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
Junior Olympic Gold Medalist 2010
Ozawa International Karate Tournament Champion 2011
Started 2004 with Senseis Ty Aponte and Bob Johnson
2005-2006 with Kyoshi Marquez
JEET KUNE DO
2006-2008 with D.M. Blue
2004-2009 with Tom Wong
2010-2011 with Wudang Priest Zhong Xue Cao
2012-2013 with Sun Anguang
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
2009-2012 with Wander Braga
2008, trained in Thailand with Nuengpichit Sityodtong
2008-2012 with Alex Anoushian
2010-2012 with Malaipet Sasiprapa