I began my study of martial in 1966 under the tutelage of the late Sensei Tomu Arakawa at Hawaii Senbukan Goju Ryu Karate Dojo located at the old site of the Jikoen Temple. In 1974 I lefted Hawaii Senbukan Goju Ryu Karate.
In 1975 I began to create the curriculum of San Sei Bu Self Defense Systems on my own not opening my system to the community until 1982 and I am presently active in teaching my system to the community. I will always be a student of Martial Arts as well as instructing San Sei Bu Self Defense Systems to the community.
I continued my study in 1982 as a black belt under the tutelage of Grand Master Edmund Louis Leeward Kenpo Karate (LKK) in Honolulu. LKK is a member of the Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute.
In 1992 as a black belt under LKK, I was inducted into the Kajukenbo Family Tree and San Sei Bu and myself were both Recognized, Registered and Certified by the International Kajukenbo Association.
I have retired from the State of Hawaii Public Safety Department and was a certified instructor of Pressure Point Control Tactics "PPCT" and have incorporated those tactics into my system.
Sometime in November of 2013 it was decided by my Black Belt Board of Directors that I be promoted to the rank and file of 10th degree. Senior Grand Master Vince Maglinti agreed to go with the decision of my Black Belt Board of Directors.
On December 8, 2013 Senior Grand Master Vince Maglinti and Senior Grand Master Jr. Ulangca promote me to the rank and file of the following: 8th Degree Red Belt "Professor" by Senior Grand Master Vince Maglinti, 9th Degree Red Belt "Professor" by Senior Grand Master Jr. Ulangca and my 10th degree Red Belt Sensei "Soke" by Senior Grand Master Vince Maglinti.
During this promotion I also received a certificate from The Senate of the 27 Legislature recognizing my school and myself for the services provided to the community.
On November 21, 2015 Senior Grand Master Vince Maglinti promoted the title Grand Master in the 10 degree, in San Sei Bu Self Defense Systems to me. This event was held in Kapolei, Hawaii, witnessed by 9th degree Grand Master Nathaniel Ortega of Advanced Kajukenbo Self Defense System.