Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez was born in 1943. 6th Dan Shotokan Karate, former coach of the Argentinean National Team and founding member of Shotokan Karate Bushido.

He began his career in sports at the age of 6 when he played sports such as basketball (his semi-professional career ended at the age of 27) and other sports such as rugby, weightlifting, athletics, soccer, swimming, motorcycling and aikido. He started Shotokan Karate in 1970 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

After four years of practice (1974) he graduated at Sensei Michihisa 1st Dan Itaya then 6th Dan of the Nihon Karate Kyokai (Japan Karate Association) and was part of the National Team who brought five years of Argentinean Champions to the Atlanta Athletic Club. He won individual championships representing the national team and several South American tournaments, Pan American and World Championships.

He started teaching classes at Club Villa Crespo Buenos Aires (1975) and in 1980 he created the first Karate school for children “worldwide” in the communications Athletic club (note at the time classes were only being taught for adults) and until 1955 he performed more than 250 students, reaching the Youth Category  five consecutive times to win the Argentine Championship Karate. Also from there he won the  Champion and Sub Champion of the South American Championship and the two time Pan American Champions. One of those with his son Sensei Juan Manuel Rodriguez.

Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez also taught in schools, universities, military and federal police academies in Argentina. He was an instructor at the National University of Sport in the karate category. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires after studying Technical Orthopedics for medical assistants.

Sensei Juan Carlos Rodriguez has held the following positions in sports:

  • Former Secretary of the Argentina Karate Federation
  • Former Secretary of the Technical Association of Karate
  • Former Treasurer of the Argentina Federation of Karate
  • Sports Technical Coordinator of the National Center for High Performance in Sports


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