If there is anything in life that lets me truly lose myself, it is in the discipline and practice of martial arts. I am a lifelong practitioner of the Presas Arnis system (Filipino Martial Arts), which focuses on weapons defense, flow movement and street effectiveness. At the age of four I began his training under Datu Tim Hartman, receiving a senior blackbelt in 2009 and becoming the youngest Master of Presas Arnis in 2015 at the age of 24.
I used to compete quite frequently, and still coach to this day. I am a former member of NAFMA Team USA where I won multiple world championship titles, and fought competitively for six years. Additionally, I held the Light Weight Championship in STICKFIGHTINGWORLD a full contact weapons MMA league from 2014-2015. Currently, I run a club in Atlanta, GA and teaches private and group lesson to students and actors / performers in the film industry.
I have taught throughout the USA, Canada and recently abroad in Europe and Asia. I run an FMA training club in Atlanta, GA at Buckhead Fight Club, which trains on Tuesday and Thursday weeknights 7:30-9:00pm. I also maintains a small group of private lesson students, who are screened and selected for training.
ACTOR / PERFORMER TRAINING
In addition to teaching students, I instruct actors and performers in "fight movement" for film both on and off set. I have trained several name actors and stunt performers, and have designed fights for nationally broadcast work. My company, On Camera Combatives, is available for production and training services world wide.
My competition accolades include:
- LightWeight Championship: STICKFIGHTINGWORLD 2014 -
- World Championships: NAFMA Team USA 2006-2009
- Super Grands Stick Fighting Champion: NASKA / NBL 2014
- World Cup Championship: WMMA Border Battle 2008-2010
- Labon-Laro Grand Stick fighting Champion: 2009-2014
- Winningest Fighter: Arnold Sports Classic 2012 - 2014