My martial arts and fitness resume extends over the last 25+ years of my life. I was a National and International Tae Kwon Do Fighter for many years. I progressed into coaching. I continued to learn and grow, improving my personal fighting and coaching skills and became the U.S. Air Force Tae Kwon Do Head Coach. I subsequently opened my own martial arts school and personally trained many State, National, and International Champions.
Throughout my years I’ve used many different approaches to strength, endurance, agility training, plyometric drills, and various cross training schedules to get myself and my athletes in the best physical shape possible for their sport. Then, after being exposed to the CrossFit methodology, I have come to see the inter-relationships between common conditioning routines, and how they pale in comparison, (both in functionality and in enjoyability) to the CrossFit methods.
So what happened to me when I was first exposed to CrossFit you ask? CrossFit has become one of the guiding passions of my life. I played sports and did martial arts throughout my entire life, but always came to a point, a "competitive void" if you will, when the sport season was over or the competition was finished. Crossfit became a way to fulfill that void and stay in shape and soon evolved into a never-ending challenge, not only with myself, but with the close friends I've made at the gym. I am a numbers geek and CrossFit provides the ability to gauge and track success, one rep at a time. I like CrossFit because every day you're doing something different and when you do come back to a workout you've done before, you see improvement. Gone was the constant monotony of running and weightlifting, repetitive drills and unimaginative skill building. As my wife, (another CrossFit addict), can attest to, CrossFit has become my obsession and I am working to spread this gift that has changed my life to as many people as possible. I love the camaraderie and down-to-earth attitude of the CrossFit community and have seen tremendous changes physically and mentally in everyone that has chosen to follow this lifestyle. I know it can only come from the hard work and dedication that comes with following CrossFit. CrossFit is a path that will provide a better life balance between family, training, work and being in the best shape of your life. It's awesome. Don't believe me? Come find out for yourself!
- Masters Degree: University of La Verne
- CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach
- CrossFit Level 2 Certified Coach
- CrossFit Football Trainer
- CrossFit Endurance Certified
- CrossFit Power Lifting Certified
- CrossFit Kids Certified
- CrossFit Competitor Training Course Certified
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Coaches Prep
- 7th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
- 2 time A.A.U. Tae Kwon Do National Champion
- Won 15 State Tae Kwon Do Championships
- 5 time U.S. Air Force & Armed Forces Tae Kwon Do Team Member
- Bronze Medal, 1994 C.I.S.M. World Tae Kwon Do Championships – Lima, Peru
- Former U.S. Air Force Tae Kwon Do Team Captain
- Former U.S. Air Force Tae Kwon Do Team Head Coach
I CrossFit to be healthy, have fun, make friends and to give me confidence, strength and energy to take on new adventures.