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Master Pinto Biography
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Master Pinto was born in Greenwich Village, NYC and raised in Portugal.

Master Pinto began his martial art education at the age of 15 (1993), studying and experimenting several arts: Modern Farang Mu Sul (Mixed Self Defense System), Hapkido, Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Aikido, Haidong Gum Do, Taekwondo and several Filipino Martial Arts. He's certify by the IDP (European Community- Portuguese Institute of Sports) and also a Licensed Massage Therapist.

He achieved his 1st degree Black Belt in Portugal, under his Teacher Master Carlos Pedro (Taekwondo & Combat Sports) and under the supervision of GM Chung Sun Yong 9th Dan of TKD.

- Master Instructor 5th Dan in Modern and Taekwondo Contact under GMaster Michael De Alba

- Chief Master 7th Dan in IDSC Hapkido under GM De Alba


- Balintawak Arnis Cuentada Instructor Level 5 under Guro John Soriano and GMaster Bobby Taboada



- RIMA Apprentice Instructor (Wing Chun/JKD, Inosanto Kali, Panantukan Silat) under Sifu/Guro Jon Rister


- Stockton Multi Style Filipino Escrima (Giron/Serrada/Decuerdas escrima) (Apprentice Instructor) under Master June Gotico

He taught at his school in Portugal and implemented schools in Portugal, Russia, England, Brazil, Moldavia and USA. He has also taught seminars here and abroad to civilians, law enforcement and various military forces (Europe, Middle East, USA and Caribbean).

In addition to being a personal student of the Living Legends above, he has been trained by some celebrated Grand Masters of many martial arts.

He's known and respected for his efficiency, speed and explosiveness of execution. He is an expert in several areas of self-defense, combat and weapons, with a practical and effective program, that makes him a complete martial artist, offering immense in his teaching to his students.

He has amassed with awards for his martial art prowess and contributions to community, government and military entities, with appearances in mass media (TV, radio, international magazines and newspapers).

His training and studying is dedicated to achieve Perfection of Character and an Effective Self Defense. Master Pinto considers himself always a beginner, a student and leads his life based on this quote by his Teacher, Grand Master De Alba (Founder of Modern Farang Mu Sul), "Because it far better to have the knowledge, not the need, than to have the need and not the knowledge"

Master Pinto live in Colorado Springs, Colorado State since 2018.
His goal, more that teach what he love, he also want to make the difference in the community teaching Self Defense skills and leadership. Currently, he is the FMS Technical Director for Colorado State - USA, President of Fighting Martial Systems (FMS)-Alliance, member & adviser in IDCS (International De Alba System Confederation), member of World Kido Federation-Korea and member of MACS (Martial Arts Collective Society-USA).

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