Jose Luis Acanda Montano is a martial arts instructor who is trained in Olympic style tae kwon do from the elite Cuban Sports Federation. He was born in Cuba on January 14, 1980 and completed his schooling there. As a kid, he considered Fidel Castro as his hero but as he grew, he realized that everyone who takes care of their families is a hero in their own way. Even today, he looks up to people who are dedicated towards their family and work hard to improve. He also keeps in mind the advice his principal trainer, Joaquin Palacios gave him. Mr. Palacios advised him to always be nice to everyone, try to do the right things, and help people in need.
In 2004, Jose Luis Acanda Montano moved to the United States from Cuba. By this time, he had many achievements in martial arts under his belt. He had played for Cuba and was honored four times as the national champion. He had also got the opportunity to work as a Tae kwon do instructor at a junior high school in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
After moving to the United States, Jose Luis Acanda Montano worked in the US Tae Kwon Do College in Tysons Corner, VA. While working here as an instructor, he also worked for Ourisman Toyota at the position of loaner car manager. Later, Jose worked for companies like – Mountain Kim – Tysons Corner, VA; Lifetime Fitness – Centreville, VA; Armani Exchange – Tysons Corner, VA; and many more.