Juan Antonio Soca Fernández, National Director "Magister" Republic of Cuba
Born on February 13, 1959 in Matanzas passed primary education at the Eliceo Noel Camano school.
1973 I entered the Camilo Cienfuegos Military School in the Matanzas province where I began the practice of Combat Arts in the specialty of Greco-Roman wrestling.
I continued the practice in the year 1975 and in the year 1976 I was selected to study at the Interarmas school of the Far Antonio Maceo Antonio Maceo Order in the specialty of transport where I began to venture into the Martial Arts specifically in Iyoshinmon Shori Ryu style Karate-Do with the teacher Orlando Gonzales Reyes, founder of karate and in Cuba known by the Indian.
Upon finishing school I graduated as a Far officer in 1979 and I was placed in the Army General Staff
I continued the practice of everything I learned in Havana and In 1983 I began to practice officiating in the Dynamo Captain San Luis Society of the Ministry of the Interior, I went through the different levels until I reached one 4 - Dan on 3-12-1999, Degree that was awarded to me by the Master Raúl Rizo.
Subsequently, by the province's strategy, I began the practice of the Shoto-Kan Style for 2 years, traveling to Havana to the school of the master Salvador to validate the degree of 4-Dan Black Belt in this style, reaching the level mentioned above on 8-12- 2001 and the 5-Dan I did it with 06-06-2006.
Continue the practice simultaneously with my Military career. I got 6-Dan on 02-25-2012 and 7 on 1-12-2019.
In that journey I entered other Martial Arts I started Ju-Jutsu in 1997 Transiting as well through the different levels until I reached 4-Dan and 18-07-2007 on 5-Dan on 07-26-2013 and 6-Dan on 08-11-2016.
I started Philippine Cali Fencing in 2004 Reaching the Level 1 Master Degree on 10-12-2013.
Take all these Martial Arts along with my Military career.
Retiring from the Armed Forces after 25 years of service with the Captain's Degree and the Exemplary Service Medal.
I start as a civil worker of the Far Chief of the Aria de Bombeo in which I remain at the moment.
I spent 10 years President of the Ju-Jutsu of the province of Matanzas with very good results achieved the same 1st National Place on the return of the master Espinosa from Brazil.
I hand over the Presidency of Ju-Jutsu to him and hold the position of Vice-President, and I also integrate the tribunal of Grado in the style of Karate-Do as well as in that of Ju-Jutsu.
2020, Nominated as National Director of the Special Combat Academy Cuba.