bernardo started Shotokan Karate at San Francisco State University
in 1981 with Sensei Mayer Parry.In 1984 he began training with Sensei
Leroy and holds the rank of 5th Dan with Shinkyu Shotokan Karate.
He also holds the ranks of 3rd Dan with ISOK, and is a Senior Instructor
with Pine Waves Karate Academy in Fremont, CA.
has actively competed in regional Karate tournaments since 1983
and has been a finalist or won championships in kata and kumite
in every entered competition.