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.
The first movements in Sun Style provides foundational drills for taijiquan as martial art and system of defense. Also included is the single push hand drill to develop the necessary sensitivity for Taijiquan.