I started training martial arts in 1997 at the age of 12. I earned my black belt in Sogo Ryu Bujutsu from the International Combat Arts Federation (ICAF) in 2003, I received his 2nd degree the following year. By the age of 16 I was teaching all age groups, from youth to adult. In early 2005 I enlisted in the United States Navy as a Master-At-Arms and was stationed in San Diego and overseas as a Law Enforcement and Force Protection Specialist. After my enlistment I returned to school at Palomar College and after 3 years transferred to San Diego State University as a Civil Engineering undergraduate, with an expected graduation date in the spring of 2016. In 2010 after separating from the USN, I joined San Diego Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where I have been student of the high caliber Judo and BJJ offered by their amazing staff. As of January 2016 I will be a Brown Belt under Sensei Paulo Fernando Augusto. It was at this time, 2010, when I joined Mr. Pellicio and started teaching martial arts again. In 2011 Mr. Pellicio and I joined the Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation (UITF). In March 2013 I received my 3rd Dan under GM Hwang. I am are currently training Taekwon-Do under Master Karstadt.