He has studied Isshin ryu for over 28 years. He is a student of Don and Jan Roberts. He is currently a 6th degree black belt. He is a lifetime member of TOKA.
At the age of 17 he competed in the AAU Junior Olympics and brought home three bronze medals. He competed in AAU regionals and nationals for several years. At one AAU National he competed and defeated several national champions. He eventually placed second to George Kotaka who was a world champion.
He competed in the Georgia Karate League for many years and was state champion several times.
He has been an instructor at the annual summer seminar for several years.
He has been married for over 14 years to his wife Suzan and has a son Channing.