I was first introduced to martial arts like many others, by watching Bruce Lee movies as a kid. My parents saw that I was so intrigued by it that on my 11th birthday they signed me up to take Kung Fu San Soo under Sifu Eric Nolan. I loved it and knew that martial arts would be a life long journey for me. Through my journey I wrestled my sophmore year in high school and after I was able to take Wing Chun under Sifu James Sweet for a short stint.
In 2006 I was in search to take martial arts again and happen to stumble on Krav Maga. I decided to try the free class under Chief Instructor Beau Durocher and was hooked. I loved the no nonsense approach and the practical street applications. I signed up on my first day and til this day still consider myself a Krav Maga student under Chief Instructor Beau Durocher.
After moving back to Hawaii in 2008 I found myself again looking for a martial arts school to join. Hawaii had no Krav Maga schools so I started looking for something as close as I could find. I took Muay Thai and Kajukenbo for a short time, but they just weren't the right fit for me. Then in 2012 everything changed, my wife had met the wife of Burton Richardson. I knew who Burton Richardson was from the various martial arts magazines I had seen him in and knew he was of a great Jeet Kune Do lineage, Bruce Lee to Dan Inosanto to Burton Richardson. I remember my first class like it was yesterday. We sparred right away, we clinched, we went to the ground and grappled and everything was geared for the street not sport. I left class feeling exhausted and literally beat up. I knew that I had finally found what I've been looking for in martial arts. I am now a certified JKD Unlimited MMA For the Street instructor under Burton Richardson and will continue to learn.
- JKD Unlimited MMA For the Street Instructor under Burton Richardson
- Silat For The Street Instructor under Burton Richardson
- CT707 Krav Maga Rapid Empty Hand Neutralization Tactics Instructor under Nir Maman
- CT707 Krav Maga Firearm Threat Defense Instructor under Nir Maman
- Battlefield Kali Stick level 3 under Burton Richardson
- Battlefield Kali Knife leve 3 under Burton Richardson
- BJJ For The Street Purple Belt under Burton Richardson
- American Krav Maga Federation Blue Belt under Beau Durocher