In 1969 I began my Martial art training at the age of 5 with Shotokan Karate. At 9 years old I was introduced to Monkey style kung fu. Between 12 and18 years of age, I learned Northern Praying Mantis with Tony Chu and I also learned Eagle Claw with Leung Shum. From Leung Shum, I became very skilled in Chin Na. (Locking Skill). From 1980-1996, I trained Ba-Gua with Kenny Gong. After 2yrs of Ba Gua 5 days a week and Eagle Claw on the weekends, I devoted my life to Ba Gua. I spent 17 years with Kenny Gong Learning Jiang Rong Qiao Style Ba Gua Zhang/Shing Yi Quan becoming a successor of his system. In 1992 I met and began to learn Yin Style Ba Gua with Successor Chen Xiao Ping for 5yrs. From 1995-97 I also studied under Famed Shi Pei Qi and Ha Jin Bao of the Yin style .I also studied with Lou De Xu of the Gao Style Ba Gua Zhang (94-95) and Lin Chao Zhen of the Fu Style Ba Gua Zhang for 2yrs (92-94). I served as the NY Representative of Johnny Kwan Ming Lee – Fu style (94-95).
Teaching and promoting the Teachings of the great Internal master Kenny Gong
1994 – Created and Opened The Ba Gua Zhang Research & Boxing Association International. An organization created for the preservation and promotion of this art. To date various styles and systems have been collected
I created and hosted the 1st All Ba Gua Zhang Tournament in the West. It Ran for 3yrs
I was certified by Xia Ba Hua (Beijing San Shou President) as a Judge and Referee. (San Shou – Free Fighting)