I was born in SF in 1965 and moved to Marin in 1973, right next door to Sifu Rob Guidi. Although a few years apart, we grew up together, attended the same high school and played a lot of basketball throughout our lives. In 2009, Sifu Guidi asked me if I wanted to take up martial arts. That is where it all started. I have had the honor and privilege to train with almost all of the black belts in Combat Kenpo as well as all the current students at various levels over the years. I want to especially thank Sifu Milton Davis, Sifu Rob Guidi, Sifu Andrew Guidi and Sifu Mike Dougherty who have all spent countless hours helping me become a martial artist. The ongoing dedication to Combat Kenpo by all of these warriors is impressive. Lastly, to simply be allowed to train under Professor Jefrie Dix is an honor and a privilege. Obtaining any belt and diploma with Professor Jefrie Dix’ and Senior Grandmaster Rick Alemany’s signatures speaks volumes about high standards. To be included with this group is one of my greatest life achievements. I received my 1st Degree Black Belt in November of 2015, and my 2nd Degree Black Belt in September of 2018.