I’ve been interested in martial arts as long as I can remember, but I started formal training in 1985, and I began teaching in 1992. I spent three years living in and training in Japan from 1994-1997. I have a black belt in Shinjitsu Kempo Karate, Kuai Shou Pai Gung Pu, and ICHF Combat Hapkido. I have competed in many forms of martial arts competitions including point karate, kickboxing, boxing, grappling, and MMA. I won 7 MMA titles from 1998-2002, one Boxing Tournament, and One Kickboxing Championship. I served 26 years in the USAF where I was a certified Physical Training Leader and also completed PPCT training with the South Dakota Department of Corrections. I’ve attended multiple training seminars with instructors from all over the world. I have a passion for MMA, traditional martial arts, traditional Okinawan weapons and firearms.