Sensei Luis Costa started training Cuong Nhu in Sendai School, in 1990, under the wing of Sensei Renzo D’Ignazio, in the country of Venezuela. He taught the teen’s class for a number of years. He was promoted to the rank of black belt in Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts in 1999.
Sensei Luis is the founder of the CTX Martial Arts Training Program, Certified CNOMMA Instructor and he owns a graphics/web design and software developer company that helps Martial Arts organizations, events, tournaments and competitions, all with the vision to take the sport of Martial Arts to the next level. Read more…
CTX is a martial arts program, founded by Sensei Luis Costa, with Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts as main base, which is a very complete style, but it incorporates modern tendencies and other systems, that in our vision, not only makes the base style stronger, but it also brings it to a new modern era in training high level athletes.
About Cuong Nhu
Cuong Nhu was founded in 1965 by Grandmaster Ngo Dong. Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts Association is a federally recognized non-profit educational organization. Cuong Nhu is a martial art that blends the basic elements of a number of different styles. Cuong Nhu has its roots in Shotokan Karate and combines aspects of Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun, Vovinam, Tai Chi Chuan, and Boxing. It is this blending of hard and soft styles from which Cuong Nhu (pronounced Kung New) derives its name, which is Vietnamese for Hard (Cuong) – Soft (Nhu).