I first started training in 1970’s when I was 12 years old. I started with Wresting. I was inspired by a man named Dan Gable (Gable compiled an unbelievable record of 182-1, during his prep and college careers).
I excelled quickly in both Karate and Judo, the prior experience from my childhood came back quickly – It was like riding a bicycle. The Anderson’s (Mike & Cathy) allowed me to help teach in the beginner’s classes when I was a Blue Belt and turned over the Saturday morning classes to me when I was a Purple Belt after I completed the Instructor training program. I obtain the rank of Shodan on December 9th 2000.