I started off in 1994 with a standard American karate that I can best describe as a cross between TKD and Kenpo. I currently study and train Xingyiquan and Baguazhang with Tim Cartmell, which I have been doing off and on since 2005. I also do Jeet Kune Do, first under one of Paul Vunak's instructors, and then under Ed Monaghan, an instructor under Jerry Poteet, and now I train every once in a while with some of Tim Tackett's guys. I also occasionally take a BJJ or judo class, have trained and fought in San Da, and trained in Muay Thai.
I am a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic in Southern California. I have a C.S.C.S (certified strength and conditioning specialist) under the N.S.C.A (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and an avid kettlebell, and body weight practitioner.