Kyoshi Francisco “Taco” Aguilar Hachidan
Started karate training in 1970 for 6 months of taekwondo while stationed in Hawaii.
Started again from 1973 to 1975 at Yuma Arizona MCAS. Shotokan Karate rank brown belt.
Changed to Chinese Goju Karate from 1975 – 1976 while at MCAS Iwakuni Japan and obtained Green Belt. During this time I sent TAD to Okinawa Japan and studied ShorinRyu Matsumura Orthodox Karate-Do Association (SMOKA) under then Ku-Dan (9th Degree) Kise Sensei for 2 months.
Changed at Camp Pendleton, Ca to ALO Kempo Karate from 1976 to 1978 ranked Green Belt. Then Isshin Ryu Karate from 1978 to 1979 Ranked Green Belt.
Returned to Okinawa Japan from 1979 to 1980 & studied under Hanshi (Grandmaster 10th Degree) Kise, All Okinawan Kenshin Kan Karate-Do and Kobudo Federation. Promoted to the rank of Sho Dan.
Returned to the States for two years 1980 to 1982, Yuma Arizona and opened my own Dojo for Master Kise, All Okinawan Kenshin Kan Karate-Do and Kobudo Federation.
Returned to Okinawa Japan from 1982 to 1985. Taught for Master Kise at the Makiminato Dojo. Studied under both Master Kise and Isao Kise at that time. Promoted to the rank of Nidan.
Returned to the States taught at Amarillo Texas I & I Navy and Marine Corps Center from 1985 to 1988. Opened my own Dojo at Texas State Technical Institute (TSTI) and taught All Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kenshin Kan Karate and Kobudo Federation. During these three years, I studied with two different taekwondo schools, Harvey’s USA taekwondo and Master Cho’s World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in preparation of the all armed forces trials in Little Creek Vergina.
Relocated to San Diego, Ca. (MCRD) from 1988 to 1991 and continued to teach for Master Kise.
Returned to Okinawa From 1991 to 1993. Was promoted to San Dan my first year. Studied under Master Kise and Isao Sensei. Taught class at Camp Foster, Kadena Air Base, and Tanjen Castle. Promoted to the Rank of Yon Dan upon my departure.
Returned to Camp Pendleton 1993-1996. Opened a dojo at Del Mar, CamPen, CA. Returned to Okinawa in 1996 and taught children class at Camp Courtney and McT, made Go Dan and Departed Okinawa in 1999 as a Roku Dan.
Returned to 29 Palms Ca. taught one year and retired form the Marine Corps Aug 31, 2000 with 30 years of service as a MGYSGT/E-9
Currently teaching at Yuma Shorin Ryu Karate (YSK) 1380 S. Avenue B, Studio B, Yuma Az 85364 ext 928-502-0210, and Arizona Western College (AWC).
Appointed by Grandmaster Fusie Kise and Kaicho Isao Kise as Off-Shore Director of OSMKKF-USA May 16, 2016
Nanadan May 31, 2009
Current Rank: Hachidan (8th) April 21, 2018