Born and raised in Southern California. I have 4 brothers on 1 sister.
Served in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter from 1977 to 1981. Was station in Minot ND, Galena, AK, and Edwards AFB, CA.
Received BA degree in Geography from California State University, Los Angeles, 1986.
Lived in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1989-1991. Worked as a Cartographer and Aerial Photographer.
Moved to east Tennessee in 1992.
Member of the Tennessee Air National Guard from 1994 to 1999.
Worked for the Public Building Authority as a Safety Officer and Communications Officer since 1996.
Received MS degree in Safety Management from the University of Tennessee, 2005.
Currently live in Fountain City with my wife Sue. I have one son, Dillon who lives in Farragut, Tennessee.
Martial Arts Experience
Earned 2nd Dan Black Belt from Broadway Family Karate, Nov 14, 2009
Competed in Kentucky Qualifier Point Sparring, 2008
Attended Karate College from 2009 to 2011.
Competed in the Georgia Qualifier, Point Sparring (3rd Place, and Patterns, 1st Place, 2010
Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor for my organization.
Instructor Trainee at Broadway Family Karate 2009 to 2010.
Certified Instructor at Broadway Family Karate since October 2010.
Why do you teach?
To challenge myself.
To be a positive influence on the lives of my students.
To improve my interpersonal skills.
To improve my Taekwondo skills.
How do you use your martial arts training in your own life?
As a way to maintain discipline.
To improve my mental focus.
To grow as a person
What got you started studying the martial arts?
I joined Broadway Family Karate soon after my son joined.
I saw martial arts as a way to improve my physical and mental health.
I saw it as a challenge.
To learn self defense.
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Broadway Family Karate specializes in karate instruction for families. We offer karate classes for children, teens, and adults. Our focus is on the study of karate as a means of personal development, mental and physical, for you and your family.