FIGHTING COACH - K-STAR TRAINING ACADEMY
Joaquin Sahagun is an accomplished Martial Artist and Coach with over five decades of teaching experience. Specializing in the arts of Western Boxing, Kickboxing and Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate, Joaquin Sahagun is an American Martial Arts Master who currently holds a 6th degree black belt under Senior Master Bob White.
Born the son of a professional boxer, Joaquin followed in his fathers footsteps, training Western Boxing before
Karate and training Western Boxing for many years. In 1976 he fought as a professional kick-boxer and in the 1980's he ranked third in his weight class in the United States Open Karate circuit. Master Sahagun's dedication to honing his craft brought multiple sparring titles at National and International levels, allowing him to fight at prestiges venues such as the Long Beach Arena and the LA Sports Arena.
In 1994, Mr. Sahagun and his wife Gina became full time coaches, opening their own Training Center, South Coast Martial Arts in Costa Mesa, California. For more than twenty years their Center served as a hub for martial artists attracting students from throughout Southern California and abroad.
Even as a coach, Master Sahagun always maintained a competitive spirit lacing up his gloves one more time at the age of _____ competing in USA Boxing's Master's League. He won his match by TKO.
Master Sahagun brings his decades of experience to K-STAR Training Academy and is dedicated to sharing his knowledge with new generations.
Personal Martial Arts Achievements
6th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo
Student under Professor Bob White for over 20 years
Featured Black Belt on the Ed Parker Kenpo Tree
Awarded for achievements in Martial Arts by the 31st Abbot of Shaolin Temple
Began training in Boxing at the age of 11
Teaching Fighting Arts since 1980
Licensed as a Professional Kick-boxer in 1976