Jani Vanhatalo


Born: 1975

Country: Finland


Finnish, English

Defendo Rank:

Black Belt 1st degree

Defendo Instructor Level:

Level 4 - RED

More information

I started my martial arts training in 1991 at the age of 16. My first martial art was Taekwondo, in which I competed at the national level.
After Taekwondo I started Muay Thai. In Muay Thai, I’ve competed a couple of times, and I also led basic courses and went to schools to demonstrate Thai boxing.
I have also trained in Sin Moo Hapkido and Wing Tsun Kung Fu.
I started Defendo in 2009, and in 2010 I took my first instructor course.
In 2018 I was granted the Defendo black belt.
I instruct and coach Kickboxing and Defendo at the Pori Self-Defence Academy (Porin itsepuolustuskoulu).

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