performed a demonstration.
1 Adopted Tigers: Kung Fu student David Landrian Shrewsbury adopted 2 Tigers on behalf of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
City of Doral Police Award : Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was awarded the City of Doral Police Award . This award was presented to Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense for their outstanding contribution and support to the City of Doral Policing Unit and the citizens of Doral.
Tae Kwon Do Times: An article with four photos was featured in Tae Kwon Do Times Martial Arts News and Events entitled “Anta’s Self Defense Honored by City. This article was about the City of Doral proclaiming October 15 as “Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense National Martial Arts Day.”
28 Doral’s Relay for Life: Anta’s Lion Dance Team with 3 Lions leads the opening ceremonies of the Doral Relay for Life.
22 The Formula: Students of Anta’s Kung Fu starred in the short film “The Formula” directed by Roberto Escobar and choreographed
The Formula Filming
by Master Anta.
10 Kung Fu Spring Break Camp: Anta’s Annual Spring Break Kung Fu Camp commenced.
6 Career Day at Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary: Master Anta and some of the Black Belt Club members that attend EBT conducted a kung fu demonstration at EBT.
5 RAD Kids: RAD Kids graduation at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
3 Metro Life Worship Center Mini Olympics: Mr. and Mrs. Anta along with students from Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense ran the Mini Olympic Games for Metro Life Worship Center.
Martial Arts Professional Magazine: Jon Paul Anta came out in a full page ad for the Little Ninjas program.
26 Miami Herald Neighbors: Kids Get Chance to Get RAD. Photos and article on RAD program at Anta’s conducted by Doral’s Miami Dade Police Department.
8 Rad Kids: Metro Dade Police of Doral conducted a RAD Kids workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
28 Lion Dance at Skybar: Anta’s Kung Fu Lion Dance Team at Skybar to celebrate Chinese New Years.
28 Ch 4 News : Master Anta and Julio D. Anta were on Channel 4 News with Skybar for the Chinese New Years presentation .
20 Forty Days of Purpose: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducted 40 Days of Purpose small group meeting for Metro Life Worship Center. This study lasted six weeks.
31 UPN’s Focus on South Florida : Julio Anta was a guest of Beatrice Canals on UPN’s “Focus on South Florida.” He was
Master Anta on the set of UPN’s Focus on South Florida
interviewed on his opinion on the prison escape of alleged rapist Reynaldo Rapalo.
18 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Anta’s Lion Dance Team photo was featured in the Sports section of the Neighbors for their presentation on National Martial arts Day on October 15.
15 Christmas Party: 8 th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to the “Student of the Year” David Landrian Shrewsbury. He also was awarded the “John Exum Service Award.” We would also like to congratulate our “Best Forms” winner Erika Maxwell, “Most Improved Student” Guilermo Ruiz, “Bully Busters” Carlos Florez and “Fighting Spirit” winner Oriana Casanas. Awards for School Championships and Vacation Photo Contest were also given. There were presentations by Anta’s highly acclaimed Lion Dance and Demo Teams.
10 Kettlebell Workshop: RKC Senior Kettlebell Instructor Mike Mahler conducted a Kettlebell Workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
7 Aikido Workshop: Aikido Black Belt Brazo Barrena gave a free Aikido Seminar on December 7 and 14.
3 Promoted to Kung Fu Master: Julio Anta was promoted to Kung Fu Master.
1 World Martial Arts Union Executive Board: Mr. Anta was appointed to the Executive Board of the World Martial Arts Union.
December: January issue of Martial Arts Professional magazine had an article on the Anta’s National Martial Arts Day in Doral with photos of the Anta’s receiving the proclamation and of the Lion Dance Team.
NAPMA Now magazine has a photo and article of the Anta’s receiving Miami Dade County Proclamation from County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
Jon Paul Anta was featured in NAPMA’s flyer for martial arts schools for the second month in a row.
1 Interview: Mr. Anta is interview by David Ganulin CEO of Kettlebell Concepts.
November NAPMA Flyer: Mr. Anta and Jon-Paul Anta are featured in a NAPMA full color flyer for martial arts schools “Kung Fu, Teaches the Skills of Life.”
28 EFC Black Belt School Award: Mr. Anta was awarded the EFC Black Belt School “Hero Award” for his accomplishments and
Lion Dance Demonstration at the South Florida Dragon Boat Races.
dedication to his school and the martial arts. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was honored with the “Outstanding Martial Arts School Award” at The EFC Black Belt School in Orlando, FL.
23 Miami Herald’s Neighbors Front Page: “Celebrating Martial Arts” Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is featured with a full length article for the fourth time this year on the cover of the Herald’s Neighbors. The article is an overview of the charity fund raiser on National Martial Arts Day. Imani Callan is on the front cover for the third time this year.
16 South Florida Dragon Boat Races: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration Teams performed for the South Florida Dragon Boat Races.
15 Anta’s National Martial Arts Day: The City of Doral Proclaimed October 15, as Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense National Martial Arts Day in Doral Proclamation
NationalMartial Arts Day. Anta’s Kung Fu students collected pledges for the Project Action Foundation and the American Red Cross at their fifth annual Kick-A-Thon. This was a community event with martial arts, dance demonstrations and a modeling show with music and fun for the whole family.
12 World Martial Arts Union State Representative: Mr. Anta is nominated as the Florida state representative of the World Martial Arts Union (WMAU).
9 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Anta’s RAD program by Doral Police is featured in the Neighbors “Sport Scene” section “Early Age Self Defense”
28 Doral Tribune Front Page: “Forces Get Together to Keep Children Safe” article by the Doral Tribune on RAD program that was done by the Doral Police Department at Anta’s.
16 Training with Joseph Pilates Disciple: Elena Anta head Pilates instructor at Anta’s Fitness trains with Joseph Pilates disciple Lolita San Miguel.
14 RAD for Kids: Doral Police Department conducts the first RAD for Kids seminar at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
Miami Dade Police “Doral” Trigo teaching RAD for Kids
6 Channel 7 News Parent to Parent: Channel 7 News conducts a special report on Bullying. They film Masters Club member Carlos Florez at home and at Anta’s Kung Fu.
20 Black Belt Promotion: Mathias Margarinos 9 years old and John Arenas 12 years old were promoted to the covet rank of Junior Black Belt first level.
13 Telemundo Channel 51 News: Anta’s Bully Busters mental and physical reality based self defense for children was featured in Telemundo’s News.
11 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Anta’s Bully Busters program was featured in an article in the Neighbors “Bully Busters Program Offered.”
Black Belt Magazine: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was the featured school on the Haganah F.I.G.H.T. page of Black Belt Magazine.
17 Black Belt Club Beach Party: Black Belt and Masters Club members trained and practiced Kung Fu in the Beach with head instructor Mr. Anta.
23 Child Safety Seminar Doral Library: Mr. Anta conducted a child safety seminar in conjunction to the movie “The Journey of the Steal Proof Master” at the Doral Public Library.
5 Miami Herald’s Neighbors Cover Story: “Fitness for the Body and Soul” Julio Anta and Young Women Facing the Future president Cassandra Rolle on the front page of the Neighbors. The article was about the May 7, Young Women Facing the future Workshop.
4 Miami New Times: “Protect Yourself, Ass Kicking for Beginners” Article on the Young Women Facing the Future Workshop.
3 ABC 10 News: Kelly Butler of Channel 10 News was at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Black Belt Club class live to film a Children’s Anti-Abduction and Safety segment.
Gospel Truth: “Diverse Community Groups Join Forces to Empower Young Women to Face the Future by Offering a Free community Service Self Defense, Fitness and Etiquette Workshop”
22 Relay for Life Doral: Anta’s Lion Dance Team leads the Relay for Life walk in Doral.
17 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Self-Defense Event Set” Article announcing May 7, Young Women Facing the Future workshop.
16 Renaissance Charter School Demo: Anta’s Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo Team perform at Renaissance Charter School World Festival in Doral.
6 Eugenia B. Thomas Career Day: Mr. Anta and Kung Fu Students perform in EBT Career Day.
MAIA/NAPMA Supershow and World Martial Arts Conference: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was featured in a video presentation as a NAPMA success story at the World Conference in Las Vegas
19 Power Ranger Training: Junior Black Sash Jon-Paul Anta trains with Power Ranger “Tommy” Jason Frank.
6 Miami Herald’s Family & Fitness Special Section: “Family Circle of Fitness” the Anta family was one of three South Florida families featured in this special edition of the Herald. The article talked about their Kettlebell, Kung Fu, Pilates, Indian clubs and rope climbing functional training fitness program.
Iowa Health and Physical Readiness Alliance : www.antakungfu.com was the featured site of the month.
26 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense hosted a free community service Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workshop my BJJ certified Black Belt Mario Agnese.
25 Kettlebell Demonstration: Ron Lopez represented Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense at the World Flag Football Championships. He demonstrated Kettlebell training.
20 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: School Holding Free Jiu Jitsu Workshop. Article on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar held at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
12 Chinese New Years School Picnic: Students of Anta’s Kung Fu celebrate Chinese New Year at the park with Lion Dance, Tai Chi, Kettlebell training and with fan and games.
11 Lion Dance at Doral Oriental Medical Center : Anta’s Lion Dance Team performed at the grand opening of Doral Oriental Medical Center .
Metro Life Worship Center : Mr. and Mrs. Anta begin filming and hosting Fitness Tip of the Week every other month for Metro Life Warship Center in Doral.
27 Miami Herald’s Neighbors Cover Story: Photo of the Elektra, Fan Team, Ninjas, Matrix Team and Kill Bill’s Pie Mai on the front page. Article entitled “Just Like in the Movies” covering the demonstration at Cobb Theater.
22 Cobb Theatre Demonstration: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Demo teams performed at the Cobb Theatre at the Dolphin Mall. They performed Lion Dance, Electra, Matrix, All Girls Fan Team and Haganah F.I.G.H.T.
|Demonstration at Cobb Theater at Dolphin Mall|
6 Jay Abrams Teleconference: Mr. Anta was one of top martial arts industry leaders chosen by NAPMA (National Association of Professional Martial Artist) to participate in a teleconference with Jay Abrams know as America’s #1 marketing genius.
January Tae Kwon Do Times: Photo of Julio Anta and Mike Kanerek with an article entitled “F.I.G.H.T. Keeps Teens Safe”
January South Florida Parenting: Mr. Anta was quoted in article on martial arts “Little Tigers Hidden Lessons”
We would like to thank Windup Enterprises for sending us 2 free copies of the Elektra Album and 31 Elektra Album Poster before it’s release date. This enabled us to practice for our Elektra presentation at Cobb.
December 18 Black Belt Promotion: Mr. Anta promotes Jon Paul Anta 9 years old and Eddie Mora 11 years old to the coveted rank of Jr. Black Belt.
Jon Paul Anta with Jr. Black Belt certificate and Mr. Anta with Miami Dade County Leadership in Martial Arts Award.
16 Miami Dade County Award: Miami Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz presents Mr. Anta at Anta’s 7 th Annual Christmas Party the Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami Dade County , Leadership in Martial Arts Award.
16 7 th Annual Christmas Party, Demonstration and Awards Ceremony: Special Guest Jose “Pepe” Diaz Miami Dade County Commissioner, Rob Van Name Doral City Council, Bill Watts WDF/community leader, and Arlene Martinez Doral Middle School . Awards for Student of the Year was won by Oriana Casanas, Best Forms Rafael Irostrosa, Most Helpful David Landrian Strewsbury, Fighting Spirit Alfredo Ramirez and Most Improved Brian Roach. Awards for School Championships were also given. Also demonstrations by Anta’s highly acclaimed Demo Teams.
12 Red Sash Promotion: Julio Anta originator and head instructor of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense a senior Black Sash (Belt) in Hung Gar Kung Fu was promoted to Red Sash (Red Sash in Hung Gar is higher than Black Sash) by Master Mario Perez head of the South Florida Hung Gar Association.
8 Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary After Care Christmas Demonstration
2 Doral Middle School Career Day: Mr. Anta participates in Career Day teaching students fitness, self defense, martial arts history, anger control and how to defeat the bully peacefully.
7 PAX TV: Anta’s Haganah, F.I.G.H.T., Israeli Street Defense class was featured on Pax TV’s Jewish TV show Aleph TeVe.
5 University of Miami : The Lion Dance, Matrix, Sai and Fan Teams participated and performed a demonstration at the University of Miami Homecoming Parade.
30 Parrot Jungle Island : Anta’s Kung Fu demo teams perform at Parrot Jungle Island’s Trick or Beak Halloween celebration. The Lion Dance, Matrix, Sai and Fan Teams performed. Also performing for the first time was the Kill Bill Pak Mai skit. This was the second time this year that Anta’s Demo Team is invited to Parrot Jungle Island.
30 John Casablanca ‘s Woman’s Interactive Expo: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense participated in the Woman’s Expo with Lion Dance, Pilates and F.I.G.H.T. demonstrations.
26 Eugenia B. Thomas Red Ribbon Week: For the third year Anta’s Demo Team performs at Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary School’s Red Ribbon Week. Mr. Anta talks to the students about the dangers of drugs and has students take a pledge to live drug free.
24 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Kung Fu Pupils Kick Record, Help Charity. Article on Anta’s Kick-A-Thon and new world’s kicking record.
18 Black Belt Promotions: Congratulations to Julio D. Anta 14 years old on his promotion to Junior Black Belt Second Level. Julio who is a Jr. assistant instructor has been studying martial arts since he was 4 years old.
16 4 th Annual Project Action Kick-A-Thon: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense students help break the world’s kicking record that they set last year. A proclamation from the State of Florida was presented to the school. Performing in this event were the Doral Middle Dancers for the third year, Doral Middle Cheerleaders, Lion Dance, Matrix, Little Ninjas, Fan, Sai, Arnis and Haganah F.I.G.H.T. teams. Special guest were Soap Opera star Roberto Escobar, Jeanette Rodriguez representing County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Doral City Council member Rob Van Name, Arlene Martinez Doral Middle School, Angela Simmons Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary, Morgan Levy and Linda Scott West Dade Federation and Felipe Madrigal Doral Airport West Chamber of Commerce .
10 Miami Herald Neighbors: Doral Host Annual Kick-A-Thon.
27-Oct 17 Doral Tribune Front Page: Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Anta being awarded a Proclamation from Miami Dade County on National Martial Arts Day on the front page of the Doral Tribune. The headline said “Celebrate National Martial Arts Day.”
26 Miami Herald Neighbors: Doral Middle, Anta’s Gang Up on Bullying. This article was on Mr. Anta teaching self defense and how to defeat a bully non-violently to all PE classes.
15 Tai Chi Workshop: Sergio Bentancourt of Yan Gai Fai’s Chen Tai Chi School of Hollywood conducts a free community service Tai Chi seminar at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
9 Miami Herald Neighbors: Tai Chi Expert to Head Workshop Wednesday. Article on Tai Chi workshop at Anta’s.
31 Doral Middle School: Mr. Anta was PE coach for the day. He taught Haganah F.I.G.H.T. (Israeli Hand to Hand Combat), Hung Gar Kung Fu (reality based street defense) and Bully Busters (non-violent conflict resolution).
16 Channel 41 America TeVe News: Anta’s Haganah, Israeli street defense workshop was featured on Channel 41 America TeVe News.
12 Haganah F.I.G.H.T Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducts a free community service Haganah F.I.G.H.T. self defense class for adults only. Hand to hand combat, gun, knife defense was covered.
27 Jewish Journal Miami Dade Cover Story: Fighting Tactics, Local Instructor to teach Israeli Self-Defense System. Photo of Mr. Anta and Mr. Elie demonstrating Haganah F.I.G.H.T. on the front page.
20 Training in NY: Mr. and Mrs. Anta arrive in New York City. Elena Anta trains at the top Pilates Studios Dragos and The New York Pilates Studio.
14 Authorized F.I.G.H.T. Training Center: Mr. Anta and Mr. Elie are certified in the Israeli Commando Martial Arts Style of Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is the First Authorized Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Training Center in Miami Dade County.
14 Kung Fu Camp: Anta’s Kung Fu Summer Camp starts.
4 Parrot Jungle Island : Anta’s Kung Fu and Lion Dance Team performs a demonstration at Parrot Jungle Island.
2 Ciuda Doral: Article on Anta’s National Steal Proof Masters Day.
Kettlebell Certification: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense hosted the first Kettlebell certification in South Florida. Mr. Anta is certified by Kettlebell Concepts.
25 End of Year Demo Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary After School: Students from EBT After School Martial Arts, Lion Dance Team, All Girls Fan Team and the Matrix Team perform
24-June 13 Doral Tribune: Kung Fu Fitness Kickboxing student Gerardo Larrea is featured in Positive People in Doral. Gerardo lost 40 pounds and has kept it of for almost 4 years training at our school.
23 Miami Herald: Photo of Kung Fu students, Ms Verson Principle of EBT and Mr. Anta at EBT’s Teachers Appreciation Day comes out in the Neighbors Education section.
22 National Steal-Proof Masters Challenge: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is part of the National Steal-Proof Master Challenge teaching children and adult’s child safety through the award winning movie the Journey of the Steal-Proof Master. Julio D. Anta’s Rock Band Spit from the Doral Middle School and Anta’s Next Generation Kung Fu Team performed.
20-26 Miami New Times: Article on National Steal Proof Master Challenge, Tough Love Children Learn to kick Butt.
20 Career Day EBT: Mr. Anta and Kung Fu students perform at Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary Career Day.
16, 17, 20 Metro Life Worship Center : Mr. Anta’s video testimony is played at Metro Life Worship Center . Mr. Anta talks about how writing his vision (Habakuk 2:2-3) has lead to his continual success and the success of his martial arts school.
14 Southern Command Demonstration: Anta’s Lion Dance Team and Kung Fu team perform for at the highly secured United States Southern Command for Asian Pacific Day. All participants were honored by the Chief of Staff with a Southern Command Chief of Staff commemorative coin.
5 EBT Teachers Appreciation Demonstration: The Lion Dance and Demo Team members that attend Eugenia B. Thomas performed for their school teachers at Teachers Appreciation Day.
30 MAIA Martial Arts Super Show: Mr. Anta and Julio D. Anta attend martial arts conference and K-1 in Las Vegas from April 30 to May 2.
16 America TeVe Guia Latina : Anta’s Lil’ Dragon class and Staff Team is featured on America TeVe’s Guia Latina TV show.
7 Univision’s Despierta America : Paola Gutteirez who in 1999 featured the Anta family’s children and women reality based self defense return to film a segment on martial arts in the movies. Numerous children were interviewed. The All Girl’s Fan Demo Team, Matrix Team, Staff Team, Mr. Anta demonstrating the double swords and Julio D. Anta teaching her the Katana are featured in this Spanish international TV show.
Doral Tribune 4-12 to 5-2: Julio D. Anta is featured in the Doral Tribune’s Positive People in Doral. Dr. C. Sanford’s weight loss seminars at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is also featured in the Doral Tribune.
29 Spring Break Kung Fu Camp
26 America TeVe: America TV Ch 41 News featured Anta’s Kung Fu Child Development program and All Girls Fan Demo Team, Matrix Team and Combat Arnis.
20 Weight Loss Support Group: By Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Craig Sanford
Tae Kwon Do Times: Article Kicking Record Broken, Photo of the Matrix Team and photo of Mr. Anta, Mr. Torre, Dr. Cespedes and Mr. Alfonso
3 Perrine Elementary: Mr. Anta conducts child safety seminar for PTA
24 & 26 Community Service Reality Based Street Defense Seminar for Teen/Adults
19 Miami Herald: ½ page article Martial Arts Center Holds Defense Class
19 Channel 10 News: Better Bodies with Jen Herrera Mr. and Mrs. Anta take Jen Herrera through an adrenaline response encounter with the Red Man body armored suit
18 Channel 10 News: Better Bodies with Jen Herrera Mr. and Mrs. Anta featured in a non physical reality based street defense segment
17 Channel 10 News: Better Bodies with Jen Herrera Mr. Anta takes Jen through a Kung Fu workout
12 mun2 Fuzion: Matrix Team, Mr. Anta, Mr. Torre, Dr. Cespedes, Mr. Elie and Julio D. Anta demonstrate Asian weapons.
8 Miami Herald: Sunday Profile Teacher Molds Warriors with Tradition, Disciple. Full page, photo of Dr. Cespedes and Jon Paul Anta
5 CBS 4 News: Aired live from Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense a segment on Child Abduction Safety with Shomari Stone.
Miami Family magazine: SuperFit Kidz article
27 Channel 7 News: Mr. and Mrs. Anta featured in What Would You Do with Charles Perez on date rape. It replayed on Jan 28. Covered by the Planet.
24 Promotion: Special guest Yan Gaofei world renowned Internal Martial Arts Instructor brings Mr. Anta his World Taoist League banner.
22 Miami Herald: 1/2 page article SuperFit Kidz Fighting Childhood Obesity
19 Doral Tribune: Doral Instructor Inducted Into Martial Arts Hall of Fame
5 SuperFit Kidz body transformation challenge for kids begins
1 Jujutsu class featured in Living It Up with Jackie Johnson Ch 7 News: It replayed on January 2. Covered by the Doral Planet.
Martial Arts Professionals: MAPRO magazine publisher John Graden’s column Letter from the Publisher entitled A Real Life Success Story gives it’s readers a sneak preview of a chapter written by Julio Anta on Graden’s 4th edition of the best selling book How to Open and Operate a Successful Martial Arts School.
Jan/Feb Planet@Florida: 2 Articles Semana De La Cinta Roja En El Colegio Eugenia B. Thomas, Jackie Johnson Y El Ultimo Samurai.
29 Pilates training in New York : Elena Anta trains with Master Pilates Instructor and Ramona Kryzanowska’s disciple Stephanie Beatty at Power Pilates in New York City .
28 Miami Herald article: Karate Instructor Earns State Honor is written on Mr. Anta’s induction in the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Instructor of the Year
26 Doral Tribune article: Christmas at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
|Julio Anta with Jackie Johnson|
12 6th Annual Christmas Party/Demo/Awards Ceremony: Special Guest Rob Van Name City Council, Bill Watts community leader, Adam Shaffer Doral Tribune and Arlene Martinez Doral Middle School . Student of the Year John Arenas, Best Forms Aaron Jones, Most Helpful Matias Margarinos and Most improved Caleb Ramsaroop. Awards for School Championships were also given.
8 Doral Tribune article: Jose Gonzales (Kung Fu student) Un Heroe Entre Nosotros
6 Instructor of the Year: Mr. Anta was inducted in Kissimmee Florida into the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Instructor of the Year
NAPMA State director: Mr. Anta is appointed as the NAPMA NSSN faculty member for Florida . This is a 2 year term as director for NAPMA the world’s largest martial arts organization.
27 Day After Thanksgiving Kung Fu Camp
15 Univision’s International TV Show Control: Featured Anta’s Lion Dance Team Covered by the Doral Planet
13 ECA World Fitness Conference Miami Beach: Mr. Anta assisted NAPMA’s Kathy Marlor in an EZ Defense class
6 Career Day Doral Middle School
NAPMA’s Kickin Newsletter: Mr. Anta and Jon Paul Anta on front cover
31 Doral’s Halloween Festival: Metro Life Worship Center demonstration
30 Halloween Party at Anta’s: Over 200 participants in costume competition
29-30 Eugenia B. Thomas Red Ribbon Week: 2nd Year we conduct and perform in EBT’s Red Ribbon Week. Covered by the Doral Planet.
26 Doral Tribune: Front page and article Kick-A-Thon/World Kicking Record
23 Miami Herald: Front page and article Kick-A-Thon/World Kicking Record
18 National Martial Arts Day/Project Action Kick-A-Thon: Broke Worlds Kicking Record. The event was sponsored by Majic 102.7 Oldies Radio. Special guest were Uncle Wing Mr. Anta’s Tai Chi instructor, Robert Van Name City Council, Pastor Steve Alessi Metro life Worship Center , Bill Watts WDF/community leader, Jackeline Alers Doral Airport West Chamber of Commerce, Felipe Madrigal YMCA and Pepe the Parrot, Parrot Jungle Island . Officer Anthony Callen of the Miami Beach Police finger printed all children in attendance. Miami Dade Police brought the simulated Helicopter for the 3rd year in a row. Doral Middle School Dancers performed for the 2nd year. Also playing was Julio D. Anta’s Rock Band Overdrive. There were also demonstrations of numerous martial arts disciplines that are taught at Anta’s Kung Fu, Arnis, Wrestling, Sambo and Jujutsu.
16 Miami Herald: Article announcing Kick-A-Thon
2 Miami Herald: Jujitsu Class Rejected. Mr. Anta was quoted in the Herald
EBT’s Martial Arts Program: 3rd year that Anta’s Kung Fu has conducted Eugenia B. Thomas Martial Arts Child Development program
25 Kickin’ Kids After School Program: Began after school program picking up students from all Doral school’s.
22, 23, 24 NAPMA World Martial Arts Conference: In his 3rd year Mr. Anta contacts 2 classes at worlds largest martial arts conference and trade show.
9 Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum: Kung Fu students and parents go to Japanese festival in Palm Beach
3 Miami Herald: Martial Arts School
Martial Arts Professionals: National Event Helps Children is an article about Project Action. It has a section on Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense successful Kick-A-Thon 2002 and on the proclamation given to them by County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
22 Control TV Show: Filmed segment on Chinese Lion Dance for Control
12 Doral Summer Kids Festival: Anta’s Demo Team performed at the Winn Dixie Market Place in Doral sponsored by the Doral Planet. Candidates for the first elections of the new city of Doral are present.
10 Miami Herald: Article announcing Doral’s summer Kids Festival
4 4th of July Parade and Festival: Students and parents walked in the parade. Demo Team performed at the festival
Doral Planet: Numerous articles on our school: Anta Teaches Self defense to Doral Middle School PE Class, Doral Candidates Together for the First Time at Anta’s Community Event, Eugenia B. Thomas Career Day and Anta’s Inner-School Kung Fu Tournament
28 Kids Safety Seminar: Special guest County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz. Most candidates for Doral Mayor and city council for the first time together are at the children’s seminar.
22 Miami Herald: Article announcing Kids safety Seminar
16 Summer Camp: First day of a 2 weeks Kung Fu Summer Camp
14 Terminal Situation Seminar: Mario Perez, Mr. Anta’s instructor conducts for the first time ever a reality based street defense seminar at our school. Perez was the first non-Chinese promoted the Master in Hung Gar Kung Fu.
11 Radio Talk Show: Mr. Anta was a guest in Cuenta Conmigo Radio Show
7 Inner School Kung Fu Tournament
Inside Kung Fu: Article on 2002 Kick-A-Thon and Miami Dade County Proclamation
15 Career Day: Mr. Anta was a speaker at Career Day at Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary
Doral Tribune: Elena Anta was in the front page of the Doral Tribune as a Positive Person in Doral
Doral Planet: We were featured in numerous articles: Doral Middle School Bazaar, Doral dream makers on TVC, Ryder Charter School’s Festival of Nations, Anta’s Fitness and Self defense Christmas Party and Awards, County Commissioner to Help Break Ground for New Recreation Facilities at Doral Park and Point Results for March Tournaments
19 Easter Egg Hunt: Easter Egg Hunt for our students divided by age
14 Cuenta Conmigo TV Show: Filmed a pilot TV Show Cuenta Con Migo
24 Doral Middle School EZ Defense: Mr. Anta was P.E. Coach for the day. He taught EZ Defense (Reality Based Street Defense) to all Doral Middle School’s P.E. classes
15 Inner-School Kung Fu Tournament
8 Wrestling: Julio D. Anta in his 1st year wrestling for the Doral Middle School places 3rd in the district. He is later given the school’s Most Improved Wrestler
Tae Kwon Do Times: Mr. and Mrs. Anta come out in an article and photo with County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz getting Proclamation on National Martial Arts Day
22 Ryder Charter School: Kung Fu and Lion Dance Demonstration at Festival in Ryder Charter School
21 Relay for Life: Lion Dance Team lead the Relay for Life and the Demo team performed
15 Doral Park: Tennis Courts inauguration Lion Dance and Demo Team perform
Martial Arts Professional: “1St Annual National Martial Arts Day is a Great Success” Photo of Julio and Elena Anta getting Proclamation from Miami Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
13 Una Hora Con Tigo: Julio, Jon Paul and Elena Anta were guest at TVC’s live TV show Una hora Contigo. Maria Regina interviewed them on Pilates, children and women self defense.
Doral Planet: “Kick-A-Thon at Anta’s School” A two page article on the kick-a-thon and grand opening of our new location.
4th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony:
Christmas Break Kung Fu Camp
14 Miami Herald Neighbors: “ Money raised for charity at dedication of center.” Article on the grand opening of new location and kick-a-thon for the Project Action Foundation on National Martial Arts Day.
Doral Planet: “ Eugenia B. Thomas Red Ribbon Week” Article on Mr. Anta’s demonstration for Red ribbon Week.
Cambio Latino: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense: Escuela De Defensa Para Adultos Y Ninos. Spanish Magazine article on the grand opening of new location and kick-a-thon.
Tae Kwon Do Times: Mr. Anta and Doctor Terence Webster Doyle Bully Buster seminar at our school was featured in Tae Kwon Do Times magazine
26 Doral Tribune Cover Story: Front page and article Kick-A-Thon/World Kicking Record
23 Miami Herald Neighbors Cover Story: Front page and article Kick-A-Thon/World Kicking Record
19 Grand Opening on National Martial Arts Day: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense holds Grand Opening Ceremony of its new location on the first National Martial Arts Day. They also hold a Kick-A-Thon for Project Action and help break a world’s kicking record. Miami Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz presents a National Martial Arts Day Proclamation to Julio and Elena Anta. Pepe Diaz, Doral council members Juan Carlos Bermudez (later becomes Doral’s first Mayor), Pete Cabrera, Rob Van Name, former council member Bill Watts and Chamber of Commerce president Felipe Madrigal perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.
16 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article announcing Kick-A-Thon
2 Miami Herald Neighbors: Jujitsu Class Rejected. Mr. Anta was quoted in the Herald.
En Forma Magazine: “Las Misses Y Modelos Ahora se Podran Defender” article on women’s self defense course for models at Alicia Faccio Academy.
5 Telemundo’s Noticiero 51: Ana Bencomo of Telemundo News on Channel 51 covers the Models Self Defense class at Alicia Faccio Modeling by Mr. and Mrs. Anta.
Black Belt Magazine: “Martial Artist Support Families of Terrorist Victims” article on Anta’s Kung Fu, Project Action Kick-A-Thon.
Sept/Oct Doral Planet: “EZ Defense for Models” article on Anta’s Self Defense program for models.
Univision’s Primer Impacto: Univision’s International TV show Primer Impacto films Anta’s Model’s Self Defense Course at Alicia Faccio Modeling .
Martial Arts Professionals Magazine: Photo of Jon-Paul and Mr. Anta in article “3 Questions Answered”
Last Week of Sept. Open Storefront School: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense state of the arts training center opens at 10721 NW 58 St. in Doral.
3 Miami Herald: Martial Arts School Owner, Safety Agency Forms Ties. Article about Mr. Anta’s certification from the National Security Alliance Kids Safe Network
25 Miami Herald Neighbors Cover Story: Modeling School Self Defense Class Packs a Punch. Front page article on self defense class for models.
Inside Kung Fu Magazine: Proclamation Honors National Martial Arts Day, article on Anta’s National Martial Arts Day Celebration and kick-a-thon.
Martial Arts Professionals: National Event Helps Children is an article about Project Action. It has a section on Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense successful Kick-A-Thon 2002 and on the proclamation given to them by County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
Modeling Agency Self Defense: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense start 8 week women self defense program at Alicia Faccio Modeling and Etiquette Academy.
4 1st Annual Doral Parade: Anta’s Lion Dance Team and Demo Team performed in the Doral parade.
11 Miami Herald’s Neighbors Cover Story: Anta’s Lion Dance team was on the front cover of the Miami Herald’s Neighbors (North West) as we participated in the 1 st Annual Doral 4 th of July Parade. They entitled it Enter the Dragon.
Child Safety Certified: Julio Anta is certified National Security Alliance Kids Safe Network as an agent.
NAPMA World Conference: Julio Anta is a speaker
10 Bully Buster Workshop: Dr. Terrance Webster Doyle creator of Martial Arts for Peace Bully Buster program and award winning author of numerous books presented a anti-bullying seminar and book signing at Anta’s fitness and Self Defense.
Doral Planet: “Kung Fu Master Visits Doral” Grand Master Chung’s visit to Miami.
18 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Martial Arts Program Touts Acts of Kindness” article on Anta’s Kung Fu Random Acts of Kindness.
18 UMTV News Vision: Anta’s Bully Buster Program was featured on University of Miami TV.
24 Doral Tribune: “Legendary Kung Fu Master Visits Doral” covering Grand Master Chung’s visit to Miami.
18 UMTV News Vision: Anta’s Bully Buster Program was featured on University of Miami TV.
Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine: “Helping Children and 9-11 Families” article on Anta’s Kick-A-Thon
20 Doral Tribune: “A Holiday Family Fun Festival at Marketplace” Anta’s Kung Fu and Lion Dance Team performed at Winn Dixie Festival.
Doral Planet: “Winn Dixie Family Fun Festival” The Doral Planet covers Anta’s demo at Winn Dixie.
Doral Planet: “Kung Fu Student Promoted to Jr. Black Belt” article on 11 year old Julio D. Anta’s promotion to Jr. Black Belt.
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Moves to New Location: Anta’s moves from the Doral Park Country Clubs Pavilion to Tumble Bees Gymnastic Studios.
NAPMA Ad: Mr. Anta is featured in NAPMA’s National flyer “Fitness, Fun and Self Defense.
Doral Planet: “Kung Fu Student Promoted to Jr. Black Belt” article on 11 year old Julio D. Anta’s promotion to Jr. Black Belt.
12 River City Gazette: Photo of Anta’s Kung Fu demo team at the Doral Academy Bazaar.
19 Doral Tribune: Photo of instructor Hector Arcia and article on Anta’s Kung Fu at Doral Academy in Dr Lori’s Column in the Doral Tribune.
27 Doral Middle School: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense had a booth and did a demonstration at Doral Middle School’s Family Day.
Doral Academy Inauguration: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Doral Academy Elementary School’s inaugration.
1 Miami Herald Neighbors: Photo of our kung fu demonstration in an article for Doral Academy’s inauguration.
1 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article announcing Anta’s E-Z Defense workshop at All Star Fitness in Doral.
1 River City Gazette: Article announcing Anta’s E-Z Defense workshop at All Star Fitness in Doral.
10 All Star Fitness: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducts EZ-Defense personal protection workshop at All Star Fitness in Doral.
12 Miami Herald’s Neighbors: Article announcing Doral Pride Day and Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team.
14 Doral Park Country Club: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Easter Festival at the Doral Park Country Club.
16 Doral Tribune: article on All Star Fitness self defense workshop “EZ Defense for Personal Protection.”
16: Doral Tribune: Article on the upcoming Doral Pride Day featuring Anta’s Kung Fu.
21 Doral Pride Day: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Doral Pride Day.
29 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article on Doral Pride Day. Julio and Elena Anta were both interviewed.
7 Doral Tribune: Article on Doral Pride Day, Anta’s Kung Fu featured.
11 Career Day: Anta Kung Fu at Doral Academy’s Career Day
12 Florida Gold Coast Martial Arts Tournament
16 Univision News: Anta’s Kung fu class was featured on Univision Evening News Channel 23 by Mario Vallejo in a segment on reality based self defense “En Defense Propia”
1 Doral Academy Aftercare Show: Anta’s Kung Fu demonstration at Doral Academy Aftercare End of Year Show. Kung Fu Student of the Year: Melisa Lora, Most Improved: Alex Verdaguer and Tony Davilla.
2 Radio Show: Julio Anta is interviewed at Radio station 670 AM La Poderosa.
11 Doral Tribune: Article “Doral’s Karate Kid was Hero in NJ” on instructor Julio Anta and Jose Gonzalez kung fu and Fitness Kickboxing student with Down Syndrome.
15 Black Belt magazine: August issue article on Julio Anta presenting first Spanish workshop at the NAPMA World Conference.
15 Despierta America: Univision’s Despierta America came to Doral Academy to do a skit on stranger danger Jon Paul Anta came out in it.
16 Muchachitos.com magazine: Anta’s Kung Fu was featured.
18 Doral Park Country Club Tennis Camp: Julio anta taught classes at Doral Park Country Club’s Summer Tennis Camp.
5 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Kickboxer Opens Doors for Hispanics” article on Julio Anta teaching “7 Laws of Business without Selling Out” in Spanish at the NAPMA World Conference.
20 Jr Black Belt Promotion: Julio D. Anta who started studying kung fu at Wing Leung 1994, then at the Miami Kung Fu Center becomes our first Jr Black Belt of Anta’s Kung Fu.
28 NAPMA World Conference: Julio Anta is the first Spanish Language speaker at the NAPMA World conference in Clearwater Florida.
3 Venezuela Al Dia Magazine: Anta’s Kung Fu was featured in an article.
Martial Arts Professionals magazine: Photo of Julio, Elena Anta with NAPMA creator John Graden and other delagates from Latin America and Spain came out on MAPro magazine.
1 Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary School Martial Arts: Anta’s Kung Fu becomes the official Aftercare martial arts child development program of Doral’s new elementary school Eugenia B. Thomas.
14 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Martial Arts Center Plans Kick-A-Thon” article announcing Project Action Kick-A-Thon
18 River Cities Gazette: “American Pride Rally and Kick-A-Thon This Saturday” article announcing Project Action Kick-A-Thon
19 Street: “American Pride Rally and Kick-A-Thon” article announcing Project Action Kick-A-Thon
20 Anta’s American Pride Rally and Kick-A-Thon
25 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Martial Arts Fair Aids Terror Relief, makes Kids Kind” article on Project Action Kick-A-Thon
7 Doral Tribune: “Doral Kick-A-Thon and American Pride Rally Raises Funds” article on Anta’s Kick-A-Thon
10 Bully Busters Certified: Mr. Anta went to Deland Florida to train and get fully certified with Dr. Terrence Webester Doyle’s Martial Arts for Peace Bully Busters program. A few months later he finished all the requirements for certification.
17 Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary: Anta’s Kung Fu performs at EBT’s Walk-A-Thon.
NAPMA Martial Arts Flyer: Mr. Anta comes out in a flyer for NAPMA.
13 River City Gazette: Photo and article of Anta’s Kick-A-Thon
15 Winn Dixie Doral Family Day: Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Winn Dixie Market Place.
20 Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Student of the Year Aiyana Bompaya, Assistant Instructor Julio D. Anta, Most Improved Richardo Valencia, Most Improved Forms Jon Paul Anta, School Spirit Luis Augusto and Sabastian Rodriguez
Martial Arts Professional Magazine: “Two Worlds, Two Languages, One Goal” Julio Anta wrote an article for MAPro magazine on the 9-11 attack on our nation.
Doral Planet Magazine: “Anta’s Kick-A-Thon a Great Success”
10 Kung Fu at Everglades Elemiddle School: Anta’s Kung fu began the first martial arts program at Everglades.
22-28 The Miami Times: “African American and Cuban American Officers Join forces to Fight Sexual Assults.” Young women Facing the future Workshop.
24 Pokemon Night: Pokemon Kung Fu party.
25 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Seminar Discusses Violence.” Young Women Facing the Future workshop.
6 Young Women Facing the Future: Self Defense Workshop for Young Women Facing the Future at Days Inn.
9 Miami Herald Neighbors NW: Coverage of the Young Women Facing the Future Workshop. “25 Women, Girls Learn to Avoid Violence at Self Defense Seminar.”
9 Miami Herald Neighbors West: Article on our kids kung fu fitness class “ Kardio Class Helps Kids Kick Away Calories.”
11 Kids Village: Kung Fu Demonstration at Kids Village in Doral. We started teaching kids kung fu at Kids Village.
16 Miami Herald Neighbors West: “Self Defense Seminar Set.” Everglades Elemiddle School’s First Child Safety Family Protection Seminar.
20 Everglades Elemiddle School: First Child Safty/Family Protection Seminar.
25 River City Gazette: John I. Smith to host Safety/Abduction Seminar
1 Miami Herald Neighbors: Article announcing June 8, child safety demonstration at John I. Smith Elementary School.
8 Univision’s Al Amanecer: Came out live on Univision’s morning news program Al Amanecer speaking about child safety and the 2 up-coming workshops at John I. Smith Elementary and Casa De Alabanza Church.
8 John I. Smith Elementary: Children’s self defense and child safety workshop.
9 NAPMA Conference: Got martial arts instructor ACMA certification by the Cooper Institute at the NAPMA World Conference.
6-13: Casa De Alabanza Church: Kids Self Defense and Kung Fu demonstration.
Correctional Compass: The official newsletter of the Florida Department of Corrections. Profile on Officer Julio Anta’s martial arts and fitness programs.
10 Doral Tribune: “Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Training the Leaders of Tomorrow”
13 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Aerobics Group Certifies Anta.” ACMA martial arts instructor certification by the Copper Institute.
16-20 Camp Courtney Youth Group: Did self defense and Fitness Kickboxing class at Camp Courtney, Four Square Church, Christian Youth Group Retreat in North Carolina.
21 El Semanal: Front page article “Para Defenderse de Violencia”
The Trumpeter Magazine: Julio Anta wrote article on Gangs for The Trumpeter Christian Magazine.
4 Hung Gar Grand Master Visit: Grand Master Bill Chung visits Miami.
27 Doral Academy Demo: Doral Academy orientation and kung fu demonstration.
28 Doral Academy: Anta’s Child Development official After Care program and Anta’s Kung Fu official martial arts program at Doral Academy.
8 TBN: Julio Anta was a guest on TBN’s Joy in our Town. He spoke on how parents can recognize gangs and gangs signs.
14 Dept of Corrections: Julio Anta retires after 10 years from SFRC (South Florida Department of Corrections) to become a full time martial arts/fitness professional.
15 TBN: Julio Anta comes out on TBN’s Joy in our Town talking about how the martial arts helps with teenage peer pressure.
15 Millennium Warrior Tournament: Open Martial Arts Tournament Jon Paul Anta now 5 years old continues winning streak in sparring. Julio D. Anta also wins first in sparring.
24 Miami Herald Neighbors: Doral’s Halloween Festival at Metro Life Worship Center demonstration by Anta’s Kung Fu.
31 Metro Life Worship Center: Kung Fu demonstration at Metro Life for Halloween.
Doral Tribune: Photo of Jon Paul Anta with trophy. Article congratulating Jon Paul for being undefeated in Open Martial Arts tournaments.
13 Miami Herald Neighbors: “Doral Bazaar Slated Saturday” Anta’s Next Generation Demo Team will be performing.
16 Doral Academy Bazaar: Kung Fu Demo at Doral Academy’s Bazaar.
20 3rd Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony:
River City Gazette: “Doral Academy to hold 1 st Annual Bazaar Dec.16.” Anta’s Next Generation Kung Fu Demo Team will be performing.
NAPMA’s Black Belt Club Newsletter: Mr. Anta’s photo featured in Black Belt Clubs Newsletter front page.
10 Miami Herald Neighbors: Our first article in a major newspaper “Martial Artist wants Families to get Black Belt in Street Smarts.”
13 Child Safety Workshop: Child safety and finger printing at New Life Assemblies of God in Miami Springs.
28 Univision’s Despierta America: The Anta family appears for the first time on a TV show. They demonstrated reality based street defense and child safety on the International TV show Despierta America.
30 Training with Billy Blanks: Julio and Elena Anta trained with Tae Bo originator Billy Blanks at the Eden Rock Hotel in Miami Beach.
6 Crime Safety Seminar: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense conducts a Crime Safety Workshop at GADELA Four Square Church in Miami.
13 Bally’s: Julio Anta started teaching Fitness Kickboxing at Bally’s Health Club.
17 River City Festival: Anta’s Demo Team performs Kung Fu/Crime Awareness demonstration at the Miami Springs River City Festival at Kids World Stage. Our Fitness Kickboxing Team consisting of Julio Anta, Elena Anta, Peter Anta and Joe Chao performed at the Main Stage.
1 Bushido Friendship Tournament: Everyone placed. Joey Alcala won first place in sparring and in forms and “Most Spirited Award.” Mr. Anta performed Hung Gar’s Taming the Tiger Form.
23 Doral Park Country Club Summer Tennis Camp: Mr. Anta teaches self defense classes at the Tennis summer Camp.
30 Pokemon Day: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Pokemon Day, Parents Night Out
15 Miami Herald Neighbors Sunday Profile: Article on our fitness kickboxing class “Instructor Kick-Starts the Champion With In.”
25 Back to School Tournament: All of our students placed. Julio D. Anta won 1 st place in sparring and weapons. 4 year old Jon Paul Anta competed in his first competition. There was no one his age sparring. He did a demonstration sparring match. Mr. Anta demonstrated multiple attack self defense.
Sun Sentinel: Julio Anta featured in Fitness Profile “ Discipline Kicks.”
24: Imperial Martial Arts Open Tournament: Jon Paul Anta 1 st in sparring, Camille Spencer 1 st forms 3rd sparring, Jacob Bain 2 nd forms, 3 rd sparring, Julio D. Anta 3rd forms and sparring Eddie Mora 3rd sparring.
30: Metro Life Worship Center Halloween Festival: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense did a Kung Fu and Self Defense demonstration with Chinese Drums and a Fitness Kickboxing demonstration. The event was at Doral Park.
Doral Tribune: Julio Anta begins writing a fitness and self defense column for the Doral’s first newspaper the Doral Tribune “Keeping your Guard up this Halloween.”
Doral Tribune: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is featured in the Doral Tribune in an article entitled “Get a Kick Out of Life at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.”
2nd Annual Christmas Party: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony at the Doral Park Country club Pavillion.The highlite of the demonstration was Julio D. Anta performed a staff demonstration dressed as Ash of Pokemon with the Pokemon music. Awards were given to MVP (most valuable parents) Cary and Paco Mora, Assistant Instructor Lonnie Bain, Fighting Spirit Jon-Paul Anta and Joey Alcala, Flying Tiger Award (Flying Kicks) Julio D. Anta, Team Spirit Kenny Grohowski, Most Improved Student Juan Perrone, Black Belt Excellence Juan Perrone, Fitness Kickboxing Mari Lourdes Cabrera and Maria Bemby, Dedication and Effort Jacob Bain, Eddie Mora, Tabitha Spencer and Camille Spencer.
24 River City Gazette: Photo and small article Child Safety seminar
5 Extreme Scout Show: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense and Cub Scout Pack 552 conducted a Child Protection and Predator Awareness Seminar at Pro-Player Stadium. They did self defense demonstrations and thumb printed children.
December 1998/Jan 1999 The Florida Corrections Review: Florida Corrections PBA News article on how Julio Anta lead the DOC and connected with Doral official to help defeat a Predators Prison in Doral.
First Annual Christmas Party and Demonstration
12 Child Safety and Protection Seminar: Anta’s Kung Fu and Cub Scout Pack 552 present a Child Safety Workshop at John I Smith Elementary. Cub Scouts and Kung Fu students demonstrate through skits, lectures and physical street defense how to survive a child abduction and child safety.
21 Privatization of State Prison Defeated: Julio Anta became the liaison between Doral’s West Dade Home Owners Association, Corrections Officers and the PBA to defeat the privatization of South Florida Reception Centers South Unit to become a sexual predator camp and half way house. All local TV stations, Miami Herald and River City Gazette covered this event.
PBA Award: Julio Anta is given the PBA Community Service award for his work in keeping a private sexual offenders prison from opening in Doral.
River City Gazette: announcement on workshop “John I. Smith to Hold Safety and Protection Seminar.
8 Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is established: Hung Gar Kung Fu Black Sash Julio Anta starts teaching Kung Fu for Kids at Doral Park Country Club’s Pavilion. Anta who is a certified Kardio Karate starts teaching adults cardio kickboxing.
19 Family Protection Seminar: Julio Anta in conjunction with Cub Scout Pack 552 conducts a Crime Prevention, Family Safety, Self Defense Seminar at John I Smith Elementary.
14 River City Gazette: Cub Scout Pack 552 to Hold Personal Protection Seminar.
20 Lion of Judah Self Defense Workshop: Julio Anta does a self defense workshop at Lion of Judah.
Don’t miss Julio Anta’s column in the Planet magazine and the Doral Tribune newspaper. Call today at 305 599-3649 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free introductory class.