Who do you train with?
Currently K.A.R.M.A., Seibukan, Shitoukan, HKKA, San Sei Bu Self Defense, Team 5-0, Honolulu Sparring Club, League of Angel’s and UFC Gym Kailua
What style flighting do you train?
When and why did you start training for fighting?
My first kickboxing fight was in 1999 and wanted to focus on something positive and didn’t want to get bullied and wanted to learn to defend myself. I’ve got bullied when I was younger and wasn’t confident to stand up to them. So after awhile I decided to learn martial arts “Kajukenbo”. Then once I entered my first point sparring tournament I was hooked, because I won first place with 16 advanced color belts in the division in 1999.
What ranks and titles have you held?
2008 139lbs “Man Up and Stand Up” Semi Pro Kickboxing Champ
2008 135lbs “X-1” MMA Amatuer Champ 2010 135lbs “808 Battleground” MMA 4 Man Tournament Champ
2014 139lbs “Man Up and Stand Up” K-1 Style Kickboxing Champ
2015 125lbs “Man Up and Stand Up” K-1 Style Kickboxing Champ,
Do you have any heroes?
Sensei Masakazu Teruya, Sensei/Dr. Cimone Kamei, Grand Master Bob Smith, Grand Master Bobby Maesaka, Sifu Ken Proctor, Professor Ray De Smet, Master Samuel Bishaw, Derrick Bright, Roger Nitta
What is your favorite technique?
I have a lot lol Left Hook, Leg Kicks, Head and Arm Throw, “Super Saiyan” Arm Lock (not sure what it’s called but I did it in the X-1 135lb MMA 8 Man Tournament in 2008)
What is your job outside of fighting?
Security Guard at Kailua High School, L.R.A. – Loyalty Respect Athletics “Owner” and K.A.R.M.A. “Instructor”