Martial Arts Proficiency

If you’re here, you’re interested in learning more about my martial arts proficiency.

Martial arts are one area of my expertise in the realm of movement.

Martial arts can be a means to achieving the life you deserve – a livened and lengthened life.

If you’ve visited the home page, you know that’s my WHY.

I am eager to engage with people who are motivated to liven and lengthen their lives!

How have I honed my martial arts proficiency?

Experience.

Credentials.


Experience

Let’s start with my experience, which spans two to three decades, and includes both personal and professional martial arts proficiency.

Personal Experience

My training in martial arts began in 1988 when I started training in an eclectic style of Tae Kwon Do referred to simply as Korean Karate.

I had a brief, two-month, training stint in Chinese Kempo Karate in Guam in 1994. It was so brief because I was only on the island for our months and it took me two months to decide on a school.

In 1996, I began training in Wing Chun Gung Fu and my teacher’s interpretation of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.

He also included some Kali and Silat that he picked up from Dan Inosanto and others.

My training continued with him until he stopped teaching in 2006 due to a major health issue.

Even before my training with him ended, I began additional training in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Pentjak Silat in 2002 with my current teacher, who trained with Dan Inosanto for 10 years.

My martial arts training, which began as a way for me to fulfill a childhood desire, continues to this day as a way for me to stay active, healthy and ever-growing.

Professional Experience

On the professional side of things, I first began teaching in 2001.

As the Fitness Director at Headquarters Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall, I launched a martial arts program under the Marine Corps Community Services banner.

This program continued until my departure in February 2008.

This time period was instrumental in my professional growth due to three factors:

  1. I taught classes nearly every day of the week,

  2. I organized seminars with local and national experts, and

  3. I attended many conferences and seminars all over the country

Since 2008, I have mostly taught in the civilian world; except for a brief, several-month stint of teaching aboard Westover Air Reserve Base in 2015, where I was employed as the Exercise Physiologist.

Throughout my career, I have helped countless men and women develop martial knowledge, skills and abilities. Three of my proudest accomplishments include:

  • Inspiring the continued pursuit of martial arts knowledge, skill and ability in students who are no longer under my guidance; including traveling to the motherland of an art to experience traditional training firsthand

  • Having students return after long absences due to such things as health issues and physical relocation and subsequent return to the local area

  • Introducing students to our arts, which, for the most part, are not very mainstream in our area
     

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Credentials

Another element of my martial arts proficiency is professional credentials, which I’m defining as certificates of attendance, certificates of completion, and a chapter representation certificate.

Many seminar attendances over the years resulted in the receipt of many certificates of attendance; mainly in the disciplines taught:

  • Jeet Kune Do,

  • Kali,

  • Pentjak Silat, and

  • Wing Chun

Additionally, two training programs completed at the Muay Thai Institute in Rangsit, Thailand have resulted in certificates of completion in Muay Thai. 

I also hold a chapter representative certificate from the Magda Institute Association.


The Path to Liveliness & Longevity

Your martial arts journey with me begins with a single step.

That single step is to take action!

Our martial arts plan of attack for your single step actually includes three steps:

  1. Connect with us – usually an Email or a phone call

  2. Engage with us – read a report or try a seminar

  3. Join our community – become a member of our community