Alex Gacuya has studied the martial art known as Kenpo from the age of 13 and has been teaching it since 1999. He currently holds a second degree black belt and title Siheng under Professor Pete Salas of the Chinese Kenpo Federation and a first degree black belt under Grandmaster Julian "Blue" Generalao. Siheng Alex currently teaches at "Sweet" Pete's Martial Arts Academy and has taught Kenpo in programs such as Southwestern College's "College For Kids" program, High Tech High Chula Vista's after school program, at Southwest Christian School, and now at the Community Center for the Arts. In addition to teaching martial arts, Alex is also an avid participant in open martial arts tournaments where he competes in the sparring division. During the 2010 season, he was ranked 2nd in sparring in the Western Pacific region of the National Blackbelt League and in 2012, he won the Grand Champion title at the San Diego Grand International Tournament.
Siheng Alex also has a solid background in education. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University and has worked in many school districts in San Diego County as a substitute teacher, instructional assistant, after school program leader, Avid Tutor, and Resource Specialist. In addition, Siheng Alex has helped train several tournament champions throughout the course of his career and is looking forward to continuing this tradition of excellence with the Community Center for the Arts.