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Francisco Jose Soriano

Technical and pedagogical direction of the school

Personal view of martial practice

«I understand martial practice as a way to discover the true nature of the individual and to endow him with sufficient internal and external strength to protect that essence. The values on which martial practice is based must impregnate every drop of sweat invested in developing the physical part of the practiced style. They are arts for life, the protection of positive elements for society, and balanced and sincere personal development.”

Career in the field of physical activity and martial arts


His first contact with martial arts was at the age of 14 with the practice of various styles in a superficial way until, in the year 87, he entered the studio of Shotokan Karate in the town of San Fernando, Cádiz. In 1988, he began his training in Wu Shu under the guidance of Miguel Padrón Acosta, with whom he continued until 1996. Later, he expanded his study with the national master Jesús Reina and with José Manuel Fernández (Pitu) at Tao Lu and San Da respectively.

Since then he has worked with some of the best Chinese martial arts masters: Fidel Font, Zhu Ruiqi (San Da), Carlos Moreira (Hung Gar Kuen and Xing Yi Quan), Gonzalo Pintor (Hung Gar Kuen), Tung Kuan Yen, Huang Hong Hai, Wang Xian, Huang Kang Hui, Wang Yang and Alain Caudine (Chen Shi Tai Ji Quan), Chan Kwok Wai (Northern Shaolin), Xiang Zhao Yang,  Raúl Estévez (sports Wu Shu), Yuan Zu Mou (Shuai Jiao) and Thomas Cantegrit (Yang Shi Tai Ji Quan). He has been Andalusian champion in Tao Lu and Sanda. National bronze medal in Tai Ji Quan (FEJYDA), bronze medal in San Da (FALMA) retiring from competition in 2000 to dedicate himself definitively to the training and teaching of Chinese martial arts and functional training focused on traditional and sports practice of Chinese martial arts.



His first experiences were in the Tibet gymnasium in 1990, when he began teaching practices with the children's group directed by teacher Miguel Padrón and later assumed the direction of the adult groups in the new center until 1994, when , after his trip to China, decides to reconsider the training approach and the need to establish a program specially designed for this type of training.

In 1999, he created the practice group at the Lex Flavia Malacitana school, where the foundations were laid for what would later become the Kan Li Sports Center, both in the field of infant training and in the teaching of internal styles. and external for adult students. His teaching activity in this school continues for 4 years interspersed with teachings at the Salomón Center for alternative activities and with different private practice groups directed personally at the Body Factory Gym and at the Pitu Gym.


In 2004, the Kan Li Chinese martial arts specialized training school project began, which is organized as a Sports School within the scope of clubs approved by the Junta de Andalucía, an activity that continues to date at the facilities of the Fluxus Multidisciplinary Center.

Directs the Sports Wushu School of the María Internacional School  Montessori within the Wushu training project for secondary schools, integrating the Wushu sports model as a basic sports modality for the development of Physical Education.


Degrees and positions of responsibility

In the field of Chinese martial arts, he is currently a national master of Wu Shu Kung Fu 4th Degree, a national master of Tai Ji Quan and a technical specialist in Sanda.


In the field of sport, he has a Master's in Sports Training from the Isabel I University. University expert in exercise prescription. Expert in functional assessment and therapeutic exercise and Expert in individual and team training planning.


In the teaching field, he has completed higher studies in educational research methods with INESEM and is an expert in Montessori Pedagogy from Nebrija University.


In the field of specialization in security for personal defense, he has completed technical expert studies in criminology, criminal psychology and criminal law.

Since 2003, he has directed the Kan Li Sports Club, which, in its history, has accumulated numerous achievements in team competitions at both regional and national levels. He was director of the Department of Internal Styles of FALMA until the dissolution of its associated modality, Wu Shu Kung Fu, in 2006. He was vice president of the National Association of Chinese Martial Arts Clubs from 2007 to 2011 in which he also assumed the direction of the Department of Internal Styles (DEI).  

Since 2012 he directs the Tainostrum Association for the study and development of traditional internal methods of Chinese martial arts, in collaboration with other professionals in the sector of internal martial arts practice. He directs the internal boxing study group of the Wang family in Andalusia under the direction of teacher Thomas Cantegrit and teacher Wang Yang.  

He currently collaborates with the organization department of Unionwushu (National Association of Chinese Martial Arts Clubs) and the communication department of the CEWK (Spanish Coalition of Wushu Kung Fu) registered in the EWUF (European Wushu Federation).

He is the director of Wushu University and responsible for the area of training for children, youth and pedagogical innovation for traditional Kung Fu.  


Research and professional development in the teaching field

He has published different articles and interviews in specialized martial arts magazines and in blogs related to martial practice. He teaches specific courses on training in the field of Chinese martial arts, both for interested groups and active teachers.

In 2012, the development of a new concept for teaching traditional Chinese martial arts called Yinyang Work Method began. This concept is part of the MAP project (Progressive Analytical Methodology), developed by the Tainostrum Association research team. It combines innovations in the general field of education and traditional models of martial training.  

He runs the conkdekungfu Podcast channel on various platforms for the dissemination, research and training of Chinese martial arts.

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