Black Belt


Anthony (Tony) Watson
Anthony (Tony) Watson
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Anthony (Tony) Watson WHKD Rank: Black Sash Serial #: 1-2006-083-A-BM Other Experience: Capoeira School: Capoeira Regional LLC Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Biography: Anthony (Tony) Watson began studying martial arts informally at the age of 13. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he received training in Hand-to-Hand Combat and Basic Defense Tactics. Tony was stationed aboard the USS Enterprise CVN-65 from 1986 to 1988 where some of his ports of call included Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Korea. While assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment Infantry aboard the USS Enterprise, he participated in operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf (1988), completing his service in 1990. After his tour of duty, Tony moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 1990. He eventually returned to exploring his interest in the fine arts and was part of Portland State University's graduating class of 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. Tony began his study of Wu Hop Kuen Do under SiFu Al Dacascos in early 2002 at the schools in Portland, and was awarded his Black Sash in October, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii from Grandmaster Al Dacascos. Tony is currently employed as a Corrections Deputy of Multnomah County, Oregon and as such, utilizes his training in martial arts on a daily basis. He is continuing his path of becoming a well rounded martial artist by studying Capoeira at the Grupo de Capoiera Regional do Brasil under Mestre Almiro on SE Gladstone Street in Portland. In addition Tony stays engaged with the other Portland area WHKD Black Belts through monthly training sessions. When not working or training, Tony enjoys movies, cooking, ping pong and exploring new restaurants. One of his more recent “discoveries” has been the Noho Café, 2525 SE Clinton in Portland. Check them out next time you are in town for some of the best island cuisine on the mainland.