Jose Pomales is the head instructor and owner of Fankando Dojo. He has been practicing martial arts for over 55 years. After being instructed by his grandfather, Jose went on to teach in California, New Mexico, Ohio, and now West Virginia. He now resides in Franklin, West Virginia and has taught a number of students throughout his 25 years in the area. Aside from his classes at Pendleton Manor, Jose also leads Tai Chi at the local senior center each week. All classes are offered for free, but donations are accepted for Pendleton Manor.