I took my first karate lesson in the 70s at GM Pat Burleson’s studio in Ft. Worth. Upon entering the military I was introduced to additional forms of martial arts that included Judo, Taekwondo, and Hapkido.
Through the 80s I studied WTF style Taekwondo with Master Chong and Master Kang. In the early 90s I was introduced to Kook Sool Won and in the late 90s I met GM Billy Smith and GM Steve Parks and have been a student of his ever since.
I received my 9th-degree promotion from GM Smith and GM Parks on 02/24/18.