Shinpu-Ren Lineage: Sensei Tony Sandoval
Sensei Tony Sandoval
Sensei Tony Sandoval was trained originally under Ted Kozikowski. Later his training was taken over by Robert Hill. Tony Sandoval was the primary instructor for Vance and Vince Steele. Mr. Sandoval was a demanding instructor and led rigorous classes.
He would often invite black belts from other systems into the school for seminars for his students. Among them, Steve Fisher, Art Saap and Chuck Martinez. Tony Sandoval worked as a police officer for the Pueblo Police Department and was also in charge of teaching self defense to police officers. In approximately 1989 he retired from the police department and moved to Alaska..