Master Jose Cruz is the head instructor at Valor Martial Arts Studio. He began his training in martial arts at the age of 5 and continued throughout his high school years. After high school he went on to serve our country in the U.S. Navy and upon his return he continued his martial arts training. He has over 15 years of professional teaching experience and has achieved black belt rank in multiple martial arts styles including 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, 5th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo and 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Outside of martial arts he also has many years of experience as a personal trainer and enjoys physical fitness.
Master Cruz has dedicated his life to teaching martial arts because he enjoys watching his students develop and seeing the positive effects that martial arts has on not only their lives but the entire family. His goal is to inspire dedicated and passionate students who love the sport as much as he does and wants to see his students succeed not only in this sport but in all aspects of their lives. He eats, sleeps and breathes martial arts and despite his many years of practice he is still dedicated to learning each and every day.