JON PAUL FERNANDEZ
My accomplishments include the following: two-time National Champion, four-time Jr. National Champion, Silver at a World Cup, Bronze-Medalist at the Pan-American Championships, two-time world team member and being a member of USA Judo. My cross-cultural education and overall experience in traveling around the world is a significant aspect that has helped me become a well-diverse individual with numerous dynamic skills.
I have traveled to several countries such as Germany, Korea, Italy, Morocco, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Japan. I have had the opportunity to visit Japan six times, both to train and compete and my time training in Japan has made me an expert in the Martial Art of Judo.
Along with Judo, I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I started personal training about 6 years ago and have trained all walks of life. The training aspect has helped me really listen to the needs of people, help become more efficient in collaborating with my clients by always putting high energy in our sessions and always willing to learn something new.
My interest in acting began towards the end of my undergrad studies where I felt as if I had a calling to pursue my dreams in acting. I began to develop a profound interest in everything the art of acting has to offer. From the ability to express emotions to developing a character profile to thoroughly listening and collaborating with my partner to creating a past history for my character, I was very fascinated at how the journey itself can help facilitate the self-discovery process as well.