Growing up as a kid in Saginaw Michigan, I always had an interest in Martial Arts. I did a little bit of Tae Kwon Do in 1982, but really dedicated myself to it from 1992 when I started training at United Studios of Self Defense. I achieved the rank of 1st degree black belt (Shodan) in 1995 and my 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) in 1998. Then in 2001,I visited the Shaolin Temple in China and achieved my 3rd degree black belt (Sandan). My 4th degree black belt (Yodan) was accomplished in 2008 then in 2013, I revisited the Shaolin Temple and achieved my Master’s degree of 5th degree black belt (Godan).

What I love most though it that I get to share my love and passion of Martial Arts with all my students. Some of my students started with me when they were 4 yrs old and now they are teenagers and black belts! I am really proud of them and very grateful that I get to positively influence so many lives!

I hope to see you soon at our Dojo!