I grew up in a period of intense influx of oriental fighting
arts in the United States, I developed an early interest
in the martial arts. I began my study at a local YMCA
where I was enrolled in a Judo class for several months.
In 1982, at the age 14, I met Thanh Le, a refugee from
Vietnam, and my formal training in the martial arts began.
Sifu Le instructed me over the next six years in Wing
Chun hand applications and a multitude of unorthodox Chinese
1991, I was introduced to Master Arthur Berry in DeKalb,
Illinois, and, under the auspices of his instruction in
Northern Shaolin and Tai Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, my formal
training took a more complex and fulfilling direction.
I was awarded the instructor rank in 1996 and currently
reside in Germany. My curriculum of martial study includes
Northern Shaolin, Tai Mantis, Wing Chun, and Chi Kung