Having trained a great number of students, Jose Luis Acanda is ranked among the well known and respected tae kwon do experts in the country. With a couple of years of experience, he became familiar with all the moves and kicks used in tae kwon do. He works with integrity and passion to pass down his knowledge of his skills to his students. Joaquin Palacios was his principal trainer in Cuba from whom he learned a number of things, and “Always do the right thing to help people” was one of the best advices among them. Fidel Castro was his childhood hero because that’s what he was taught to believe.
Jose got his education in Cuba and then went to the Cuban Sports Federation, and received training in Olympic-style tae kwon do there. He started his career with a junior high school at Pinar Del Rio in Cuba and worked whole heartedly and sincerely to establish a strong position in the martial arts industry. He shifted to America in 2004, and in the same year, he joined US Tae Kwon Do College in Tysons Corner, VA as an instructor. He worked at this college till September 2006.
In Cuba, Jose Luis Acanda worked as a Physical Education Instructor and taught middle school students. From 2005 to April 2007, he worked at Lifetime Fitness in Centreville, VA as a Personal Trainer. In the October of 2007, he came to Mountain Kim as a Tae Kwon Do Instructor. He remained there till May 2009.
Jose Luis Acanda worked at Armani Exchange from September 2013 to March 2014. His designation in this company was that of an Assistant Manager. While in this company, his job was to expedite orders by interacting with retail buyers and customers. He resolved customer complaints, processed and issued money orders, and organized weekly sales reports. Additionally, he helped increasing customer service satisfaction by establishing new processes, and also earned Top Seller award for two quarters in a row. He has also been a friend of a famous UFC fighter Hector Lombard.