I began my Aikido training in the Summer of 1977. The name of my teacher was Sensei Seichi Tabata , who’s instructor was Koichi Tohei. Tohei Sense’s Instructor was Moriehei Ueshiba, who was the founder of Aikido.
Wing Chun Do
My second art was Wing Chun Do which I studied for about a year and a half. My instructor was Sifu Kimo Wong, whose instructor was James DeMille, whose instructor was Bruce Lee.
Wing Chun Kung Fu
In 1982 I began training in Wing Chun Kung Fu. My Sifu`s name was Robert Yeung, whose instructors were Wong Long and Wong Chock, whose instructor was Ip Man. I never stopped training Wing Chun.
In the late 1980s, I wanted to start supplementing my training with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. My Jiu-jitsu instructor was Relson Gracie, who I took private and group lesson for close to 6 years.
Penjat Silat, Jeet Kune Do & Kali
Also during this time in the early 1990s I began training in Penjat Silat under my good friend, Carl Franks. I also trained with a great JKD instructor and Friend Burton Richardson who recommended that I go to the Philippines and train with The Great Antonio Illustrisimo in Kali. I also took many seminars and a instructors JKD seminar in LA under Sifu Richard Bustillo, whose instructor was Bruce Lee. Mr. Bustillo would later give me a instructors certiﬁcate in JKD.
Executive Protection Certification
In 1989 I went to Aspen , Colorado and trained at ESI (Executive Security International) and was certiﬁed in Executive Protection. A few years later, I went to Berryville Virginia and was certiﬁed in Executive protection at Kobetz and Associates.
In the mid 2000s I also went to an instructors course in Krav Maga in LA under Darren Levine.
F.A.S.T. (Fear Adrenal Stress Training) Certification
A scenario based training using a Bullet Man suit that can take full contact hits to the head and groin. Mr. Bill Kipp certiﬁed me, to teach Adult,Children,Groundﬁghting and Corporate Seminars.
I have also Learned and trained from my Wing Chun Brother Sifu John Divirgilio in the art of Che Style Xingyiquan. John learned Xingyiquan from Colonel Stanley Henning who learned from Dr. Wu Chaoxiang while stationed in Taiwan. John and I will conduct seminars, on the Five Fists of Xingyiquan.