"I use fitness and martial arts as a way to understand more about myself, about others and about the world around me. Everything we do in life is simply a tool for greater understanding. Passing along those tools and that philosophy is a beautiful thing and something we can all do for one another."
I began studying martial arts and fitness 18 years ago in Los Angeles. At that time in my life, I was living a very dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle. I had no knowledge of health and fitness, nor did I believe I could change that about myself.
Thankfully I took a risk, stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. Something that I never thought I could do.
Eighteen years later, I am still pushing to try new things, like different styles of martial arts, dancing, new nutrition plans, trying more difficult exercises and anything else I can find to make me a better version of myself.
I am constantly motivated by the people closest to me as well as seeing the progress and triumphs of people I don't even know. There is a limitless supply of motivation and support out there. I am happy in knowing I can give back by teaching and sharing.
I have had the privelage of studying with some truly incredible men and women, in many different styles and systems of Kali & Eskrima, Western Boxing, Panantukan, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, Iron Palm, Nei Gong, Gung Fu, TCM, Silat and Capoeira Angola. I have also trained and studied extensively with body builders, professional athletes and other personal trainers.
All of these beautiful arts have helped me form my method and continue to teach me about myself and the arts as a whole.