5th Degree Black Belt Shizen-Na Karate, American Karate, Taekwondo 1st Degree Black Belt Hojutsu-Ryu
I am a native of the east Fort Worth neighborhood of Handley. I began training in Hapkido as a child for a short time under Mr. Larry Burks. As an adult I began training under Grandmaster J. Pat Burleson in 2005 who in 2006 directed me to my primary lifelong teacher Grandmaster Richard M. Morris due to me being a police officer to take advantage of his trailblazing focus on police combatives.
I currently hold a 5th Degree Black Belt under Grandmaster Morris in American Karate, TKD and Shizen-Na Karate.
Grandmaster Morris introduced me to Soke Jeff Hall who is the founder of Hojutsu-Ryu which is a weaponized/firearms based martial art where I attained 1st Degree Black Belt in August 2018.
In the last year I have added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the mix under Coach Jeff Owen/Team Owen BJJ.