www.MindandBodyMartialArts.com | About

My training started at the age of 16 and has continued for over 37 years. During that time, I attended high school, then college, and worked 2 jobs all while pursuing further training in martial arts.

26 years ago, I started up an additional business to help finance my next goal of owning my own school. I moved to Florida from the Midwest to make this goal a reality. Now, having had previous ownership in 2 martial schools, I have reached far beyond what I thought to have been my potential. Now, as a husband and father of 2 children - no more schools for me. Too much time was spent on business, instead of the importance of the training and how it benefits myself and the others in my life.

I have no problem with expressing to an individual that they must be prepared to work hard mentally, physically and financially to earn their good health and well-being; not only for themselves but for their family as well.

The majority of the movements I teach are of Chinese origin. The core movements are from Kung Fu and its forms in Baguazhang and Ship Pal Gi (Korean Kung Fu and weapons training). Much of the self-defense training is from these styles plus Hapkido and Kong Su (Korean Karate).

Each martial art can complement and enhance one another. The more ways that use your body, the better it is for your overall health.

 

I have earned:

  • 5th degree within Korean Kung Fu (Ship Pal Gye) 
  • Recognized by Zen Wellness as a Master Level Instructor (gold coin)
  • Recognized by the Doh Yi Masters as a Fellow Doh Yi Master, having completed 10000 hours of training