My training began in early 1986 in East Boston, Massachusetts where my strong desire to learn the martial arts gave me the motivation to sign up at the local karate school where I trained 5 days a week. In the early 1990’s I continued my training by learning Aikido and Jujitsu and then moving on to Thai style boxing and American boxing. After a couple of years of moving from one school and style to another I chose to settle into Kenpo Karate under Shihan Joseph Nesta who was one of Professor Nick Cerio’s highest rank students. I was tested and received 1st Shodan followed by 2nd Nidan ranks from the late Professor Nick Cerio (10th Dan). My 3rd dan rank (Sandan) was issued by Shihan Joseph Nesta (10th Dan). As of this writing, I am still a student of Shihan Nesta with whom I have been training for over twenty-two years.
Styles of Training: Kenpo Karate, Shotokan, Jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Boxing. I also had some lesser training in Thai style boxing and Tai Chi.