Casey Chang

Shotokan Karate (3nd Degree Black Belt) and Kobudo (2nd Degree Black Belt)

Casey began his martial arts training in Shotokan Karate with Sensei Ty Aponte at the age of six and earned his 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2010 at age 16. With his philosophy of achieving self-improvement through dedication and hard work, Casey has assisted Sensei Aponte in teaching since 2003. Casey initiated USKL's sport karate team, educating members in tournament etiquette, rules, and sparring strategies.

Casey has also delved into the local and international sport karate tournament circuit, rising as Junior Olympic Gold Medalist in 2010 and Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament Kata Champion in 2011. Under the US Olympic Committee, Casey is also a US National Karate Federation certified judge and referee.

Currently Casey balances his martial arts training with his studies at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Both Casey's competitive and self-defense styles reflect his diverse background in martial arts training that borrows from multiple disciplines.

Casey Chang's Training

USKL SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO
Started 1999 (age six) w/sensei Ty Aponte
Shodan 2008
Junior Olympic Gold Medalist 2010
Nidan 2010
Ozawa International Karate Tournament Champion 2011
Sandan 2016

USKL KOBUDO
Started 2004 with Senseis Ty Aponte and Bob Johnson
2005-2006 with Kyoshi Marquez
Shodan 2006
Nidan 2010

JEET KUNE DO
2006-2008 with D.M. Blue

WING CHUN
2004-2009 with Tom Wong

KENDO
2008-2009

WUDANG SWORD
2010-2011 with Wudang Priest Zhong Xue Cao

TAI CHI
2012-2013 with Sun Anguang

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
2009-2012 with Wander Braga

MUAY THAI
2008, trained in Thailand with Nuengpichit Sityodtong
2008-2012 with Alex Anoushian
2010-2012 with Malaipet Sasiprapa

KALI
2012-2014

MMA
2013-2016

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