Sensei Julio C. Egoavil, a 4th degree black belt, began his karate training in Lima Peru when he was 8 years old. His mother and grandfather wanted him to be a part of a sport where he could burn his energy. Little did they know that karate would become not only Julio's profession, but his passion.
Sensei Luis Chiok Wong was Julio's sensei and was a very influential person in Julio's life. During every class Sensei Chiok transmitted many important values about life in the way he taught karate.
All of these taught by his Sensei Chiok in the dojo and reinforced at home helped Julio reach his many goals and accomplishments. Just a few are listed below.
Julio began teaching karate in Peru in 1985, first as an assistant, then in his own dojo. He also taught at local private schools where karate classes were part of the curriculum and at Club Regatas Lima. He was not only a competitor on Peru's National Karate Team he was also an Assistant Kumite Coach for Juniors.
He earned his Bachelor's of Economics at the Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma at this time. The dedication, discipline and motivation learned from karate gave Julio the drive to do the things he wanted to do. In 2005, Julio moved from Lima to Chicago and began teaching at a local dojo. Through this dojo, he taught at 6 different parks and had approximately 500 students. He was one of the coaches for the kata competition team and coached athletes at various local, state, national and international tournaments. Julio continued to compete, now focusing on kata. Some of his accomplishments are:
In December 2012, Julio and his wife, Gina moved from Chicago to South Florida. In January 2013 ASKC was formed and in March the first classes began. Julio looks to share his love of karate with athletes here. His passion for everything karate has to offer is apparent in the way he teaches his classes. He always gives 110% of his effort in every class and expects the same from his students.