I have been a student of Martial Arts for 32 years receiving my start in an eclectic branch of Goju Ryu karate back in the fall of 1984. I had my first exposure to Filipino Martial Arts through a local seminar in the fall of 1996. Three years later in the spring of 1999 I had the fortune to attend a seminar with the late Professor Remy Presas, the founder of Modern Arnis. It was here that I briefly met my instructor and mentor Datu Tim Hartman but it wouldn’t be until a few years later that I would begin studying full time under him. I am now the Director for the WMAA in Northern Ontario with the only certified school in Canada.
I have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel, train and teach in Canada, the United States, UK and the Philippines. I have been able cross train with many talented martial artists from other systems over the last 32 years. All these opportunities have allowed me to grow as both a Martial Art student and instructor.
5th Degree in Presas Arnis
5th Degree in Goju Ryu Karate
Director for World Modern Arnis Alliance in Northern Ontario
First certified school in Canada for Presas Arnis under the WMAA
1st Degree in Kombatan under the IPMAF
Canadian National Director for the Shirenkan International Board of Directors
It has been an amazing journey so far, looking forward to what the future brings.