I began my training as a martial artist at the age of 3 years old then I earned my black belt at the age of 12 years old from Master Wayne Nguyen of Houston, Texas. During my journey to Black Belt I competed and won in local, state and national tournaments. As a Black belt I continued competing and won many more titles, of which are 2 world titles in the National Black Belt League in weapons and sparring.
14 years ago, along with my sister Clarissa Villanueva, we started the school Team Tiger Martial Arts in our back room of our house with just two students. Today have over 150 students and are located in a state of the art, 6000 sq. ft. facility. My greatest achievement is not only that I have been able to train students to become black belts in their own right but to also become martial arts champions and grow up to become leaders of their communities and inspire a positive change, in themselves and those around them.
I’m currently attending the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, pursuing a degree in business management, which I should accomplish no later than 2018.