||1956/57 Golden Gloves boxer
1958/1980 Joined the United State Marine Corps, and retired in 1980.
Nov. 1959 1st lesson in a Dojo. Don Nagle Dojo Jacksonville NC. Don Bohan was a student there getting ready to transfer to Okinawa.
1961/1964 Studied Wado Ryu Karate Do Iwakuni Japan Sakura Kazuo Sensei.
1966/1968 Studied Isshinryu Karate Do Honbu Agena, Dojo, Okinawa with Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.
1973/1980 Studied Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do-Kobudo Chibana, Okinawa with Kanei Katsuyoshi Sensei.
Have pursued my study of Okinawa Karate Do-Kobudo since leaving Okinawa in 1980 with other students in the US. Co-founding the Florida, Budo Tomonokai in 2002 with Russ Smith and David Somers.
Have teaching License #012, issued by Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Kobudo Jinbukai Chibana, Okinawa.
1981/Present Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Kobudo Jinbukai Florida Branch Ocala, Florida.
2002/Present Student Ocala Isshinryu Dojo, Ocala Florida. Mike Dobbs Sensei
2002/Present Honorary Member Isshinkai