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1963: Studied Martial Arts with Jay Gluck; author of popular Martial Arts book "Zen Combat".
1969-71: Studied Uechi-ryu Karate with Professor Freeman at the University of Rhode Island; Wakefield Dojo.
1971-1972: Studied Uechi-ryu Karate at Matteson Academy in Providence Rhode Island, with Sensei Earl.
1982: Joined Isshinryu World Karate Association.
1983: Received International Referee certification from Master Shimabuku
1984: Received certification in techniques of Arnis Lanada by Amante P. Marinas.
1984: Received certification in Vee Jitsu Te by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master
1985: Received certification in Vee Jitsu Te by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master
1985: Became member of Kapatiran Sikaran Ng Pilipinas; Meliton C. Geronimo President; Red Belt Degree.
1985/July: Received special training by Master Shimabuku in Norwalk Ct.
1986: Awarded Shodan in Isshinryu Karate by Professor Edward A. Brown, and Master Kichiro Shimabuku.
1986: Received certification in Sikaran by Master Militon C. Geronimo.
1987: Received Nidan (second dan) in Isshinryu Karate.
1988: Studied with Angi Uezu; 8th Dan.
1989: Received certificate in Judo by Professor Edward A. Brown.
1989; November 18th; received Shodan Certification in Vee-Arnis Jitsu by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master.
1989:Received Sandan (third dan) in Isshinryu Karate.
1990: Received certification in Hand to Hand Combat by Professor Edward A. Brown.
1991: Received Yo-dan (fourth dan) in Isshinryu Karate & Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1993: Received advanced certification in Vee-Arnis Jitsu by Professor Florendo M. Visitation; Supreme Grand Master.
1994: Received Shodan Certification in Visitation Kuntao-Arnis by Edward A. Brown.
1994: Received Go-dan (5th dan) Certification in Isshinryu Karate and Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1996: Received Roku-dan (6th dan) Certification in Isshinryu Karate and Chairo-Kan Bushi Shindo.
1997: Opened Old Greenwich Karate school.
* 2010: Created Combat Arnis Jitsu system
Adult & Kid's Karate, Traditional Okinawa Isshinryu Karate, Self-Defense, Filipino Stick Fighting