My name is Victor Lima Almeida. I work with Glass, Ceramics, Digital Media, Oil Paintings, and Martial Arts. That’s the quick summary of it, anyways.

I started training Taekwondo when I was 8 years old and earned my 1st Dan in Taekwondo on March 25th, 2000. Eventually I ended up making martial arts a lifestyle. In November 2018 I earned my 4th Dan Taekwondo Black Belt and the title Master Victor. Here are my current Martial Arts Classifications:

  • 4th Dan Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo
  • 1st Dan Kukkiwon Taekwondo
  • Blue Belt 3 Stripes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Red Belt Haedongo Kumdo
  • Muay Thai (No Belt System)
2016 Moo Do In Masters Cup Challenge – Adult Black Belt Sparring – 1st Place

Programming was a little different. One day the question popped up: “How is this website showing me this?”. The curiosity swept as I felt commanded to get a book and learn how this was done. It felt like wizardry. I learned from a book, and by the time I was in high school I was taking programming classes to further my learning. I’ve been programming since 2000.

I work with NodeJS, .NET Framework, WordPress, Drupal, and many other technologies. Ask me about more platforms and integrations. I’m currently proficient in the following programming languages: C#, C++, PHP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Unix Command Line, ActionScript, and VBScript.

Working as a Senior Web Developer for Interface Media Group in DC – 2015

I wanted to explore something you can only learn from a person. One of my friends was enrolled in the glass program and told me to come watch a demonstration by Rick Schneider, the teacher at that time. He was making a dog head out of glass. I walked in probably halfway through. This guy had a clear head almost complete looking made of glass at the end of a metal pipe. It was bigger than his own head! I fell in love with glass once I started to actually work with it.

Blowing Glass at Glen Echo Glassworks with Paul Swartwood

I started for myself in 2007 and graduated with a degree in 2011. There’s nothing like playing with lava glass. I had completed Digital Media, Ceramics, and Glass requirements for concentration, but you can only pick one to put on your degree. Glass it is, that’s the one true love I found.

I am now offering Private Lessons for Glassblowing, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Haedong Kumdo, and Muay Thai. I make custom websites for any businesses. Anything from a display website to an e-commerce solution and even learning modules. If you’d like to comission a piece of artwork in glass, oil painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, or any other of the mediums I work in please contact me here:

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