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Andre Da Mota Cruz – SKDUN

Andre Da Mota Cruz

Andre Da Mota Cruz

Country director for Cape Verde and Africa
Cape Verde (+238) 978-9120 or USA (+1) 857-237-2472
Cape Verde

Name: André da Mota CRUZ

Profession: Retired Public Servant

Residence: CAPE VERDE

Karate rank:

Black Belt 6th Dan – Shotokan

Black Belt 3rd Dan – Shito-Ryu

Curriculum Description

  • Practitioner of Karate (Shotokai, Wado-Ryu, Shotokan and Shito-Ryu) since Janeiro/1978
  • Member of IMAF – International Martial Arts Federation – Japan
  • Member of SKDUN – Shotokan Karate-Do United Nations – World Federation
  • Member of WMAF – World Martial Arts Federation – USA
  • Member of AAKF – American Amateur Karaté Federation – USA
  • Founder and Head Master of the Shotokan Club Karate-Do – Sal Island – Cape Verde
  • Founder and Head Master of Shotokan Club Karate-Do – Brockton, MA – USA
  • Former President of FCAM – Cape Verdian Martial Arts Federation
  • Technical Director of ASCV – Cape Verdian Shotokan Association
  • National Judge of SKDUN – Shotokan Karate-Do United Nations
  • International Referee of USAKDF – United States of America Karate-Do Federation
  • Participant at World Championships in Portugal (twice), France (twice), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Czech Republic and Greece
  • Gold Medal in Kumite – SKDUN Championship – Serbia 2021
  • Bronze Medal in Kata – SKDUN Championship – Serbia 2021
  • Silver Medal in Kumite – SKDUN Championship – Czech Republic 2022
  • Author of several articles about Martial Arts in Cape Verde newspapers

During the time i have run the dojo i have trained more than 30 students to levels of Dan grades to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th dan who are currently residents in Cape Verde, Europe, United States and Japan.

Gradings

  • 1st Dan – October 1995 – Shotokai Karate-Do, Sal Island – Cape Verde
  • 2nd Dan – July 1997 – CNAM –National Comission of Martial Arts – Sal Island - Cape Verde
  • 3rd Dan – February 2002 – IMAF – International Martial Arts Federation – Japan
  • 4th Dan – April 2006 – SKDUN – Shotokan Karate-Do United Nations – Romania
  • 5th Dan – November 2012 – SKDUN – Shotokan Karate-Do United Nations – Romania
  • 6th Dan – November 2018 – ASKTK – Tradicional Karate and Kobudo Association – Senegal
  • 6th Dan – Februry 2019 – approval by the Romanian Martial Arts Federation
  • 3rd Dan Shito-Ryu – December 2006 – Gimnásio Nova – Madrid – Spain