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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/

2013 Year in Review
December 2013
3 Telemundo’s Accesso Total: Mr. Anta and Mr Arcia were guest in Accesso Total for the release of The Wolvarine DVD. Mr Anta taught host Abel Hernadez the mixed martial arts of The Wolverine.
7  Royce Gracie Seminar: Julio Anta trains with the first UFC Champion and man that changed the martial arts Royce Gracie at Valenti Brothers Jiu Jitsu.
13 16th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Anta’s Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony was hosted at John I. Smith Elementary Auditorium. We had all of our martial arts program give demonstrations. We 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 Enzo Santoro.
November 2013
2 Doral Play Day: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense did kung fu and Muay Thai demonstrations and classes at Doral Meadows Park for the annual Doral Play Day.
9-10 Burn with Kearns MMA Fighter Fit: Coach Kevin Kearns who has trained 15 UFC fighters conducted an MMA Fighter Fit certification at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense. Mr. Anta was certified as a level 3 instructor. Mrs Anta, Mr Arcia and Mr Chao were certified as level 2 instructors.
16 UFC Party: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense and Allout Fight Shop sponsored a UFC Party at Carolina Ale House in Doral.
18 Wolverine Interview: Mr Anta was interview by numerous newspapers on the martial arts of the Wolverine movie.
22 America TeVe’s Arrebatados: Mr Anta and Anta’s Kids Demo Team were guest on Arrebatados doing a Wolverine demonstration for the release of The Wolverine DVD.
October 2013
5 Joint Mobility Workshop: Eric Guttman does a joint mobility workshop at Anta’s.
27: Telemundo’s Enfoque: The Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying was featured on Enfoque. Host Jose Diaz Balart interviewed Mr Anta and students did anti-bullying skids and techniques.
September 2013
6 Anti-Bullying Workshop: The Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying Workshop for kids, adults and parents.
7 Krav Maga Workshop: Krav Maga knife defense workshop by Commando Krav Maga instructor Eric Guttman at Anta’s.
10 Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia: Anta’s Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying program was featured on Un Nuevo Dia.
19 Miami Springs Middle School Open House: Mr Arcia was a presenter at Miami Springs Middle School Open House representing Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
20 Radio Caracol: Mr Anta was interviewed on women’s self defense for Radio Caracol.
August 2013
1 MEGA TV’s El Show de Fernando Hidalgo: Anta’s Krav Maga does a women’s self defense demonstration at El Show de Fernando Hidalgo.
10 Demonstration at Orthonow: Anta’s Demo Team performed at Orthonow in Doral.
10 Demonstration at Allout Fight Shop: Anta’s Demo Team performed kung fu, kids self defense and Krav Maga demonstrations at Allout Fight Shop in Doral.
19 La Nueva 98 Radio Station: Julio Anta was interviewed on child safety, anti-abduction and stranger danger on La Nueva 98 Radio Station.
July 2013
2 CBS Chanel 4 News: Anta’s Krav Maga class was featured on CBS News on women's self defense.
9 Univision El Gordo y La Flaca: Julio Anta trains actress Maria Elisa Camargo in MMA at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense on El Gordo y La Flaca.
14 El Diario Las America: Dario Las America newspaper does a special on the City of Doral. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is featured for being in Doral for over 15 years.
26 Fusion DNA: New TV station Fusion films at Anta’s a segment on women self defense and fighting with high heels.
June 2013
2 Military JKD SPECS Kali: Julio Anta and Jon-Paul Anta are certified in the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association’s Military JKD SPECS Kali in Boca Raton, Fl.
8 Miami Pro Am Urban Arts: Anta’s Kung Fu Kids demo team performs at the Miami Pro Am Urban Arts. Mr Anta was given an award.
12 Univision News: Julio Anta interviewed on Univision News on Stranger Danger
12 Unimas News: Mr Anta interviewed on Unimas News on Stranger Danger
21 Child Safety Workshop: Steal Proof Master Movie and Child Safety Workshop at Anta’s
22 Beach Party: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Beach Party
May 2013
1 Doral Middle School Career Day: Mr Arcia of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was a presenter at Doral Middle School Career Day
9 Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia: Julio Anta trains host Gaby Villanueva and singer Kelia Ponce in Muay Thai Kickboxing
9-11 Tran’s Muay Thai Certification: Mr Anta training in Colorado and get certified as a level 3 Tran’s Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor. He is awarded the title of Kru.
13 Univision’s Despierta America: Julio Anta is interviewed and trains kids on anti-abduction for  Despierta America.
17 Dr Rolando Espinosa Career Day: Mr Arcia represents Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense at Dr Rolando Espinosa Career Day.
17 Anta’s 15 Year Anniversary Party: Demonstrations, slide show and former students gave testimonial at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense 15 Year Anniversary Party.
21 Ernesto R Gram Career Day: Mr Arcia represents Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense at Ernesto R Gram Career Day.
March 2013
2 The Damini Project: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is part of a world wide FREE women’s self defense workshop
5 Mega TV El Show de Fernando Hildago: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense demonstrate women’s self defense at El Show de Fernando Hildago
13 Career Day at Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 School
19 Career Day at John I Smith K-8 School
26 GI Joe Movie Premier: Anta’s Krav Maga performed at theatre for the premier of GI Joe.
29 Mega TV El Show de Fernando Hildago: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense demonstrated Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do on El Show de Fernando Hildago.
CBS Miami Best Kettlebell Workout: CBS Miami voted Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense as the Best Kettlebell Workout in South Florida.
February 2013
4 Mega TV El Show de Fernando Hildago: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense does Chinese Lion Dance for Chinese New Years on El Show de Fernando Hildago.
7 Univision’s Despierta America: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is featured as a women’s self defense expert on Despierta America.
20 America TeVe Arrebatados: Mr and Mrs Anta spoke about the Demini Project Women’s Self Defense.
27 Tele Miami Consultas con Cordero: Julio Anta spoke about The Demini Project Women’s Self Defense
January 2013
9 Mega TV El Show de Fernando Hildalgo: Anta’s Muay Thai Demo Team performed on El Show de Fernando Hildalgo.
15 La Nueva 88.3 Radio Station: Mr Anta was interviewed on La Nueva 88.3 by Mirta Dellano on women self defense and situational awareness.
25 Parents Night Out: Parents Night Out Black OPS Military Games at Anta’s
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was awarded The Doral Award Program Best of Doral Martial Arts School 2013.
2012 Year in Review
December 2012
15  15 Annual Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony: Anta’s Christmas Party and Awards Ceremon. We had all of our martial arts program give demonstrations. We 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 Diego Ordonez
November 2012
3 Doral Play Day: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense did kung fu and Jeet Kune Do demonstrations and classes at Doral Meadows Park for the annual Doral Play Day.
9 Krav Maga Certification: Julio Anta got certified in Krav Maga Martial Arts in Orlando, FL, by Steven Del Castillo.
28 Mega TV El Show de Fernando Hildalgo: Anta’s Krav Maga did a Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense demonstration on El Show de Fernando Hildalgo.
October 2012
18 Telemundo’s Nitido: Julio Anta trained the musical group Sin Censura in Muay Thai Kickboxing on Nitido.
19-21 Action Strength Certification: Julio Anta was certified in the Jeet Kune Do’s Athletic Associations functional fitness program Action Strength.
26 Halloween Safety Workshop: Halloween Safety Workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
September 2012
4 Krav Maga Class: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense starts teaching Krav Maga.
28 Telefutura’s Quien Tiena La Razon: Julio and Elena Anta are guest on Quien Tiene la Razon demonstrating Women Self Defense of Krav Maga
MMA Bag Training DVD: Julio Anta is on of the featured instructors on Bud Jeffries MMA Bag Training video. Anta is training MMA, Kickboxing and Karate Champion Manny Reyes Jr.
August 2012
8 La Nueva 98 Radio Station: Mr Anta was interviewed on his anti-bullying program The Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying on La Nueva 98’s Buenos Dias Familia
14 Telemundo Un Nuevo Dia: Anta’s Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying program is featured on Un Nuevo Dia with host Adamarie Lopez.
15 Tele Miami Consultas con Cordero: Mr Anta and Mr Chao demonstrate Krav Maga gun defense on Consultas con Cordero.
25 Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense kicks off Mr. Anta’s new program Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying workshop. Anta’s Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying was given proclamations from Miami-Dade County from Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and from The City of Doral from Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.
July 2012
4 Telemundo’s Levantate: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense celebrates the 4th of July performing demonstrations in kung fu, Muay Thai and Anti-Bullying on Levantate.
9 Telemundo’s Levantate: Julio Anta trains female host of Telemundo’s Levantate to defeat the men in the Olympic games of Levantate.
June 2012
1 End of School Year Party: Star Wars End of School Year Party at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
26 C.O.R.E Krav Maga Certification: Julio Anta was certified in C.O.R.E Krav Maga by Steve Ledford in Asheville, North Carolina
May 2012
2 Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary Career Day
9 Doral Academy Elementary Career Day
10 Women Self Defense Workshop: Women Self Defense Workshop at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense
17 Telemundo’s Levantate: Julio Anta and Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is featured on Levantate teaching self defense for women.
18 Steal Proof Master Workshop: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense has Steal Proof Master Movie and Child Safety Workshop
19-20 Burn with Kearns Certification: Mr Anta gets certified in Burn with Kearns MMA Fitness by Coach Kevin Kearns
25 La Nueva 98 Radio Station: Mr Anta is interviewed by La Nueva 98 on child safety and stranger danger
31 La Nueva 98 Radio Station: Julio Anta is interviewed by La Nueva 98 on child safety and anti-bully martial arts/fitness summer camp
April 2012
Ving Tsun NY: Mr Anta trains in Ving Tsun (Wing Chung) in New York City.
15 Casa de Alabanza: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense does a kung fu demo and teach martial arts/self defense classes at Casa de Alabanza’s Family Fun Day
March 2012
2-5 Jeet Kune Do Promotion: Julio Anta is promoted to Phase One instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Jon-Paul Anta is promoted to Apprentice Instructor in Jeet Kune Do under Paul Vunak’s Progressive Fighting System. Jon-Paul at 16 becomes the youngest JKD instructor in Progressive Fighting System.
5 SWAT Training: Julio Anta assisted Sifu Singh in training the West Palm Beach SWAT Team
10 Women Self Defense Workshop: Mr and Mrs Anta conduct a Women’s Self Defense class for Iglesia Casa de Alabanza Church.
13 Telemundo’s Levantate: Mr Anta does a segment on women’s self defense on Levantate
21 Metro Life Church: Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense has a fitness booth at Metro Life Church Good Fellows health and fitness.
Azteca TV Telepop: Julio Anta teaches Jeet Kune Do for women to Telepop hosts.
February 2012
9 Act of Valor Bootcamp: Julio Anta conducts a Navy Seals Fitness Bootcamp for the premier of the movie Act of Valor
25 Univision News: Univision News does an anti-abduction segment “Ninos en Peligro” from Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.
January 2012
12 Haywire Self Defense Workshop: Mr Anta does a Special OPS Self Defense Workshop for the premier of the Haywire  movie
30 UM Aikido: Julio Anta teaches a Jeet Kune Do, situational awareness workshop at the University of Miami for UM’s Aikido Club
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was awarded the Google + Awards 2012
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was awarded the City Search Awards 2012

 

 

2011 Year in Review

December 2011

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

November 2011

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

October 2011

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

September 2011

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

August 2011

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

July 2011

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

June 2011

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

May 2011

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

April 2011

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

March 2011

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

February 2011

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

January 2011

3: Anta’s Doral Fitness Challenge Begins

12: Family Fitness Day at Anta’s

24: Goal Setting Workshop at Anta’s


2010
December


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.

November


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

October


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

September


7 Piloxing:
Morning Piloxing classes begin

12 Flamingo Road Church:
Mr. Anta speaker at Flamingo Road Church Doral Kids Ministry

August


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

July


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

June


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

May


19 DRE Career Day:
Mr. Anta and Mr. Arcia at Dr. Rolando Espinosa Career Day

April


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

March


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.

February


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

January


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

2009

December


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

November


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

October


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

September


2 Self Defense Workshop:
Mr Anta does a self defense workshop at Miami International University of Art and Design

August


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

July


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

June


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

May


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.

April


Fytness Fanatik:
Julio Anta is on the cover of Fytness Fanatik doing kettlebells

March


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

February


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

January


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

2008

December

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

http://www.martialartsstretchsport.homestead.com/JulioAntaMovies.html

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.

November 2008

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.

October 2008

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.

September 2008

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.

August 2008

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.

July 2008

3 LiftKettlebells.com: Julio Anta is interviewed on his views on kettlebell training for over 40 year olds and in Latin America.

http://www.liftkettlebells.com/news/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/44.aspx

June 2008

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.

May 2008

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.

April 2008

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.

March 2008

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.

February 2008

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.

January 2008

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.

2007

December 2007

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.

November 2007

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.

October 2007

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.

September 2007

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.

August 2007

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.

July 2007

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.

June 2007

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.

May 2007

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.

April 2007

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.

March 2007

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.

February 2007

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.

January 2007

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


2006

December 2006

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 .

November 2006

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.

October 2006

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
Program.

Sept/Oct Doral Tribune: Article on Anta's Project Action Kick-A-Thon.

September 2006

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.

August 2006

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

July 2006

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


Tournament Team

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.

June 2006

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.

May 2006

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

Defense.

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

Doral.

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.”

April 2006

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.

February 2006

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.

January 2006

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.

2005

December

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.

November

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.”

October

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”

September

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.

August

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.

July

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.

June

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.

May

30 Doral Tribune: “Young Women Facing the Future Self Defense, Fitness and Etiquette Workshop”

26 El Venezolano: Spanish Newspaper “Mujeres Jovenes Afrontando el Futuro en Doral” Article on the Young Women Facing the Future Workshop.

25 Today in South Florida NBC 6: Ron Lopez (Haganah F.I.G.H.T. student), Elena and Julio Anta demonstrated live at the NBC studios Haganah F.I.G.H.T. with adrenalin response women self defense.

24 Miami Dade College, Call Us Essential: Julio Anta a MDC Alumnus was featured in an ad in the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald as a Miami Dade College success story.

12 Miami Herald's Neighbors Cover Story: “Big Fitness Fans” Imani Callan and Alicia Cappellaro of Our All Girls Fan Demo Team were on the front page of the Herald's Neighbors. Photo was taken at the Young Women Facing the Future Workshop.

7 Young Women Facing the Future Workshop: Anta's Fitness and Self Defense host workshop for inter city girls club. Special guest were City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez , Vice Mayor Pete Cabrera and City Councilman Rob Van Name. The girls were exposed to self defense, Fitness Kickboxing, Pilates and etiquette classes. There was finger printing, a modeling show and numerous martial arts demonstrations.



May 5, 2005  Miami Herald's Neighbors Cover Story “Fitness for the Body and Soul”

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”

April

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

March

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.

February

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.

January

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.


2004

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.

November

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.

October

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.

September

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.

August

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.

July

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.

June

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.

May

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.

April

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.

March

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

19 Promotions

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

February

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

January

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.


2003

December

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.

November

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

October



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

August

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.

July

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

June

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

May

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

April

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

March

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

February

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

2002

December

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


November


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

October


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.

September


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.

August


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.

July


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

May


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.

April


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.

March


Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine:
“Helping Children and 9-11 Families” article on Anta’s Kick-A-Thon

February


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.

January


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.

2001

January


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.

February


Doral Academy Inauguration:
Anta’s Kung Fu Demo Team performs at Doral Academy Elementary School’s inaugration.

March


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.

April


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.

May


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”

June


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.

July


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.

August 2001


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.

October


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

November


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.

December


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”

2000


January


10 Kung Fu at Everglades Elemiddle School:
Anta’s Kung fu began the first martial arts program at Everglades.

March


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.

April


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.

May


25 River City Gazette:
John I. Smith to host Safety/Abduction Seminar

June


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.

July


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.

August


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.

September


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.

October


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.

November


Doral Tribune:
Photo of Jon Paul Anta with trophy. Article congratulating Jon Paul for being undefeated in Open Martial Arts tournaments.

December


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.

1999


January


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.

March


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.

April


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.

May


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.

June


23 Doral Park Country Club Summer Tennis Camp:
Mr. Anta teaches self defense classes at the Tennis summer Camp.

July


30 Pokemon Day:
Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Pokemon Day, Parents Night Out

August


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.

September


Sun Sentinel:
Julio Anta featured in Fitness Profile “ Discipline Kicks.”

October


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.”

November:


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.”

December


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.

1998


December


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


November


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.

June


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.

May


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.

February


20 Lion of Judah Self Defense Workshop:
Julio Anta does a self defense workshop at Lion of Judah.


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