Started Judo in 1964… Shodan in 1967.
Started Shotokan Karate in 1966 with the Maine Karate Association… Shodan in 1971 under Kazumi Tabata Sensei – Boston
JKA – Nidan/Sandan under Masataka Mori Sensei, NY JKA – Yondan/Godan under Nishiyama Hidetaka Sensei- California
Joined Shotokan Karate International Federation in 1998… General Secretary for SKIF-USA…Instructor/Judge/Referee/Examiner for SKIF-USA
SKIF – Rokudan/Shichi Dan under Kanazawa Hirokazu Kanazawa, Awarded honorary title of Renshi and Kyoshi by Kanazawa Hirokazu Kancho.
Established Maine Shotokan Karate Association Dojo in 1971…The longest, continuous Traditional Karate Dojo in the State of Maine.
Trained in Japan at JKA Hdqtrs, Tokyo …Trained at Seibukan Goju Ryu Karate Dojo in Kyoto ..Trained at SKIF Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.
Participated in 12 National, World, and International Karate Tournaments – 1970-2006 … Participated in SKIF World Karate Tournament in Tokyo…Participated in SKIF Instructor Training Seminar in Tokyo.
Received SKIF Kobudo Grading Certificate in 2006 in Tokyo.
Received Yang Ming Shi Tai Chi Instructor Certificate from Hirokazu Kanazawa Kancho in Tokyo in 2008.
Co-Sponsored Fund Raiser in Massachusetts for SKIF Seminar to support Tsunami Relief in Japan.
To date, have held and co-sponsored 15 SKIF Training Seminars in the U.S. hosting Kanazawa Hirokazu Soke, Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho, Murakami Manabu Shuseki Sensei, Fujishima Sensei, Dozono Sensei, Glenn Stoddard Sensei, Paul Walker Sensei, Clay Morton Sensei, Seamus O’Dowd Sensei-SKIF-Ireland.
Taught Self Defense/Hand to Hand Combat/Close Quarter Combat Skills to Police Departments/U.S. Military since 1968. Given Karate/Self Defense Demonstrations from Maine to New York to Chicago to Florida and California. Invited to Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2012 to demonstrate as part of a Budo Demonstration with Kobayashi Hiroyasu Shihan, Seibukan Goju Ryu.