• 1998, Pioneered/founded first worldwide recognized WKSA School in Italy 
  • 1999, WKSA Instructor of the Year (U.S. military bases) 
  • 2000, "Grand champion" in the United Kingdom KSW Championships and the KSW World Championship
    Tournament held in Houston, Texas.

  • 2002, two time silver medalist in the WKSA Championship Tournament held in Korea. 
  • 2004, two time gold medalist in the European KSW Championship Tournament held in the U.K.
  • Promoted over 80 students to the Black Belt level (8 to 71 years old and the first 11 Italian nationals recognized by the WKSA). Some students maintain schools in Japan, Italy, Germany and in the U.S.
Amado Garcia retired as a Master Sergeant after 24 years of active duty in  the US Air Force, he served from Sept 1989 to Sept 2013. He started training in the martial arts in 1992.  In 1993, while stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany he began training in the World Kuk Sool Association (WKSA).  Amado received his 5th Dan certificate in 2013, usually a 21-year accomplishment. 

Pyung Kwang Jahng Nim (5th Degree Black Belt)


  • Instructor's Training Certificate, 1995
    Authorized to issue worldwide-recognized rank through the WKSA

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         and Chief Instructor, Amado Garcia

Teaching Experience:


  • Instructor (4 yrs and older), Aviano AB, Italy in 1994
  • Chief instructor, USAFE KSW Schools at Ramstein AB and Spangdahlem AB, Germany, Incirlik AB, Turkey and Aviano AB, Italy in 1996
  • Italian Local National Instructor, WKSA Italy in 1998
  • Adult Instructor, Kunsan AB, ROK in 2003
  • Instructor at Balad AB, Iraq in 2005 and 2007
  • Certified instructor for Florida since 2008