Bio

 I’m a regular kinda guy.

I like working out, both in martial arts and at the gym.

I do so daily.

I have a love/hate relationship with running.

I do it anyway.

I am a Combat Arnis Martial Arts instructor and an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.

I teach the State of Florida Concealed Weapons course.

I’m old enough to know what I like and what I don’t like.

I’m not scared to say so.

In spite of that I’m still pretty easy to get along with.

I tend to dress in darker colors…most of the time…

I like both cats AND dogs.

I have only seen snow twice in my life.

I hate the word “hate”.

I am a carnivore and proud of it.

I’m a hunter, too.

I am a grandfather.

I am literate. That means I can read AND write AND spell.

I hope/pray that you can, too.

I do know the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

I also know that “y’all” is singular and “All y’all” is plural.

I am probably the toughest Librarian you will ever meet.

Beer is an acquired taste, and I have definitely acquired a taste for it.

I like Classic Muscle cars.

I have ink, quite bit.

I DO support our troops.

I don’t care if you like me or not.

I am an unrepentant sinner.

 

A little bit of my training background…

Current:

  • State of Florida Concealed Weapons Course
  • Former Instructor for Options for Personal Security
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun & NRA Life Member
  • 3rd degree Black Belt Combat Arnis under Founder-Director Grand Master Bram Frank, CSSD/SC
  • Shotokan Karate under Master/Censei Saito
  • Tae Kwon Do under Sabanim Jung Nam Lee
  • Certified Gunting/LapuLapu kinetic knife and CRMIPT kinetic impact tool Instructor under Founder-Director Grand Master Bram Frank, CSSD/SC
  • Sparring partner to Guro Tony Torre, Combat Arnis CSSD/SC, Founder Miami Arnis Group
  • Past sparring partner to Laci Szabo, Master at Arms, Knife Designer, Police Officer, actor
  • Master at Arms, Order of the Black Shamrock

I have taken courses and/or seminars with:

Martial Arts:

  • Sifu / Magulang Na Guro / Kru / Sensei / Saya Dan Inosanto, Inosanto Academy
  • Riddle of Steel by Master at Arms James A. Keating, Comtech/Combat Technologies
  • Riddle of Steel South/Crescent City Steel, Master at Arms James A. Keating & Master at Arms John Saucier
  • Marangal Na Guro Cass Magda, Magda Institute
  • Sifu/Kru/Guro Dwight Woods, Unified Martial Arts Academy
  • Grand Master Bram Frank, Founder Director CSSD/SC, Combat Arnis
  • Guru Santiago Dobles, Dobles Institute
  • Sifu/Kru/Guro Courtney White, Hybrid Martial Arts, LLC
  • Sifu/Guru Burton Richardson, JKD Unlimited
  • Prof. Tom Sotis, Amok Brotherhood
  • Sifu Erik Paulson, Lt. Heavyweight Shootwrestling World Champion
  • Sifu Tuyoshi Abe, Inosanto Academy
  • Maestro/Guru Bruno Cruicchi, Garrote Larense
  • Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Jr., Supreme Grandmaster Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System
  • George Matheis, Jr. & Seth Berman, Modern Combative Systems
  • Grand Master Richard Crabbe De-Bordes, De-Bordes Foundation of Combat Science

Firearms:

  • Defensive Handgun by John Farnam, President, Defense Training International, Inc.
  • Defensive Handgun by Andy Stanford, Director & Chief Instructor, Options for Personal Security
  • Surgical Speed Shooting by Andy Stanford, Director & Chief Instructor, Options for Personal Security
  • Tactical Shotgun by Andy Stanford, Director & Chief Instructor, Options for Personal Security
  • Tactical Speed Shooting by Andy Stanford, Director & Chief Instructor, Options for Personal Security
  • Defensive Handgun by Jim Clark, Lead Instructor, High Point Personal Security Training
  • Force Options by Tony Torre, Chief Instructor, Options for Personal Security
  • Tactical Rifle by Chuck Taylor, Director, American Small Arms Institute
  • Practical Rifle by Randy Cain, Director, Cumberland Tactics
  • Practical Target Shooting by German Salazar, NRA Double Distinguished Pistol & Rifle Champion, Camp Perry
  • Combative Pistol from Modern Combative Systems by George Matheis, Jr. & Seth Berman

Keep in mind that training is a constant and this list will always be updating!

Also note that this is, by no means, a complete list of my training. Some things the general public does not need to know.

If I want you to know, you will.

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