I started in the martial arts when I was about 19 years old in 1980. I started with a Tae Kwon Do club. It was a mixture of kick boxing, boxing and tae kwon do. A few years later in the mid 80’s I was teaching. The main reason I joined a martial art club was because I wanted to learn how to defend myself; actually I wanted to learn how to fight. I grew up very small and because of my size I was bullied. I left home when I was 16 to go and work in a sawmill and continued to get bullied by the adults. I started lifting weights thinking I would get bigger and stronger but it didn’t really help much when a guy punched me in the side of the head. I joined a martial art gym and after that I was hooked. I never looked back; I have been teaching and training since then.
In the years to come I realize most people were only interested in training, not so much learning the traditional martial arts. After 8 years in the making I came up with the Martial Art Extreme (MAE) program. I look back on the years that I was working out and I believe that if I had a program like MAE my training would have been much better and I would have progressed a lot faster. I created MAE so people don’t have to force themselves out of their comfort zones by joining a gym or a dojo. They can have all the training they need right in their living room and a price that is affordable. This is an awesome workout that you can do at home. The reason why I created MAE is the reason why I joined martial arts to begin with; I want everyone to experience the confidence you gain when you train with MAE, it will change your life like it did mine and many others.