By 2008 he was Master Blankenship’s fourth most senior student with a wide range of experience including 20 years of teaching adults and children all aspects of the Arts. The specifics ranged from forms and kata, to competitive sparring, to fitness, to practical self defense and a vast array of both formal and informal exercises. Also, included was Chi Gung (Qigong) and the experience of over 2 decades of meditation.
Over his years in the Arts he has received trophies and multiple black belt awards as well as 3 teaching certificates from Master Tai Chi practitioner Dr. Paul Lam. He has also had the privilege of working with police officers, army rangers, navy seals, SWAT team members and trainers.
Today, with over 27 years in the Arts and degrees in both psychology and philosophy he continues this path by learning, training and teaching full time. He is the Chief Instructor for Karate and Martial Arts here at Kula Yoga and Karate. He teaches children’s and adult’s karate classes as well as Tai Chi for health and wellness. His popular Essentials of Self Defense workshops have introduced hundreds to the mental and physical skills crucial to personal and family self defense.